The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • alpha-arbutin
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Acne and Blemishes Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains ascorbic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Acne and Blemishes Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: ascorbic acid.

In addition, this product contains alpha-arbutin. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (ascorbic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
ascorbic acid
Has skin benefit
alpha-arbutin
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
23% - 34%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
8%
Declared
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation when used regularly over a long period of time. Is more effective than beta-arbutin
2%
Declared

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