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The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution


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The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is an extra-strength exfoliating peel that clears away dead skin cells and pore-cloggers to brighten and clarify skin.

Why you need it

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution combines a highly concentrated, extra strong blend of 30% Alpha Hydroxy Acids including Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid with Salicylic Acid. It thoroughly exfoliates the surface layers of skin and works to clear congested pores. AHAs clear dead skin cells from the skin's surface, revealing brighter, more radiant, fresher skin. Repeated use improves skin texture, boosts skin cell renewal, and even helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid so not only does it exfoliate, it also penetrates into pores to decongest them, working to clear blackheads and visible blemishes.

The formula also contains Tasmanian Pepperberry extract to help reduce the irritation, with Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate. Vitamin B5 assists and promotes healing, while Black Carrot extract is a powerful anti-oxidant.

This product has a very high concentration of AHAs which can cause irritation, especially if skin has not built up tolerance. This is strong stuff, so we don't recommend it for anyone with skin unused to AHA products or for sensitive skin in general. For an introduction to AHAs, try The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution or The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%.

Do not use on sensitised, broken or irritated skin.

Always wear a daytime SPF when using products containing AHAs and/or BHAs.

Skin type:
All skin types except sensitive.

Free from:
Paraben-free, Sulphate-free, Mineral Oil-free, Alcohol-free, Oil-free, Silicone-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Vegan

Size: 30ml

how to use

Use in the evening ideally, no more than twice a week. Use fingertips to apply evenly to dry skin of face and neck after cleansing. Leave on for no more than 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water, taking care to avoid contact with the eyes and eye contour at all times.

Key Ingredients

Glycolic Acid (AHA): This water-soluble acid is known for its ability to exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin. It's great for improving skin texture, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting an even skin tone by fading discolorations.

Salicylic Acid (BHA): Unlike AHAs, BHAs are oil-soluble, enabling them to penetrate deeper into the skin and exfoliate inside the pore. This makes them excellent at targeting congestion, blackheads, and acne. Salicylic acid also has anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in calming acne-prone skin.


Glycolic Acid, Aqua (Water), Arginine, Propanediol, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Triethanolamine, Salicylic Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Extract, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.


Q: What is The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution?
A: This is a 10-minute exfoliating facial containing a combined 32% of alpha and beta hydroxy acids. It is designed to deeply exfoliate the topmost layer of the skin, improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of blemishes.

Q: How should I use this peeling solution?
A: After cleansing, apply evenly across your face and neck using your fingertips, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for no more than 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Use ideally in the PM, no more than twice a week.

Q: What are the benefits of AHAs and BHAs?
A: AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) exfoliate the skin's surface, promoting a brighter and smoother appearance. BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) penetrate deeper, unclogging pores and targeting acne and blackheads.

Q: Is this product suitable for all skin types?
A: While it can benefit many skin types, those with sensitive, peeling, or compromised skin should avoid using this product.

Q: Why is the solution coloured?
A: The deep red colour is due to the inclusion of Tasmania Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, which also helps reduce irritation associated with acid use.

Q: What precautions should I take when using this product?
A: Always conduct a patch test before full application. Due to the high acid content, you might feel a slight tingling sensation. If this turns into a burning sensation, wash off immediately. Always follow with sunscreen the next day, as AHAs and BHAs can increase sun sensitivity.

Q: Can I use other exfoliating products with this solution?
A: It's recommended to avoid using other strong exfoliants or potentially irritating products on the same day to prevent over-exfoliation and sensitivity.

Q: How often should I use this peeling solution?
A: It's advised to use this solution no more than twice a week in the evening.

Q: Why does my skin tingle when using the product?
A: A tingling sensation can be normal due to the high acid content. However, if it turns into a burning sensation or if you notice significant discomfort, rinse the product off immediately.

About the Brand

The Ordinary skincare is the game-changing brand that's changed the face of beauty. With effective, trusted skincare solutions, The Ordinary products let you design your own skincare regime. No frills and no fuss means The Ordinary skincare gives you top quality ingredients at incredibly affordable prices. Hero products include The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, and Mineral UV Filters. Part of the DECIEM family, all The Ordinary products are developed by the in-house team of chemists. The Ordinary skincare formulas are vegan and cruelty-free, plus free of parabens, sulphates and mineral oil. 


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