Hello, superskinbaby here and I am back with another review. This time it is a western brand that has got a lot of popularity and controversy, which is The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%. Coming with its affordable price, is it worth the (former) hype?
Brand : The Ordinary
Product : Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%
Origin : Canada
Size : 30 ml
Price : $12.90 Deciem website.
This formula combines very high concentrations of two of the most powerful and important antioxidants in skincare: Resveratrol and Ferulic Acid. This formula does not contain any water, silicones, oils or alcohol. Water can impair the stability of any antioxidant. Do not refrigerate.
Propanediol, Resveratrol, Ferulic Acid.
I received a birthday gift from my friend Flotatoskin almost ten bottles of The Ordinary last year! I still have not used all of them but I remembered reading about this serum somewhere and noticed I hadn’t had it in my stash, so I went ahead and purchased The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% myself. This is advertised as a powerful antioxidant, which is almost like EUK 134 0.1% but EUK is a self-regenerating molecule that works around the clock.
I know the brand has recently caused a lot of controversy, but I got my items long before the drama started, and I still like reviewing items. For those who are still interested in the brand, this review might be informative for you about how it works in my case.
When I first opened the product, I remember that it had almost no scent at all. When applied on the skin, this serum causes a warm feeling, I don’t know why as it was never stated on the Official Website. I used it several times and found the warmth a bit bothering. The texture is like an oil-ampoule, and the color is transparent with a slight yellowish color. The liquid is not easily absorbed by my skin, as it is almost similar to an oil. I did not like using it in my routine and avoided it for several months.
Several months later, I opened the bottle and found a very strong, unappealing smell. I don’t remember it ever having such a pungent odor. It smells something like there is something wrong going with the formula. I think it has gone bad? I daringly tried to use it on my face and it caused the same warm feeling, a rise of temperature of my skin. Do not like.
Any other effect? Not that I can notice. I still got pimples sometimes, and my skin did not look smoother or healthier looking when I was using it. Overall, not recommended.
The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% 30ml
Moisturizing ★★ / 5
Absorption ★ / 5
Spreadability ★ / 5
Stickiness ★★ / 5
Fragrance ★ / 5
Design ★★★★ / 5
Recommended ★ / 5