I think we can all agree that a good vitamin C serum is hard to find—and it doesn’t help that The Ordinary sells eight vitamin C products. That means that an octopus could hold a different one in each tentacle and end up feeling very, very confused. After some analysis, I finally narrowed it down to The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%, an anhydrous (water-free) formula that includes ascorbic acid. Here are my initial thoughts on this product, two weeks after using it…
Today’s a bit of a special day because I’m going to write about a product that played a key role in the birth of this blog! My Dad the Chemist was partially inspired by the time my dad saw me trying to compare Trader Joe’s face wash and serum—and, after taking a look at each ingredient list, he recommended the serum that I’m going to write about today.
Vitamin C is known by many names, but you’ll commonly see it listed as “ascorbic acid.” Deciem’s The Ordinary has written a pretty serious Vitamin C skincare guide that claims that once vitamin C (in the form of ascorbic acid) hits water, it begins to oxidize (lose its effect) and change into a darker yellow/orange color.