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100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
The Ordinary

100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder

4.4( 118 Ratings )
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VeganCruelty-freeGluten-FreeOil-free
Highlights
Why It's SpecialThis formula offers a very fine L-Ascorbic Acid powder that visibly targets the appearance of uneven skin tone, dullness, and signs of aging and is formulated to be mixed with other treatments (except those containing Niacinamide or EUK 134).
What It IsVitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and reduces the appearance of signs of aging.
Ingredients
1 ingredient
Effects
Ascorbic Acid
Brightening, Anti-Aging

Reviews

Ahhh Vitamin C products.. suit
Ahhh Vitamin C products.. suitable for all skin types and ages. Providing glorious antioxidants, which prevent scary damage to our skin cells from the environment and pollution. This same damage causes our skin to age, and look dull. This can be helped by using topical Vitamin C. In essence Vit C brightens the skin, reduces the appearance of dark spots, sun damage and helps to reduce wrinkles and sagging! . There are many Vitamin C products available. . Things to consider: 🍊Products generally contain derivatives of Vitamin C rather than its pure form. 🍊Vit C derivatives are less irritating to the skin, and are stabler than pure Vit C, which is unstable ie it goes off and stops working. 🍊A common chemical you might see in a PURE Vit C product is Lascorbic Acid (its been around for a long time and is well tested. thats why products with this ingredient are cheaper. luckily its proven to be v. effective). The Ordinary offers this in a powder form, which you can see in this pic and at a reasonable price tag too. Delicious!! 🍊The concentration of Vit C in skincare should range between 10-20% (research shows 10% is effective). My view is that when going for a Vit C product, go for a brand you know and which is well established. . i went for this deciem 100% L’ascorbic acid powder. As its very stable. To apply you use a cute little applicator spoon (provided) and add a small amount into your morning serum or moisturizer. I have only just got it so wont review it yet. . The newer Vit C derivatives that are becoming popular include: sodium ascorbyl phosphate and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.
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beautefocus
100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
The Ordinary-100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
Vitamin C for Sensitive Skin?
Vitamin C for Sensitive Skin?
The Ordinary has a large profile of different Vitamin C products. These include: The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% The Ordinary - Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% The Ordinary - Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution The Ordinary - 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder ———————————— The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F This product is an oil-soluble derivative of vitamin C that can be used in a higher concentration. It contains Vitamin F which is also known as fatty acid. This includes two fats: linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA). ALA is part of the omega-3 family, whereas LA is part of the omega-6 family. These help maintain skin barrier. Vitamin F (which technically isn’t a vitamin at all) works well with other topical active ingredients and is safe for all skin types. The Ascorbyl solution is a light oil solution. It has a high potency but is very low in terms of stinging. The absorption rate is 1-5 seconds. It costs $17.80 CAD, which is more expensive than some of the other TO vitamin C products. I like this product because it is a light-weight oil but is high potency, and the fact that it doesn’t sting upon application is wonderful. I know some of the other TO vitamin C products can sting quite a bit. This product is great for: ☀️Dullness, uneven texture, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. This product does apply quite oily but once it is absorbed into the skin you forget you applied an oil and are left with a bright complexion. This can be used in the AM/PM. Definitely recommend if you have sensitive skin and want to try a Vitamin C product and not worry about the stinging :) This could also great for all other skin types! PS if you’re not sure which Vitamin C product by The Ordinary is best for you, check out this link: https://theordinary.deciem.com/vitcguide
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Stacym
100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
The Ordinary-100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
Affordable Ascorbic Acid DIY
Affordable Ascorbic Acid DIY
It’s mostly a post about my favourite ingredient ever though: Vitamin c! Vitamin c is the kind of ingredient that does it all. It’s an antioxidant, helps collagen production and is super brightening! (And who doesn’t want bright skin...) It‘s also one of the very few scientifically proven anti-aging ingredients. Too good to be true? Almost. Vitamin c isn’t very stable. Stable formulations (like one of my favourites: NIOD‘s ELAN. Will post about it soon) are very expensive or contain a form of vitamin c that is not as potent as ascorbic acid. If you don’t want to worry about stability and don’t want to spend a fortune you can just diy your serum: the ordinary has L-Ascorbic Acid powder that you can freshly mix with your favourite serum everyday. I personally like mixing it with a rich cream and use it as a brightening mask. The powder is really fine (much finer than the powder you can buy as a supplement) and mixes well with everything. Just be careful: Don‘t use too much as it can be irritating and be aware what you mix it with: Certain peptides and antioxidants can be deactivated by acidity.
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potionslotionsemotions
100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
The Ordinary-100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
How to use Ascorbic Acid POWDER + my AM routine
How to use Ascorbic Acid POWDER + my AM routine
Vitamin C will forever be part of my morning routine, because the 'before and afters' don't lie!! I experimented with a number of AM routines and different vit C serums from The Ordinary before landing on their The Ordinary - 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Ascorbic Acid is pure vitamin C in its most potent, and also the most unstable form. It is incredibly difficult to formulate serums with L-Ascorbic Acid, which is why TO offers it in a powder form to slow/prevent its oxidation. You are meant to mix it with a liquid only as you need it. Don't worry, it dissolves in water based serums almost instantly and does not feel gritty! My "before" photo is from a little over a month ago, and my "after" was taken today (Nov 20) after using the ascorbic acid powder daily for 1 month! Both taken in the same room, same lighting, zero makeup. In addition to improving texture and decreasing breakouts, the difference it made in my pigmentation and skin tone is incredible! This is my AM routine and directions on how to properly use a pure powdered form of Ascorbic Acid. After cleansing, I add 1/2 a scoop of The Ordinary - 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder into my palm (start with only 1/4 of the supplied scoop until your skin adjusts). Then I add 2 drops of The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5and 2 drops of The Ordinary - Amino Acids + B5. You're aiming for about a 20% concentration of vit C. Mix with a finger until the powder is fully dissolved then apply evenly over face and neck, avoiding eye area. It is advised to use additional antioxidants with vitamin C in order to minimize oxidation and increase its effectiveness. Therefore I immediately follow up with 2 or 3 drops of The Ordinary - Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% I then apply an oil to moisturize. I currently use about 3 drops ofThe Ordinary - 100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil and sometimes mix with a couple drops of The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalaneif I need a moisture boost. (Feel free to use any moisturizer that you prefer, as long as it doesn't contain actives that conflict with Ascorbic acid.) The last step is always, always, always sunscreen! I use thinksport - Everyday Face Sunscreenspf 30 which I tint to match my own skin tone (see my previous diy post for this). Then proceed with makeup (or not). Some additional notes: Keep powder closed, away from sunlight, and DRY. Don't even open it in a humid bathroom after a shower! If it oxidizes, toss it immediately. It mixes most easily in water based serums, but can be added to other serum or moisturizer which it does not conflict with (consult TO's regimen guide). Mix only what you need per application, don't pre-mix a batch. And start out slowly since it does tingle/sting a bit. I hope this is helpful, but don't hesitate to ask me if you have additional questions. Thanks for reading!
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NotSophia
100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil
The Ordinary-100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil
The ordinary l ascorbic Acid powder
The ordinary l ascorbic Acid powder
The Ordinary - 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder This is a powder of pure vitamin c, which you can mix into a serum or moisturizer for some brightening effects from the vitamin c. I love the ingredient and my favorite way is to use the serum in a sheet mask and mix some powder in it before applying the sheet mask. The jar is huge and is tinted which protects the powder from light etc. you only Need the smallest amount and I quite like that you can mix it into whatever you want and it’s so affordable. I just think it’s easy to use too much of this because you don’t really know if that’s the right formulation. Plus sometimes it’s just easier to use a vitamin c serum or moisturizer, because you have to really mix all the powder into the product. I love it for masks though, but don’t reach for it as often as a vitamin c serum!
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easyglowing
100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
The Ordinary-100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
The Ordinary’s Affordable Vitamin C 🍊
The Ordinary’s Affordable Vitamin C 🍊
💡 I have to say that my journey with vitamin C has been a lot of trial and error. Trying to find an affordable product but that gives you results? A challenge! Let’s take a dive into these next three products, what I’ve learned, and see if they’re suitable for you 🤗 The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% We’ll start with one of the first VC’s I bought. High concentration and if you don’t have the tolerance, it will burn. Quite grainy but I honestly don’t mind too much because I put moisturizer on right after. I also use this at night - definitely not great under makeup. Overall, I like this product. It’s brightening and I felt like it did help with my PIH. The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% This is a VC derivative. This means it’s more stable - won’t oxidize quickly like the pure form L-Ascorbic Acid. I don’t hate this product, I just feel like it doesn’t do anything for me. Beginners? Sensitive Skin? Definitely start with derivatives, it’ll be gentler and won’t cause irritation like a pure form of VC. I used this one during the day. The Ordinary - 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Finishing off the review with my favorite VC so far from TO! This is their pure L-Ascorbic Acid in powder form. I was so curious because I thought since it’s not liquid, it won’t oxidize as quickly as other pure form VC serums. And I was right! I honestly love this powder because I can mix it with whatever serum I want to boost its effect. Hyaluronic Acid, Alpha Arbutin, even just mixing the powder with your moisturizer! It’s that easy. CAUTION: this is very potent and has the potential to cause irritation. I go in with a hydrating toner first and use it at night (I use this maybe 1x a week). I recommend building up your tolerance first. Overall I’d say it’s worth it. It’s helped my PIH and I look bright and glowy the morning after! 🍊I still have a lot more VCs to go through to find my perfect day time one but for now, this is what I have. 💌 Drop some of your fave VCs down in the comment section - I’d love to try out your recommendations! 💓
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StephanieC96
100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
The Ordinary-100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
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