Product review | The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Hello everybody! Long time since my last post as holidays and life got in the way, but I’m back :). Today I’m sharing with you my opinion of a product that I have used on and off for the last 3 years when the brand launched in 2016. At that times I was using acid toners for about 2 years and I was looking for a new one to try not too expensive and voila! this gem appeared. Wherever you look you will read great reviews about it and for a reason: is effective and affordable. Let’s go to the details:

Product name: The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Brand: The Ordinary, by Deciem

Main Ingredients: There are 2 groups of Active ingredients: AHA (30%): combination of 4 acids: Glycolic, Lactic, Tartaric and Citric; and Salicylic acid (2%)

Purpose: This is brilliant AHA/BHA peeling solution mask that is perfect to exfoliate your skin and help even out pigmentation, improves the texture of your skin (aka glow) and helps addressing the sign of ageing. the BHA help reducing unblock you pores.

For whom is good: For all skin types and perfect for hyperpigmented skins and ones prone to congestion or blocked pores. DO NOT use it if you have sensitive or compromised skin.

When to use it: After cleansing the Skin. Once per week for Normal to dry skins, Twice a week for oily skins. Don’t use more than 2 times per week. It is a AHA solution with high %, so is intended to have a strong action, not for daily use, so let you skin recuperate between uses,

Free of: Silicones – Alcohol – Nuts – Gluten – Oil

Vegan: Yes

Tested on animals: No. It is cruelty free

Safe for pregnant women: Not enough information, so I prefer to recommend no until we have more data to guide.

Size: 30 ml

My opinion: This is a brilliant high % peeling solution you can use at home. Is effective with little time. You only need 10 minutes (Do not leave it more than that) and you will have a renewed skin.

As it has great combination of acids is perfect to address different issues in your skin, without going for a chemical peel at the esthetician. But always remembers it has a high % of AHA, so please don’t leave it more than 10 minutes on your skin (will keep repeating endlessly).

It has a very interesting red color. It has also a watery format, so when you spread it on your face, you won’t see such a stark red color, more like a light red/pink. When you apply it you will feel a little sting.

After 10 min, rinse it off with a wet washcloth and spritz some mist and hydrate as usual. You will feel you skin soft and nice.

I highly recommend this product, only if you are an experienced acid exfoliation user, and use it as follows.

Pecas’s tip: After summer when the skin of my legs is dry and uneven, I use it once or twice in a month and it helps smooth them and renew the skin.

Precautions: It is safe product but due to potency please take into consideration the following:

  • Use sunscreen after using this product
  • Do not use it more than 10 min
  • Do not use it on sensitive skin
  • Do not use it as leave on mascara

How long did it last: Using it every 2 weeks it lasts 7-8 months

Score: 4/5

Price point: 30 ml: 7.2€ | $7.2| £6.3

Where you can buy it

Have you used this acid peel before? What has been your experience?

Note: there are no affiliated links in this post and I have purchased the product mentioned.

Author: Maite

Hi I'm Maite I love everything about beauty and skincare but also love travel the world to see new places. I created this blog to combine my two passions and share with you in this little corner on the web. I hope you enjoy it!

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