One of my favourite Skincare brands definitely has to be The Ordinary. That’s why when I saw Mikhila’s review of Their 30% AHA + 2% BHA Peeling Solution, I obviously had to check it out for myself. Well i’ve been using it for a little while now, and I thought that I would tell you what I thought of it.
Here’s what The Ordinary say about their 30% AHA + BHA 2% Peeling Solution.
With 30% Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Glycolic, Lactic, Tartaric, Citric, and 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid Crosspolymer, Vitamin B5, Black Carrot and Tasmanian Pepperberry.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) exfoliate the Skin’s topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance. Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) also exfoliate the Skin with an extended function to help clear Pore congestion. This combined 32% AHA/BHA Solution offers deeper exfoliation to help fight visible blemishes and for improved Skin radiance, The formula also improves the appearance of Skin texture and reduces the look of Fine Lines with continued use.
This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with Acid use. This derivative is of Plant origin and varies in colour seasonly and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time. This formula is further supported with a Crosspolymer form of Hyaluronic Acid for comfort, Vitamin B5 to assist healing and Black Carrot as an antioxidant.
This formula contains a very high concentration of free Acids. We recommend that you only use it if you are an experienced user of Acid exfoliation and your Skin is not sensitive.
This formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised Skin. Please refer to additional Sun Protection note and other warnings in the provided directions.
- pH 3.6.
- Alcohol Free.
- Oil Free.
- Silicone Free.
- Nut Free.
- Gluten Free.
- Cruelty Free.
I wasn’t really a massive fan of it’s scent, as even though it contained Glycolic Acid, Aloe Vera, Black Carrot Extract, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, and Tasmanian Pepperberry Leaf Extract, I thought that it had a very strange deep and spicy yet ever so slightly nutty scent to it that kind of reminded me of walking past a House where Indian Food is being cooked.
I really liked it’s consistency, as even though it was called a Chemical Peel, I thought that it felt incredibly thin and balmy yet ever so slightly sticky, and was more like a thin and balmy yet ever so slightly sticky Facial Serum rather than a thin and watery Chemical Peel.
What it did when I used it.
I really liked what this did when I used it, as once I had started to massage a little bit of it into my Skin, it turned from a thin and balmy yet ever so slightly sticky Facial Serum into a thin and watery Chemical Peel that spread really easily across my Face. I also really liked that after I had finished massaging it into my Skin, that it created a very light tingling sensation that I thought felt really relaxing.
I absolutely loved it’s results, as not only did this leave my Skin feeling incredibly silky soft and smooth, but it also left it looking extremely clear, glowing and radiant too. I also really liked that after I had been using it for twice a week for over a month, that it managed to reduce some of the Fine lines that were around my Forehead. I did find that I had to use some kind of a Facial Serum after I had used it though, as even though it gave amazing results, it did leave my Skin feeling ever so slightly dry.
I really liked it’s packaging, as this came in a small cylindrical clear Glass Bottle with a Pipette Lid that looked beautiful sat on my Beauty Shelves.
My overall thoughts.
Overall I would have to rate The Ordinary 30% AHA + 2% BHA Peeling Solution a nine out of ten. I absolutely loved it’s thin and balmy yet ever so slightly sticky consistency, what it did when I used it, it’s results, and it’s packaging. But I just wasn’t a massive fan of it’s strange deep and spicy yet ever so slightly nutty scent, or that it left my Skin feeling ever so slightly dry after I had used it.
Have you checked out The Ordinary 30% AHA + 2% BHA Peeling Solution yet? What did you think of it? What’s your favourite at Home Chemical Peel? Please let me know down below.