The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% Solution


  • High in Anti-oxidants
  • Mineral oil free
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Triclosan Free
  • Paraben-Free
  • Affordable
  • Meant to be used with other solutions



  • You won’t see a difference overnight
  • Not available everywhere


As we already discussed in a previous article, The Ordinary is a cult classic.  The entire brand is built around affordable products that tout effectiveness over flashy packaging and claims.  This serum is designed to be used at night in conjunction with other moisturizers, oils, or creams.  The packaging is super basic.  A plain cardboard box, with an amber glass bottle inside.  The liquid is golden in color and has a smell that I can not identify.  The texture is oily (of course) and spreads quickly on the skin.  I noticed an immediate warming sensation as I was rubbing this on to my skin.  The product applies well with both oils and creams.  I have only been using it for about 3 weeks, and I haven’t really noticed much of a difference in my dark spots.  Considering this product retails at Sephora for CAD 6.90.  Even if the effect is subtle, the price is right.  For that money, you get a 30ml/1oz bottle of the product.   I will update you in a few months and let you know how well it works for me.

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As described on the Sephora website:

What it is: A water-free, high-potency antioxidant formula with three percent resveratrol and three percent ferulic acid.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
– Resveratrol: Powerful antioxidant.
– Ferulic Acid: Powerful antioxidant.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This formula contains two of the most powerful antioxidants in skincare: resveratrol and ferulic acid. Resveratrol is a natural phenol found in several plants. Ferulic acid is a high-potency phytochemical antioxidant found naturally in walls of plant cells.


Propanediol, Resveratrol, Ferulic Acid.

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