REVIEW: THE ORDINARY 30% AHA and 2% BHA Peeling Solution

Hi guys!
I’m so excited to put up this review!! Nothing makes me happier than skincare that works…without breaking the bank. That’s exactly what this product does. It works!

Product Description

Alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) exfoliate the skin’s topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance. Beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) also exfoliate the skin with an extended function to help clear pore congestion. This combined 32% AHA/BHA solution offers deeper exfoliation to help fight visible blemishes and for improved skin radiance. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture and reduces the look of fine lines with continued use. 

This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time. This formula is further supported with a crosspolymer form of hyaluronic acid for comfort, Vitamin B5 to assist healing and black carrot as an antioxidant.  

Note: This formula contains a very high concentration of free acids. We recommend use only if you are an experienced user of acid exfoliation and your skin is not sensitive.

Directions for use

Use ideally in the PM, no more frequently than twice per week. Clean face and wait for skin to dry. Do not use on wet skin. Apply evenly across face and neck using your fingertips. Leave on for no more than 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes both during application and rinse off. This low-viscosity solution is intended to be used as a masque. Do not leave on for longer than 10 minutes. If persistent irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a physician.

(Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards. Use only as directed. Contact of the product with the skin must be of limited frequency or duration.)


It comes in a bottle with a dropper to control the amount you dispense. It is burgundy/ plum in colour(as a result of the Tasmanian Pepperberry content). I know it seems weird putting something this colour on your face, but it don’t hurt.

The first time I used it, I applied right after washing and drying my face(my face was still slightly damp). After application, it stung so much. I got scared and rinsed it off before the 10-minute time frame. My face looked pink and raw afterwards.

By the second time I used it, I waited for my face to get very dry before I applied it. My face still stung slightly but it was much better. 

I’ve used it four times now and my skin looks more radiant. The dark spots I have on the left side of my face are fading(they didn’t clear this much with The Ordinary Alpha- Arbutin which I reviewed here. My fine lines are also not as deep. I’m so happy with how my skin looks.

However people who have never used acids(glycolic, lactic, citric acid) for chemical exfoliation, you might react to it(however I hadn’t and I didn’t react. 

I’m super impressed with this peel. It’s so affordable and makes my skin look great! My makeup glides on more smoothly. This is my new bae. Twice a week, 10 minutes a week for flawless skin. 

I totally recommend it, especially if you’ve used acids before.

Price: N6500

Where to buy: Beautyfrenzyshop
The Ordinary

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