The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Review

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin Review

The Ordinary are renowned for producing affordable but innovative skincare, designed to target specific skin concerns. And if you struggle with spots, uneven skin texture or dull skin, then The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA is the treatment for you! The Alpha Arbutin treatment combines the hydrating, brightening power of hyaluronic acid with spot-fighting alpha arbutin, resulting in clear, even skin. Read on to find out more about this powerhouse serum…


The Most Important Thing About The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Is…

Formulated to smooth imperfections, the Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA (hyaluronic acid) serum is a multi-tasking skin perfecter. The fluid formula glides over the skin, creating an instant brightening effect without being oily or greasy. Spots and blemishes are reduced and skin texture becomes smoother with consistent daily use as the serum gets to work on reducing the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation.


What Skin Type Is It For?

The Ordinary’s serum is designed for those looking for brighter and more even-looking skin. As a treatment for all genders, the Alpha Arbutin 2% can be enjoyed by anyone, thanks to its lightweight texture that sits comfortably on the skin without drying it out or creating an oily feel.


You Will Love This If…

If you’re looking for a one-step treatment for even skin, you’ll love how easy The Ordinary serum is to add into your skincare routine. The serum easily sinks into your complexion so its skin-evening and brightening actives can get to work straight away.


Hero Ingredients:

The Ordinary’s serum brightens your skin using alpha arbutin, which creates a non-greasy, healthy glow and reduces the appearance of dark spots. Typically, skincare products only use a 1% concentration of alpha arbutin, but The Ordinary have harnessed this biosynthetic active ingredient at a higher dosage of 2%. This improves the serum’s ability to even out skin texture and reduce the appearance of inflamed spots and blemishes. To complete the mix, skin-plumping hyaluronic acid adds a layer of lightweight moisture and protects the skin barrier, while also reducing the risk of irritation.


What Does It Feel Like?

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA is slightly thicker than water, lying between a liquid and gel. It melts into your skin, becoming sticky for just a second before feeling ultra-soft and smooth as it fully absorbs in under 10 seconds.


What Does It Smell Like?

There is no added fragrance in this formula; the serum has a barely noticeable clean scent.


How Do You Use The Product?

Using the pipette applicator, apply two drops to cleansed skin morning and night. Massage the serum in, focusing on areas with unbroken blemishes. After this, apply your moisturiser (and SPF during the day.)


What’s Special About The Design?

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA has the same minimalist appearance as the majority of The Ordinary’s skincare collection. The light brown-orange serum is housed in a frosted glass bottle, complete with white accents. The design is practical and easy to use, with the pipette applicator also acting as the lid.



The functional design can be recycled.


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