The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

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Type of product Serum
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Description

  • vegan and cruelty-free serum that contains aha.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
  • it does contain fragrances and oils.
  • it is fungal acne (malassezia) safe and reef safe.

Directions

Apply a few drops to face in the AM and PM as part of your skincare regimen. Use sun protection in the AM. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised.

Product Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with The Ordinary's Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA.

Benefits (3)

Reduces Large Pores Icon
Reduces Large Pores
Good For Anti-Aging Icon
Good For Anti-Aging
Good For Scar Healing Icon
Good For Scar Healing

Notable Ingredients (1)

AHA Icon
AHA

Concerns (4)

May Worsen Dry Skin Icon
May Worsen Dry Skin
May Cause Irritation Icon
May Cause Irritation
May Worsen Rosacea Icon
May Worsen Rosacea
May Worsen Eczema Icon
May Worsen Eczema

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Ingredients Explained

This product contains 12 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

1
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water
Community rating: Loved

Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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2
Antioxidant, Bleaching, Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Liked

Alpha-Arbutin is an antioxidant. It can help to heal scars.

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3
Emulsion Stabilising

We don't have a description for Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6.

Community rating: Liked

We don't have a description for Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate.

5
Also known as: Propandiol, 1,3-Dihydroxypropane, Trimethylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol. Propane-1,3-Diol, 1,3-Dihydroxypropane, 2-Deoxyglycerol
Community rating: Mixed

Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.

It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.

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6
Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Ppg-26-Buteth-26.

Community rating: Very Disliked

Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is an oil.

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8
Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Mixed

Lactic Acid is an AHA that is derived from fermenting lactose, a carbohydrate from milk. It removes the top layer of old and dead skin cells and helps increase cell turnover.

Not only does it help exfoliate the skin, it helps strengthen the skin's barrier. When applied, lactic acid helps the skin create ceramides.

Lactic acid is an over-the-counter chemical exfoliant that comes from the fermentation of lactose β€” a carbohydrate found in milk.

According to legend, Cleopatra herself used to bathe in sour milk to help reduce wrinkles.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:
* Glycolic Acid
* Citric Acid
* Malic Acid

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We don't have a description for Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate.

10
Humectant, Perfuming, Solvent

Ethoxydiglycol is a fragrance.

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11
Preservative
Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
Community rating: Disliked

Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.

Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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12
Antimicrobial, Preservative

Chlorphenesin is a preservative.

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