The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Review

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Review

Hey guys! I’m so excited to bring you my very first review on The Ordinary brand. This is a pretty popular brand right now, and with good reason. In my experience, they make affordable, effective skincare products. Today’s post is going to be a review on their Alpha Arbutin serum. 

Brand description:

Alpha Arbutin reduces the looks of spots and hyper-pigmentation. It’s used at a high 2% concentration versus a standard concentration of 1% and supported with a next-generation form of Hyaluronic Acid for enhanced delivery. Alpha Arbutin is much stronger in effect than Arbutin or Beta Arbutin.

Apply a few drops to face in the AM and PM as part of your skincare regimen. Use sun protection in the AM.

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Review

This serum contains Alpha Arbutin, Hyaluronic Acid and Lactic Acid. I really love that it contains a hydrating ingredient and an exfoliating ingredient in addition to the Alpha Arbutin. Alpha Arbutin inhibits the production of melanin, so you can see why it will be effective in treating hyperpigmentation. You can read more about Alpha Arbutin and skin lightening here.

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin serum is an odourless colourless liquid. It has a consistency that is considerably thicker than water. It sinks into the skin really well. It doesn’t leave the skin greasy. It doesn’t sting or burn or cause breakouts. It layers well under other products and doesn’t cause layered products to ball up or “pill”.  I tried it briefly by myself just to get a sense of how it feels on the skin.

But it was a family member who actually has hyperpigmentation that used it consitently and extensively and I’m here to share our findings on the blog. This serum does what it claims to do. It reduces the appearance of dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. We were pleasantly surprised by how visible the results were in such a short while, considering that in the past, it has taken a longer time for us to see results with other more expensive products.

We noticed a visible difference in general hyper pigmentation within a few weeks of using this product as directed. We have also noticed a slight fading of acne scars, and we are fairly confident that there will be more improvement of acne scars with continued use.

I like this serum. It lives up to its claims, and it is affordable.
Where to buy:

The Ordinary website

Pre-order here for N6500 (Nigeria only)
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