Today, I'm going to discuss a classic cult-favorite: The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution.
Does this product live up to its claims? Let’s find out. ⭐
If you're looking for a powerful chemical peel (that's also super affordable), I highly recommend The Ordinary's AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution.
A word of caution, though: this product contains a high concentration of free acids and should only be used by more experienced peelers.
According to The Ordinary's website, the AHAs and BHAs in this formula include:
The AHAs help increase cell turnover for brighter and smoother skin while the BHA penetrates deep into oily skin to remove excess oils and open up clogged pores.
Panthenol (Vitamin B5) and Hyaluronic Acid are both included to restore skin hydration while Tasmanian Pepperberry (the source of the red color) reduces skin irritation.
The Ordinary has a reputation for well-formulated skincare products and this one is no exception. The pH of 3.6 matches the pKa of glycolic acid, ensuring "ideal balance between salt and acidity" to maximize the formula's effectiveness while minimizing any side effects.
My Verdict: The AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is an outstanding alternative to expensive professional treatments and has amassed a cult following of peel enthusiasts. Use this advanced peel 1-2x weekly to fade brown spots, even out skin tone, and reduce premature signs of aging.