The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone Review + Comparison to Vitamin 23% + HA Spheres

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone Review
Source: Deciem (Instagram)

The Ordinary recently launched a new Vitamin C product. This is called the Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone and appears to be an improved version of their Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone Review

Product Information:

Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant and its pure form of L-Ascorbic Acid has been shown to help reverse multiple signs of skin ageing while brightening the skin when applied topically. This water-free formula provides 30% pure L-Ascorbic Acid which remains completely stable due to the absence of water. Due to the presence of very light silicones, this formulation feels smooth on the skin despite the suspension format of the formulation, avoiding the short-lived gritty feeling of our original formula. This treatment is ideally applied at bedtime.

This product is a water-free suspension of 30% Ascorbic Acid powder.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone vs Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres

I have already reviewed the Vitamin C Suspension 23% in a previous post so I will focus on comparing it to the 30% suspension in this post.

For the purpose of brevity I will use VC23 and VC30 to represent Vitamin C Suspension 23% and Vitamin C Suspension 30% respectively for the rest of this post.

Where VC23 feels gritty, VC30 feels smooth.

Where VC23 leaves a slightly oily feel, VC30 leaves a matte finish.

Where VC23 feels a little hydrating, VC30 offers zero hydration. It is almost drying. and because of this, I actually prefer to wear the VC30 during the day, because the matte finish just works better for my oily skin.

VC30 almost felt like a mattifying primer, leaving a powdery finish.

Overall, I love it and I prefer it to the VC23.

However, it has a tendency to ball up if not properly worked into the skin, and while it has worked well with my other products, which are mostly from Deciem, I worry that it could ball up when used with certain products. That’s something to keep in mind.
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% is available for purchase from the brand website.

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