Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%

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CLAIM TO FAME: A brightening hydrator with stabilized vitamin C derivative

FAST FACTS: Delivers 10% pure magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP), a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C; provides specific skin brightening benefits, more so than other derivatives of vitamin C; helps effectively reduce signs of skin aging; features a pH level of 6.50 to 7.50; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol and nut

PERFECT FOR: Illuminating dull, spotty, aging skin

October 9, 2017
”I actually was really surprised by its moisturizing effects. I bought it mainly for brightening and scar fading, so didn’t expect too much about the texture or whether it hydrates my skin or not. I was just going to use it as a serum. I’m currently using Retin-A at night so my used-to-be combination skin becomes dry skin overall. The first time I used it in the morning, I apply toner, Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%, then this MAP. I thought I need to lay one more layer of moisturizer, but no, my skin already felt so moist and plump. I can just put on some sunscreen and head out. I’m pleasantly surprised. This becomes my daily morning routine. Btw, it also goes well with makeup, whether it be BB cream or foundation.”
–SLA (from theordinary.com)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Coco Caprylate/caprate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyglycerol-3 Polyricinoleate, Glycerin, Hexamethyldisiloxane, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

Formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.

Apply a small amount of this cream formula to face AM and PM, after application of water-based serums.

The Ordinary

“Clinical formulations with integrity”—that’s what The Ordinary is about. Created to celebrate truth, veracity, and reliability, the beauty company is focused on advanced functional beauty while honestly communicating its products to its consumers. The end goal? Bringing to market effective, well-known technologies at reasonable prices. As part of DECIEM’s brands, The Ordinary is also free of Parabens, Sulphates, Mineral Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Animal Oils, Benzalkonium Chloride, Coal Tar Dyes, Formaldehyde, Mercury, and Oxybenzone and does not test on animals. All you need is to try out one of their bestselling products, extremely affordable and effective skincare products and you’ll realize what makes The Ordinary, extraordinary.

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Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Normal
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 23

great moisturizing

this is a great moisturizing hydrating skincare item. I really love that I feel like I am using a skincare item that benefits and improves my skin and is affordable. It applies nicely and absorbs quickly. I feel like it is comparable with any primer and I have not found it to pill under makeup which can happen with some products.

about 1 month ago
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It is a derivative of vitamin C the most stable and does not irritate your skin, it is quite moisturizing leaves my skin very soft and seen improvements has a slightly strange smell that for those who are sensitive to odors I do not think they like it, but it is very good I recommend product

about 2 months ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 29

not for me

I had high hopes about this one after seeing it in a few youtube videos. It is supposed to be a lighter version of a vitamin c product so it should promote brightening. However, it didnt give any kind of good effect on my skin even after finishing it. It actually gave me a few small red bumps on my skin whenever i used it. The smell is very distracting and felt too "chemical-ee". It must be psychological, so i felt like my skin couldnt breathe whenever I used it. I am a fan of the 'the ordinary' product line.. but not this one. TT

3 months ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Sensitive
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 17

Nice Vitamin C

I like this vitamin c derivative a lot! Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate is a stable form of vitamin c so it doesn't expire as quickly and retains its properties! It's a nice, light vitamin c suspension that I use during the morning, and it keeps my skin hydrated while helping to brighten my skin.

3 months ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 34

love it

non-sticky and it is easily absorbed by my skin. i am just not sure what is really the effect on my skin but my skin has instant glow and lasted longer than i expected. i just love that it has no scent and you just need small amount to be applied on your face. so far i love it.

6 months ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Sensitive
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 27

Not for me :(

I have researched about this and got very good reviews from beauty experts. So I did not hesitate and purchased this product. However, upon first use it triggered my skin to have malassezia folliculitis. And it broke my heart. 💔 Knowing how this version of vitamin C is more stable than other makes me want to cry. I hate that my skin si very sensitive and I have this skin condition. I wanted to use this in partner with the niacinamide from the same brand to target hyperpigmentations. It is really sad that this is not suitable for my skin. Still I will give it 3 stars because I gave it to my bff and it worked wonders for her skin. I hope 'the ordinary' will remove ingrdients which can cause fungal acne for customers like me who wants to get better skin.

10 months ago
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