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REVIEW: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

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Hyaluronic acid is an amazing ingredient. It helps hydrate your skin and keep it beautiful and young. On today’s review of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I will tell you everything about it: my experience, its composition, how effective it is, where to buy it and more. Let’s see if it’s for you!


Hello! How are you? Today I am going to give you my opinion of the The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 serum. I believe that serums are some of the most difficult to choose products, finding the right one is an adventure full of unknowns (there are even some who still wonder if they really need it). Today I want to help you solve that problem, do you dare?


You can get this The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 on DECIEM (recommended) and on SkinStore.

The Moisturizer - Review: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Those who know me better know that The Ordinary is one of my reference brands. Since the birth of DECIEM in 2013, they have become one of the biggest players in skincare  worldwide. Some time ago I decided to try their products and I’m in love ever since. In this post I told you about their Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% and in this one about the EUK 134 0.1%, both also from The Ordinary, so if you want to know a little better about their range of skincare products do not hesitate to have a look.

After discovering a couple of products of the brand I decided to incorporate one of their serums into my beauty routines, and when I tried the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I discovered that it is a perfect addition to my daily skincare routines. I’ve been using it for a while in my night routines and I’m really delighted. I feel that it gives me some necessary extra nutrition.

It shook me that many men do not even consider using a daily serum, and I want to do something to change that. In some cases this situation is not reduced to the simple use of the serum, there are those who do not have a well-defined routine in which to properly cleanse and hydrate the skin, which may end up leading to a more aged appearance and, much more important, a deterioration of dermatological health.

On previous occasions I have claimed the importance of carrying out a strict daily skincare routine. And no, it does not matter if you get home late or you have the worst hangover of your life, daily means daily. Cleansing the skin (with a cleanser and then with a toner) is essential to remove excess oil, dead skin and other particles that are deposited on it throughout the day, clogging the pores and damaging your pH balance. If afterwards we do not apply a serum frequently, the use of a moisturizer (which seems to be the most used product among those who speak to me about these issues) is much less effective, so it is important to incorporate it into our daily routines. The serum differs from the moisturizer in that it is lighter, so it reaches more easily the deeper layers of the skin and gives us some much needed nutrition.

Without further ado, I will start with the review once and tell you my impressions about The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 serum. First you can see that it is transparent (a little white-ish) and very, very thick, especially for a product that is applied with a dropper. It has no recognizable smell, at least for me. When it is spread on the skin it leaves a first feeling that’s a little unpleasant, it is dense and sticky. However, after a few seconds that feeling disappears and the skin is perfectly smooth, ready to apply other serums and moisturizer (and, if it’s your morning routine, your sunscreen, of course).

This serum contains, among other ingredients, hyaluronic acid, with known anti-aging properties, capable of supporting up to 1000 times its weight in water to provide deep hydration at different levels (and about which you can learn more in this guide) and vitamin B5, with moisturizing and repairing properties. This serum does not contain fragrance.

The aesthetics of packaging corresponds to the brand’s usual style. First we find a cardboard box. Inside we find the usual container with dropper The Ordinary, in this case made of translucent glass. The dropper applicator is especially useful when applying this serum, since only three or four drops are enough to spread it all over the face. It is convenient to extend it quickly, because otherwise, given its texture, it can be more difficult.

I loved discovering this serum. Just when I was looking for a new one to incorporate into my daily routines I have found this one. I really like the result it gives, leaving my skin prepared and loaded with nutrients before applying the moisturizer. Perhaps what I like the least is the texture, as I have mentioned. I have tried other serums (of which I will talk later) and, with the same thickness, get a much more pleasant result. In any case, I recommend it completely.



You already know that the serum should be used after the cleanser and toner to provide your skin with all the nutrients it needs after cleansing it thoroughly. Then you only have to apply other serums that you want to use that day and finish with your favorite moisturizer. I use this serum in my night routines, but if you want to apply it during the day you should always remember to apply a good sunscreen at the end of your skincare routine.

This graphic aims to help you understand in which part of your skincare routine you should use each product.
You don’t need to do all the steps from this routine (but you should always cleanse, moisturize and use sunscreen).
Remember it’s key to do a patch test every time you consider adding new products to your skincare routine.



Aqua (Water), Sodium Hyaluronate, Pentylene Gycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Glycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, 1.2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.

You can get this The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 on DECIEM (recommended) and on SkinStore.

And to you, what is the serum that you like the most? You already know that if you want me to try a specific product or have any questions you can leave me a comment and I will respond immediately.


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I’m Nacho and I’m passionate about skincare. I really enjoy learning and sharing my knowledge about skincare and I read scientific papers so you don’t have to. I want to break stereotypes because I believe skincare has no gender: skin is skin.  


  1. Montse

    Hola Nacho ves conveniente usar este ácido hialurónico al mismo tiempo que buffet y si es así en que orden y con qué frecuencia lo recomendarías?

  2. Sheyla vargas

    Hola! Me encanta tu Blog!
    Sácame un duda
    En mi rutina de Mañana puedo combinar este producto Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 y
    Niacinamida 10% + Zinc 1%. ??????
    Y en todo caso cual usaria primero o segundo ?
    O cual sería mejor usar para mi piel grasosa y con muchos puntos negros

    • Nacho · The Moisturizer

      Hola Sheyla, bienvenida! 😊

      Puedes utilizar ambos productos en orden indistinto, aunque ya sabes que el ácido hialurónico debe aplicarse sobre piel húmeda (por lo que puedes utilizarlo tras el tónico o utilizando una bruma entre ambos productos) 😉

      Un saludo,

  3. Anonymous

    En qué orden te pones la niacinamida y el ácudo hialurónico? Porqué los dos son serums però qué orden recomiendas?

    • Nacho · The Moisturizer


      Los serums deben aplicarse según su densidad (de más ligeros a más espesos). Yo prefiero utilizar primero la niacinamida, pero estos dos productos puedes utilizarlos indistintamente, da igual cuál uses primero 😊

      Un saludo,

  4. Meri

    Hola Nacho, gracias por tus revisiones de productos, a mi también me gustan este tema, y más yo que desde 2007 me salio vitiligo, tras leer mucho, he descubierto que el Bakuchiol, es un activo que trabaja igual al retinol, pero este es de origen vegetal, hay marcas como Bybi, typology, Urang, que lo incorporan a sus productos, que sabes tu, los has probado??
    Gracias nuevamente por tu trabajo, bien esplicado.

    • Nacho · The Moisturizer

      Hola Meri, bienvenida a mi blog! 😊

      Yo todavía no he probado el bakuchiol, pero los estudios que he leído acerca de este ingrediente parecen muy prometedores. En principio aporta resultados similares a los retinoides pero sin sus efectos secundarios habituales (puedes leer más sobre los retinoides en este otro artículo). Como te decía, todavía no he tenido la oportunidad de incorporarlo a mis rutinas, pero pinta muy bien.

      Ya me contarás si te animas a utilizarlo! 😉

      Un saludo,

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