The Ordinary Haul, First Impressions | Alpha Lipoic Acid , Squalane, Advanced Retinoid 2%, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%Saturday, March 11, 2017
I got my order from The Ordinary way sooner than I thought I would, which made me very happy. I posted about new items from the Ordinary a little while ago, and when some of them came in stock, I picked them up immediately. I settled on the Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%, 100% Plant-Derived Squalane, Advanced Retinoid 2%, and the Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%.
Otherwise, I love the way this smells; it smells like cotton candy to me. It's an oil and rubs in nicely. The Alpha Lipoic Acid is an antioxidant that's supposed to improve the texture of skin. I could really use this as I have some small ice pick scars I want to attempt to treat. The brand recommends intermittent use since it's such a high concentration of the acid.
this one from Valentia. In truth this was a filler product. I chose it because the brand boasts that it uses "next-generation retinoid active technologies" so I'm curious as to how different this will be for me from retinols, and also because it's retinoid and I am not familiar with them.
Stay tuned for a one-month update!