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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA Review

I dah lama gila tangguh untuk publish review about this The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA, I don't know why. So here is my review.

Product Name: The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA
Product Brand: The Ordinary
Product Type: Chemical exfoliate
Size: 30 mL

About the product
Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This 5% formulation offers very mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation.

Contraindications: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin.

Basically, this is a chemical exfoliator. Also read: Exfoliator. It's a form of AHA, that works on skin surface. Dah pakai AHA, WAJIB pakai sunscreen sebab AHA ni buat kulit lagi sensitive dengan cahaya matahari.

How I use this serum?
For your reference, I have dry skin. I bought this sebab I want to reduce dullness, nak bagi glow and nak kurangkan tiny bumps dekat kulit yang tak smooth.

I guna waktu malam je. At first I pakai seminggu sekali. Tapi sekarang I guna 2-3 kali seminggu. Nak pakai setiap hari pun okay je tapi I rasa 2-3 kali seminggu pun enough for me.

1. Double cleanse
2. Chemical exfoliate - The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5%
3. Wait 5-10mins
4. Hydrating toner
5. Moisturizer

I just drop dekat tangan dalam 3-4 drops and apply dengan jari macam biasa. Then tunggu 5-10 mins supaya dia boleh exfoliate kejap, and continue with my other routines.

The packaging:
It is in a 30 mL transparent streamlined packaging with a large dropper bottle. Looks like glass, tapi takdelah senang pecah. Jatuh banyak kali pun tak pernah pecah lagi. (Yes, I pesen selalu terjatuhkan barang tapi alhamdulillah masih selamat)

The colour/consistency/texture/scent:
It's like a peach/ light orange colour, which is quite thick. Tapi yang baru punya, texture dia very thin and light, macam air. Yang I punya ni quite thick macam serum. And bau dia quite strong, bau hapak hapak gitu. Bau kepam almari kayu  dah reput. Taktahu macam mana nak explain tapi tak suka sangat bau dia.


Ni ingredients untuk yang baru punya. I punya tu yang formula lama.
Aqua (Water), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isoceteth-20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol

My experience with The Ordinary The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA

As I mentioned above, I bought this sebab I want to reduce dullness, nak bagi glow and nak kurangkan tiny bumps dekat kulit yang tak smooth. This is my first chemical exfoliate so I taknak jump to high %. There are a few types of AHA, such as Glycolic Acid and Mandelic Acid. The Ordinary ada jugak Glycolic Acid tapi dia like a toner, and lagi pedih for beginners. So I rasa Lactic Acid is better for beginners.

I used this for almost 5-6 months already. Awal awal I guna seminggu sekali. Luckily, I don't experience any purging. Certain people memang akan purge sikit sebab ni actives. Sekarang I guna 2-3 kali seminggu.

Tak pedih pun kalau first time guna, cuma PEDIH GILA kalau ada luka or jerawat so please be careful. And since this is AHA, WAJIB pakai sunblock waktu siang sebab dia buat kulit lagi sensitif dengan matahari tapi dia tak menipiskan kulit.

I do notice that my tiny bumps makin hilang, kulit jadi lagi smooth, and lagi bright. Totally recommended kalau ada jerawat pasir or blemishes sebab dia boleh hilangkan jugak acne scars sikit sikit. I really love this although bau dia sikit off, tapi takpelah, I redha. Sebab this product really works for me!

I really love this as my exfoliator, no need physical exfoliator anymore.

Who will like this?
People who wants to start with chemical exfoliate

Who will not like this?
Orang yang dah biasa with acids, yang dah guna high strength of acids so this Lactic Acid 5% might not be enough for them. Or people yang belum ada lagi basic skincare and tak pakai sunscreen regularly lagi.

Yes of course!

That's all, thanks for reading!

(Disclaimer: This is not a paid/sponsored review. I bought all the products using my own money. Every skin is different. What works for me, might not work for you. This is just my personal experience)