Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
What It IsAscorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% from The Ordinary is a water-based brightening serum containing 12% ascorbyl glucoside, a vitamin C derivative. This lightweight, water-based serum is great for those looking for solutions for uneven tone/dullness/signs of aging/antioxidant support.
What Else You Need to KnowThis formula is lightweight and non-irritating.
Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Let’s talk about vitamin C brightening serums
Let’s talk about vitamin C brightening serums. If you’re looking to turn your dull skin more radiant and bright, while helping fade dark spots, these kinds of serums are probably for you. There are many on the market that claim to have great, wonder-working properties for your skin, but they can vary tremendously by price point. We’ll start with The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% At about $13, this serum claims to brightening the skin tone and reduce signs of aging. It comes in a dropper style bottle that is UV protected and a few drops can be used twice a day. It is alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. The TATCHA - Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA is a whopping $88 and claims to soften, smooth, and brighten skin for a more even skin tone. This serum contains 20% Vitamin C, 10% AHAs, Japanese Beautyberry, and Japanese Angelic Root. It comes in a pump style bottle and 1-2 pumps can be used in the evening. It is oil-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free. Now that you know the specifics, let’s get into the biggest difference: PRICE! There is a $75 price difference between the two products which is insane. The ultimate question then becomes; does the price make a difference in the product? In my humble opinion, both are beautiful products that do the jobs that they claim. I love the TATCHA one and reach for it when I am having an especially bad skin day, but once the bottle is done, I will not be repurchasing simply because it is way too expensive for me. I will go back to my Ordinary one. It does the job perfectly. Final Thoughts: If you’re looking for luxury, go for TATCHA. But remember they both do essentially the same thing. The Ordinary gives your skin what it needs without breaking the bank.
The Ordinary-Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
Scars scars scars
The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA gel like serum to reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skintone . The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucosise 12%- skin brightening serum containing a vitamin C derivative. I started using this around 3-4 months ago to try to brighten the acne scars on my cheeks from years ago and the red scar on my left cheek. (Scary pictures included 😅). I used this daily in the mornings! The scar is from my son dropping a 5 pound weight on my face, while I was laying down during a workout around 9 mo ago. 🏋️♀️ The serums felt sticky upon application but no issues with breaking out, irritation or piling with other skincare products. I noticed a slight brightening improvement on my cheeks with the acne marks. A lot of the healing from the accident happened on its own. It did not completely brighten the red mark on my left cheek-still red. Will I be re-purchasing? Most likely not- I’m tired of putting those two on everyday. I mostly just want the scar now brightened, and I will need to see a dermatologist. I’m almost done with the bottles, and I will be looking for a higher end vitamin C to add onto my routine.
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
3 Best Serums for Hydration, Protection and Brightness
A few years ago (more like 15!) I felt blessed to have such a good skin and didn’t use much skincare at all. Nowadays, I feel like my skin is dehydrated, dull and starting to show premature signs of aging. Well, maybe not premature, considering my age, but it would still be good to keep them off for a little while longer. So, I had to come up with a plan that deals with multiple issues. First, I wanted some brightness, because a youthful complexion always has that special natural glow. Then I needed hydration, and this doesn’t need any more explanation! And, then, I thought some antioxidant protection would be nice (and should help me prevent premature aging!). Here is my choice of products: For Hydration: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + b5 The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The hyaluronic acid has a liquid consistency and is easy to apply, I use my fingers for this. At first, I was using more than a few drops and it took a few minutes to get it all into the skin. But skin massage is good for blood circulation, so no complains from me. The skin feels plumper after about a few weeks of regular use – I use it both mornings and evenings. The cost is fair, so I will keep buying it and recommending it to other people too. For Antioxidant Protection: The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% The Ordinary - Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% This was a bit of a surprise in terms of how it feels when you apply it to the skin. It was my first time using these ingredients and I didn’t know how my skin will react. While I don’t usually develop allergies, I’m always paying attention when I use skincare products for the first time. This serum is a bit oily, but very fluid. The application is smooth, and it penetrates the skin quickly. It doesn’t leave behind an oily film on the skin, but it does trigger a tingling sensation and some heat. But no redness or irritation, so I guess the heat shows that it is just doing its job! For More Brightness: The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Well, this one took me a while to decide to buy it. I wanted vitamin C to correct my dull complexion, but I feared the side effects of using a highly concentrated product. So, after many weeks of deliberation, I went for this vitamin C derivate, which has been absolutely great for my skin. I love it and will get it again; it has done magic with my pigmentation spots. When I apply it, I follow up with SPF cream if it is during the day.
The Ordinary-Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
✨ Glow Potion (Vitamin C + Highlighter)
I've seen plenty of beauty bloggers rave about the Hourglass ambient light highlighters. It seemed like a toned down alternative to sparkly Too Faced or Becca ones, so I gave it a try. But alone, I felt pretty meh about the product. HOURGLASS - Ambient Lighting Powder (Shade: Diffused Light) It's a very soft highlighter, almost undetectable on first application. When I built it up on my skin, the soft yellow color showed more. I also noticed it had tiny sparkles. But the caveat was that I had to build it up so much, you could tell I had powder on my skin. I ended up disappointed. Enter the The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% I read that Vitamin C was important to brighten your skin. And honestly, I haven't used this product long enough to tell you if it does do that in the long term. BUT I did notice how dazzling my skin looked if I left the product on my face for a day. I even rubbed it into my hands, and despite washing them like 10x, my skin still looked dewy. It was like the glass-skin trend, but on my hands. So what happens when you put them together? A glow affair... 😌 A health potion... Okay, but to describe what it REALLY does: The Ordinary oil is a little thick, and the highlighter (thickly swatched above the oil in the 3rd pic) is very matte. But when you mix them together, you take away the problem of too much powder. The oil accentuates the sparkles in the highlighter, and since it's not thin like a mist, it actually stays for the whole day instead of evaporating. It's better makeup with skincare. Two birds with one stone.
HOURGLASS-Ambient Lighting Powder
Gentle Am routine ✨
Alright, so this is my routine in the morning. Didn’t change it for winter weather yet and I don’t know if I will honestly. My morning routine contains a few actives but mostly trying to take care of my dehydrated combination skin. I only rinse my face with lukewarm water in the morning except if I “slugged” the night before. I will use sioris - Cleanse Me Softly Milk Cleanser as this is my current pm second cleanser. 🥛 Like my pm routine, I use both a first essence and a toner. My favorite steps even if they’re not 🌈 essentials 🌈 . In the am I use NEOGENLAB - Real Rerment Micro Essence (thx james welsh) and I have to say I love it. My skin drinks it right up and automatically calms any tightness I might feel on my skin. I then follow with I'm from - Rice Toner (again, james). I love that it contains niacinamide as I don’t like using it in high amounts (like in a serum) it’s also quite moisturizing for my combination skin. Really makes your skin glow. 🍚 I will then alternate the use of the The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% and PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster as my actives. On days I use the Vit C, I will use right after the toner and will follow with The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG . The caffeine solution was really working the first months but now my under eye doesnt seem to react as much to it... will probably not buy it again but the bottle last ages so I will finish it. ☕️ For the ascorbyl solution, it’s a really nice and gentle option. Will switch to straight L ascorbic acid serum when the ascorbyl is done though :) 🍋 If I use the azelaic acid, I will skip the vit C and apply the caffeine solution straight after toner. I will then put on the VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream which is a super nice soothing gel moisturizer with really impressive ingredient list for a drugstore product. I will THEN apply the azelaic acid over it to prevent any irritation. 🌿 I will end the routine with the famous PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ . Do I really need to explain how awesome this product is ? 🌞 If you have any recommendations to make it more “cold weather friendly” your suggestions are appreciated ❄️
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Dat skin care doe!
Last year (around late August) I was leaving for my first international trip! When I was to be there I was to start my period. Hormonal acne and dark circles has been a constant in my life. I was ready for a change. I’ve been taking pics throughout the journey and I am loving skin care life for once. What use to be a pain to do, is something I now whole heartily love. The pictures are from the start, 6 months, and last pic a full year from August. For some background, I’m oily, acne prone skin type with skin (when I was younger) that did not like to be tamed. I also have always had dark circles since I was a kid. I also now work nights so got to fight against that factor as well. All three pictures are taken when the hormonal acne was acting out. I’m constantly trying to tweak here and there to fit what is best for me. Granted, I guess that’s why they call it a journey! Morning routine: Rodan and Fields Spotless Acne Daily Face wash (I believe they are the original drs that came up with Proactive) THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Toner The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% L’Oréal hyaluronic acid serum OLE HENRIKSEN - C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer TATCHA - The Water Cream Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Night routine includes the above as well as: Rodan and Fields Spotless second portion of the the Spotless line LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Every other day/when needed: GLAMGLOW - SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment Mask SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Sleeping Night Oil Who knows, maybe this will help someone! Are you doing/using something you are loving too? Spread the knowledge and the love 😎
The Ordinary-Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
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