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The Ordinary ALOE 2% + NAG 2% solution

The Ordinary Aloe 2% + NAG 2% Solution Reviews

The Ordinary Aloe 2% + NAG 2% – is a soothing serum for blemish-prone skin.

Your Quick 15-Second Summary

  • The Ordinary Aloe 2% +NAG2% is a soothing serum for post-acne marks
  • It also targets: Supports skin barrier | Smooths Textural Irregularities | Evens Out Skin Tone
  • When to apply: You can use this in the morning and evening
  • How to apply: Pour a couple of drops into the palms of your hands and pat or massage into your skin.
  • Where in routine: Aloe 2% + NAG 2% is a water-based solution and would be applied direct after cleaning.
  • Conflicts: Direct Acids, Direct Vitamin C, Resveratrol & Ferulic Acid
  • Perfect Pairing: Niacinamide and alternate with Salicylic Acid.
  • PAO: 12 months
  • Size: 30ml
  • See the price in your currency here.

The Ordinary Aloe 2% + NAG 2% Solution Reviews

Unboxing The Ordinary Aloe 2% + NAG 2% Solution

See The Ordinary Aloe 2% + NAG 2% solution before you buy it! This is a soothing serum for blemish-prone skin with so many extra benefits!

The Ordinary Aloe 2% Reviews & Everything You Need To Know!

The Ordinary says: Aloe 2% + NAG 2% Solution is a lightweight, soothing serum formulated for blemish-prone skin. It reduces the appearance of post-acne marks through the inclusion of ingredients that target the look and feel of both uneven skin tone and texture while also helping to reduce the appearance of pores and strengthening the skin barrier.

Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder is incorporated for hydration. Aloe 2% also contains N-acetyl glucosamine (NAG), which is a biotechnology-derived ingredient and has been shown to target the appearance of uneven skin tone effectively. The Ordinary Aloe 2% is also supported by peptide technology palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, which targets the feel of textural irregularities while offering effective barrier support.

The Ordinary Aloe 2% + NAG 2% Solution Targets

Testing shows;

  • Reduces the appearance of post-acne marks
  • Reduces the look of skin redness caused by irritation
  • Reduces the appearance of pores
  • Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone and the feel of uneven skin texture
  • Strengthens and maintains skin barrier function
  • Boosts skin hydration
  • FAQS all your questions answered about The Ordinary Aloe 2%
  • Supports skin barrier
  • Smooths textural irregularities
  • Evens out skin tone

How to use Aloe 2%?

You can use this in the morning and evening.

Aloe 2% + NAG 2% Conflicts

Direct Acids, Direct Vitamin C, Resveratrol & Ferulic Acid – so use this product in alternate routines. Either one in the morning and one in the evening or on alternate days. Always check The Ordinary Conflicts.

What products should I use with Aloe 2%?

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% or alternate between Aloe 2% + NAG 2% with The Ordinary Salicylic Acid or Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution. 

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What size is Aloe 2% + NAG 2% Solution?

This product is currently available in 30ml.

What´s the PAO?

The period after opening is 12 months.

Reviews of Aloe 2% + NAG 2%

  • 50% of the #deciemaddicts said they loved it
  • 47% saw a difference with Aloe 2% + NAG2%
  • 53% will repurchase it

Ingredients of The Ordinary Aloe 2%

  • Aloe Barbadensis – known for its moisturizing properties
  • Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 4 – smooths textural irregularities, supports skin barrier, evens out skin tone
  • N-Acetyl Glucosamine – visibly targets uneven tone

Some more information about The Ordinary Aloe 2% from the Lab Department at The Ordinary

  1. How many actives are there in this formulation?
    Three – N-acetyl glucosamine or NAG, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder.
  2. How many prototypes of Aloe 2% + NAG 2% Solution did you have before finalizing the formula?
    350 different prototypes. 
  3. What inspired the development of this product?
    The multiple concerns experienced by those with blemish-prone skin.
  4. How would you define the product in 3 words?
    Holistic, innovative and effective!
  5. What skin type did you have in mind while formulating the product? 
    Oily, blemish-prone skin.

FAQS Aloe 2% + NAG 2% Solution

Some of these questions have been asked and answered on The Ordinary´s Social Media

1. What does Ordinary Aloe 2% do? The Ordinary Aloe 2% balances uneven skin and also tones & supports skin moisturization by helping to support gentle skin exfoliation.

2. Is The Ordinary Aloe 2% better for redness than Azelaic acid? This can depend on your skin type, as everyone’s skin is unique. However, this formulation contains aloe, n-acetylglucosamine (NAG) and a skin-identical peptide, which work together to not only improve the look and feel of uneven skin tone and texture but also to support the skin barrier and improve the appearance of pores and skin redness.

3. Does The Ordinary Aloe 2% work on redness from non-acne scars? It improves the appearance of pores and skin redness.

4. Can The Ordinary Aloe 2% + NAG be used during Pregnancy? We don’t test our products on people who are pregnant/nursing. As such, we cannot provide any confirmation on that aspect. It is best to consult your physician in advance before use just to be on the safe side.

5. What’s the difference between The Ordinary Niacinamide and Aloe 2%? This product also targets the look of redness and post-acne marks that leave red or brown pigmentation.

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MORE FAQS

6. Is The Ordinary Aloe 2% + NAG 2% Solution good for pigmentation post-acne/pimples? Aloe 2% + NAG can help with both red and brown post-acne marks

7. Could I use The Ordinary Aloe 2% be used over the top of the Azelaic acid?  Aloe 2% should not be used in the same regimen as Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% 

8. Does Aloe 2% help with pigmentation? It can help with both red/brown post-acne marks

9. What is The Ordinary NAG and what does it do? Would it suit acne-sensitive skin? It is generally suitable for blemish-prone skin. NAG balances uneven skin and also tones & supports skin moisturization by helping to support gentle skin exfoliation.

10. Does Aloe 2% + NAG help to lighten post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)?  It can help with both red/brown post-acne marks. 

11. What is the difference between Aloe 2% and Azelaic Acid? What product should I use for what? Azelaic Acid may offer more benefits for brightening and texture. The Aloe 2% + NAG 2% targets post-acne marks, including both red and brown spots – it also supports skin hydration.

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12. Does Aloe 2% work to soothe Rosacea? None of our products are considered medical treatments for Rosacea, but they can help to target skin redness.  You may find this Q&A about Rosacea useful.

13. Can I use The Ordinary Aloe 2% with retinol?  It can be used with Retinol!

14. Can Aloe 2% be used after Copper Peptide and EUK 134? Yes, it can be used with either serum

15. Do I use Aloe 2% before or after EUK 134 and Copper Peptides? We recommend applying Aloe 2% + NAG 2% before both.

More FAQs

16. How does Aloe 2% target acne scars? Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 and N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG) work to target uneven tone. This can include both red/brown marks left by blemishes.

17. What is the function of Aloe 2% NAG 2%? This product helps to target redness, post-acne marks and the appearance of pores. 

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18. What is NAG? N-Acetylglucosamine (NAG) is a naturally occurring amino-monosaccharide that can be produced through the use of biotechnology. In the skin, it can be found as part of the dermal polysaccharide hyaluronic acid (HA), which is composed of repeating D-glucuronic acid and NAG residues. When Aloe 2% + NAG is applied topically, it has been shown to effectively target uneven skin tone whilst supporting skin hydration. 

19. There is a bad preservative phenoxyethanol in the composition! We use phenoxyethanol in this formula because product preservation is extremely important for human health. Phenoxyethanol is an ingredient that naturally occurs in green tea and is used to prevent other ingredients from breaking down in cosmetic formulas. At this level, phenoxyethanol is considered safe for topical use in cosmetics.

20. Which products should I use with The Ordinary Aloe 2% + NAG 2? The Ordinary says the perfect pairing to target blemish-prone skin would be to use Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% or alternate between Aloe 2% + NAG 2% with The Ordinary Salicylic Acid or Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution. 

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