How’s everyone doing? I hope you’re all doing well.
So, I have people asking daily on my Instagram about more inexpensive products and if they are any good so girl, man, I got the tea baby!!! I know the pandemic is hitting some of you harder than others so loves, I bought it ALL and tried it ALL for you!
We are going to talk about the best skin care line that would give you great results without making you have to decide between good skincare and cheap toilet paper! lol.
Have you heard about The Ordinary?
I guess some of you may have heard or was already using some of their products, a lot of theirproducts actually have good reviews.
But before we talk about their products, lets talk about the company behind it.
The Ordinary is a brand from DECIEM, The Abnormal Beauty Company. Yes, they
call themselves that. lol. They started trading in 2013. Now they own and operate more than 10 brands in the beauty world. Some of these brands have already become leaders in their focused categories while some are still waiting impatiently
to be born. They started with 1 product in 1 market.
They now have a growing portfolio of more than 50 products in more than 15 markets. One of the best-known brands under them is The Ordinary. But dont let the name deceive you, they are an evolving collection of treatments that could do extraordinary results for your skin.
Now, lets start to talk about the great products that I tried from their The Ordinary brand.
1. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 – $12.20
Hyaluronic Acid is found in the skin naturally but its natural function within the skin is not hydration it instead sits on the surface and can draw moisture out of the skin making the surface feel soft and hydrated temporarily while making you feel like
you need more HA after the product is rinsed. This formula uses three forms of HA with varying molecular weights, as well as an HA crosspolymer, to offer multi-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin solely
to improve temporary surface hydration. This system is supported by the addition of Vitamin B5 which also enhances surface hydration. This will make your skin looks so clear and dewy with no irritation.
2. Lactic Acid 10% + HA – $6.80
Its super lightweight and a little goes a long way. After using this you will definitely see a difference in fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne. Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin, that is why. This 10% formulation offers mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation. If you want a milder formula, they have a 5% available for you. But just a reminder, Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.
3. High-Adherence Silicone Primer – $4.90
If you find it difficult to find primers that are effective and do not cause adverse effects, this may be your saving grace. This formula uses advanced adaptive
silicones to act as a matte, hydrating, blurring primer for makeup that looks higher in definition and adheres for longer. The formula can also be used alone as a non-greasy hydrator that reduces the looks of pores and of imperfections. It preps your
face for a smooth, mattifying finish. If you have mature and yet oily/combination skin with this being a silicone-based primer, you may be concerned that this would be too oily feeling for your skin but this does not feel oily and is in fact very light and leaves a very soft, Matt finish on the skin. On the other hand, If you have dry skin and this won’t make your skin look matte. How great is that?
4. 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil – $6.80
If you have dry skin, this will make your skin feel nourished and smooth. The oil absorbs rather quickly plus it has good coverage for 3 drops. This formulation uses 100% pure Moroccan Argan Seed Oil extracted through a cold-pressing that preserves the integrity of the oils fatty acids, vitamins, phenols (including caffeicacid) and carotenes. Argan oil’s main fatty acid content is made up of oleic acid and
linoleic acid. The oil supports healthy skin and reduces the appearance of flaking. It also adds soft sheen and strength to hair. If you apply it to damp hair and your hair will feel so soft and also shines
throughout the day. And the best thing about it is that it does not have any odor at
5. Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone – $6.80
This product can brighten your skin and soothe your oily t-zone if you have oily skin. It’s also a good product to even out your skin tone. After using it at night, your skin in the morning will be illuminated. It works overnight to brighten your skin and even out the texture. It goes on so smooth & silky and you will not have a lot of stinging at all. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and reduces the appearance of signs of aging. This water-free formula provides 30% pure L-Ascorbic Acid which remains completely stable due to the absence of water. Due to the presence of very light silicones, this formulation feels smooth on the skin despite the suspension format of the formulation, avoiding the short-lived gritty feeling of our original formula. This treatment is ideally applied at bedtime since in some cases, higher concentrations of vitamin C could make sensitive skin more prone to irritation and sunburn.
6. AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution – $7.20
You can literally see the glow on your skin after the first application. It’s amazing! If you have sensitive skin, this won’t dry out your skin whatsoever, it really helped congested pores. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) exfoliate the skins topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance. Beta hydroxy 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 very high concentration of free acids. So it is recommended to use only if you are an experienced user of acid exfoliation and your skin is not very sensitive. Although every person is different, so you may want to start slowly and patch test prior to any regular usage.
7. Retinol 0.5% in Squalane – $5.80
If you have super sensitive skin, this might not be a thing for you. This water-free solution contains 0.5% pure Retinol, an ingredient that can reduce the
appearances of fine lines, photodamage and general skin aging. While Retinol has been studied extensively, it is irritating to the skin. Retinol can cause significant irritation, redness, and peeling, especially around the eyes and mouth, in the early
stages of treatment while skin builds tolerance. So if you wanna try this, try using their Retinol 0.2% in Squalane which has a milder formulation. Again, every person’s skin is different, so you may want to start slowly and patch tests prior to any regular usage.
8. Buffet + Copper Peptides 1% – $28.90
This is one of the few products from The Ordinary with an advanced formula that packs multiple benefits. This is not a single-active-ingredient formula like most of their products. This isn’t under $20, I know, but I could say that the price is very fair
for the ingredients. Looked a little strange and felt a bit slimy but it absorbs perfectly into the skin making it plumper and firmer. This formula combines a
comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of aging at once. This formula includes a 1% concentration of pure Copper Peptides, increasing its focus on overall skin health. The natural role of these peptides as found in human plasma includes supporting a wide range of skin health functions like maintaining normal immune function, collagen synthesis, fibroblast
production, and anti-inflammatory responses. The inclusion of Copper Peptides offers a natural blue tint to the formula. They really do make your skin heal faster.
9. Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density – $17.90
Yes, this is for the hair not the skin but I want to also share this amazing product of The Ordinary to you. If you have too many hairs falling out, this serum is for you. This concentrated formula is designed to support hair health so that it looks thicker, denser, fuller and healthier. Using this serum you will see that your hair started growing. And the good thing is that it doesn’t leave the hair greasy. It may
be just a bit uncomfortable for some people in applying it since it was in a bottle with dropper. But that doesn’t matter as long as it shows great results. lol. There are a lot of good reviews about this product, this one is absolutely one of the favorites.
10. 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil -$9.80
This one is really great when you want to nourish your skin. You can apply once a day to the face, ideally at bedtime after application of water-based treatments. In the morning your skin will feel smooth and fine after application in the evening.
This formulation uses 100% pure Rosehip Seed Oil that is both cold-pressed and organic. Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in linoleic acid, linolenic acid, and pro-vitamin A, all of which degrade when the oil extraction process involves heat. While cold-
pressed extraction is complex, it preserves all of the quality of this important oil which has been shown to reduce signs of photo-aging and many other skin
conditions. The smell is a bit offputting but that only proves that their Rose Hip Seed Oil is completely unrefined and imparts a natural scent partly due to its high omega fatty acid content since Rose Hip Seed Oil that does not have a scent is refined and
offers reduced benefits. Try it! It may become one of your holy grail!
11. Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F – $17.80
This formula makes skin absolutely glow! It will tackle the persistent hyperpigmentation splotches that you may have on your skin. It can also help
reduce your acne if you are suffering from breakouts. Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is
an oil-soluble derivative of Vitamin C that can be used in higher concentrations without drawbacks. (It is one of the most stable derivatives of Vitamin C but, being a derivative, its potency will not be directly comparable to pure L-Ascorbic Acid.) Making your skin clearer, smoother, softer, more even in skin tone, feels moisturized, and dark spots clearing up.
These are just some of the amazing products that The Ordinary have. Why not try them if you haven’t already! You may find the best product to tackle the problems that you currently have in your skins. And if you have tried some of their products, share your experience below about using them. Since we all have different skin types, I always recommend patch testing before using any products directly on your face.
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