The Ordinary // Products & Review

It's a social media favourite - The Ordinary. A new skincare brand that has an incredibly low price tag, but the same ingredients as high end skincare products; probably the reason why this brand and all their products are getting so much hype right now on social media platforms such as Instagram and Youtube.

Of course I had to check them out as well because in all honesty, I do need a bit of help with my skincare. The main reason why I'm lacking on my skincare game is because it is such an individual thing. There's a flood of all kinds of products and most of the time, they claim to do all these amazing things and at the end, you either end up with breakouts or you see absolutely no change in your skin. So I was just not ready to spend all my money on skincare that might not even do any good for my skin.

The Ordinary has such great reviews and is so affordable, that I just had to try a few of their products to see if they made a difference, and if not, it wasn't too much waste of money either.

1. Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

The product description says it's a "high-strength lactic acid superficial peeling formulation" that is supposed to be applied "once per day, ideally in the PM; can be diluted with other treatments to reduce strength until skin develops tolerance". Its main targets are uneven skin tone, textural irregularities and fine lines.

While the main ingredient is lactic acid, the Ordinary says that it also contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use.

Full ingredient list: water, lactic acid, glycerin, pentylene glycol, potassium citrate, arginine, triethanolamine, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, tasmannia lanceolata fruit/leaf extract, acacia senegal gum, xanthan gum, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, ppg-26-buteth-26, ethyl 2,2-dimethylhydrocinnamal, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol

I truly love this product. I used to have little bumps on my nose as well as my forehead, which always got worse whenever I wore make up for a day.. within like 2-3 uses of this serum at night, they were gone. My nose feels and looks so smooth, it's incredible. I also noticed that my skin is less red, the overall skin tone seems a lot more even and less puffy and red, even when I just washed my face and rubbed in my serums and moisturizer - a few seconds later and my skin is already loosing the redness.

Would I repurchase? Yes, in a heartbeat. It does such wonderful things to my skin for such a little amount of money, that I don't think anything could ever beat it.

2. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

It's a "hydration support formula with ultra-pure, vegan hyaluronic acid" that you should "apply a few drops to the face in the AM and PM before creams". The product is supposed to support the hydration and repair of your skin.

Full ingredient list: water, sodium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, panthenol, ahnfeltia concinna extract, glycerin, pentylene glycol, propanediol, polyacrylate crosspolymer-6, ppg-26-buteth-26, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, citric acid, ethoxydiglycol, caprylyl gylcol, hexylene glycol, ethylhexyglycerin, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin

With this serum, I cannot see much of a difference in my skin. Maybe it's a product that you can't really see it works unless you stop using it and go "Why is my skin looking so bad all of a sudden?", you know? I definitely noticed that the other serum did what it claimed to, while this is more of a moisturizing/hydrating type of serum. I guess it does hydrate my skin, my face feels really nice and plump. I haven't really noticed any dry patches but it is definitely not a moisture-bomb if that is what you are looking for.

I can imagine the Lactic Acid serum would dry out the skin a bit more if I didn't use the Hyaluronic Acid + B5 serum with it, since the exfoliating acids do tend to strip the skin more than a regular exfoliator would.

Would I repurchase it? As of right now, no. I think I'd rather try out more products by The Ordinary and if I noticed my skin looking worse, I definitely would repurchase and go back to the routine I have currently.

I definitely have a few more products on my list that I want to give a try in the future, but because of the popular demand, most of their products are currently sold out. Hopefully I can try more soon and let you know how I get on.

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