What It Is
Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% is a mild exfoliating serum with lactic acid and hyaluronic acid.
What It Does
This treatment gently resurfaces the skin to promote a bright, even tone and a smooth, soft texture. For a higher-strength formulation, try The Ordinary. Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%.
- Lactic acid: an alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates to reveal clearer, more radiant skin
- Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer: a form of hyaluronic acid that boosts the skin's moisture content for a plump, supple, and smooth appearance
- Tasmanian Pepperberry: a botanical extract that reduces the irritation associated with acid use
How to Use
Apply a few drops to your skin at night before oils, creams, and moisturizers. Allow a few minutes for it to absorb. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation occurs, this product can be diluted to reduce its strength.
This product should not be used on sensitive, peeling, or compromised skin.
Alpha hydroxy acids may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. Use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product.
- Size: 30 ml
- pH: 3.6-3.8
What is lactic acid?
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the surface of skin. It also has hydrating properties.
Which The Ordinary lactic acid product is best for me?
If your skin is sensitive or if you are sensitive to alpha hydroxy acids, we recommend starting with Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%. Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% is best for experienced acid users.