Uneven Tone and Texture
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%.
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.
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
Can I mix or layer Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% with other products?
Yes. We recommend proceeding with caution if you choose to use it with other products containing retinoids or alpha or beta hydroxy acids, as this can cause irritation. You may want to alternate these products every other day. If irritation occurs, this product can be mixed with another product to reduce its strength.
How often can I use Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%?
Apply it once per day at night. If your skin is sensitive or you are new to acids, we recommend applying it once per week at first.
Can I use Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% on my body?
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