The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% Discontinued

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% Discontinued


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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% is a mild AHA treatment that exfoliates and banishes dull skin for a brighter, more radiant complexion with more even skin tone and texture.

Why you need it

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% is a mild Alpha-Hydroxy Acid that exfoliates the skin, dissolving the bonds holding dead cells to the skin's surface and revealing a brighter, fresher complexion. It also helps to reduce acne breakouts and the appearance of fine lines, uneven pigmentation and marks from previous blemishes. This formula contains Tasmanian Pepperberry Extract which helps reduce the inflammation and sensitivity that can sometimes occur with AHA use, and Hyaluronic Acid which hydrates and helps to smoothe and plump skin.

Do not use on skin that is peeling or damaged. Always use an SPF during the day time when using products containing AHAs.

Free from:
Silicone-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Cruelty-free


how to use

Apply once a day, preferably at night time. If skin irritation occurs, use the product less frequently to allow skin time to build up tolerance. You can also dilute the formula with other products to reduce its strength. If irritation persists, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes.

Key Ingredients

Lactic Acid: An alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). Lactic Acid exfoliates the skin, helping to improve its texture, reduce fine lines, and boost radiance. It's also known to increase skin hydration.

Hyaluronic Acid: A naturally occurring substance in the skin, it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. Its primary function is to retain water to keep tissues well lubricated. In skincare, it's revered for its ability to draw and retain moisture, providing immediate plumpness and hydration.


Aqua (Water), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Arginine, Potassium Citrate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Ethyl 2,2-Dimethylhydrocinnamal, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.


Q: What is The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%?
A: The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% is an exfoliating serum formulated to offer mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity. The formula is supported by a purified Tasmanian Lanceolata Fruit extract to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that can often occur with exfoliation.

Q: How do I use this product?
A: Apply a few drops to your clean face in the evening before oils, creams, and moisturizers. This product should not be used on sensitive, peeling, or compromised skin.

Q: How often can I use Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%?
A: Start by using it a few times a week in the evening to see how your skin reacts. Based on tolerance, you can gradually increase usage.

Q: Can I use it with other The Ordinary products?
A: Avoid using with other strong acids, peptides, and antioxidants.

Q: Why is there HA (Hyaluronic Acid) in the formula?
A: Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is included to offer visible surface hydration alongside the exfoliating activity, which helps avoid dryness commonly caused by acid use.

Q: Is it suitable for all skin types?
A: While many people benefit from lactic acid exfoliation, those with sensitive or compromised skin should approach with caution. Always patch-test new products to gauge skin reaction.

Q: What's the difference between the 5% and 10% formulations?
A: The 5% formula offers milder exfoliation, while the 10% formula provides a more intense exfoliating effect. Those new to acids or with sensitive skin often start with the 5% concentration.

Q: Can I use it in the morning?
A: It's recommended to use lactic acid in the evening since it can increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. If used in the morning, ensure you apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen afterward.

Q: What are the benefits of lactic acid?

A: Lactic acid helps to shed dead skin cells, revealing a brighter and more even skin tone. It can also improve texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and assist with hydration.


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