The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Review

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If you’re into skincare then you’ve most likely heard of The Ordinary. They sell skincare products at very affordable prices. I’ve been wanting to incorporate a Vitamin C into my skincare routine for a while now. I decided to try The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA spheres 2% to test out a Vitamin C serum for the first time. Also, this was my first time trying a product from The Ordinary.

I’ve used this product for one month now, without adding in any new products in the mean time. I’ve noticed that when I incorporate a new skincare product, my skin usually breaks out at first. Then it takes a few more weeks to notice any slight changes. This was definitely the case with this Vitamin C serum.

I feel like one month of use is a good amount of time to give feedback on the product and discuss the pros and cons.

What Does The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension Do?

First off, what does a Vitamin C serum even do for your skin? The main reason that I started using Vitamin C in my skincare routine is for the anti-aging benefits. I’m 30 now, so I definitely needed to amp up my anti-aging game.

The other main benefit is that it brightens and evens out skin tone. It just makes your skin look extra beautiful and healthy. If your skin has some pigmentation to it then Vitamin C can help it even out.

Also, what are HA Spheres? I had to Google this because I didn’t know. They are dehydrated hyaluronic acid and they act to smooth the skin alongside the benefits of Vitamin C.

So, basically, the Vitamin C Suspension with HA Spheres brightens and smooths your skin while helping to reduce the signs of aging. Sounds pretty good, right?

When Should I Use The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension?

Per The Ordinary’s website and Google, they suggest using Vitamin C as part of your morning routine and possibly at night too.

I already have a pretty good daily skincare routine that I didn’t want to change, so I decided to incorporate the Vitamin C at night.

To be honest, I don’t like how this product feels. The HA Spheres feel rough on my skin. I guess due to the exfoliation. Most days I wear makeup too and I don’t think this product would look good under makeup.

I started out using it every other night, after washing my face and before using my night-time moisturizer. Now that my skin is used to this product, I’ve been using it every night.

I’d suggest using this specific product only at night because of how it feels on the skin. It might look weird on your skin during the day.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension Review

Incorporating Vitamin C in my skincare routine has been a great choice. Here are the specific things I love and hate about The Ordinary’s Vitamin C Suspension.


My skin looks brighter and smoother

Very affordable

Product lasts a long time


Feels a little gross on the skin

Have not noticed any anti-aging benefits yet

Overall thoughts:

I do like it and I think it has been a good introductory Vitamin C product. It’s very affordable, which I love and am totally digging about using a product from The Ordinary. There have been improvements to my skin, especially with brightening and evening my skin tone.

I’m likely to continue using a Vitamin C product in my skincare routine going forward but I’m probably going to branch out and try a different one from The Ordinary next time. My goal for using a Vitamin C product in my routine was for the anti-aging benefits and I haven’t gotten the results I hoped for with this one.

Where To Purchase?

I purchased The Ordinary Vitamin C from Ulta. The cost is $5.80 at Ulta AND they usually always have a coupon.

You can also purchased directly from The Ordinary’s website.

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