THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS PRODUCT. 🧐
Hey girl hey! So you wanna know the tea, the truth, hand on bible word of God, about this tik tok famous product The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Literally dark spots who? I’ve tried everything under the sun to lighten up my dark spots and none of those products have helped lighten and get rid of my dark spots better than this product.
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The Ordinary peeling
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skincarelover001Does it sting right away or after some time? Loved your review btw🥰
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bealizbeautyThank you so much! 🥰 it stings right away honestly. If you’ve never used a chemical peel, it will be uncomfortable. My sister tried it and she took it off right away just cause of the sting. But she’s never used one before. So definitely tread lightly with this product. BUT the skin benefits I’ve experienced outweighs the sting. Lmk if you try it out!
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The Ordinary Ultimate Guide to Mixing & Layering✨
There are a lot of myths about how to play with The Ordinary products. Some products you could mix and match, but some cannot. The followings are some notes that I took based on the research I did at Cassandra Bankson's Youtube Channel. I've also attached the link on the bottom. Hope you enjoy it.💞 Antioxidants: They don’t pair well with water. Don’t mix it with other products on your hands at the same time, and wait around 30 minutes to 1h to move to the next step of your skincare. Or you could use your antioxidants and contradictory products at opposite times a day, one in the morning and one in the evening. The Ordinary - EUK 134 0.1%: Avoid mixing with Acids, Vitamin C, L Ascorbic Acid 100%, and Copper Peptides. The Ordinary - Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%: avoid mixing with water-based formulas and Copper Peptides The Ordinary - Pycnogenol 5%: derived from pine trees. The most stable and friendly product to play with others. Avoid mixing with water-based formulas and Copper Peptides. However, the Vitamin Cs, retinol, and niacinamide can be used with this product. The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanseris good at everything. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution: use only once a day. Be careful with other acid products when you use it. Try not to use it with any retinol, won’t make either of them very effective. Avoid mixing with most antioxidants, The Buffet, Copper Peptides. If you really want to use peptides, you should use the toner first and let it soak into your skin for around 10 mins, and then go for the peptides. Acids: The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution: it’s very strong, don’t use it alongside with other acids. Avoid mixing with EUK 134, any peptides, and 100% L Ascorbic Acid. After rinsing it off, you can use Niacinamide & zinc, or any of the hyaluronic acid products. The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%: comes as a cream, which is more stable. Always patch test before putting on your face. Avoid mixing with EUK 134 and Copper Peptides. Ascorbic acid powder or non-copper peptides MIGHT also cause irritations. Except these, this plays well with pretty much everything else. Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid, and Salicylic Acid: avoid mixing with other acids, EUK 134, Copper Peptides, and 100% L Ascorbic Acid. Acid and Vitamin C can really sting and burn your skin. All of the hydrators and oils really play well with other products, no contradictions at all. The Ordinary - 100% Organic Virgin Sea-Buckthorn Fruit Oiland The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oilhave high amounts of beneficial properties to them. Pairing with a sunscreen if you want to use them during the day. The Ordinary - Amino Acids + B5: avoid mixing with other strong acids. More Molecules: The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA: this plays well with pretty much everything. Be aware of other antioxidants because it is a water base. The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG: no contradictions. Water based serum. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%: avoid mixing with any Vitamin C products from the ordinary Peptides: The Ordinary - "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1%: it doesn’t play well with anyone, specifically avoid mixing with acids, Vitamin C, and antioxidants. Same thing for the regular “buffet” even though it is much more stable. Retinol: The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion: contains water, no antioxidants with it, except for the pine derived pycnogenol, which works very well with it. Retinol in squalene: oil-based. All of the ordinary’s retinoids play very well with their peptides. Sunscreen: NO contradictions 🎉🎉 Vitamin C: avoid mixing with EUK 134, other acids, any peptides, and Niacinamide. Great with other vitamin C and sunscreens. Check the link below to watch more details from Cassandra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fnrqHWLS_U And let me know if you have any questions or thoughts about The Ordinary products. 💖💖💖
So..... just like many of you I am on a journey to improve my skin. I have been looking to many of you for inspiration. I have spent so much money on different products so when I found this platform that shows real people trying and reviewing real products, I had to jump on board. I am looking to minimize breakouts, fade scarring, and improve my skins texture. My biggest problem is being inconsistent and not using products long enough for them to work. These are 3 items that I have just recently added to my skincare routine. I have a couple for Ordinary products that I will be receiving soon in the mail, like a face toner and the caffeine serum for under eye treatment. I want to use these products for a few weeks so that I can give an accurate review of my experience and if any results have been achieved. Please feel free to comment with your experiences regarding these products or different products that you found helpful. 😊
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Pre-Workout VS Post-Workout Skincare Routine 💪
So recently I’ve started working out in the mornings before I sign on for work and it’s changed my LIFE. It’s also changed up the sequence of my morning routine. Here’s how it goes... ✨ PRE-WORKOUT ✨ Gotta get my night’s routine off my face and whatever else managed to get on my face through the night lol so I reach for my go-to: DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil Now this may be controversial so take everything I say with a grain of salt (I’ve not a professional lol!) but I don’t apply moisturizer... I just got straight to the sunscreen! Partly because I wear a mask while running out side, and the other part is due to me not wanting to waste product since I’ll be washing my face after my workout too. Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 100 This is not my favorite product tbh.... it stings my eyes while running and when I wash it off. But I’m using it for now until I run out. Anyone have a favorite sunscreen they’d like to share?!! ✨ POST WORKOUT ✨ I’m alllllll sweaty, so I go in with my favorite gentle cleanser! LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser Then spray my fave “toner” all over my face HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Spray Followed by my fave morning eye cream!!! This stuff literally makes my under eyes plum and pretty Glossier. - Bubblewrap Eye + Lip Plumping Cream And my holy grail moisturizer! COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream
liquid gold 🏆
this is a first impressions post !! DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil I just got this in the mail today and was super excited to use it! prior to buying this, it was a recommendation and I did a lot of research of oil cleansing. what is oil cleansing? oil cleansing is a form of cleansing to deep clean your skin without stripping it of the hydration it holds! the main thing with oil cleansing is that oils attract oils so this is a great method to remove makeup, sunscreen and dirt (especially in your pores). oil cleansing really is an amplified way of regular cleansing with water based cleansers as they cannot clean your face as good as oil cleansers do. my review 🤭🤭 I did my first oil cleanse today and I am IN LOVE !!!!! (it was the most satisfying experience). today I oil cleansed for 20 minutes, rubbing my skin gently and within the first 2 minutes, I already picked up some oil plugs (as seen in the 2nd pic) !! I was astonished !! afterwards, I washed with water and kept rubbing to emulsify the oil and then used my regular routine as normal afterwards. my skin felt super super soft, however, it was slightly red from rubbing my skin for 20 minutes straight haha. which I am assuming it is normal if you are doing an oil cleanse for this long. I did not see a huge difference in my blackheads/pores but then again, it was my first time doing this. hopefully I see more results in the future ! I already know that this is going to be a staple in my skincare routine ! if you have oily, combo or just congested skin, I would definitely give oil cleansing a go! I bought the travel size version- $14 (2.3oz) full size- $28 (6.7oz) some tips ! ￼￼￼apply on dry skin that hasn’t been cleansed prior ￼￼￼warm up the oil in your hands first ￼￼￼if you want a full oil cleanse you can do this for as long as you like. if you are simply double cleansing or don’t want to spend 15 minutes rubbing the oil into your skin, rub in as long as you usually would with your regular cleanser
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Updated skin care routine
For those who asked, yes I have updated my skin care routine. I have a simple one i do on my lazy days and an in-depth one i do when i truly have the time and patience. I start by cleansing my face with CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser which I have loved since I’ve gotten it. It’s a gentle cleanser that cleans out my pores and keeps my face clear and smooth. I started using acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) And I have seen a huge difference in just a few days with the small break out I had due to my wonderful cycle lol i love this stuff. For toner I use FENTY SKIN - Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum It’s some days I skip this step because i don’t find it necessary, i haven’t seen anything special about it but I use it some days when I do my extensive routine. I go in with 3 products from the ordinary during my in-depth routine The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Honestly i am not sure if i have seen a difference using these but i just want to clear my hyperpigmentation. Moisturizers: CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion OKAY SO IM GUILTY OF USING THIS AT ALL TIMES OF THE DAY AND NOT JUST AT NIGHT! but it’s just so nice 🥺 FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen I use this and i love the fact that it has sunscreen in it but i still use sun bum - Clear Zinc SPF 50 at the end of my routine Simple Routine: in order CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) FENTY SKIN - Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion sun bum - Clear Zinc SPF 50 Deep routine: CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen sun bum - Clear Zinc SPF 50 If anyone has any questions or suggestions comment below.. I’m usually really good about responding 🥰
🚨AHA’s OR BHA’s- WHAT SHOULD YOU BE USING? 🚨
✨ your follows and cheers mean so much💛✨ If you haven’t heard of AHA’s / BHA’s, or maybe you’ve heard a lot about them but are not sure what they are and how to use them I hope you find this post informative and helpful 💛 What are they? ✨ AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acids and BHA stands for Beta Hydroxy Acids - these are two popular categories of chemical exfoliants. ✨ Chemical exfoliants are used to weaken the lipids that bond the upper layer of skin, effectively removing dull and dead skin cells whilst promoting healthy cell regeneration to reveal younger and healthier looking skin ✨ AHA’s and BHA’s have unique properties that make them suitable for certain skin types and concerns, here’s the difference: AHA’s - are water soluble acids, these are recommend for people with normal to dry and sun damaged skin. They are proven to enhance skins moisture content and reduce visible signs of sun damage. They promote cell regeneration and will leave skin looking smoother and more even. *if you are a beginner it’s best to apply new products every other day until your skin gets used to them. **AHA’s increase your skin sensitivity, it’s an absolute must to wear high SPF sunscreens when using AHA’s BHA’s - Oil soluble acids, the oil loving molecules give BHA’s the ability to penetrate deeper into skin surface and clean right into your pores, removing excess sebum and dead skin cells deep below the skins surface BHA’s are best for oily and acne prone skin-types, and can effectively get rid of blackheads and white heads. It also has strong anti-inflammatory/ antibacterial properties to help keep skin blemish free. * Once again, if you are a beginner acclimate your skin the chemicals slooooowly. Try applying a few times a week, then slowly increase usage. ** Although BHA’s won’t specifically make your skin sensitive to UV rays, it’s still important to wear sunscreen to avoid damage and early signs of aging. Is it an AHA or BHA ?! ✨Glycolic Acid - AHA ✨Lactic Acid - AHA ✨Tartaric Acid - AHA ✨Citric Acid - AHA ✨Mandelic Acid - AHA ✨Salicylic Acid - BHA ✨ some formulations of Citric acid - BHA 🚨BECAREFUL: Layering another exfoliating acid over the raw delicate skin can overdo it and result in dryness, redness, irritation or even chemical burns. 🚨I encourage you to get to know these ingredients, and be aware how to use them and to not layer them over each other by accident. The ordinary offers many of these acids at affordable price points in higher concentrations, it’s easy to get a big skincare haul and want to try everything right away, but I care about all your sweet sweet faces too much to let that happen so please be careful, and remember no AHA’s without sunscreen💛 HERBIVORE - Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA(AHA)
Niacinamide 10% & Zinc 1%
Let’s talk Niacinamide. What is it? Niacinamide is vitamin B and is great at reducing the appearance of skin blemishes and skin congestion. @theordinary created their formula with zinc which aids in clearing sebum. What is sebum? Well, a quick google search will give you the yucky details 🤢 Now, The Ordinary does not make claim their product is to treat acne. But I personally feel that this is a great option for those of you that have mild acne issues and are looking for an alternative method to what you’ve been trying. I had been using an OTC product containing Benzoyl Peroxide and was tired of bleached sheets and towels and decided I’d give this a try. . Also very important to note as I just learned of this, Niacinamide should not be used in conjunction with vitamin C. If you use vitamin C in the am, than use Niacinamide at night, and vice versa. Otherwise, Niacinamide can effect the integrity of the vitamin C. And The Ordinary suggests using your vitamin C at night. . So, this is my second bottle of Niacinamide 10% & zinc 1%, which puts me at using the product at about three months. So far I am loving it. It has taken over any other need for acne treatments. I have found my pores to be clear. I don’t have oily skin so I am not sure how well it works for oily skin. I do find it to be a bit soapy as others have mentioned. Only half a dropper is needed. I find if I really slow down my routine and let my products take the time to sink in, I have less issues. . Niacinamide 10% & Zinc 1% can be purchased at @ultabeauty $5.90 @sephora $5.90 @theordinary 30ml $5.90 60ml $10.60 This one is a definite staple for me. My daughter actually uses it as well and has been able to come off her prescription topical medication. She only uses it around that pesky time of the month
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
THREE WEEKS USING THE ORDINARY PRODUCTS
After learning about the ingredients of each product & reading so many reviews, I decided to try a few out for myself that I thought would be beneficial for my specific skin concerns [redness, scarring, brightness]. I’ll do an in-depth review of each individual product in another post, but here are my overall thoughts of these products after 3 weeks of use. The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser This has become my new favorite cleanser [alongside Fresh’s soy cleanser!] It is incredibly gentle, makes my skin feel smooth and calm after use, and has a unique way of going on the face that I have not found in other cleansers that makes it easy to wash off without having to rub on the face too hard. Will definitely repurchase. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I have noticed visible reduction in acne scarring after only 3 weeks & can’t wait to see what my skin looks like with continued use. It does have a strange slime-like texture and does produce piling, but I’ve learned to let it sit on the skin for 5 min before applying moisturizer. Will definitely repurchase. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution The mornings after I use this, my skin looks incredible. It has helped to reduce red patches that sometimes show up beneath the surface of my skin [rosaccea], and has helped with scarring. It does sting, but only for ten seconds after application. This is the holy grail product I’ve been searching for to address scarring. Just in the past three weeks I’ve seen the most improvement in my skin that in the past few years combined. I can’t believe the progress I’ve made in such a short amount of time, and it’s thanks to learning about ingredients & learning how to combine them to have the most potent effect. I will be repurchasing all products and trying out other TO products as well. If you have any recommendations I’d love to hear them!!
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Favorite Skin Care Products
The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA This is one of the first products I ever used from the Ordinary. Immediately after the first use I noticed a difference in my skin the next day. My skin was brighter and my skin felt smoother. It also helps fade dark marks. I use this product only at night when doing my skin care routine. This is the first thing I apply after toning. For only $6.80 this is a great alternative to Sunday Riley’s Good Genes which is $122 and did nothing for my skin. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution The blood mask lol 😂 iLove this product. I use once a week to exfoliate my skin. Recommend use is no more than 2x/week. You can leave it on for no more than 10 mins. The first time I used this product my skin was on fire!!! I wanted to wash it off right away but I dealt with it because I wanted the maximum benefit. With continued use the tingling/burning sensation does get better. It doesn’t bother me at all anymore. It is very exfoliating and deep cleansing. After using this product I immediately see the difference in my skin and it glows! I been using this for a little over a year. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I really like this one. It keeps my skin feeling soft, smooth and supple. I apply this after using my vitamin C. It’s recommended to use before applying the vitamin C but I don’t. I find when I use vitamin C after this it starts to peel. When I use vitamin C first, it absorbs much better into my skin. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I use this one only at night because it doesn’t work with vitamin C. I have very oily skin and this helps control the oil production. I wish I could use during the day when my face is super oily 😩 Too bad I can’t mix it with the vitamin C. It also rebuilds healthy skin cells and helps fade dark marks. It’s a great product! Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser One of my favorite cleansers. It’s super lathering and a lil bit goes a long way! This deeply cleanses my skin without breaking through the barrier. I also love that it’s oil free so it doesn’t clog my pores. Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel Hands down my favorite spot treatment! Whenever I have a pimple I put this right on. Whether it’s day or night, I just make sure if I’m going out during the day I apply SPF. It claims to reduce the pimple size within 2 hrs. That doesn’t apply to me, I would say it does it in about 6. But overall this product does what it says. I normally use for a couple days and my pimples are gone. When the pimple(s) are gone the marks left behind are not as dark.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
For clear skin even if you’re sensitive!
a.My skin type is combination, often with hormonal acne during parts of the month. I generally have pretty balanced skin! b.This product includes 10% Lactic Acid – which is an AHA exfoliator that gently penetrates the skin to clean out pores and renew skin. Lactic acid is one of the gentlest acids so it’s great for beginners or anyone who has more sensitive or reactive skin. This serum also includes hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate the skin and provide extra moisture as the Lactic acid exfoliates. c.The texture can tend to pill up a little which is one of the few cons of this product. It has a thick viscous feeling on the skin, but most of the time I find it sinks in well as long as you use the appropriate amount. The packaging is a classic Ordinary glass bottle, which makes it recyclable. The size of the product is also great and has lasted me a long time since you only need a few drops for full effectiveness. d.I use this product 2-3 times a week – first I wash my face, then apply toner and let it absorb completely. After that, I take a few drops of the acid into my palms and gently tap it into my skin until it’s completely absorbed. After that, I follow with a hydrating moisturizer and oil! In the morning, I’m super diligent about applying SPF! My skin overall really loves lactic acid so with consistent usage, I get less breakouts, more even skin, and generally a more even texture with reduced forehead bumps! e.I would 100% recommend this product to a friend, and honestly give it 5 stars! the only thing that I don’t love is that the formula can be a bit tacky sometimes depending on the toner that I apply underneath it, but it’s just so affordable and effective that I’m willing to overlook that!The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA #cheriecreator
The Ordinary-Lactic Acid 10% + HA
Progress of clear skin using The ordinary
Okay so first I wanted to explain the type of skin I have which is very sensitive skin. I have ezcema but I get oily in my t-zone. People say it’s better if you are sensitive to not use this product. Because it will irritate the skin. Been told It’s more efficient for combo or oily skin. Well it was hard for me to find a product since (( I have sensitive skin ))to get rid of my acne. So I decided to buy it and I have watched many people videos on YouTube but some don’t explain how to use these products throughly. I had to do some real research on how to use it. What products to use with it , to leave it on or wash off, do I use before or after? Those are the concerns I had that many people didn’t talk about but they did explain how many times out of the week and the benefits you gain from using it. I wanted to know the routine. So for those who have sensitive skin I would try it cause it may work for you. But I used all three product on separate days, mainly at night. I waited each 24 hours to see if I got a reaction. I put it small amount on my jaw line. So make sure you do that just to be cautious to your pretty face. There is a disclaimer YOUR SKIN WILL BE DRIED IF YOU DON’T USE A THICK MOSITURIZER . This is my routine for Tuesday and Thursday only at night : I washed my face with a cleanser, toner then I applied 4 drops of the aha peel leave for 5 minute and wash it off. Do not rub it when applying the aha . Just apply it with light stokes. After i put niacinamide over the aha peel add moisturizer and that is it. ( I use niacinamide 5 days out of the week) Saturday: Cleanser, toner, lactic acid, niacinamide and moisturizer. That’s it ! This is my 2nd week using the products and I see a huge difference! Thank you for reading my ted talk !
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the ordinary: best acne products
the ordinary had given itself a great platform recently over all social media’s! i’ve seen many people use these products to clear up their skin, here are some great products for oily/ acne prone skin. 🔆 Niacinamide 10% + zinc 1% helps oil production, and minimizes the appearance of pores. this is a serum so you should use it before other creams and oils. do not use with vitamin c. 🔆salicylic acid 2% helps blemishes and tones. use after cleanser and before oils and creams. 🔆100% plant derived squalene helps dehydrated skin. use after moisturizer any time of the day. 🔆 Hyaluronic acid 2% + B5 helps repair skin and avoid dehydration. works best when used before moisturizers and oils. *use all of the above in the morning and night*
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