The Ordinary: AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Review


I must admit that I am a beauty product addict, I’m always looking for the new cult products. When The Ordinary came on many peoples radars a few years ago I was super excited to try it, especially because a majority of their products are under $10. This product in particular, AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, is one of my favorites and it is only $7.20! If you keep any sort of eye on celebrity fads you’ll probably remember when the ‘Vampire Facial’ was everywhere, especially the photos of Kim Kardashian with a blood red face. This product looks very similar. It is a thick red liquid that looks like blood when you apply it to your face. The Ordinary describes it as, “Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) exfoliate the skin’s topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance. Beta hydroxy acids (BHA) also exfoliate the skin with an extended function to help clear pore congestion. This combined 32% AHA/BHA solution offers deeper exfoliation to help fight visible blemishes and for improved skin radiance. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture and reduces the look of fine lines with continued use.”  The Ordinary makes sure to tell you not to leave it on for longer than 10 minutes because it is a strong solution, so I would recommend leaving it on for 8-10 minutes. I usually wear a headband to keep my hair out of my face and an old t-shirt. I then apply the serum and set a timer for 8 minutes, then wash it off with a lukewarm face cloth. After removing the peel my skin is immediately brighter, plumper and my pores look to have shrunk. I recommend this product to anyone that doesn’t have high skin sensitivity and start with lower time amounts to test the product, then use 2 or 3 times a week. 

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