Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%$5.80
About Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is a creamy serum with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.
Why It’s Special
This treatment brightens, hydrates, and smooths the skin's surface. It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation (such as dark spots, age spots, and acne scars).
- L-ascorbic acid: a potent form of vitamin C with dramatic brightening and anti-aging effects
- Sodium Hyaluronate: a form of hyaluronic acid that boosts the skin's moisture content for a plump, supple, and smooth appearance
How to Use
Apply a pea-sized amount to your skin in the morning or at night after toners and water-based products. Because this product is a suspension of vitamin C powder in a water-free base, it may take a few seconds to absorb into the skin.
Expect a slight tingling sensation during the first 1-2 weeks of use. If irritation occurs, this product can be diluted to reduce its strength.
This product should not be used at the same time as treatments containing niacinamide (vitamin B3).
- Size: 30 ml
Frequently Asked Questions
Which The Ordinary vitamin C product is best for me?
When choosing a vitamin C product, consider your skin type, your routine, and your preferred formula texture. Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is best for those with non-reactive skin who don’t mind its powdery texture.
Will Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% work with my skin type?
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is best for skin that is not sensitive, inflamed, or reactive. It contains a high concentration of pure vitamin C, so it may cause irritation.
How does Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% feel?
This product is a heavy serum formulated with ascorbic acid powder, which gives it a slightly powdery texture. You may notice a tingling sensation when you apply it—this is normal.
I’m pregnant or breastfeeding. Is it safe for me?
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is considered safe for use while pregnant or breastfeeding, but it’s best to check with your healthcare provider first.
How often can I use Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%?
Apply it once per day in the morning or at night. We recommend applying it at night due to its powdery texture.
Can I mix or layer Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% with other products?
Yes, except products containing niacinamide. We recommend proceeding with caution if you choose to use it with products containing retinoids or alpha hydroxy acids, as this may cause irritation. You may want to alternate these products every other day.
How do I add Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% to my skin care routine?
Apply it to cleansed skin after toners and water-based serums. It works best as the final step in your routine or underneath your moisturizer. Due to its powdery texture, we recommend applying it at night and rinsing it off in the morning.
ASCORBIC ACID, SQUALANE, ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, COCONUT ALKANES, ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, GLUCOMANNAN, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, BUTYLENE/ETHYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER, ACRYLATES/ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, BHT.
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ReviewsJamie B. May 20, 2020
Best vitamin C ever!
I absolutely am a huge fan of vitamin C and have been using a very expensive brand...VERY EXPENSIVE! I had never heard of The Ordinary, until one night scrolling on instagram. I looked them up and was mind blown by the cost of their products. I then did some research finding out why they are able to sell quality face serums and other products for so affordable. I created a regimen which included their Vitamin C suspension, and decided to alternate nights. One night using retinol, the next night using the vitamin C. The first experience was not great. It burned and it burned BAD! However, I knew burning is normal with vitamin C and I also felt that I had used way too much. I took 3 days off from using it and then with hesitation tried it again. The second time using an EXTREMELY TINY AMOUNT!!!!! I cannot stress how little it takes of this product!! This time I had slight stinging which did not bother me, and let me tell you....WOW! The next morning I could see results! We’re my fine lines completely gone?? No. But, my skin was so bright and my skin tone more even (I have some redness in cheeks) I was so impressed! Over the past month I have continued using it and I can’t say enough! I start by cleansing my face, then apply the hyaluronic acid, modulating glucosides, vitamin C (just a teeny tiny amount) and then the cold pressed rose hip seed oil. I pat all the products into my skin, never rubbing and I allow about 15 minutes between the hyaluronic acid and the MG and then 10 minutes between the other products. If I start earlier in the evening with my face routine I will wait even longer before layering them next serum/product. I also want to add that I started off wanting to alternate nights between the vitamin C and retinol, but decided to do the vitamin C three times a week and then progressed to every other night. I am not a doctor, so I cannot say this for sure, but if this vitamin C causes severe burning and or burns, you used way too much. It takes VERY VERY LITTLE!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!Bailey S. Oct 25, 2018
A good-enough product for a great price!
This is not the most cosmetically elegant Vitamin C I’ve used, but considering other offerings on the market, this is still a steal. I love the ingredient list, and I love what this product has done for my skin. I’ll continue to repurchase and recommend this product to others for as long as it’s in production!Amanda C. Oct 07, 2018
Even if you patch test be careful :(
I started turning into a skincare junky towards my mid 20's and I just recently turned 30. So my skin has been through... a lot haha. I don't have sensitive skin, and have never had an allergic reaction to anything put on my face. I use the Drunk Elephant Vitamin C serum daily but the cost makes my wallet weep. Enter The Ordinary. I've heard lots of positive and negative reviews about their products (mostly negative), but figured, you never know until you try. I ended up ordering about 5 of their products, including this one. The products didn't really do anything for me, but for the cost it didn't bother me. I was able to just give the stuff away. This stuff though..ugh. Yes i know the product is in suspension, but so are other ones and they're not nearly a pain in the butt to figure out the best way to apply. The texture sucks. I don't care what you say, the price doesn't justify the work you need to put to even get SOME of the product to absorb into your skin or to even feel comfortable on your skin. Who wants to sleep with grit all over their face and get it all over their sheets? And on top of that you should probably cut it with an oil or moisturizer unless you want chemical burns. Patch tested and was fine. I used it once, it burned after about a minute so i washed it off because i didn't want to risk my skin peeling. The next day i woke up and my skin was still burning but it didn't look different. Around 7 pm i noticed that my face was itchy and when i went to wash it i discovered that my face and neck were full of rash, including my lips. Seeing as how this was the only new product i tested that day i had a feeling it was this product. Waited a week, rash went away, tried product again and same reaction. The worst part is not only did i get rash, but it also made me break out in a crap load of whiteheads everywhere- which is something i never get :(. Took about a month and a half to get my skin back to normal. I would only recommend these products to my enemies. I guess you get what you pay for, either a product that doesn't work or a product that messes up your skin.Dee A. Sep 20, 2018
I REALLY wish this formula was different, I love vitamin C and HA but the texture is horrible. Its like gritty and oily, and since it is a high concentration vitamin c it does sting a little and feel warm, which i wouldn't mind if that gritty, oily texture wasn't there. But all of that together feels so uncomfortable that I completely stopped using it.1 found this helpful.Madmir T. Aug 25, 2018
Love the fact that its affordable. I like to try new skincare and decided I needed to try this. I've been reading great things about this Vitamin C. It's very true that it's gritty and a bit on the greasy side, but that doesn't bother me because I use it at night. It does burn a little bit, but I don't mind that either because I like to feel my skincare working. I did just start using this so to soon to notice any difference but so far I'm liking it.Jody W. Aug 24, 2018
I haven't used the product more than a few times because I can't get past how tacky it is and how sticky it makes my face. I'm 57 years old. I felt no tingling pr have any issues with sensitivity just that I don't like feeling gloppy faced even with just a pea sized amount. I tried this product because of the price.Torrie P. Aug 15, 2018
Not for oily skin...in my opinion
I would like to start by giving kuddos to Beautylish for delivering my package at lightning speed! Also, they really do a good job with presentation of the packaging and wrapping each item so nicely :)
Now on to my first impression...I received this suspension a little over a week ago and have been using in conjunction with a salicylic acid cleanser , the gylcolic acid toner from The Ordinary as well as their Lactic Acid 5% for the treatment of hyperpigmentation from acne. I can definitely see some lightening already but I'm not a fan of the texture of this suspension. I have very oily skin, especially in my T-Zone, and this product feels like it is just sitting on my skin and not being absorbed (very much like a silicone based primer). By the end of the day I find my face feeling more oily than normal and I believe it's because of this suspension. I will give it more time to determine if the lightening results outweigh the tacky and thick mask-like feeling I get when wearing this suspension.Dreamy K. Aug 05, 2018
I am a skincare junkie that switched from high end to this brand to give it a try, and some products from this brand i really liked, while this product in my opinion has both pros and cons, everyones skin is different first of all, and everyones skin needs different things, that being said this is a personal opinion. First of all for the cons : if you have any type of acne, silicone isnt usually the best thing to use on it, i can say that this formula is very strong, So id be careful if you have any type of sensitive skin at all, this product left my chin and the area around my nose completely raw. I did notice it broke me out a little bit as well, i can say that this is a good price for a high amount of vitamin C, but ive used other Vitamin C serums that didnt hurt like this, it also dosnt soak into your skin, it just sits there, So you dont really know how much is really soaking into your skin, other than for me it burned really bad. With the Drunk Elephant C firma serum it soaked into my skin, didnt burn or leave my skin raw, and also left my skin glowing, but again, thats a HUGE price difference and DE is expensive. Yes this formula is gritty which didnt really bother me, i just didnt like the sunburn feel after wearing this for a few hours. If this does burn your skin. If your not use to using Vitamin C products you can do a patch test on your arm, or even dilute this with your moisturizer. The Pros that i did see with this product is that i did see fading of acne scars ive had, and my face looked brighter. Like i said not everyone will experience this, but everyones skin is different, im not sure if i will keep this into rotation or not, its not something my skin will be able to handle daily.Rachel S. Aug 02, 2018
I like it and have reordered
I thought the texture of this product was going to be a LOT worse than it was because of all the complaints I read. It does have a very mild, grainy texture to it, but it's not anywhere near as bad as a lot of reviews make it seem. If your face is damp beforehand, it sinks in faster with less graininess, but it's also more likely to sting, unless you're used to it. It took a couple of weeks to get used to, and I still don't use it every day, but I do like the brightening effect it has on my skin. It's also very effective for lightening any hyperpigmentation you have anywhere on your body. And, to top it off, the price is extremely affordable for such an effective vitamin c product.