I haven’t had these The Ordinary products for too long yet but I already felt the need to just come on here and write hi, I’m already a little obsessed with The Ordinary. Fuss-free, to the point skincare with plenty of transparency, all at a super reasonable price point? I was sold. But since trying out these two beauties, I think it’s fair to say that this brand is well worth the hype it’s been receiving.
I grabbed these two bits off Adore Beauty a little while ago and added them to my routine quick smart but couldn’t wait to report back. I feel sure I’ll be adding even more to my collection so you can expect to hear a lot more about the brand. Want to try some bits from the range for yourself? Beautylish has an incredibly informative guide about the range and what would work well for your skin concerns.
We all know by now that I love my acids. So of course, the first thing on my wishlist from the range was their lactic acid formula. This combination of lactic acid (to exfoliate) and hyaluronic acid (to hydrate) sounded right up my alley. I added it into my routine slowly to make sure it wasn’t too much for my skin but I have been absolutely loving it. This product has Tasmanian Pepperberry in it, too, which is designed to reduce irritation associated with acidic toners. I’ve slotted it in between my Effaclar Duo and my rosehip oil.
It’s yet another product that promotes smoother, brighter skin and I’m all for it. In the couple of weeks that I’ve had it in my routine, my skin has been having a couple of hormonal breakouts. But this thin serum has been one of the main reasons that they haven’t left any scarring. It hasn’t irritated my skin and has really helped my skin look extra glow, even as we go into colder weather here in Melbourne. I love that there’s two intensities available, 10% or 5%. This way, you can try the gentler formula if you’re still getting used to acid toning.
I got very excited when I spotted some primers in the range too and grabbed the High-Spreadability Fluid option. The name itself convinced me that it was going to be awesome. As the name suggests, this product is designed to help makeup spread onto the skin, avoiding blotchy or cakey situations.
The product does have silicones in it, which normally isn’t for me. But I’ve found that this doesn’t feel heavy or pore-clogging on my skin, like a lot of others do. I simply swipe a little on and blend it out. Giving it some time to set in leaves me with smoother looking skin, prepped and ready for the next step. This has been a particularly favourite paired with a fuller coverage base. The combination ensures that it never looks cakey or dry. It’s become a quick favourite for me and I reckon it’s definitely one to check out, regardless of your skin type.
Needless to say, I’ve been very impressed with this skincare brand that’s seemingly appeared out of nowhere, into the spotlight. And I’m very interested in continuing to try more from the range. It’s even more exciting as the range will soon be readily available at Priceline. Next on my wishlist? The AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, the Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, the Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% and of course, the wait-listed foundations that everyone’s losing their minds over.
Have you tried The Ordinary yet?
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