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Shoppers say this $11 cream ‘works wonders’ on sensitive skin

Regular highlighting cream with 10% azelaic acid suspension costs only 11 Canadian dollars. Images via The Ordinary.

If you want to use effective skin care products, you don’t have to break the bank, just choose The Ordinary. The Canadian brand is committed to providing clinical results at an affordable price, a strategy that is paying off.

Their products have become editor favorites: their face serums, lotions, and hair care top our beauty must-have lists. The brand’s latest fashion product? The highlighting cream with 10% azelaic acid suspension, which you can to buy here in Mexico Yes here in the United States.

This lightweight moisturizer has been specially formulated to fight dull skin, uneven texture, acne and blemishes, making it the best choice for updating your fall beauty routine. Plus, it’s a super affordable find starting at CA$11/$10.

Shoppers say this $11 cream from The Ordinary 'works wonders' on sensitive skin

Lightening cream with a 10% azelaic acid suspension. Image via The Ordinary.

The details

Like most products from The Ordinary, this affordable moisturizer has a cute scientific name, but don’t let that intimidate you. To lighten the skin, it uses azelaic acid, a very effective natural antioxidant found in pimples. This acid also has a milder action than other compounds on the market, making it ideal for daily use.

The cream is recommended for day and night use and is safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. If you want to try, you can buy the 30ml size for just CA$11/$10 or the larger 100ml size for CA$27/$25.

“This product works wonders”

This moisturizer has won over online shoppers, earning an average rating of 4.1 stars on Sephora and 4.4 stars on The Ordinary.

People have raved about its formula saying it “improves redness caused by acne” and evens out skin texture.

“The best product in my sensitive skin care routine! I have rosacea and this product works wonders. It can cure even the most terrible rashes,” wrote one Sephora shopper.

Shoppers say this $11 cream from The Ordinary 'works wonders' on sensitive skin

Azelaic acid in suspension at 10%. Image via The Ordinary.

“100% recommended”

Along with improving acne scars and uneven skin texture, people have said that this serum also works to lighten dark spots that reflect the passage of time.

“I’ve been using this product for over a month and most of my dark spots have lightened up dramatically,” said one review. “It also made my skin look brighter. 100% recommended.”

Despite hundreds of five-star reviews, some shoppers found this moisturizer didn’t hold well under makeup or sunscreen, noting that it tended to clump. However, someone on Sephora also shared a tip to prevent this from happening:

“Give it 5-10 minutes for skin to absorb before applying another product, it prevents clumping and improves the overall experience,” she wrote.

Finding the products that work best for your skin takes a bit of trial and error, so this cream from The Ordinary may not be for everyone. However, if you want to fight redness, acne, or hyperpigmentation without spending a fortune this fall, this moisturizer is worth adding to your collection.

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Kate Mendonca

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