The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution (ELAA) - Vitamin C
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The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution (ELAA) Review – Vitamin C

2 May 2018 (Updated: 20 Jan 2019)

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I have been trying out a new Vitamin C product from The Ordinary and I wanted to tell you about it. Here’s the latest information on the brand new The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution, which is a highly-stable, water-free form of Vitamin C that can be used directly on the skin. Here’s what you need to know.

The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution (ELAA)
The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution (ELAA)

This newbie comes alongside quite a few new launches that I have been testing out. There’s the new Buffet + Copper Peptides 1% which is a more affordable alternative to NIOD’s best-selling and much raved about CAIS, another Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%) and a couple of new oils. I’ll have more info on those very soon.

The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution (ELAA)
The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution (ELAA)

The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution Features

  • Available HERE
  • Highly-stable, water-free formula
  • 15% ethylated l-ascorbic acid (form of Vitamin C)
  • ELAA does not require conversion to LAA and is directly usable by the skin
  • Formulation can penetrate very efficiently into the skin because it’s water-free
  • Offers a direct-acting form of Vitamin C
  • Is an effective antioxidant
  • Has been shown to reverse multiple signs of skin ageing
  • Brightens the skin when applied topically
The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution (ELAA)
The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution (ELAA)

I think the exciting thing about this new Vitamin C product from The Ordinary is that is uses a high end ingredient in a water-free solution. This means that it is highly stable and won’t be degraded by water. Water is the only substance that makes Vitamin C oxidise and lose potency.

Texture

So if you have been looking for a vitamin C serum to brighten the skin and provide a good level of antioxidant protection, this could be it. It has a really nice dry-oil texture. I find it easy to work into the skin with a light finish that leaves skin glowing without looking greasy. It layers well on top of Buffet + Copper and I have been using it in the morning under the new 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil which is lovely (news on that soon).

The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution (ELAA)

You can use a few drops of ELAA morning and night to target uneven and dull skin tone and signs of ageing.

The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution is £18 for 30ml and available HERE now. It’s a great price for what has traditionally been a very expensive ingredient. My skin is bright and glowy and I’m really pleased with this.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products.

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Ree

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  1. Great review. Thanks for the information and content. I Also love ELAA, but I would consider using it in a different time than your copper peptides. They don’t get along well. Using them at the same time of day can counter the effectiveness of both the peptides and the vitamin c. Consider using the copper peptides at night ant ELAA in the morning. It performs great after AHAs and toners and the Ordinary Hyaluronic solution or something like Hada Labo Hyaluronic work really well for hydrating and plumping in the morning after ELAA and before SPF. I think you’ll get even better results and performance keeping your copper peptides at night. But I love and support both products.

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