The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is a ultra hydrating serum that helps plump and smooth the skin. It’s formula is vegan as well as Paraben and Phthalates free.If you saw my recent nighttime skincare routine, then you likely already saw that I’ve been using The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 for the last little while. Skincare is super important to me. While I love makeup, my first beauty-love is skincare. To me, there’s nothing more relaxing than following a really lovely and pampering skincare routine.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ReviewHyaluronic Acid doesn’t work in the way that Lactic, Glycolic, or Salicylic acids work. Those acids dissolve dead skin to exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling smoother – read more about the benefits of chemical exfoliation, as well as my favourite Lactic Acid Skincare. Instead, Hyaluronic Acid helps your skin hold more water and therefore, appear more supple, smooth, and hydrated. Our body actually creates hyaluronic acid naturally for our skin and joints, but over time the rate of production in our body reduces. For this reason, it’s great to incorporate a hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine to reduce the look of current fine lines and wrinkles.
Is the Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Best for Dry, Oily, or Combination Skin types?Yes to all! The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 can actually be used by all skin types as it is a really lightweight moisturizer. I highly recommend it for those who struggled with dry skin though as it will help add a lot of moisture back into it.
How to Incorporate the Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 into Your Skincare RoutineUse The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 in the AM and PM after cleansing your skin and applying acids, and before applying oil-based products or moisturizers onto your skin. Here is an example:
Skincare Routine Example:
Morning:Step 1: Cleanse your skin Step 2: Use toner Step 3: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Step 4: Moisturizer Step 5: Suncare
Evening:Step 1: Cleanse your skin Step 2: Use toner Step 3: Acids 1-3 times a week (like The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA) Step 4: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Step 5: Moisturizers, and serums
How Often can I use The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5?You can use The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 each day in the morning and evening. Since it’s more of a moisturizer rather than an acid, you can use this daily. Chemical exfoliants should only be used 1-3 times weekly.
Does the Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 prevent or treat wrinkles?Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is great for adding hydration and moisture back into the skin. This helps make your skin appear more supple and plump which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Maintaining moisture in the skin will help slow signs of aging in the skin.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is:– Alcohol-free – Oil-free – Silicone-free – Nut-free – Vegan – Cruelty-Free – Gluten-Free
“-Vitamin B5: Hydrates. -Next-generation Hyaluronic Acid Crosspolymer: A cross-linked form of hyaluronic acid that enhances the delivery of HA actives and helps to support water density. Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Glycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.” – Sephora.com