I’m going through my stash of the Ordinary products, and today it’s time to talk about their Hyaluronic Acid. Their products are extremely popular nowadays and no wonder: they are affordable, easy to use and effective.
The serum comes in an ergonomic bottle with a pipette.
Country of origin: Canada
Aqua (Water), Sodium Hyaluronate, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Glycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol
The consistency is watery and gel-like (or, as I call it, “snotty”). It’s transparent and scentless.
The directions are uncomplicated: apply a few drops of the serum before your day or night cream, and that’s it.
The serum leaves an unpleasant sticky feeling behind, which can be muffled only by the next step in the skincare routine.The serum soaks in within a minute, but not evenly. There is a visible shine on my face, which disappears only after I apply my moisturizer.
There is another annoying reason why I use this serum only overnight: it rubs off in clumps. It takes a lot of time to apply it in the morning, plus the makeup wears off and smudges quickly.
In general, I don’t have any other complains about this serum. It moisturizes my normal to oily skin quite well. Not perfect, but okay. My skin doesn’t feel tight and looks moisturized.
Unfortunately, this serum doesn’t have any prolonged effect. The effect disappeared when I stopped using this snotty stuff.
So it didn’t become my favorite. It has a few considerable flaws, and I don’t think I will ever buy this again. And yet it works and does its job, so it’s 4 stars.