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


This treatment brightens, hydrates, and smooths the skin’s surface. It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation (such as dark spots and acne scars).

Availability: Only 2 left in stock

Guaranteed Safe Checkout

A water-free, silicone-free stable suspension of direct l-ascorbic acid.

Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and reduces the appearance of signs of ageing. This water-free, silicone-free formula provides 23% pure l-ascorbic acid which remains completely stable due to the absence of water. The system is supported with addition of dehydrated spheres of hyaluronic acid to offer visible surface smoothing alongside the benefits of vitamin C. This treatment is ideally applied at bedtime.

This product is a water-free suspension of 23% l-ascorbic acid powder. Topical vitamin C offers a wide array of benefits to the skin. However, many forms of vitamin C and many more formulations of vitamin C are available commercially with a potential to confuse the audience. The brand has developed a guide that offers guidance on the formulations of vitamin C offered under The Ordinary range. It also offers education on vitamin C itself and on the differences between formulations of vitamin C at large.

Note: The format of this formula is a suspension of very fine l-ascorbic acid powder and, as such, provides the most direct exposure of extremely high concentrations of vitamin C topically. With such format, there are 2 important things to consider:

A very strong tingling but non-irritating sensation is expected during the first 1-2 weeks of use until the skin’s tolerance to such high exposure is elevated; The powder exposure to the skin disallows the formula to feel like a serum, lotion or cream and each application requires a few seconds to feel absorbed by the skin. If desired, this formula can be diluted in a cream base per application to allow the skin to build tolerance over time.

Alternative products on the market offer suspensions of vitamin C in water-free formulations in a silicone base to avoid the “”powdery”” feel of the suspension. These formulations do keep the vitamin C stable but they are almost always offered in heavier silicone bases that interfere with efficient exposure of the entire vitamin C content to the skin (the silicone entraps the vitamin C). This formula avoids the use of silicones and offers complete and direct exposure of the entire powder content to the skin, maximizing topical delivery.

Concern: Brightening

Skin type: Oily skin, regular skin, combination skin, dry skin

Preference:Water-free, alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, nut-free, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free

Generic Name:Skincare


The Ordinary

Get The Ordinary's Efficacious, Purse-Friendly Skin Care at Beautynation


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Q & A

There are no questions yet

Ask a question

Your question will be answered by a store representative or other customers.

Thank you for the question!

Your question has been received and will be answered soon. Please do not submit the same question again.



An error occurred when saving your question. Please report it to the website administrator. Additional information:

Add an answer

Thank you for the answer!

Your answer has been received and will be published soon. Please do not submit the same answer again.



An error occurred when saving your answer. Please report it to the website administrator. Additional information:

    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop
    Beautynation - International Makeup & Skincare