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

The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Reviews – L-Ascorbic Acid is a really popular Vitamin C, and people who use it love it! 72% of the #deciemaddicts voted that they love this product. It targets uneven skin tone and signs of ageing and brightens. If you´re thinking of adding this product to your routine, you may want to continue to read this page to decide if this is for you.

L-Ascorbic acid powder reviews

Your Quick 15-Second Summary

  • 72% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • This is a powder form and needs to be mixed with other products
  • Mixing can be a little confusing if you´re new to skincare
  • If you´re a beginner, I would start with Ascorbyl Glucoside
  • Targets: Uneven Tone, signs of ageing, dullness
  • Best used in the evening
  • This is high-strength vitamin c
  • Conflicts: Peptides & Copper Peptides, Niacinamide, Direct Acids, Other Vitamin Cs, EUK, Retinol/Retinoids
  • Value For Money: Under 7$ for 20g.

The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Reviews

Above is a very quick guide to L-Ascorbic Acid Powder, and now we go into a little more detail, including when and how to use it, the best serums to mix the powder with, reviews and FAQs.

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

Firstly, if you are new to skincare and/or vitamin C, I would recommend starting with a vitamin C serum that doesn´t need mixing. But the choice is, of course, yours.

Following the official instructions on The Ordinary website, you can mix a small amount of L-Ascorbic Acid Powder with other serums/moisturizers in your hand and then apply it to your face. You must check conflicts first, as you need to avoid mixing and using this powder with conflicting products.

This powder can be used in the morning or evening. Please note that this is a high-strength product, so you may experience a tingling sensation.

Which products can I mix with L-Ascorbic Acid?

The Ordinary recommends mixing L-Ascorbic Acid with The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%. You can also mix L-Ascorbic Acid with hyaluronic acid, marine hyaluronics, or your moisturizer.

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

L-Ascorbic Acid PAO

The period after opening is 6 months.

Size of L-Ascorbic Acid Powder

The jar of The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder is 20g.

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The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Polls

These polls featured on Instagram Stories and voted for by the followers.

  • 72% love it
  • 72% say it has improved their skin
  • 67% will repurchase it
L-Ascorbic acid powder reviews
L-Ascorbic acid powder reviews

The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Reviews

“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.”Tracy

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

“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.”Rachael 

“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”. – N.M.R.P.

“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!” – E.S.

More Reviews

The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid is absolutely amazing! The best The Ordinary product I own. My skin is so soft after using this.” – L.A.

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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.” – A.W.

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.” – K.S.

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.” – C.M.

FAQs The Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid Powder

Some of these FAQS have been answered by The Ordinary

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

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

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

4. 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.

5. 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. 

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

7. 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.


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

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

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. Can I mix Ordinary L-Ascorbic Acid 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.

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15. 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.

The Ordinary Vitamin Cs

There are 5 Vitamin Cs from The Ordinary to choose from. The Ordinary Vitamin C 30% is being discontinued and the Ascorbic Acid + Alpha Arbutin has been missing for quite a while now.

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, and 67% of the Deciem Addicts will be repurchasing this product.

If you are new to skincare or using vitamin C, I would recommend trying one of the serums first.

Some of the negative comments about this product are measuring out the right amount, and therefore, this is why I recommend a serum for beginners. There are also a lot of conflicts.

However, it is a well-loved product, and if you decide to try this, I hope you will love it as much as many others do!

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