REVIEW | The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

I have come to the very near end of my Hyaluronic Acid, so I decided it was the perfect time to give my thoughts on opinions on the product, and whether I think personally it is worth it or if there’s not much point purchasing.

Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally in the skin, and can hold up to 1000x its weight in moisture. It helps the outer layers of the skin, so it looks and feels softer and more hydrated. It is commonly found in moisturisers, but of course as a serum as well. This serum is supported by Vitamin B5 which also enhances surface hydration.

You can apply a couple of drops to your face both AM and PM on a daily basis.

Now, The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid is £5.90 which even I think is a bargain for a skincare product. It is so versatile and you can use it in a variety of ways depending on how you need it to work.

For myself, I originally used it as directed. Well, I only applied it at night because I tend to avoid using a lot of things in the morning. Now, for me personally, I didn’t really think this did a lot particularly. When I first started using it I noticed a difference, but then I stopped noticing a difference after a little while, hence why I then decided to put it to the back and ignore it for a bit.

What I mean when I say I noticed a difference and then didn’t, was that yes it did make my skin feel softer and plumper, but my skin was still so dehydrated. I cannot say if that was due to any of the other products I was using at the time, but it just didn’t stand out in the way I was expecting it to.

When I picked it back up again, I decided to try the same method again. Still not a lot of results here. I mean yes, my skin did feel nice after I put it on, but I can’t say that my skin actually felt any softer or more hydrated. Then, if you read my skincare haul you will know I picked up another The Ordinary product which was a moisturiser containing Hyaluronic Acid. Since I have been using that in the evening, I still wanted to use the serum as I didn’t have a lot left and didn’t want to waste it. This is then where I decided I could actually mix it with my AM moisturiser as it doesn’t contain any Hyaluronic Acid (not that it would’ve mattered if it did). Now this is where I really noticed the difference, and what actually made me think ‘hm, maybe I will repurchase’. My skin felt so different after I started to do this, and in such a good way.

My skin honestly looked so much better, it felt a lot softer, and honestly I was shocked. I was not expecting that to change the way my skin felt so much. Of course I do have to keep in mind, I hadn’t been using this technique for very long, and I did find good results when first using it originally, so I can’t say this would continue doing the same. However, at least from my memory I will admit that it has made a much better difference now than it did last. It does make me wonder what it worked so well with that is in my moisturiser…

I do also have to keep in mind that with using my new PM moisturiser containing the same ingredient, maybe actually it was that making my skin look better… Either way, it did appear to make my skin feel a lot softer during the day which was definitely a nice change.

In short, whilst I do think that it has the potential to make some positive changes, I do not think I would repurchase this exact product any time soon. I am intrigued to try some other hyaluronic serums in the future, especially the Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster. That one is quite a bit more expensive though, so it won’t be a purchase I’ll be making any time soon!

Let me know what you think of this product if you’ve tried it, or what hyaluronic acids you use!

Alexandra Grace XxXx

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