I have had samples of The Ordinary Skincare for a couple of months but because there are quite a lot of products that all look very similar, I felt a bit confused. I didn’t know where to start. So I didn’t start. But these products played and played on my mind until I tackled them. Now I get it. And it’s great. Here’s what you need to know.
In case you haven’t heard of The Ordinary skincare yet, here’s a bit of background for you. It’s Deciem brand, and for me that instantly signals serious skincare and quality.
“The Ordinary is an evolving collection of treatments offering familiar, effective clinical technologies positioned to raise pricing and communication integrity in skincare.” In essence, it is offering advanced technology and quality ingredients at low prices. And when I say low prices, I mean it. The lowest price point is £3.90 and the highest is £14.90. For skincare that works, it is peanuts. It is amazing value for money.
I have been playing with five of the products that can all be used together and really enjoying them. I love the simplicity of the packaging, the straightforward names of the products, the clear ingredients listing and the encouragement to layer up the steps! If I can add an extra step into my regime, I will!
The Ordinary Skincare – Regime
I have five of the products and now that I have started playing with them, I am really into them. Here’s how I have ordered my regime.
- Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 – for hydration
- Niacimide 10% + Zinc 1% – for pigmentation and oil control
- Regular moisturiser
- Buffet – Multi-Technology Peptide Serum to fight signs of ageing
- Advanced Retinoid 2% – 2 forms of retinoid that fight ageing without irritation
- 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil – for conditioning, nourishing & treatment of the signs of photo-ageing
- Regular night cream
When layering skincare, the general rule is to start with the lightest texture and layer on heavier formulations as you work through your routine. So you start with products such as Buffet and Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 which are water solutions, and move on to the oils and creams.
The Ordinary Skincare Bestsellers
Because there are quite a few products to choose from, I have a list of the best sellers so far which might help you to make your selections:
- Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% £5 – here
- Advanced Retinoid 2% £8 – here
- Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 £5.90 – here
- 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil £9 – here
The main thing to bear in mind with The Ordinary skincare is that it offers up advanced clinical technologies and ingredients at very low prices. If budget has ever been a problem for you when it comes to effective, results-driven skincare, then those days are over.
It’s a brilliant starter point, and if you then want to move up the scale, most of The Ordinary products have a big sister within Deciem’s higher end brands – Hylamide and NIOD – that will deliver more intensive, stronger results. What a genius concept!
I have given brief explanations of what each of the products I have do, but I haven’t gone into too much detail because then Ordinary becomes Over-complicated! You can check out the website HERE if you want to learn more.
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