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THE ORDINARY LACTIC ACID 10% + HA 2% 30ML
Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. This 10% formulation offers mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation. A milder 5% formula is available.
This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time.
Contraindications: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions.
This pH of this formula is approximately 3.8. Lactic Acid has a pKa of 3.8 and pKa is the most important aspect to consider in formulating with acids. pKa implies acid availability. When pKa is close to pH there is an ideal balance between salt and acidity maximizing effectiveness of the acid and reducing irritation. Higher pH numbers in such a case would increase salt which counter-intuitively would make the formula even more irritating than if the formula was more acidic.
Note: While Lactic Acid can result in quick visible benefits we generally suggest indirect forms of skin exfoliation in favour of direct forms such as this formula due to potential inflammation and sensitivity associated with acids.
What you get:
Apply once per day, ideally in the PM. Can be diluted with other treatments to reduce strength until skin develops tolerance.
Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation persists, discontinue use and consult a physician.
Caution: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
Aqua (Water), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Arginine, Potassium Citrate, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Ethyl 2,2-Dimethylhydrocinnamal, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.
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Does all it promises, my skin is glowing in the morning.
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This product caused my skin to breakout. I had a few spots after using this. But surprisingly it didn't stay long compare to other breakouts I had in the past. Even though my skin did breakout and it looked like it was having an adverse effect, I noticed it's looking brighter and the completion is more even. After my skin cleared I started using it again, just a tiny bit, but now instead of large spots, it's causing tiny little spots. I think the 10% is too high to start of with. I would recommend the 5% first.
I started using this 2-3 times a week 9 months ago as a dip my toe into the pool of AHAs and acids. My skin was dry and dull at the time and I had a lot of texture on my cheeks and on my forehead. over the next three months all of that texture disappeared, now my skin feels soft, its hydrated, its smooth, it has a great texture. I really believe introducing this into my skin care regime was the best thing i have done. There are more expensive AHAs out there, but honestly, i'm so happy with the improvement in my skin and skin texture over the past 9 months that I'm happy to keep repurchasing this. I use it 2-3 nights a week, after cleansing, before moisturising. I do not use it on the same nights that i use a retinol or a Vitamin C and I've had no problems or allergic reactions.
Fantastic product for acne prone skin and anti ageing. Very gentle yet effective on the skin.
This stuff is truly amazing! I've been using it for 2 weeks daily, and my skin looks amazing! I wont lie- it's not the only thing I use in my skincare regime, but this is an amazing, effective and ridiculously affordable skin boost. Do yourself a favour- get it! just use sunscreen the next morning- it is a peel after all
This product is one of the best amongst The Ordinary line. It is easy to apply, can be used daily & the results appear rapidly. I started to notice a drastic change in the texture & tone of my skin within four days of use. Also the price point is unbelievable as this product easily competes with much more expensive AHA BHA products. I highly recommend.