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The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Reviews & FAQ’s

  • 72% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • 72% of the Deciem Addicts saw an improvement in their skin
  • Targets
  • Uneven Tone
  • Signed of Ageing
  • Dullness

The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Review

L-Ascorbic acid powder reviews

Reviews by The Deciem Addicts and the moderators of the Facebook Group.

What Is The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder & What Does It Do?

The Ordinary´s simple explanation. 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder is a very fine powder (that comes with the cutest little spoon) which targets uneven tone, signs of ageing and dullness. This powder can be mixed into any of your treatments (that are not highly acidic, contain Niacinamide, peptides or EUK 134) for a boost of Vitamin C. As with any highly concentrated pure Vitamin C, a tingling sensation is to be expected. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

What skin concerns does L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Target?

  • Uneven Tone
  • Signed of Ageing
  • Dullness

How & When Do I Use The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder

You can mix a small amount of this with other treatments (excluding the conflicting products below) in your hand and then apply to your face. This can be used in the morning or evening. A tingling sensation can be expected. It is advised to patch test too.

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Which products can I mix with L-Ascorbic Acid?

The Ordinary often recommends mixing this with The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%. You can mix this with many other serums as long as they don´t conflict, such as; hyaluronic acid, marine hyaluronics, or your moisturizer. (see faqs below).

Which Products Conflict With The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder

Always check The Ordinary Conflicts chart.

  • Peptides, including Copper Peptides
  • Niacinamide Serum & Powder
  • Other Direct Vitamin C products
  • EUK 134 Antioxidant
  • Retinol/Retinoids
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The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Reviews

Let’s hear what some of the moderators of The Ordinary & NIOD Chat Room have to say about L-Ascorbic Acid. You can find Tracy, Nia & Rachael on Instagram where they talk about much more skincare and make-up brands.

Tracy  Ascorbic Acid powder is, so far, my favourite Vitamin C product in the Deciem lineup (and I’ve tried a few). I can feel it working, giving my skin a nice glow in the mornings I use it. My favourite part is the “mad scientist” moment I get mixing my powder with my serums. It took me a while to get the right consistency, but now that I have it down pat, I can’t imagine using anything else

Nia  100% L Ascorbic Acid is my favourite vitamin C product. It’s adaptable, cheap, and always fresh. One jar lasts for months.

Rachael Ascorbic Acid Powder is my favourite treatment of all the skincare I’ve tried. Mixed with an antioxidant, you glow. 
Makes other vitamin C products obsolete.

Reviews by the Deciem Addicts

You can read more reviews and comments and leave your own review here in the Facebook Group.

NMRP says:  I love it! Mix this every morning with TO ha+b5. On my third pot. I have rosacea, and when I have a flare-up, I have to pause this or diminish the amount of powder. But it works great on overall skin appearance and brightens the skin.

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ES says:  Hated it at first, but after watching a few YouTube product reviews, I realized I’d been using way too much. The scoop provided isn’t a great measure of how much you need- start with just a fraction of that. I blend it into another oil-based antioxidant serum and apply it lightly. Great product!

LA says: The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid is absolutely amazing! The best The Ordinary product I own. My skin is so soft after using this.

AW says:  I mix my L-Ascorbic Acid with rosewater and then top it with The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil to seal it in and prevent it from oxidizing. It made a huge difference to my acne when I started it. It feels like it’s mildly exfoliating.

KS says: I accidentally used this initially with niacinamide and had the worst burning reaction.  But I love it now and use a quarter of the scoop with jojoba oil every other day. I have hyperpigmentation, and this has really helped to noticeably brighten my skin tone.

CM says:  I love L-Ascorbic Acid Powder so much! I mix it with Resveratrol & Ferulic Acid. It’s a huge help in fading acne scars, brightening up the skin. I can feel my skin getting softer and supple.

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FAQs The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder

Some of these FAQS have been answered by The Ordinary

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When is the best time to use LAscorbic Acid Powder? It is best used in your evening routine.

How long do I have to use this by once I open it? The period after opening is 6 months.

What are the main targets of L-Ascorbic Acid Powder? It targets uneven skin tone, antioxidant, dullness, signs of aging.

Which serum would be the best to mix with L-Ascorbic Acid Powder? You may wish to explore The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%. This formula combines very high concentrations of two of the most powerful and important antioxidants in skincare. Resveratrol and Ferulic Acid helps support the skin’s defence against oxidative stress caused by environmental factors that play a major role in the loss of visible skin quality over time. The benefits of topically applied resveratrol and ferulic acid are continuing and cumulative.

Can this be used for armpits? Please note this product has been specifically formulated and tested for use on the face. If you wish to use it elsewhere, we strongly recommend applying a small test patch before proceeding. 

Will this lighten my skin? This product will not lighten your overall skin tone.

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Can I use this with Glycolic Acid and Retinoid? If you wish to incorporate multiple Vitamin C’s, Retinoids, and/or Direct Acids into your skincare regimen, we suggest using them on alternate evenings and waiting until your skin has adjusted to one before introducing another.


Can I mix L-Ascorbic Acid Powder with Marine Hyaluronics? Yes, you can.

Can I mix L-Ascorbic Acid Powder with Marine Hyaluronics? Yes, you can.

What is the measure of the scoop that´s included in the jar? The exact measurement of the LAA spoon is 0.25 grams

Can I mix L-Ascorbic Acid Powder with the Hyaluronic Acid 2% +B5 serum? Is it a good combination? Yes, that´s a great combination.

I was curious if The Ordinary LAA powder would mix well with the Natural Moisturising Factors + HA? Yes, sounds great.

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Can I mix it with Alpha Arbutin? Yes, you can.

Can I mix The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid in with my cream and use it twice a day? You can mix this in with your cream, but we would suggest only using it once a day in the evening.

Which of the Vitamin C products are best for a beginner? If you want a Vitamin C product that´s easy to use and has no conflicts, then look at Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, or Tetraisopalmitate Ascorbyl.

Final Thoughts On L-Ascorbic Acid Powder

It´s clear to see that this is a well-loved product. 72% of the Deciem Addicts love it. 72% say it has improved their skin, 69% had no issues at all using this product, and 67% of the Deciem Addicts will be repurchasing this product. This is well worth giving a go!

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