The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

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Type of product Serum
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Description

  • vegan and cruelty-free serum that contains vitamin c.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
  • 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. Avoid use around eyes. Use sun protection in the AM. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin.

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 Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%.

Benefits (6)

Reduces Redness Icon
Reduces Redness
Good For Skin Texture Icon
Good For Skin Texture
Good For Anti-Aging Icon
Good For Anti-Aging
Good For Dark Spots Icon
Good For Dark Spots
Good For Scar Healing Icon
Good For Scar Healing
Helps Brighten Skin Icon
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (1)

Vitamin C Icon
Vitamin C

Concerns (0)

Our analysis didn't find any major concerns with the ingredients in this product. However, this doesn't mean that it is perfect! We suggest doing further research.

The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% Ingredients Explained

This product contains 3 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

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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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2
Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Vitamin C
Community rating: Liked

Ascorbic Acid is AKA L-Ascorbic acid and is a common type of Vitamin C. It contains large amounts of antioxidants, helps to soothe skin, and fades dark spots. It helps aid in UV protection but becomes unstable when exposed to UV and air.

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Antioxidant, Bleaching, Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Liked

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

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