What is the opinion of Reddit about the
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% 30ml?

A total of 3 reviews of this product on Reddit.

15 points


19th May 2019

Check the SCA routine page! The vitamin C is a piece of the routine that helps with pores. I just ordered a lotion/gel-type suspension from The Ordinary off of Amazon 🙂

Edit: link

Edit 2: if you’re looking for a link to the routine page, check the ScA front page, there should be a side bar with a bunch of wiki links. On mobile I believe you tap the “Info” button to open the page description where the wiki links are.

1 point


3rd Aug 2021

They’re just providing a list of active ingredients which have been super conclusively proven to be effective (except stem cells, maybe? not sure), rather than Kiehl’s which is a bunch of essential oils and shit that have no real scientific backing.

If you’re curious about products:

Vitamin C, generally useful for skin texture, brightening, reducing redness, and some hydration

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture to the skin (whereas a moisturizer/occlusive seals moisture in). You’ll also see it included in a lot of moisturizers like this super popular one.

Retinoids (retinols are a type of retinoid) make the skin turn over faster, which can help conditions like acne as well as having anti-aging benefits and just general skin health. Adapalene (Differin) is a popular option here because it’s a prescription medication with OTC approval, whereas other serums are a less potent form.

“Toner” is a broad category of products that are applied between the cleansing and serum/moisturizer steps. One of the more common ones, especially for men, is an exfoliant toner, which helps loosen/remove dead skin and oil. BHA toners (salycylic acid) are a good option if you’re prone to ingrown hairs or oily skin because they target oil.

Snail cream is exactly what it sounds like. Yes, it’s a thing. It works really well for healing and moisturizing.

Sunscreen is sunscreen. You want SPF 50 or higher and broad spectrum UVA/UVB. Sun is bad for your skin.

idk about stem cells

edit: I should note that the foundation of a skincare routine is sunscreen, moisturizer, and cleanser. If you want to get into skincare you start with those. CeRave and Vanicream are good starting points for all of these because they’re inexpensive, can be found anywhere, and generally well-tolerated.

1 point


24th Dec 2018

Hi i was wondering how should i use vitamin c and aha? which one goes first and im using this to treat post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and the vitamin c is The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% 30ml and Paula choice 8% aha gel thanks!