The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

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Type of product Facial Treatment
Used in
1923 Routines
Brand country
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Description

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

Directions

Apply a few drops to face AM and PM before creams. 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 Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5.

Benefits (2)

Helps Reduce Irritation Icon
Helps Reduce Irritation
Reduces Large Pores Icon
Reduces Large Pores

Notable Ingredients (2)

AHA Icon
AHA
Hyaluronic Acid Icon
Hyaluronic Acid

Concerns (2)

May Worsen Dry Skin Icon
May Worsen Dry Skin
May Cause Irritation Icon
May Cause Irritation

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Ingredients Explained

This product contains 17 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
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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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Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronan, Hyaluronic Sodium, Hyaluronic Salt
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Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.

It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

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3
Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Pentylene glycol is typically used within a product to thicken it, and also adds a smooth, soft, and moisturizing feel to the product.

This ingredient also acts as a mild preservative and helps to keep a product microbe-free.

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Also known as: Propandiol, 1,3-Dihydroxypropane, Trimethylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol. Propane-1,3-Diol, 1,3-Dihydroxypropane, 2-Deoxyglycerol
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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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5
Humectant, Skin Conditioning

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

6
Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Pro-Vitamin B5
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Panthenol (also referred to as pro-vitamin B5) is a common ingredient that helps hydrate and soothe the skin.

Panthenol is a humectant, meaning that it helps the skin attract and retain moisture. It's also known to have anti-inflammatory abilities. This means that it's great for sensitive, irritation-prone skin.

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7

We don't have a description for Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract.

8
Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Also known as: Vegetable Glycerin
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An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.

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

10
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Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!). A small amount is used in formulas to adjust the pH of products. In higher concentrations, it can exfoliate skin.

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

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11
Emulsifying

Isoceteth-20 can cause irritation.

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12
Humectant, Perfuming, Solvent

Ethoxydiglycol is a fragrance.

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13
Skin Conditioning
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Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.

You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.

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14
Emulsifying, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
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Hexylene Glycol is a fragrance.

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15
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
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1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.

In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.

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16
Preservative
Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
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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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17
Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.

Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.

This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products.

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