Here is another product from The Ordinary, namely the The AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution.
Trust me, if you have this peeling, you won’t ever need a Halloween mask anymore. But this review is devoted to its caring properties.
Price: about 8 USD
Weight: 1 oz.
What it is: An exfoliating solution to help fight visible blemishes and improve the look of skin texture and radiance.Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and OilySkincare Concerns: Blemishes, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dullness and Uneven TextureFormulation: Liquid
-Glycolic Acid: Exfoliates the outer layers of the skin.-Lactic Acid: Exfoliates the outer layers of the skin.-Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates inside the pores to reduce congestion.Glycolic Acid, Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Daucus Carota Sativa Extract, Propanediol, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Salicylic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Xanthan gum, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.
Made in Canada
How to use:
Suggested Usage:-Apply to a clean, dry face.-Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.-Use ideally in the PM, no more frequently than twice per week.Precautions:-Do not use on wet skin.-Do not leave on for longer than 10 minutes.-If persistent irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a physician.
Who would it suit?
Those who just started using acids in their skincare routine.
Who it won’t suit?
Me This solution is too weak for me. But be careful if your skin is more sensitive.
What I always like about The Ordinary products is their packaging. The peeling solution arrived in a minimalistic white box. Inside, there was a bottle with a glass dropper.
Let me confess, I love such adorable droppers.
Okay, I’m fascinated with the design, but what about the effect?
The fragrance is lightweight and nice, not too sweet and fresh. Honestly, I expected the smell would be sour, or there would be no smell at all.
The fragrance isn’t annoying.
Formula and color
It’s a runny gel-like substance. When applied onto the skin, it remains red and start smudging.
It’s a bit creepy, so be prepared to hide in the darkness of your bathroom
Like most acids, this peeling solution ought to be applied onto dry clean skin only. Face creams, water etc. can change its pH and therefore efficiency.
The solution must be left on for 10 minutes and then removed with water.
Of course, as always when it comes to acids, one should use a sunscreen
Medium, almost fast. I ran out of the solution pretty quickly. It depends on how often you use it, though.
It will last for about a month or six weeks.
During the first two uses, my skin prickled and became red, but then...nothing. Then I took a risk and left the solution on for a longer time, but the result was just the same. Only after a long time on my skin, I saw the first result.
If it’s not your first peeling solution of this kind, it will be different with you. I can’t recommend that you experiment with it. On me it started working only after I left it on for twenty minutes.
I made it work and my skin became more smooth and even. With the last drops of the solution, I also noticed that my pores had become smaller, and my skin tone in general was more even.
It’s really not that bad but I expected more.
On the other hand, there are many soothing ingredients like aloe that may prevent skin from prickling or flaking.
Anyway, as I said above, I only saw the result with the last drops of the solution.
I can recommend it for those who start their skincare with acids. Not recommended for more experienced users.
I hope my review was helpful!