The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Reviews & FAQ’s

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Reviews
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A quick look at The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

  • 81% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • 76% say it has improved their skin
  • 76% will repurchase it
  • Currently scores 4.2/5 on the Deciem website

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid – Everything you need to know about The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid before buying

What is The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid & what does it do?

This is a fabulous product to start with especially if you are a beginner to skincare. You can use this in any routine as it has no conflicts. Hydration support for all skin types.

Deciem says: The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 contains 3 forms of Hyaluronic Acid, combining low- medium-and high-molecular weights in addition to an HA crosspolymer to offer multi-depth hydration and promote the look of plump skin. A net concentration of 2% HA is an extremely high concentration which may increase the absorption time of this formula.

This formula also incorporates Vitamin B5 to enhance surface hydration and support healthy-looking skin.

How & when do I use The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid?

  • This is a water-based product and would be used directly after cleansing
  • Use this morning and evening if you wish
  • Apply a few drops into the palm of your hands and apply to your face by massaging or patting it into your skin.
  • Some people apply to dry skin and some to damp skin.
  • Make sure it is absorbed before applying the next layer.
  • Always patch test products before using them.

Are there any products that conflict with Hyaluronic Acid?

There are no conflicts with Hyaluronic Acid, making it a fabulous product to have in your routine.

What is the PAO of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid?

Once opened, this should be used within 12 months.

What is the colour, texture and smell of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid?

The colour is clear. There isn’t really a smell to it. It’s a water-based product, In the video below you can see its consistency. If you prefer something a little thinner, then try Marine Hyaluronics.


If you use The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid and feel like you have ´bits´ when you apply the next product, this is called ´pilling´. You can read more about it here, but try using less product. Try applying to dry or damp skin and see if you find one better than the other, and also make sure each product is fully absorbed before applying the next.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Reviews

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Reviews

See the unboxing of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, colour and viscosity.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Reviews

You can find lots more reviews in The Ordinary & Deciem Chat Room and also on Deciem Chat Room Instagram grid.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid is the ultimate product!. You have no idea how much you have saved my skin. I was suffering from acne and trying every new product that would come out and I could rave all day about this

The Hyaluronic Acid feels tacky and pills.

I use Hyaluronic Acid every morning and evening after applying Buffet and before Rose Hip Seed Oil. Then I apply serum foundation which is amazing. I have combination skin & in my 50’s I like a dewy healthy glowing complexion.

Love love love!!! I use this morning and night, after cleansing, but before I apply vitamin C, or retinol. I also use it on my neck, and the back of my hands. I’m in my 50s, and have normal skin.

Best Hyaluronic Acid serum I have ever used and believe me I used many!

Love it! It’s really only two drops needed and hydrates the skin so much! A must have in my routine!😍

Love it! I’m oily and acne prone but still need hydrated so this is always in my drawer!

The best Hyaluronic acid I’ve tried

Love it! Great mixing it with the L-Ascorbic Powder too.

I love this so so much. Used under my moisturizer, it kept me glowing through my pregnancy and saves my skin when I´ve had a rough night. Soaks in straight away. Wouldn’t be without it now!

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Hyaluronic Acid FAQS

These questions have featured on social media and been answered by Deciem.

Does Hyaluronic Acid help with breakout-prone skin and sensitive skin? The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 does not target blemishes. It is suitable for all skin types, but we always recommend a test patch before full application.

How can this be used with the Glycolic Acid Solution, and should it be applied before or after the serum? Hyaluronic Acid can be applied after Glycolic Acid.

Can I use Hyaluronic Acid under the eyes?  This product has not been tested for use around the eyes. Instead, you may wish to explore our eye serums; The Ordinary Caffeine Solution, 5% + EGCG, Hylamide SubQ Eyes, and NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate (FECC).

Can I mix the Niacinamide or Hyaluronic Acid with a moisturizer, or is bare skin recommended? Yes, you can mix, although moisturizer is optional.

More Faqs

Can I use Hyaluronic Acid with Niacinamide+Zinc and Buffet+Peptides? You may indeed, sounds great!

Can we use Hyaluronic Acid with a moisturizer and can it be used in the daytime? You may indeed, sounds great!

Which product do I apply first? Ascorbic Acid + Arbutin or Hyaluronic Acid? Retinoid 5% in Squalane or Hyaluronic Acid? Lactic Acid 10% or Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 can be applied as the first step, before AA 8% + AA 2%. HA + B5 can also be applied first before Retinoid 5% or Lactic Acid 10%.

I just purchased Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide, and Vitamin C. How do I incorporate them all into a regimen? We suggest applying HA and Niacinamide in the AM and alternating between Salicylic Acid and Vitamin C in the PM. Please note that Niacinamide and pure Vitamin C should not be used in the same routine. 

What is the difference between Hyaluronic Acid and Marine Hyaluronics? Compared to Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Hyaluronics is a lightweight and low viscosity formula.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid says to use it on dry skin. Should it be used on dry skin or damp skin? You may apply it to either dry or damp skin, this would be your preference 

Does The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid penetrate to the deepest layer of the skin -dermis? The molecular weight of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) determines its depth of delivery within the skin, with low molecular weight HA being able to reach deepest into the skin and aims to improve skin hydration, elasticity and reduce signs of ageing. Low, medium, and high molecular weight HA can be combined to target multi-depth hydration

Final Thoughts – The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Reviews
76% of the Deciem Addicts will repurchase The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

81% of the Deciem Addicts love it, 76% have seen an improvement in their skin, and 76% will repurchase it. It currently scores 4.2/5 on the Deciem website. This is 100% worth trying if you have never used a Hyaluronic Acid before. Buy the small one and see how you get on. It´s also a convenient product to have for mixing with/diluting some of the other products.

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