Here´s everything you need to know about The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% and reviews by the Moderators of the Facebook Group and the Deciem Addicts.
- What is The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% ?
- What does Vitamin C 23% do?
- Which products does this product conflict with?
- How and when do I use Vitamin C Suspension 23%?
- Reviews of The Ordinary Vitamin C 23%
- Similar products to this product
- Prices 5.80 EUR | 5.80 CAD | 5.80 USD | 9.80 AUD | 4.90 GBP
What Is The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% & What Does It Do?
Deciem says Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% consists of stable L-Ascorbic Acid that visibly targets uneven skin tone, dullness, textural irregularities, and signs of aging all in one. It may feel a bit gritty for a few seconds after application due to the high exposure of fine Vitamin C powder. If you prefer to avoid this gritty feel but love the high concentration offered by a suspension, please explore our Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone or our 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder.
How & When Do I Use The Ordinary Vitamin C 23%
You can use this in the morning or evening, although Deciem would suggest evening is better. Apply a small amount all over your face avoiding eyes. This product is a suspension and there´s a bit of confusion as to where this goes in the routine. Deciem has said that this should be applied as the last step of your skincare routine. However, it has also been mentioned that you can also apply it before your final heavier creams like Natural Moisturising Factors.
See how you get on with it being the last step or the penultimate. This product may sting, so if you feel it´s too much, you can mix it with a cream to start with. Always read the official page on the Deciem website for updates.
Which Products Does Vitamin C 23% Conflict With?
Vitamin C 23% is not recommended to be used in the same routine as
- EUK 134 Antioxidant
- Peptides Buffet | Buffet + Copper | Argireline | Matrixyl
- Deciem also suggests avoiding direct acids and retinol/retinoids to avoid irritation.
There´s a lot of conflicting information when it comes to Vitamin C, Peptides and Acids.
Deciem says: We would not recommend combining direct acids or Vitamin C with peptides because (at a low pH) the peptides undergo processes such as deamination and oxidation, which compromise the activity of the peptides. Our recommendations are meant to serve as a preventative measure to avoid any incompatibility between those combinations (due to various concentrations and formats offered within our range) and also because of skin tolerance is subjective. If you have been combining them and this has been working for you, you may continue to do so as the combination will not harm the skin.
The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Reviews
Let’s hear what some of the moderators of the Deciem Chat Room have to say about Vitamin C 23%.
Nia Patten 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.
Me: 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.
Reviews by the Deciem Addicts
You see these reviews and more on this post in the Facebook Group.
RHS says I don’t like the oily feel.
CR says 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.
Em says 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
NH says 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.
TD says 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.
These questions have been found on Deciem´s official Instagram & Facebook page and answered by Deciem themselves.
Why can’t your Niacinamide be used with your vitamin c’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
So, if I’m using Vit C 23% suspension, it should go on last? Even after moisturizing? As you prefer.
By saying apply vitamin C suspension as the final step, do you mean after oil/moisturizer? That’s correct (but absolutely as you prefer)
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 discoloration 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 no mixing the two products.
64% of the Deciem Addicts love this product, 59% say they have seen an improvement, 62% had no issues using this and 43% say they will repurchase. This product often comes top in any Vitamin C polls as featured below.
Other Vitamin C Products
There are 8 Vitamin C products under The Ordinary brand. 5 Pure Vitamin C and 3 that are derivatives that have no conflicts except for the niacinamide powder. If you´re new to skincare, one of the derivatives would be a good option for you.
PURE VITAMIN C (conflicts)
- Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone
- Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
- Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
- Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution
- 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
VITAMIN C DERIVATIVES (no conflicts except Niacinamide powder)
- Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
- Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F
- Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
OTHER DECIEM VITAMIN C