The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • coconut alkanes
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • trihydroxystearin
  • +4 more
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FULFILLED
68 /100
IRRITANCY
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"This helps to protect the skin from the effects of aging and promotes collagen production, leaving skin appearing firmer and plumper."
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?
"This highly concentrated yet nourishing formula helps to reduce unwanted signs of ageing by brightening the skin tone overnight."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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What does the product description say?
"The strongest form of Vitamin C, exfoliates skin and works efficiently to slow the ageing process and boost skin health."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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What does the product description say?
"Spheres of 2% hyaluronic acid work to enhance the moisture content of your skin, leaving it radiant and hydrated."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: sodium hyaluronate.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: squalane, coco-caprylate/caprate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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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
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
ascorbic acid
Has skin benefit
coconut alkanes
Has skin benefit
bht
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 34%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
5.6% - 8.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. It also forms a protective on its surface to reduce water loss.
4.9% - 7.3%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
4.1% - 6.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
2.9% - 4.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.9% - 2.9%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
1.9% - 2.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.5% - 2.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.4%
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
0.5% - 1.2%
Used to create a gel-like product texture
0.15% - 0.7%
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product texture
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%

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