Hello and welcome to my new post – The Ordinary Review! I’ve been looking at these products for a while and reading all about them on blogs so I thought I would give them a go! The Ordinary is a brand made by THE ABNORMAL BEAUTY COMPANY they also have other brands which include Hylamide, NIOD, The Chemistry Brand, Stemm, Fountain, Hair Is Fabric and WhiteRx. I haven’t had a chance to try any of the other brands as yet.
The Ordinary is very reasonably priced so I bought a few products to try out and I have been using them for about a month! So here’s what I bought and how I’ve found them…
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I ordered the following products and I bought them from ASOS.
I was really interested in the The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml* because I have naturally dry skin. I have been applying this to my face morning and evening as part of my everyday skincare routine before my moisturiser. I like the product, it’s almost like a gel and dries on your face a bit like hand sanitiser does on your hands. I don’t know if my skin is any more moisturised because of it though, but that may be because of using other products that make my skin dry… see below. My only downside with this is that I am going through it very quickly.
I was also really interested in the The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution* to combat spots and I read everywhere that products with salicylic acid are good for spot prevention. I don’t have acne prone skin, I get the odd big spot but I do suffer terribly from clogged pores and black heads. Nice. I have also been using this as part of my everyday skincare routine.
Now, the instructions say to use a dab of this on a spot to make it go away or put a little bit all over your face. I started with the latter. This was not a good idea. As someone with dry skin anyway, this completely dried out my skin! Which is why I am not 100% sure of the effect of the the The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml* (see above). Now I just dab this on any spots I do have- not the clogged pores or black heads, just any proper spots that appear… Also I do this at the very end of my everyday skincare routine otherwise I get the product on other skin and then it dries it out… I don’t love this as much as I thought I would.
I bought the The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% 30ml* because once I got on to The Ordinary section on ASOS* I was a woman who couldn’t be stopped. I am 30and I have a couple of fine lines that really grate- they’re frown lines in between my eyebrows and I fear they are now there for life, so I thought I would give this a go and see if it made any difference. I put this on at night as part of my everyday skincare routine before the The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml* and my moistuiser. You use it once a day and it recommends that you then use an SPF in the day. I rely on the ones built in to my everyday make up. Has this made a difference? I don’t really know is the honest answer- my skin is looking good with no make up. With the make up you can still see the lines. This is probably a long haul type of product, I am also tempted to use it twice a day and see if that makes any difference too…
I bought the The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution* because I saw Fleur De Force mention it in a facebook post about face masks she loved. I know – I’m such a sucker for a recommendation! I like this, it is like an acid peel for your face and is meant to help with fine lines as well! Bonus! I like this product because you can feel it working and I think my skin does look better after I’ve used it. Although when I face mask, which is about once a week- I think I’m going to do a post on my fave masks in the near future – I also use some others at the same time, but certainly the combo works well! I usually use it before Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque*.
I like the products. I don’t think I started off by using them properly. Always a good start. Now I have reined in my use of the The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml* I am enjoying the other products a lot more and will keep you posted on the effects of the The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% 30ml* over time!
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