The Ordinary – Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% – Review

In a Few Words
A simple overnight exfoliating treatment.

The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% is a “high-strength exfoliating serum with lactic acid and hyaluronic acid. It resurfaces the skin to promote a bright, even tone and a smooth, soft texture.” It comes in a 1 oz glass bottle with a dropper and sells for about $7.00.

I bought this after being underwhelmed by Good Genes and T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum (they were fine but not mind blowing). I use this every other night and apply a full dropper before my oil. I also give it 5-10 minutes to absorb before I move on to my next step – if I move on to my next step then the LA + HA will pill.

The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% is… fine. I didn’t really see any improvement in my skin, but it did a good job maintaining my skin. I would buy it again because the price is so good and I would like to try it on my body (currently I am using an exfoliating lotion from Paula’s Choice). I think I liked Sunday Riley and Drunk Elephant better, but I’m always wanting to try something new so next up is Stratia’s Soft Touch AHA.

This treatment would be good for someone on a budget or someone who wants to try an inexpensive acid treatment before buying a luxury item.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Lactic acid – “an alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates to reveal clearer, more radiant skin”
Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer – “a form of hyaluronic acid that boosts skin’s moisture content for a plump, supple, and smooth appearance”

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Mineral Oil
Parabens

Possible Irritants:
N/A – though, given the nature of the product, it might irritate sensitive skins

Vegan: Yes

Tested on animals: No

Complete Ingredients:
AQUA (WATER), LACTIC ACID, GLYCERIN, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, ARGININE, POTASSIUM CITRATE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER, TASMANNIA LANCEOLATA FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACT, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, XANTHAN GUM, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, PPG-26-BUTETH-26, ETHYL 2,2-DIMETHYLHYDROCINNAMAL, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL.

9.23.-7 AM Skin

 

9.23.17 AM Skin

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil + Tamanu Oil

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

 

9.21.17 AM Skin

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That one morning I decided to give my skin a swift kick in the ass…

Leahlani Skincare Kalima Coconut Cleansing Cream

January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic

Sally’s Organics Rose Water

Kate Somerville Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion – seriously the only thing that will clear a breakout quickly

Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil + Tamanu Oil

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

9.17.17 AM Skin

 

9.17.17

My guilty skincare pleasure: physical exfoliants.

Leahlani Skincare Kalima Coconut Cleansing Cream

CosRx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil + Tamanu Oil

Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream TintedNutrient Day Cream Tinted – 95.00

 

9.12.17 AM Skin

9.12.7 AM Skincare

• Jordan Samuel Skincare Plie Cleanser

• Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

• Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

•Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil  + Tamanu Oil

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

9.7.17 PM Skin

Some hormonal acne/congestion popped up on my chin today so tonight’s routine is focused on calming that breakout.

🌿This was my 3rd time using the sample of the Tara Harper Clarifying Mask and I’m not really impressed. I haven’t seen any amazing results 🤷🏻‍♀️I still have some left so I’ll keep trying it out.

• Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

• Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

• Josh Rosebrook Hydration Accelerator –

• Tata Harper Clarifying Mask – applied just on congested areas

• Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm

• Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil  – used as spot treatment

• Stratia Liquid Gold + Tamanu Oil

9.7.17 AM Skin

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I am on a roll with Jordan Samuel Plié Cleanser! It is just so enjoyable to use – it’s hydrating and gentle and smells lush.

• Jordan Samuel Skincare Plie Cleanser

• Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

• Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

• Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil+ 1 pump Tamanu Oil

•Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

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9.5.17 AM Skincare

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9.5.17 AM Skincare

* Cleanse * Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

* Hydrating Toner * Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea

* Vitamin C * Deciem The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%

* Eye * Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

  • This one is new to me and I love it, it’s extremely thick and hydrating but not greasy and great under makeup.

* Oils * 1 pump of Tamanu oil mixed with 4 drops of Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil

  • I usually mix  treatment oil with a more basic, hydrating oil. I like Tamanu because it can help acne marks heal quicker.

* Moisturize * Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate