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Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

30ml

A Water-Free, Stable Solution

water-free
water-free - YES
alcohol-free
alcohol-free - YES
oil-free
oil-free - YES
silicone-free
silicone-free - YES
nut-free
nut-free - YES
vegan
vegan - YES
gluten-free
gluten-free - YES
cruelty-free
cruelty-free - YES


This formula combines two of the most powerful brightening agents in skincare: pure Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin, both solubilized in a completely water-free formula for ideal stability. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and reduces signs of aging. Alpha Arbutin is a highly-purified biosynthetic active ingredient that reduces the look of dark spots and uneven skin tone.

Notes: Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin are less stable in formulations that contain water and use of them combined in formulations containing water is highly discouraged. This formulation is a water-free, stable solution, and may feel slightly "oily" for a few seconds after application, despite the fact that it is completely free of oil.

The Ordinary's portfolio of Vitamin C includes the following formulations:

Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution
100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder

Topical Vitamin C offers a wide array of benefits to the skin. However, many forms of Vitamin C and many more formulations of Vitamin C are available commercially with a potential to confuse the audience. We have developed a guide that offers guidance on the formulations of Vitamin C offered under The Ordinary range. It also offers education on Vitamin C itself and on the differences between formulations of Vitamin C at large. Please click here for this guide.

Directions

Apply a few drops to face in the AM and PM as part of your skincare regimen. Use sun protection in the AM.

Ingredients

Propanediol, Ascorbic Acid, Alpha-Arbutin

Our formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.

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A few comments on social media...

  • I just tried this from Saturday night and I love it so much! No tingling, no greasy, alhamdulillah no purging, and so improve in me. Thankyou @deciem 😍🐒🙈 Dessteeh
  • @deciem I went for a facial the other day, the lady told me how good my skin was and what I’m using. My reply was straight: ‘The Ordinary Products!’ Thank you Deciem for my good skin!! ❤ Mctkny
  • Oh my gosh.. I tried this yesterday for the very first time and it’s phenomenal!!!!!!!! ❤️ I thought I’d never love a product more than I love the “buffet”... but this is a different level! This product is sophisticated and well made. Sxai428only
  • Omg can’t wait for this!! Using alpha arbutin and HA but have been looking for a vitamin C product!!! Best of both worlds!! Phoebecrow

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Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% - 30ml
Available sizes:
30ml

Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

30ml
Available sizes:
30ml
  • Byrdie / Curated 2017 Award
  • Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards 2017 Winner
  • CEW Beauty Award Winner 2017
  • Tatler Beauty Awards Winner 2017
  • Grazia Beauty Awards 2016 Breakthrough Brand Award
  • The Pool Beauty Awards 2016 Award
  • Glamour Beauty Power List 2017 Award
  • Into The Gloss Top 25 Award Winner
  • Look Beauty Awards 2017 Winner