The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

RM75 RM78

A Water-Free, Stable Solution

This formula combines two of the most powerful brightening agents in skincare: pure Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin, both solubilized in a completely water-free formula for ideal stability. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and reduces signs of aging. Alpha Arbutin is a highly-purified biosynthetic active ingredient that reduces the look of dark spots and uneven skin tone.

Notes: Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin are less stable in formulations that contain water and use of them combined in formulations containing water is highly discouraged. This formulation is a water-free, stable solution, and may feel slightly "oily" for a few seconds after application, despite the fact that it is completely free of oil.

Topical Vitamin C offers a wide array of benefits to the skin. However, many forms of Vitamin C and many more formulations of Vitamin C are available commercially with a potential to confuse the audience. We have developed a guide that offers guidance on the formulations of Vitamin C offered under The Ordinary range. It also offers education on Vitamin C itself and on the differences between formulations of Vitamin C at large.


  • Dark Spots
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Acne and Blemishes


Apply a few drops to face in the AM and PM as part of your skincare regimen. Avoid use around eyes. Use sun protection in the AM. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. 


Propanediol, Ascorbic Acid, Alpha-Arbutin

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Thivagar Paramasivam

After weeks of use, skin feels more bright and less dull


Love this!

Anis Amalina Ismail
Worth buying

Suitable even for sensitive skin i just used it 1 pump only in the morning for 4 days and already can see the improvement on my skin goes nicely with right moisturizer and sunscreen

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