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- What is The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5%?
- What does Lactic Acid 5% do?
- Which products does Lactic Acid 5% conflict with?
- How and when do I use Lactic Acid 5%?
- Reviews of The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5%
- Similar products to Lactic Acid 5%
- Price of Lactic Acid 5% 6.50$US/CAD/€ | £5.50 | 12.40$AUD
What Is The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% & What Does It Do?
This 5% Lactic Acid is a mild superficial peeling formulation. Lactic Acid is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) which exfoliates the top surface of the skin. Like the red peel, the AHA 30% + BHA 2% and Glycolic Acid, this also has the Tasmanian pepper-berry which is known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity which can occur with exfoliation/use of acids. Once you have used the 5% Lactic Acid you could look at the 10% which is stronger.
Lactic Acid 5% is great for even tone, textural irregularities and fine lines. I personally love these Lactic Acids as they leave your skin feeling so smooth and soft.
How & When Do I Use The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5%?
Lactic Acid is a water based product so if you have looked at the how to layer The Ordinary, page you will know that water based products are applied first and acids should be applied to cleansed, dry skin.
Add a couple of drops into the palm of your hands and apply to your face avoiding the eye area. Acids should really only be used in the evening because AHAs can make your skin sensitive to the sun. For more in-depth information about Lactic Acid including ingredients and precautions, please see The Ordinary website.
Which Products Conflict With Lactic Acid 5%?
Lactic Acid 5% shouldn’t be used in the same routine as any of the other acids listed under The Ordinary. You should also avoid the antioxidant EUK 134 plus the peptides; Buffet, Buffet + Copper Peptides, Matrixyl and Argireline. On the Deciem website it also says that L-Ascorbic Acid Powder shouldn’t be used with highly acidic products.
- The Ordinary Acids
- Antioxidant EUK 132
- Peptides: Buffet, Buffet + Copper Peptides, Matrixyl, Argireline
- Vitamin C L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
If you have been using them together, don’t panic, just stop using them in the same routine from now on and remember that acids should really only be used in the evening.
Can I use Lactic Acid 5% if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Lactic Acid 5% is an AHA, Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is ok to use whilst pregnant or breastfeeding. As many countries vary, it is important to talk with your doctor and check the ingredients thoroughly.
Can I use Lactic Acid with Salicylic Acid?
Deciem say it´s best to use on alternate nights. You shouldn’t use Lactic Acid with any of the conflict products listed above.
Do I wash Lactic Acid off?
No, you apply to dry skin directly after cleansing and follow with your other products.
Can I go straight to Lactic Acid 10%?
It´s recommend to start with 5% and build up to the 10%. From personal experience the 10% can sting a little.
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% Reviews
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TP says: Yes😍 love it , yes💕 it has improved my skin, nope no problems!😄 And maybe will repurchase 💜 I feel like it perfectly paved the way for slightly stronger acids for me. A great product!
flickanow says 😍I absolutely adore it💕My first peeling solution, my first exfoliator. I use it once a week at night🌙followed by Natural Moisturizing Factors & HA🌸🌺🌼skin looks so nice in the morning. Will repurchase 5⭐️
Auds says: Love it 10 /10 had rosacea flare up, used this and it was 90% gone next morning, I use it every night now, first hyaluronic acid, buffet, lactic acid, then 30 mins later thick night cream, skin looks amazing, I’m 45 skin never looked this good
Final Thoughts On The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5%
As you can see, The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% is a well loved product. 80% of the Deciem Addicts love it whilst 79% say they have seen an improvement in their skin. 84% had no problems using this product and 71% of the Deciem Addicts will be repurchasing it.