Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
What It IsVitamin C Suspension 23% + HA 2% from The Ordinary is a water-free, silicone-free, suspension of 23% pure L-ascorbic acid. This water-free suspension with a powdery finish is great for those looking for solutions for uneven tone / signs of aging / antioxidant support.
What Else You Need to KnowThis product contains a 23 percent concentration of pure vitamin C, which remains completely stable due to the absence of water. It is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil, alcohol, silicone, nuts, gluten, and fragrance.
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging
🤦🏻♀️Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth🙅🏻♀️
You have got great skin. But the one thing that stops you from stepping out naturally without any makeup is the dark skin around your mouth. Is this true? You have tried everything from DIYs to skin lightening creams. But the pigmentation around your mouth has remained your stubborn friend, right Why Is The Skin Around My Mouth Dark? 1. Hyperpigmentation 2. Weather Conditions Sun exposure and darkening of the skin. In very cold weather, if you lick your lips and the area around it too often, it can discolour the skin and make it look darker How Do You Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth? 1. Exfoliate If you exfoliate the area around your mouth regularly with a gentle exfoliator, it can remove dead cells and help to lighten the skin. Opt for a chemical exfoliant as it will not scrape the skin which in turn may worsen the condition. 2. OTC Skin-Brightening Creams Skin brightening creams can be effective in reducing the dark area around the mouth. Look for ingredients such as glabridin (a licorice extract), kojic acid, vitamin C, grape seed extract, azelaic acid , arbutin, curcumin or niacinamide, These block the production of tyrosinase which is needed by the skin to make melanin. 3. Acid Peels Your dermatologist may use a salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel to treat the dark skin around your mouth. However, these peels do not offer a permanent solution and the pigmentation can return. These peels penetrate deep into the skin to repair the damaged cells. Post treatment precautions like staying out of the sun, applying sunscreen and protecting the skin can make the effect of the peels last longer 6. Natural Remedies You can also use natural remedies to treat the dark skin around your mouth. Most of these natural ingredients can be found in your kitchen. Unless you have an allergy to any of these, you can try using them to get rid of the pigmented skin. Exfoliate with Papaya Papaya has fruit acids known as alpha-hydroxy acids, which is a chemical exfoliantAHAs are used for dry skin and to anti-age, and works to improve skin by removing the top layers of the skin through weakening the lipids that bond them together, thus removing dull and dead skin cells and revealing healthy skin cells. Soothe Skin and Reduce Spots with Almond Oil The presence of Vitamin E and niacin help with hyperpigmentation and improving skin tone,” she says. Because sweet almond oil is non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores) you can add it to your nightly routine as a makeup remover or moisturizer to help protect the skin barrier. Reverse Photo Damage with Tomatoes Tomatoes are naturally rich in lycopene, which has multiple health benefits, including sun protection Brighten with Yogurt breaks down dead skin cells thanks to lactic acid, which is found naturally in dairy products. Using a yogurt with cow’s milk could be effective in calming the skin, since it has lactic acid. Lactic acid is an AHA, which improves discoloration and age spots
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November’s PICK ME UPS. ✨🧖🏽♀️
The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution I’ve been using this gem for about 2 weeks now and I already see a difference in my dark spots and sunspots that I had around my eyebrows and checkbones! Will upload before and after pics soon. The texture goes on smooth which I love. The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Okay, So far I’ve applied this product on about 2 times and I guess you can say I see the texture of my skin has changed but not enough to notice a dramatic difference. The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane I have sensitive skin so I limit how often I use this but so far I haven’t received any objections for my skin so I will keep you updated on this one. The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Have yet to actually try out this baby just yet will keep you guys informed. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Love love this I heard a lot of good things about it from friends and I do say for only a week of use I see a decrease in my lines around my mouth and eyes. Overall I am very pleased! I will update you beauty’s in the coming weeks 💋 XOXO
The Ordinary-Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Serum doesn't work for you? Here's what's next!
It's happened to all of us. You buy skincare product, your skin breaks out, it hangs out in the back of your closet for 3 years. But what if you COULD find a way to get it to work for your skin? Read this! Patch testing Sometimes an ingredient just doesn't agree with your skin. People have allergies, sensitivities, and reactions that can make people's skin go crazy. But some of the time, you can make a product work for your skin! If you can pass a patch test, you can most likely find a way to make a product work for your skin. (most likely) Directions Okay, okay. i know this sounds really obvious, but READ 👏 THE 👏 INSTRUCTIONS👏. It's alright to use it differently than what the package recommends, but still make sure you know what you're doing. The people who formulated this product KNOW what they're doing (most of the time 😏). Read them! Tolerance So many people hate on The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution because they didn't build tolerance. With certain ingredients, like aha's, bha's, retinols, etc. you need tolerance before you start going into higher percentages. Before buying the ordinary peeling solution, try starting out with The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA . Then with your way up to higher percentages! Moderation A lot of the time, you are applying way too much of a product, way too often. Instead of using a product everyday, try using it once per week in moderation! Whether this means only using it in specific areas, mixing it with another product, or just using less of it overall. This worked for me with The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% and The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil . Research Do your research on the product! Maybe it's just a sucky product? Or maybe there's someone just like you out there who found a way to make that product work for their skin! There is all kinds of information on the internet! Time to let go Sometimes you just have to let go of a product. But doesn't necessarily mean you have to throw it away! Try giving it to someone else! Maybe it would work better for your mom's skin or your friend's skin! Sometimes products are just overall trash, and if you really have given up hope, you can throw it away. Do try to recycle the container, if you can though! Thanks for reading 🙂
The Ordinary-100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Everyone Should Have At Least 1 Vitamin C Serum!!!👍
1.The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% consists of stable L-Ascorbic Acid that visibly targets uneven skin tone, dullness, textural irregularities, and signs of aging all in one. It may feel a bit gritty for a few seconds after application due to the high exposure of fine Vitamin C powder. If you prefer to avoid this gritty feel but love the high concentration offered by a suspension, please explore our Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone or our 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder. Those of you who are in tune with the going on in the skincare world would have come across The Ordinary – a somewhat ordinary sounding name of a new range of skincare that is so revolutionary, it’s pretty much rocked the world of skincare enthusiasts. It’s also received rave reviews online from many big names in the industry. The key reason is the price because products in The Ordinary range are very very affordably priced, for what is supposed to be very potent and effective ingredients. So affordably priced, it makes you wonder if there’s a catch. Because they are the brainchild of the people behind Deciem, the other popular brand for effective products that don’t break the bank, I was more comfortable picking up a few pieces, sight unseen. I bought directly from the Deciem website although you can get The Ordinary in a few other places online (not retailed in Malaysia at the time of publishing – please don’t ask. The info about product availability is always detailed in all my posts wherever I can, especially local availability where possible. However, I’m not a fan of product resellers or pre-orders or bulk buyers so I never recommend any. I got The Ordinary Vitamin C serum in its new tube packaging. Apparently, the first generation came in a dropper bottle, that people hated. So it was eventually repackaged in a tube. I’m not sure either if it’s perfect, as the product is actually quite runny. So, when you squeeze out the product, you have to be pretty careful to control how much you actually dispense, because you only need (and honestly, you should only be using) very little product, because of the formula. 2.Olay Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream OLAY - REGENERIST LUMINOUS TONE PERFECTING TREATMENT Trying out Olay Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream was right up my alley. When I took my new jar out of the box, the first thing I noticed was that it felt heavy and luxe in my hand (surprising for a drugstore product). The next thing I noticed was the color of the cream. It's got a pretty peachy pink tint. And then I was surprised all over again. Because when I put on the cream, it was actually able to brighten up my fair skin without any of the shimmers or glitter some other illuminizing creams rely on. I thought maybe the whole brighter skin thing was in my mind, so I brought my pot into the office, and put the moisturizer on the back of one hand in front of a colleague, which I can only imagine was super fun for her. But she perked up when she saw my skin get brighter and more even in front of our eyes, like a mini magic act. (It's also got antioxidants niacinamide to calm redness over time and amino peptides for sunspots, which are pluses for me.) We decided this cream was a keeper, but the instant brightening effects weren't as obvious on her deeper, olive skin tone. I used it in the morning under sunscreen, since it doesn't have its own SPF, but is light enough to layer (and has antioxidants like vitamin E). And I wore it occasionally at night; it's got a sweet, somewhat chemically scent that I could notice as I was drifting off to sleep. It's been three weeks now and I'm still waiting for the sunspots on my cheekbones to fade — I've noticed a slight difference, but they're tricky to treat and definitely still around. Still, after about a week of using the cream, I got compliments on my skin. Not one, but two people actually told me I was glowing in the same night.
OLAY-REGENERIST LUMINOUS TONE PERFECTING TREATMENT
Inexpensive Vitamin C But Not My Favourite
The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary have so many Vitamin C products that it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which one is best for you. Fortunately on the deciem website they have a whole page dedicated to helping you decide. I highly suggest checking that out. (It can be found on deciem.com under any Vitamin C page. Just follow the link they provide). As we all know, Vitamin C is a powerful and effective antioxidant. It helps brighten skin tone and reduce dark spots and signs of aging. This specific product is water-free and silicone-free. It contains 23% L-Ascorbic acid powder. Because of this, the consistency isn’t a serum or a cream, or an oil. It’s sort of a dry oil but looks like a cream? All of the above mixed together? I don’t know how best to explain it lol. It feels gritty on the skin due to the powder, and because there’s no silicone in it you feel that grittiness more. They offer Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone if you want a smoother feel. However, keep in mind that whole silicone will get rid of the gritty feel, the vitamin C efficiency is decreased. This formula does sting/tingle on contact if you’re not used to the product. It’s not irritating to the skin unless you apply it to broken skin. I think to avoid the stinging sensation you could mix this your face cream. The two main ingredients in this product are Ascorbic acid and Squalane. The HA spheres refers to sodium hyaluronate I believe, which is a form of hyaluronic acid. This helps boost skin’s moisture. While this isn’t my favourite vitamin C product, it’s not my least favourite either. I don’t find I reach for this as often as others due to the gritty texture. I appreciate that it does have a stable vitamin C with a high exposure/efficiency, but it does sting if not used regularly, and does take longer to absorb compared to other vitamin C products. It takes about 10-20 seconds for full absorption. I also found this quite greasy feeling. Another plus, it’s cheap: $5.80 CAD from Sephora. I gave this 3/5 stars because I don’t love the texture of it or the tingling sensation. However, this may be the right vitamin C product for you. It’s worth trying due to the price alone and the fact that it contains L-Ascorbic acid powder in such a stable formulation. I also dislike the grittiness of the powder as it felt like it was scratching my skin.
The Ordinary-Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
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
The Ordinary-100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
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