The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Reviews

  • 59% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • 61% say it has improved their skin
  • 54% will repurchase it
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dullness
  • Signs of ageing
  • Skin brightening benefits

The Ordinary Reviews
59% of the Deciem Addicrts love The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside

On this page, you will find The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside reviews by the Deciem Addicts and everything else you need to know about Ascorbyl Glucoside including FAQS answered by Deciem.

  • What is The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside and what does it do?
  • How and when do I use Ascorbyl Glucoside?
  • Which products can and cannot be used with Ascorbyl Glucoside?
  • Reviews of Ascorbyl Glucoside
  • FAQs about Ascorbyl Glucoside
  • More Vitamin C products by Deciem
  • Prices: 8.90GBP | 12.90$CAD | 12.90$US | 21.90$AUD | 12.90€

What is Ascorbyl Glucoside & what does it do?

Deciem´s simple explanation: Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% is a brightening, water-based serum format of the Vitamin C derivative Ascorbyl Glucoside to help visibly target uneven skin tone, dullness, and signs of aging. Ascorbyl Glucoside has been shown to offer specific skin brightening benefits. It has no conflicts and plays nicely with other products.

Ascorbyl Glucoside Targets

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dullness
  • Signs of ageing
  • Skin brightening benefits
The Ordinary Reviews
61% of the Deciem Addicts say it has improved their skin

When & how do I use Ascorbyl Glucoside?

Ascorbyl Glucoside is a water-based product and would, therefore, be applied as one of the first layers in your regimen, before any oils or creams. If you´re using this alongside a water-based solution like Buffet, then Buffet would be applied before Ascorbyl Glucoside. You can find a list of all the products and their solutions here. Ascorbyl Glucoside can be used in the morning and or the evening.

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Conflicts

The only product that Deciem says you shouldn´t use this with is The Ordinary Niacinamide serum, powder and any other Deciem products that contain Niacinamide. Apart from these, you can use it with everything.

Reviews by the Deciem Addicts

I’m using Ascorbyl Glucoside and loving it!

I’ve been using this for about 4-6 weeks so far and I am really enjoying it, although I haven’t been using it for long enough to see a difference in my skin though. It´s really easy to apply.

 Love it! I picked it because it has no conflicts and I´m noticing brighter skin!

I didn’t see any difference in my face!


These questions have been answered by Deciem on Social Media.

Should Ascorbyl Glucoside be applied before or after hyaluronic acid?  We suggest using Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution after Hyaluronic Acid.

Can I apply The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% after microneedling? The products have not been tested for use alongside microneedling, therefore we are unfortunately not able to offer further advice.

Can you use The Ordinary Buffet and Ascorbyl Glucoside solution 12% together? If so which one first? Yes, you can use both together, and you would apply Buffet before Ascorbyl Glucoside.

Right now I’m using a vitamin C 21%. Can I switch over to The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution? Will Ascorbyl Glucoside make a difference on my skin as I’m used to the high potency of vitamin c? Which vitamin c would you recommend?  As you are an experienced user of Vitamin C, you may prefer to explore The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone.

I have been using Mandelic Acid and Niacinamide. I would like to concentrate on my overall complexion so I am thinking about adding The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%. My skin is oily and sensitive skin. What do you think? Sounds great! We’d recommend to incorporate a Vitamin C and The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% is an excellent choice

More Faqs

Is it ok to use vitamin c in the day in the summertime? There are contradictory opinions about this, some say that it protects from the sun (free radicals) and others say it shouldn’t be used in the sun. All of the Vitamin C products can be used during the day but you should avoid unprotected solar exposure.

Which is better? Ethylated Ascorbic Acid15% or Ascorbyl Glucoside 12%? If you are a new user of Pure Vitamin C, we would suggest starting with AGS 12%.

Can I use Ascorbyl Glucoside 12% together with Niacinamide? You can use AGS 12% with Niacinamide.

Can the Ascorbic Acid & Alpha Arbutin be used with Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%?  You may wish to only choose one to apply per regimen to avoid irritation to the skin! 

Final Thoughts

The Ordinary Reviews
54% of the Deciem Addicts will repurchase this product

59% of the Deciem Addicts love The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside. 61% of the Deciem Addicts say they have seen an improvement in their skin and 54% say they will repurchase this product. I love this product. Feels great on the skin, easy to use and my skin definitely looks brighter. Just coming to the end of my bottle and will certainly be re-ordering this one.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Guide

The Ordinary Vitamin C Guide

There are 8 Vitamin C products under The Ordinary brand. 5 Pure Vitamin C and 3 that are derivatives that have no conflicts except for the niacinamide. If you´re new to skincare, one of the derivatives would be a great option for you.

PURE VITAMIN C (conflicts)

VITAMIN C DERIVATIVES (no conflicts except the Niacinamide)


There are more vitamin c products by Deciem. The C25 Vitamin C in the Hylamide range and Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid 30% Network in the NIOD brand.