The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid + Alpha Arbutin, Reviewed

If you’re looking for a brightening product, then this is it. The Ordinary’s Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% is a fave for a reason. Containing pure vitamin C (ascorbic acid) to brighten the skin and reduce the signs of aging, and alpha arbutin to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and pigmentation, this is a powerhouse duo when it comes to overhauling your skin. Just in case you needed any more convincing, we headed to the reviews section to find out what real life BEAUTY BAY customers thought… Keep reading to find out.

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The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid + Alpha Arbutin 2%

“I haven’t been using this product for too long, but after the first time I used it, I could see the difference. I gave it a bit of time and I have noticed that my skin tone is evening out, darker spots are lightening, my skin looks healthier (a glow to it), it feels smoother, and I am noticing my fine lines are not as prominent.” – Dmaro, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“I started using this a week ago and wow… Never thought it would help my dry skin but after 3/5 days of using it, my skin became glowy and so much more healthy. I was looking for something to help my dry skin, I found out that vitamin C might help. My skin always stayed dry, while trying so many moisturisers and humectants. I was a bit nervous for the vitamin C but my sensitive skin didn’t react at all, no sensations or redness after applying the serum.” – Rose, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“I suffer from pigmentation and melasma after my pregnancies. I’ve read many reviews about this product and decided to purchase. It’s still early days to give proper review but it definitely helped to tighten my skin, it feels clean and fresh. I always put 50 spf afterwards.” – Anna, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“I bought this to help me fade some red scars that were left behind on my cheeks from pimples. I’ve used it for a week now and I must say I already see big improvements in my skin! I wasn’t expecting to see a change so quickly. 100% recommend to anyone looking to fade some nasty old discolouration/scars” – Elizabete, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“This is the best vitamin C serum I’ve ever used! I’ve been using this product for two months now and I can really see how my ance spots have improved. Totally recommend it, if you have never used vitamin C products before.” – Julia, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now, I like how it feels on my skin and it absorbs super quickly. Along with other products, this has made my skin so much better.” – Diana, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“I’ve been using this for a week now and it has already helped me with improving my skin. This is definitely something worth considering using in your skin care if you want to improve your skin in the long run. I have sensitive, dry and combination skin. My skin tone is pretty uneven and i have dark spots and pimple scars and i’m already seeing it getting better.” – Nene, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“I don’t ever really write reviews but feel like I have too with this product. Someone who is 29 years old, tired skin and a sun lover. I’ve got fine lines lots of uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation.,, I was going to leave it a few weeks to write a review but after only 5 day of using this Am and Pm my skin is looking amazing!” – Zoe, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“I love this product! In quarantine I’ve made it my goal to sort out my skin, I have lots of red scars from spots and my skin looks tired and dull. I’ve been using it for a week and my skin is so much brighter and extremely hydrated! 10/10” – Holly, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“I wasn’t sure what to expect from this product but I’m really pleased – I use it before bed and it makes my skin feel hydrated and healthy!” – Rosie, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“So far love it! My skin looked brighter after the first use and I immediately noticed the redness in my cheeks had gone down. Haven’t been using it for very long so cannot comment on the longterm effects. It does take a little time to sink into the skin but I don’t mind that. So far I’m very happy!” – Hello, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“I’ve struggled with uneven skin on my face and hyperpigmentation basically all my life. It didn’t really get me bogged down because I would wear makeup but my skin started breaking out and I wanted to go makeup free but I’ve always been really self conscious about my bare face. After just one nights use of this, my hyperpigmentation was visibly reduced and my face looked brighter. I’ve put it on this morning under my moisturiser and wee drop foundation. But feel great!” – Rosie E, BEAUTY BAY Customer


“This serum is sooo good! It works really well for me and has helped to reduce hyperpigmentation around my mouth area. Although its not completely gone it has helped to make a visible difference. I use it every night and wake up with fresh brighter skin.” – Humayra, BEAUTY BAY Customer