The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Serum

Most Vitamin C serum tend to irritate senstive skin. However, The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Serum is an excpetion. It can be tried for sensitive skin after it gets calm.

What is it? Vitamin C serum

Who can use it? All skin type prone to sensitivity

Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate sensitive skin that is calm. However, avoid when your skin is red, irritated, itchy or burning.

Goodies: 12% Ascorbyl Glucoside

Key Benefits:






Brands:: The Ordinary



The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Serum benefits

This serum has only one active ingredents- 12 Ascorbyl Glucoside. It is stable form of Vitamin C. . It share same benefit as L- Ascorboc acid.  But is is less efficacious then L ascorbic acid. It has better acceptabilty on sensitive skin types. It delays ageng, repairs skin and fades pigmentation.

Who can use it?

Skin type: Oily, Combination, Dry (might need extar layer of moisturiser on top of it). Acording to TheOrdinary website, this is water based serum that gets absorbed instantly.

Skin concern: Ageing, Senstive skin ( can be tried if your skin is calm)

Which variant of Vitamin C serum is best for you?

3 variants:The Ordinary has following variants of Vitamin C serum:

  • Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%- for normal to oily skin with dark spots or tanning.
  • Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%- for normal to oily skin. It can be tried for sensitve skin, if it is not red, irritated or burning.
  • Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%- for non-sensitive and tough skin.

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Additional information


Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern


Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range




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