The Ordinary

Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%


This serum contains a dynamic duo of powerhouse antioxidant 8% Ascorbic Acid (Pure Vitamin C), and 2% Alpha Arbutin to address the concerns of hyperpigmentation, signs of aging, and for a brightened complexion. Due to Vitamin C’s unstable nature, this formula is anhydrogenous - meaning it is both water and oil free. The texture will feel like a light oil, that dries down to a comfortable feel.

Solution for:

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dark spots
  • Signs of aging
  • Antioxidant support

Formula is:

  • Cruelty-free & Vegan
  • Does not contain alcohol, gluten, nuts, oil, silicone, parabens, sulfates

Thoughts from Fel, Ro & BW Team:

Want to shine bright like a diamond? We looove this duo because ascorbic acid + alpha arbutin are the two best friends when it comes to helping to brighten hyperpigmentation and overall skin tone and protecting from free radical damage! Knowing the unstable nature that Vitamin C can have, alpha arbutin also helps to stabilize it - truly a best friend *cries*

We love using this during the day paired with our favorite SPF! 🌞

More details in our video:

Size: 30 ml / 1 fl oz

* Due to limited stock: each customer will be limited to no more than 3 quantity 

How to Use

Apply a few drops and spread over the face avoiding eye area, in both the AM & PM. Follow with your favorite moisturizer, and proper SPF if used during the day.

The Ordinary recommends performing a patch test prior to incorporating a new product to your routine. Click here to see The Ordinary’s in-depth patch testing guide.


Do not use in the same routine as Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, peptides, EUK 134 0.1%, direct acids, or retinoids.


Propanediol, Ascorbic Acid, Alpha-Arbutin

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