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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.
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 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
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.
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).
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.
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