Thanks to its ingredient-led approach to skincare, The Ordinary was arguably the brand that gave hyaluronic acid its now almost mythical status. No matter what your skin type or concerns, the ingredient likely features in multiple products in your skincare routine, and whether you’re a skincare expert or not, you’re probably well clued up on the benefits of hyaluronic acid. Renowned for its ability to draw moisture into the skin and boost hydration levels, there’s a reason why the ingredient is considered to be a skincare staple.
While The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 has been a hero product for the brand since its launch, the brand has recently tweaked the formula, making improvements to the texture and to its efficacy. Now lighter, less sticky, and with the addition of ceramides, the formula provides even more of a moisture boost, working to plump skin, improve water retention, and reduce fine lines.
Scroll down to learn everything you need to know about The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5.
1. It contains 5 different types of hyaluronic acid
While the old formula contained four different types of hyaluronic acid, the new and upgraded one contains five, meaning that skin can be hydrated and plumped at multiple levels.
2. It has benefits for all skin types
No matter what your skin type, skin can always benefit from more hydration. This serum helps to strengthen the skin barrier (which prevents dehydration), provides both long- and short-term hydration (to keep skin healthy 24/7), and helps to smooth skin.
3. It contains ceramides
One of the biggest upgrades to the new formula is the addition of ceramides. This buzzy ingredient helps to improve the skin’s barrier function (which also improves moisture retention), and provides plumpness to skin.
4. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Because its hydrating formula boosts skin with moisture, using the serum consistently can help to make skin look and feel more supple, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.