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The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Reviews

Welcome to Deciem Chat Room and The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Reviews – Are you thinking about buying The Ordinary Vitamin C 23%? It´s one of the more popular vitamin C products in the Facebook Group. The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% + HA Spheres 2% targets uneven skin tone, signs of ageing and dullness.

The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% reviews

Your Quick 15-Second Summary

Vitamin C 23% is a really popular product in the Facebook Group.

  • 64% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • Targets Uneven Skin Tone, Signs of Ageing, Dullness Antioxidant Support
  • Texture: This is a suspension and can feel grainy
  • When To Use: Best in your evening routine
  • How To Use: Apply after your water-based products. Before Creams
  • Conflicts: Direct Acids, Vitamin C, Peptides, Retinoids, EUK, Niacinamide
  • Value For Money: Great Value! Under 9$ for 30ml
  • The Ordinary offers a 365-day refund policy when you buy directly.

The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Reviews

Unboxing The Ordinary Vitamin C 23%

The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% – see the packing, tube, instructions, ingredients, colour and consistency before you buy it.

What Is The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% & What Does It Do?

The Ordinary say: Vitamin C Suspension 23% in HA Spheres uses direct vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to help visibly reduce signs of ageing by brightening and balancing uneven skin tone. This water-free formula provides 23% pure L-Ascorbic Acid which remains completely stable due to the absence of water. What’s more, this water-free formula is supported with spheres of hyaluronic acid for added hydration. 

How & When Do I Use The Ordinary Vitamin C 23%

  • Use PM.
  • Apply a small amount all over your face, avoiding your eyes.
  • This product is a suspension, and there´s a bit of confusion as to where this is applied in your routine. Sometimes, The Ordinary says to apply it as your last step, so after moisturiser, and sometimes they say before. See which way works for you.

Which Products Does Vitamin C 23% Conflict With?

Vitamin C 23% should not be used in the same routine as the following products;

  • EUK 134
  • Niacinamide Serum & Powder
  • Peptides, including Copper Peptides
  • Direct Acids
  • Direct Vitamin C
  • Retinol
  • Always check The Ordinary Conflicts Chart

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The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Reviews

Vitamin C 23% has a sticky, grainy texture and is best used with something hydrating. I found it too strong for my skin and caused irritation.” – Nia Patten 

I haven´t used this for ages, but when I did, I loved it. It did sting a bit, but after a while, it was fine. Definitely made my skin lighter and brighter where I had some new dark spots.

I don’t like the oily feel.” – R.H.S

Love this! The sun damage on my face has improved massively since using it. For the first 2 months, I used a pea size amount every pm but it’s just twice a week now because it conflicts with other products I’ve added.” – C.R.

I like it very much, especially mixed with resveratrol & ferulic acid. Although, I would have loved one a little less powerful (but not a dérative) that I can use more easily.” – E.M.

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I have it. But I can’t use it more than once a week. Breaks me out if I use it more than that. But I must say, it makes my skin glow. Love the effect.” – N.H.

Hated it. Either it pilled or I had to use such a tiny amount that it had close to no effect other than feeling like a scrub. Too grainy. Used the rest up mixed with my hand cream to lighten up some scars (kitten scratches) and saw no difference. I switched to the powder and I’m never going back.” – T.D.

FAQs The Ordinary Vitamin C 23%

Some of these questions have asked and answered on Social Media

1. Can I use Vitamin C 23% with Buffet + Copper? We would recommend using them in different routines.

2. Why should I use this product in the evening? Wouldn´t it be better in the daytime if there’s a lot of UV? Due to the texture of the product, we recommend use in the PM.

3. Why can’t your Niacinamide be used with your vitamin Cs when other brands can? Our contraindication is specific to our products and their concentrations. If you’ve used them together in the past and the combination has worked for you without any issues, you may continue to do so.

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 4. If using the suspension in PM, can I use peptides in the AM? Yes, you’re welcome to use it in the PM and any Peptide products in the AM.

5. Should the Vitamin C suspension 22% + HA be used after Hylamide SubQ serum or does it contain peptides? We’d recommend using them in separate routines, ideally. If you’ve been using them together without issue, there’s no harm in such use. 


6. Is it ok to use the vitamin C suspension after retinoid? We suggest using them on alternate evenings and waiting until your skin has adjusted to one before introducing another. 

7. If I’m using Vit C 23% suspension, should it go on last after moisturizing? As you prefer.

8. By saying apply vitamin C suspension as the final step, do you mean after oil/moisturizer? That’s correct (but absolutely as you prefer)

9. Why can´t I mix Niacinamide with pure vitamin c? Our contraindication for mixing The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% with 100% Pure L-Ascorbic Acid (LAA) powder is based on dated and current research. When Niacinamide is mixed with LAA, it causes a chemical discolouration of the product and may cause facial flushing. Although some people have mixed the two products together and have not experienced such effects, that may not be the case for others. Hence, we continue to advise not mixing the two products.

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10. What other Vitamin C products are there from The Ordinary and NIOD? You can take a look at NIOD Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid 30% Network and The Ordinary Vitamin C Guide.

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

  • 64% of the Deciem Addicts love this product
  • 59% say they have seen an improvement
  • 62% had no issues using this
  • 43% say they will repurchase
  • Negatives: Some people do not like the texture of this. It does seem to vary and can sometimes be more gritty than other times.

Tell Us What You Think!

We hope you found this The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% review useful. On that note, we invite you to share your personal experiences or queries about The Ordinary Vitamin C 23%. Join the conversation and become a part of our community in The Deciem Chat Room.

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