This time I will tell you my review about The Ordinary Lactid Acid 10% + HA 2%. I’ve been using it for more than two months. But first let’s talk a little about AHA.
AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) is a well known skincare actives. Many people use skincare that containing AHA to get a better skin.
AHA works as exfoliating agent, it removes dead cells from your skin then enhances your skin abilities to absorb many important components from your skin care regime. AHA help stimulate the production of collagen in your skin, so it also could reduce fine wrinkles (but not a deep one) on your face.
In short, AHA could exfoliate, resurfacing dull skin and make the skin more softer, smoother and brighter.
There’s many types of Alpha Hydroxy Acid, you can check this article for a short information about AHA’s.
The most famous of AHA is glycolic acid, it have the smallest molecule than other acids, so it get into your skin more easily. Glycolic Acid will give more dramatic and visible results to your skin. Some top product with glycolic acid are :
- Pixi Glow Tonic (5% glycolic acid)
- Bravura Revitalizing Ginseng Toner (5% glycolic acid )
- The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
- Drunk Elephant t.l.c Framboos Glycolic Night Serum (12% AHA blend : glycolic, tartaric, lactic and citric acid).
Then we have lactic acid, it is more gentler than glycolic acid. That’s why lactic acid effective on acne prone, dry and mature skin types. So it’s quite save for a beginner like me. Some product that also have lactic acid in their ingredients are :
- Sunday Riley Good Genes
- SK II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
This Lactid Acid 10% + HA from The Ordinary come in a sleek frost glass drop bottle. It has a serum like consistency, it’s transparent with a tint orange color, and colorless when applied to the face.
It contain purified tasmanian pepperberry that can reduce irritation and inflamation from exfoliation. It also have sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronate acid) that can soften your skin.
You can read more further about this product here.
I’m using a product with 10% lactic acid even though The Ordinary itself suggests a beginner like me to use 5% lactic acid for my first acid.
At first I’m diluting this 10% lactic acid with my moisturizer, it didn’t sting too much and it didn’t cause any allergic reaction, breakout or redness on my skin. Afterwards I’m confidence to use it directly to my face without diluting it first.
I’m using it on my cleaned and toned face, three drops is enough to cover my entire face and I usually wait 30 minute before I’m moving forward to my other step, such as emulsion and moisturizer. I can feel my face become warmer everytime I’m applying this lactic acid. In the morning my face will look more brighter with a smaller pore and softer skin.
Using direct acid in your skincare is such a game changer. The result is clearly visible. Shortly, it became the star of my PM routine. I’m using this lactic acid every two days, on and off for more than two months (I ussually didn’t bring it when I’m travel out of town, since the packaging is from glass).
I think this Lactid Acid 10% from The Ordinary have a good performance, worth the price and I’m surely will repurchased it in the future.
When using AHA in your routine, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun exposure, so you have to use UVA/UVB sun protection with minimal SPF 30++ when you go outside, to prevent your skin from getting sun burn.
Will see you again on my next review!!!