The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Facial Treatment

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  • 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.


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.

Ingredient List (17)

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fungal-acne safe

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
Reduces Large Pores

Notable Ingredients (2)

Hyaluronic Acid

Concerns (2)

May Worsen Dry Skin
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

Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water

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

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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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

An organic compound that helps absorption of product into skin.
Alternative name: 1,3-dihydroxypropane

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning

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

Skin Conditioning

Panthenol can be good for be good for sensitive skin.

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

Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent

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.


Citric Acid is an AHA. It can help to reduce large pores. It can be bad for dry skin and cause irritation.

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Isoceteth-20 can cause irritation.

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Humectant, Perfuming, Solvent

Ethoxydiglycol is a fragrance.

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Ethylhexylglycerin.

Emulsifying, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Hexylene Glycol is a fragrance.

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Skin Conditioning, Solvent

We don't have a description for 1,2-Hexanediol.


Germicidal, antimicrobial, and aromatic. Often used as a perfume fixative, antiseptic, or preserving agent in pharmaceutical products.

Alternate name: 2-Phenoxyethanol

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Caprylyl Glycol.

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