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The Ordinary. Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% product smear.

The Ordinary.

Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

$5.80

What It Is

Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is a creamy serum with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.

What It Does

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).

Key Ingredients
  • 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).

Other Details
  • Size: 30 ml
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Silicone-free

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.

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