Hello beauties! 🙂 Today’s post is going to be a review on a few of the products I have been trying out from a skincare brand called The Ordinary, which is a part of an umbrella company called DECIEM. This brand’s mission is to produce effective yet low cost skincare. Basically, they were tired of the expensive BS (who isn’t?) so they decided to make their own. And man am I happy they did. If you are as curious as I was, you are going to want to keep on reading.
I bought and received these first round of products about a month and a half ago, so I have a some pretty solid thoughts on them. I then became obsessed and had to order some more stuff that I ran out of and wanted to try so stay tuned for a review!
The Ordinary’s packaging is very simple. They include what needs to be included such as product name, ingredients, directions, and little else. This packaging isn’t meant to wow you or sell you the product, which I think is very refreshing in this day in age. Now don’t get me wrong, I like to be wowed sometimes (cue ALL the shiny things), but I appreciate how simple it is. Most of their hydrators, serums, antioxidants, and retinoids have droppers so you feel like a mad scientist when taking care of your skin, which is pretty awesome. The other products are squeeze tubes which aren’t that fun TBH, but I will get over it.
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA: ($5.80 for 30 ml or $7.70 for 100 ml)
I believe this is a great moisturizer to use, however, if you have super oily skin, I would use sparingly as a little goes a long way. I personally love this moisturizer for both morning and night, and sometimes a sneak a few drops of the squalane for optimal hydration. If you don’t feel like shelling out $45+ every time you run out of moisturizer, this the best option out there.
100% Plant-Derived Squalane: ($7.90 for 30 ml)
As I mentioned, I sneak a few drops of this in my moisturizer when I feel the need for
speed hydration, which is usually nighttime after a clay mask. I only do a maximum of four drops because that is what I found adds enough hydration without being greasy. Oh, also I can’t prove it but I think this stains your clothes like oil from cheese does. Now it also could have been the fact that I ate nachos but just a precaution: don’t spill it on your shirt you will regret it. Unless that shirt is ugly. Then do it.
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%: ($5.90 for 30 ml)
Have you ever found a skincare product that has changed your life forever? This is it for me. Niacinamide, another name for Vitamin B3, is known to better skin texture and tone. I get mild texture and lots of redness on my cheeks, and this (and a few other product you will see in my skincare routine) helps get rid of most of the texture. If you struggle with texture and mild breakouts, this is a must.
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution: ($7.20 for 30 ml)
Right off the bat, when you wear this mask, it will look like you have blood alllllll over your face. It’s pretty cool. When wearing the mask, there is a mild itchy situation that happens on your face, but it only lasts for about 5-7 minutes, which is also how long you should have the mask on. Directly after, your face will be a bit red, so don’t do this right before you put on makeup as it will suck greatly. The day after your face is glowy and amazing and perfect. If your skin isn’t super sensitive, I think this is a great mask to try out. Also, if you use a glycolic toner like I do, don’t apply it after this because it will be too much for your face to handle and you will irritate it.
**A select amount of The Ordinary’s products are now available online on Sephora, so if you want to rack up those points, check to see if the product you want is there or not. If not, they are all available on The Ordinary’s website, which I linked above.
What are your thoughts on The Ordinary? Are there any specific products you want me to try out? Let me know in the comments!
P.S. Look out for my next post about my Skincare Routine!