The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA
3 out of 5 3 5 1
  • pH - 3.60-3.80
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan
  • Exfoliates Skin
  • Reduce Irritation
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More about CIR Findings ( S, SQ, U, UNS )

More about EWG Scores ( 1—10 )

Fungal Acne Trigger: 0 

Caution Patch Testing Recommended

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Ingredients Inside EWG CIR Cosmetic Roles
Water (H₂O)
1 S Solvent
Lactic Acid (Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA))
  • This keratolytic agent causes Malassezia to grow in summer-like conditions in the presence of lipids.
  • Anti-Aging Effects
  • Avoid If You Have Sensitive Skin
1-4 SQ Skin Conditioning, Fragrance, Humectant, Ph Adjuster, Buffering Agent, Exfoliant, Skin-Conditioning, Humectant
Glycerin (Polyol)
  • Malassezia is NOT able to grow on Glycerin agar unless fatty acids are present, therefore it is NOT a Fungal Acne trigger.
  • Good For Dry Skin Types
2 S Solvent, Perfuming, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Decreasing Agent, Hair Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Denaturant
Pentylene Glycol (Synthetic Compound)
1 S Solvent, Skin Conditioning
Propanediol (Diol)
2 Solvent, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Decreasing Agent
Sodium Hydroxide (Inorganic Compound)
3-4 SQ Ph Adjuster, Buffering Agent, Denaturant
Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer (Polymer)
  • Safe For Malassezia (Fungal Acne).
1 Skin Conditioning, Humectant
Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit Extract
  • Safe For Malassezia (Fungal Acne).
Skin Conditioning
Acacia Senegal Gum (Polymer)
3 S Masking, Fragrance, Film Forming, Adhesive
Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide)
1 S Skin Conditioning, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Emulsion Stabilising, Binding Agent, Binding, Surfactant -Emulsifying Agent, Gel Forming
Isoceteth-20 (Ether)
Polyethylene Glycol Ether, Isocetyl Alcohol (q.v.)
  • Safe but, highly comedogenic and likely to cause clogs
  • Comedogenic Rating:4/5
3 SQ Surfactant, Emulsifying
Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate (Synthetic Compound)
  • Comedogenic Rating:3/5
  • Acne-Trigger
1 S Chelating Agent
Ethylhexylglycerin (Ether)
1 S Skin Conditioning, Deodorant
1,2-Hexanediol (Synthetic Compound)
1 S Solvent
Caprylyl Glycol (Diol)
  • Antimicrobial
1 S Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Humectant, Hair Conditioning
Added by: alexa-radu 
on March 29, 2020
Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use

Reviews (1)

1 review for Lactic Acid 10% + HA

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    3 out of 5 3 5 1

    As this product came into my routine prior to my knowledge of fungal acne, fortunately it didn’t pose any threat to my condition. However this AHA didn’t seem to be like a particular good ingredient to tackle fungal acne either – as i still experience skin texture after incorporating it. It also feels somewhat tacky perhaps due to the HA included.

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