4 Months of The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder! My Results!

Comment
The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid Powder

It’s been 4 months using The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder. Yes, 4 MONTHS! If you need a recap on this product, GO HERE. So I started using this ascorbic acid powder to help with acne marks and to achieve a brighter complexion. I was having trouble with other vitamin c essences and serums. I couldn’t find a vitamin c product that was compatible with my skin. I would get clogged pores and breakouts from other vitamin c products. So I thought, hey, let’s try the powder form instead. It doesn’t contain any other ingredients in it besides vitamin c. It’s 100% l-ascorbic acid powder! šŸŠ

So this product comes in a jar. It’s tiny. It’s only 20g. Even though it’s only 20g, I still have a ton of product left after 4 months of use. Seems like it’ll last for a couple of years since I don’t use much of it anyways, and I use it on a daily basis. Just a little bit of product goes a long way. It can get annoying when I have unscrew the lid, scoop out the powder, and mix it with my other skin care products. I have to be more careful because I don’t want to spill the product all over the place. It’s just plain messy. I think that’s one of the downsides of this product — it’s not mixed for you, you have to do it yourself.

With this ascorbic acid powder, I can use almost half a scoop without any issues. I worked my way up to that amount of powder over the months. It doesn’t sting or burn my skin. My skin just takes it without any issues. I mix the ascorbic acid powder with my essences, which are the Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence and Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. I mix these two together. Yeah, I’m weird, but I like the combination. I have hyaluronic acid and snail. It’s an amazing combo to lightly moisturize the skin, especially for oily skin like myself. Works great since I’ve been doing it! šŸ‘šŸ» And I haven’t had any issues with using them. No irritation, redness, or breakouts. All is good so far!

Now let’s get into the results! It’s been 4 months of using ascorbic powder. Have I seen any results?? Hmmm! Honestly, it’s been tough. I haven’t noticed visible results using it, but I’m not too disappointed in it. I mean, it works as a great antioxidant for my skin. I use it in the morning for the antioxidant properties and to boost my UV protection (while using SPF). Also, since the powder lasts forever, there’s not much to complain about yet besides having to mix it myself in the morning. haha. Even though I’m still using this ascorbic acid powder, I’ve also continued on to using other vitamin c products…

More on my other vitamin c products in another post! šŸ™‚ So, so far, The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder hasn’t been too bad. But, I still think it’s pretty overpriced for what you get. After finishing this powder, I think I’m just going to purchase ascorbic acid powder (not from The Ordinary) from somewhere else. Ascorbic acid powder is pretty cheap. Come on now, right? Why pay more for something that’s just ascorbic acid powder. lol. Those are my thoughts on my experience with this product after 4 months. I hope this was helpful. I’ll see everyone in my next update! Stay tuned!!

Moisturizing is very important! šŸ’§ Check out my thoughts on the moisturizers that I use!

Another Update on My Moisturizers. What Iā€™m Using Now.

Time to get rid of acne scars with The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder!

Comment
The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid Powder

So my skin looks really good right now. Most of my acne is gone. All thanks to Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser. šŸ‘ˆšŸ» Don’t forget to read more about this cream cleanser right here!! I’ll make an update on my progress with this cream cleanser soon. Stay tuned for that too! Since my skin has cleared up so much, and it took so many years to get it all situated out. It’s time to add a vitamin c product into my skin care routine! I’ve been waiting for the right time to include one. I have a few leftover vitamin c serums from before, but they don’t work on my skin. They either cause blackheads, clog my pores, or don’t do anything for my skin. So I picked up a jar of The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder. I’ve had this for a while, but I was waiting until my acne was under control first. I think it’s time! I started using it a week ago, and everything seems to be going well.

What is the purpose of this product?

It’s an antioxidant that brightens the skin, fights free radicals, boosts sun protection when used in the morning, and helps to fade acne scars.

The ingredients…

The ingredients in this product is pretty straight forward. It only contains ascorbic acid. I was having trouble with The Ordinary vitamin c products due to other ingredients that it contains. I think this one might be a better choice for me.

And let’s not forget.

It’s paraben-free, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

My First Impression

This product comes in a jar with 20 grams of ascorbic acid (vitamin c) powder. Retails at $5.80. It looks extremely affordable (because all of their other products are pretty cheap), but it’s on the expensive side for the amount of product. Ascorbic acid can be purchased for much less on the market. I purchased this ascorbic acid powder a few months ago without thinking too much about it. I was just looking through The Ordinary products that I haven’t tried yet. This was one of them. I thought, hey, let’s give it a shot without much thought. Now here I am with a jar of ascorbic acid from The Ordinary. Let’s try it out! lol.

The jar comes sealed. Like this. It comes with a mini plastic scooper.

The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid Powder

This is what the powder looks like. It’s just white powder. Looks a bit clumpy, but that’s OK. It works just fine. There’s nothing wrong with it.

The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid Powder

The powder feels very very fine. Not gritty at all. Hoping that it would blend into other products just fine. And guess what? It did! I used it with my moisturizer (and tried it with an essence), which is Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin and Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence. The tricky thing about using this vitamin c powder is the pH. For vitamin c to work on the skin, it needs to be acidic but not too low where it irritates and burns the skin. I tested the pH of my mixture, and it’s good to go! When applying the mixture to the skin, there was a slight stinging sensation (not too much), but that’s pretty normal when using vitamin c products. It’s the same stinging sensation I get when using other vitamin c serums that contain ascorbic acid. The stinging sensation goes away pretty quick. The difference is that my skin likes the mixture better vs the store bought serums. There’s less ingredients to worry about. I haven’t found a good vitamin c serum yet due to this issue.

I tried The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%, and it didn’t work on my skin. It dried out my skin, made it look aged, saw no results after several months of using it. It was such a waste of time and money. So I’m glad I gave the powder a chance. My skin can’t handle propanediol in high amounts from my experience with The Ordinary skin care products with this ingredient. The Ordinary seems to utilize this ingredient quite often. And, it just didn’t work for me as I wanted it to. Oh well…haha.

With the ascorbic acid powder, the instructions states to not mix with formulations that contain niacinamide and EUK 134. You can read about my experience with The Ordianry EUK 134 0.1% Serum here. I like niacinamide, but I haven’t found a serum that works on my skin. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (one of the products I’ve used) gave me the worst acne of my life. šŸ‘ˆšŸ» For a more in depth review, go check it out! But the whole using ascorbic acid and niacinamide at the same time has to do with skin sensitivity and skin flushing. I’ve used both products at the same time but not mixed (layering) without any issues. I don’t have sensitive skin to begin with. And my skin doesn’t flush with these two ingredients. If you have rosacea or are prone to skin redness, that’s something to keep in mind. Other advisories include making sure to avoid the eyes, do a patch test, don’t use it on broken skin.

I haven’t had any problems with this product yet. I started off using it in the morning and at night, but now I only use it in the morning. I don’t think it’s necessary to use it twice a day (unless I want to). When using vitamin c in the morning, it boosts sun protection. That seems like a great, better idea. šŸ‘šŸ» So far, my skin really likes this version of vitamin c. Other vitamin c products contain other ingredients that are pore-clogging and messed up my skin. I’ve already seen minor results after a week of using it. My skin feels smoother, a bit more even, and just looks really good. No breakouts or skin irritation thus far. Also, I would like to mention that I don’t fill up the whole scooper when using this product. I only use about 1/4-1/3 of ascorbic acid powder. Ascorbic acid is an acid (as the name states), so be careful when using. If you have very sensitive skin, make sure to do a patch test first! āš  You can burn yourself.

So I like the results I’m seeing using this product, but will I purchase another jar of ascorbic acid from The Ordinary again? Hmmm, I’ll use it all up first and think about it. As I mentioned earlier, this vitamin c powder is definitely expensive for the amount of product. I might just purchase ascorbic acid powder somewhere else. It seems like they want you to do the work for them. haha. They should’ve formulated a better ascorbic acid serum and released that instead. I’m really not impressed with most of their serums so far. But this powder is awesome! My skin is looking soooo good! Cheers to clearer, brighter, acne-free skin! šŸ„‚āœØ

An update on The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder coming up soon!

If you missed out on my reviews on The Ordinary skin care products, have fun reading them all! šŸ˜

I tried Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence again. Here are my results!

Comment
Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

I tried Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence once again. I’m really trying to find a facial moisturizer or something that hydrates my skin without leaving any residue behind or clog my pores. I thought I would give Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence another chance, since it’s lightweight and lightly hydrates my skin. From what I remember, anyways. Read on to find out if it lived up to my expectations or not! If you missed out on my previous thoughts on this essence, go here šŸ‘‰šŸ» Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Now on to my updated review on this skin care product! šŸ˜„

So I started using Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence as my main moisturizer in my skin care routine. I couldn’t find anything else that works on my skin. I’ve tried a ton of facial moisturizers, and they all either gave me dry skin, breakouts, were too moisturizing, or irritated my skin. They just didn’t work for me. I did say that there was a possible chance that Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence could make it back into my routine. That’s to see if it was something else in my routine during that time was causing my skin to breakout instead of this essence. Well, here I am giving this essence another shot.

I used the essence in the morning and night. The essence felt sticky at first, but that stickiness went away when it absorbed into the skin. I really liked how it left my skin lightly hydrated without feeling heavy. It was really easy to use too. It didn’t leave residue on my skin and just sunk into my skin like what I wanted in a moisturizer (or essence). But after 4 days of using this essence, unfortunately, I noticed blackheads and more breakouts in my skin. And I knew it was the essence that caused the clogged pores, since I didn’t change anything else in my routine. I stopped using it immediately, and those clogged pores eventually went away.

Even though this essence felt hydrating at first, it eventually dried out my skin too. Perhaps it’s not the snail ingredient, but the other ingredients in the product that isn’t clicking with my skin. It does contain butylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol, and a bunch of other ingredients that can cause the skin to dry out. All I know is this essence didn’t work out for me after another try. I’m not going to repurchase it after I finish the bottle. It’s pretty much off my radar now. haha.

For more reviews on Cosrx skin care products šŸ‘ˆšŸ»

Review: Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Comment
Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Here’s another skin care product that I wanted to retry. It’s Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. I did try another snail product before this. It was the Snail Bee High Content Essence. Read my review on this skin care product here. So snail (snail mucin) is not a vegan ingredient, but it has so many good reviews on it. I wanted to try it out. It’s supposed to help with acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity of the skin, and skin texture. Also, more benefits includes hydrating the skin, brightening, repairs the skin, and helps maintain skin moisture. This sounds too good to be true. Yep, gotta try it out. I gotta see what this snail thingamajig from Cosrx is like. This was my first snail product. I tried a couple of others too, which includes Snail Bee High Content Essence that I reviewed. I stopped using Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence because I was using a lot of products and had to eliminate a bunch of of them to figure out what’s going on with my skin. Cosrx Snail was chosen to be eliminated. But now it’s back! Here’s my experience and results on this product! Round 2! šŸ™‚

This essence isn’t runny. One pump of the product is a droplet. It’s looks pretty cool when it comes out. It’s not messy at all. It’s very easy to apply this essence to the skin. I rub it between the palm of my hands and pat it into my skin. I only use one pump. Seems more than enough to cover the whole face and neck area for me. It does feel sticky when applied to the facial skin, but it’s not extremely sticky. The sticky feeling is there. It’s snail mucin after all. It’s known to be sticky and gooey. Once absorbed into the skin, it leaves the skin quite clean. It just vanishes into the skin. It didn’t irritate my skin at all even though the texture is sticky. The product claims to be hydrating. I mean, it does somewhat hydrates the skin. On my skin, it wasn’t too hydrating. There’s a little bit of moisture there. Just not a lot. But I do love the fact that this essence feels lightweight on the skin. I can use it twice a day without any issues.

So after 2 weeks of using Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, I noticed the texture of my skin looked smoother and more refined. In terms of moisture, it’s not the best hydrating essence. I thought it would be more hydrating just from the reviews that I’ve read. Sadly, I didn’t notice a brighter complexion either. My skin didn’t look glowy, but it looked more dewy. I love that dewiness. Not much skin repair going on. I was hoping that the snail product would help with some active acne and acne marks. Honestly, I didn’t see any of that. Maybe I have to use it much longer? I’ve only used it for only 2 weeks. I wonder what the results would be like within a month of use! Here’s the good news. After all of this, after 2 weeks of using this product, my skin did not break out from it! At one point I thought my skin had issues with snail products. Nope, not this one. No breakouts so far. I’m pretty shocked. I finished up a bottle in the past thinking it was one of the causes of my closed comedones, breakouts. Wow, I really thought it was an acne culprit, but I guess not. Everything is going well so far.

āœ… Pros

āŒ Cons

It looks like I’m not allergic to snail products. Seems like I haven’t found the right one yet until now. Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is working for me! As in it doesn’t cause me horrible acne. I’m stunned! But this is only after 2 weeks of using it. My pores are in good shape after including this essence in my skin care routine. It looks like everything is going well. I think I’m going to continue to use it. It’s light on the skin and provides some moisture. I wonder what my skin is going to be like in a month or two with this product. I’ll make another update when it hits 1 month! So far, from my experience with this product, I would recommend this product. I like what I’m seeing in my skin. No issues with acne. I’m happy! Stick around for a new update on Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence! Coming up in a few weeks. I hope this review was helpful!

For more reviews on Cosrx skin care products šŸ‘ˆšŸ»

© xfurbeauty