A Review: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5.

We are on the fast road to the weekend and I’m not mad about it! My skincare routine has been hit or miss while in self-isolation — it started out strong, but I admit I went a few days not entirely sure if I even washed my face or not.

Last weekend though, I made it a point to give myself a complete facial, including a steam and microdermabrasion, so I am back on my skincare game.

But, today I’m sharing a product I got and used the entire bottle all before quarantine even started. It’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 from The Ordinary and it is AMAZING. Here’s the scoop:

Which skin type is it good for? This is good for normal, oily, combination, dry, or sensitive skin. 

What it is: A hydrating formula with ultra-pure, vegan hyaluronic acid.

Solutions for: Dryness

This formulation combines low, medium, and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, as well as a next-generation H.A. crosspolymer at a combined concentration of two percent for multi-depth hydration. This system is supported with the addition of B5 for enhanced hydration.

What it is formulated WITHOUT: Parabens, phthalates

This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil, alcohol, silicone, nuts, and gluten. This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.

I’d heard good things about this brand before I tried it and then I got a full-size bottle of this. It’s the first Hyaluronic acid I’ve ever tried so I can’t compare it to others, but it’s only $7 for a bottle of it.

I actually saw this product on Jamie Golden’s Instagram a few days ago and she was saying how awesome it was and that there was no reason to pay more for this from another brand since it’s basically just one ingredient, and I agree.

This is one of the only products I’ve used where I noticed a difference in my skin after one application. I used it twice daily after washing my face and before putting on my moisturizer.

It’s a thicker serum, but not sticky or too heavy. When I finished the bottle, I posted it on Instagram (I always post my empties) and my hair stylist messaged me saying how much she loved the product — and the brand — and she said she puts it on her lips to plump them up. According to her, typical lip fillers include Hyaluronic acid. Hot tip!

I will definitely be buying more of this and adding it into my regular skincare regimen. Plus, they have a whole line of affordable products with great reviews — loads of things I want to try.

An amazing skincare find 🙂

This beauty review is not sponsored — nor are any of the reviews on this blog. I am a beauty and skincare junkie and enjoy sharing the products I love right here! For more reviews and similar posts, please subscribe to the blog by clicking subscribe on the right side of your screen. Cheers!


      1. Jasmine

        If you’re talking about the red one, that’s one of them! I use it once a week and holy hell…it burrrrrrrns for a good five minutes until it fades away LOL.The glycolic toner was pretty good, except that also stings. I’ve been using the caffeine solution for my eye contour and that feels nice before applying eye cream. And I just started using the rosehip oil as an occlusive and it makes me very glowy in the morning–jury’s still out on whether it will lighten up any hyperpigmentation for me!

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