Since I’m lacking posts in the beauty category, I thought it was right about time to write something new. Today I want to tell you about some skincare products from The Ordinary, which I’ve tried recently and helped me clear up my skin.
Let me give you a bit of background information about The Ordinary if you haven’t heard from them. The Ordinary is an umbrella brand from DECIEM, which focuses on advanced and functional beauty. The brand is more known for their core brands NIOD and Hylamid, which are also skincare brands. Additionally, they also offer hair products and food supplements. Integrity plays an important part in the communication strategy of the company. Big companies use commonplace technologies and advertise them as groundbreaking while overcharging customers for these products.
Therefore, DECIEM wants to fight the advertising techniques of today’s beauty market. They take pride in their honesty and fight the innovation stagnancy in the industry. As a result, a team of material chemists and biochemists are working to deliver innovative and effective beauty products. In comparison to other beauty brands on the market, The Ordinary offers clinical technologies with affordable prices.
Additionally, all DECIEM products are free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, benzalkonium chloride, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzone. Also, DECIEM does not test on animals and does not pay others to do so.
I never had issues with acne growing up (we thank god!). I could eat anything I want (likes sweets and ice cream when I woke up in the morning) and my skin wasn’t reacting in any form. Because of that, I never paid too much attention to my skincare as I thought my skin could never get problematic.
However, as soon as I hit my mid-20s I quickly realized my glorious time of eating whatever I want and neglecting my skin was about to change. I had major breakouts especially on the right side of my face, which left some pigmentation marks. It wasn’t as bad as compared to people suffering from acne but it was still something I wasn’t used to. Additionally, after I went to England my skin was really irritated. Due to the weather and the water, my skin also started to feel drier than usual. Therefore I needed something that could help me clear up my skin and make it feel more moisturized.
When you first order The Ordinary skincare products you can get a bit overwhelmed and confused. The packaging doesn’t tell what skin issue the products are supposed to resolve. Therefore, you have to either have a bit of knowledge on the used ingredients beforehand or read through the product descriptions on the website.
I would recommend having a quick read online on the active ingredients they use for the products. You can learn a lot about specific ingredients and the benefits for your skin. Hence, it’s much easier to create an effective skincare routine for yourself. The Ordinary also have a regimen guide for common skin issues on their website. I followed the guide for pigmentation issues for my skincare routine and added Hyaluronic Acid for added moisture. The proposed regimen has a morning and evening routine, which should help with blemishes, spot reduction, brightening and reducing of age signs.
The regimen is about ‘sandwiching’ the products, which are mostly serums. So in the morning after I wash my face and use my toner I start to apply the Hyaluronic Acid. I wait a few seconds each time before applying the other layers – Alpha Arbutin and the Niaciamide – to my face. Finally, I’ll put on the Magnesium Phosphat followed by my daily moisturizer.
After trying the products for over 2 months now, I have to say I can really see a difference in my skin. The Ordinary skincare products are lightweight on the skin, absorbs quickly and a little goes a long way. The packaging makes the application process smooth and easy. Furthermore, the smell of the products are very neutral. Also if you need some help on the application process (in which order to apply the products etc.) there is an application guide on their website.
My skin has cleared up and looks really radiant without makeup on. Also, the texture of my skin looks more smooth and some of my marks have already started to fade. The only issue I experienced had been with the Magnesium Phosphat. For some reason when I applied it to my face it either flaked or left some white residue on my face. If you also tried the Magnesium Phosphat and have maybe tips on preventing the flaking let me know in the comments below.
Overall I would really recommend The Ordinary skincare products, especially for people with a tight budget who still want a good skincare range. It’s pretty affordable (the most expensive product is 17.70 €) and they have a lot to offer.
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