So you wanna try The Ord. niacin.+ zinc serum...
Here's what you should know before making the purchase. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a fairly viscous, cloudy serum meant to tame blemishes and has been reported to also clear scars and general unevenness in your skin. However, there's one thing you might NOT have read about amongst the thousands of reviews claiming to either love the product or bash it for being something of a scam. I'm here to tell you that TO niacinamide serum is a great product for acne prone or uneven skin, but with one caveat. Because it rejuvenates your skin and rebuilds the cells from the inside out, before you see the results of the serum there will be what is called a "purge" effect the first week or so of using the serum. You see, breakouts and pimples are already within the skin days before they emerge on the surface. They build and build until finally being pushed outward and leaving those nasty zits on your face. And when you start rebuilding the skin, *all* the acne is pushed outward, giving you the impression that it was the serum making you break out. And while this is technically true, in the long run, your skin will thank you. So if you do decide to buy one of my personal favorite serums (which you totally should), don't freak out when you break out! It's all part of the plan 😎
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Jul. 18, 2020
beautiewithjenKeep in mind this though that not everyone will have this happen. I personally did not and haven’t had anyone tell me they have. While just like with a retinol this can possibly happen, I do feel it’s important for people to know the difference between “purging” and having a “reaction” to new product introduced into their routine. I often stress how important it is to only add one new product at a time, at least two weeks in between starting any additional ones. Honestly I think a month is better
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clara.means.clearthank you for letting me know about this! This was my experience and I wanted to find an answer for it, but it's interesting how different everyones skin is. :)
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getting off makeup and clear skin with rosacea!
okay... so I know I've posted this before, and Cherie is (devastatingly) closing down, but I thought I'd share one last post. This really works. one is a prescription and there are a couple items missing, so I'll add them to the pictures. Here is the order they say to put on skincare (as depicted) 1) makeup remover/wash (I use Queen Helene cold cream that I SWEAR by, sometimes BURT’S BEES - BURT‘S BEES Sensitive Facial Cleanser ) 2) Facewash/second face wash (I use DERMA•E - Sensitive Skin Cleanser and Joeseph anti Acne soap 10% sulfur) 3) Toner (I use THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Toner ) 4) Serums (I use a few... my prescription Amzeeq, mostly The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , and DERMA•E - Blue Light Shield Concentrated Serum ) 5) Spot Treatments (Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment , tea tree oil when needed) 6) Eye Cream (not pictured - DERMA•E - Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream ) 7) Moisturizer (2 different kinds depending on how dry I am- pictured: Alba Botanica Aloe Green tea moisturizer, not pictured: skinfix - Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream ) 8) Retinol: Now, because I have rosacea, I use a retinol alternative. The best one for sensitive skin I found is The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion use at night only) 9) Face Oil: HEAR ME OUT: If you have oily skin, it's not the WORST thing to use an oil. As a matter of fact, it may work well. BEST ONE BY FAR IS ROSEHIP OIL. I can't tell you how amazing it is The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil , and JOSIE MARAN - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment during the day) wear sunscreen during the day, and put it in place of retinol. I use Glossier. - Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen it's a great light moisturizer, too. And at night in the winter if it's super dry, I'll put petroleum jelly around the corners of my eyes and lips. The results don't lie, Cherie babes (: comment below I'd you know of a better eye cream.
Ingredient you need to know pt.1
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I’m back and I know it took me a while to actually get a review in from my last post!!! So let’s get started dolls!! As you know I mention from my last post that I got 2 new products that I am trying out and let’s just say I like them so far and they have been doing a pretty good job with helping with my dark spots and blemishes. The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG I have been using this product and what I can say everybody use it differently. I have been using it on my dark spots and around my eye area and I must say it has help, the solution is very light weight and melts into my skin pretty well. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% let’s just say this product really does what it details with this product a little goes a long way just like the The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG it melts into skin very well and is very light on the skin. Also leaves a glow on the skin and give it a bouncy feel as well. I highly recommend this product if you have acne it helps control break outs! So guys this is a little inside of my review and yes I did get new products and I will give an update about them and FYI I am definitely gonna get the Fenty beauty products and can’t wait to try it!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
So I'll be honest, I'm a pharmacist not an esthetician. My knowledge of products are one dimensional and I did little research when I bought this product a year ago. When I bought this product I was looking for something more 'science' based to treat hyperpigmentation from acne scars and uneven skin textures. I was skeptical that this product would work for me after paying $25 on Amazon. I gave it a shot and applied it religiously every morning as part of my basic skincare regime. After a few months, I noticed some of the scars were lighter and began to fade. However, I feel as if I reached a plateau with the product. I do not get the same results as I was getting a year ago....which sucks. I love this product but my skin grew tolerant of it. I stopped using it for a couple of months and just started incorporating it in my regime again. I would rate it 4/5 stars because of the potential this formulation has. Me, not being a skincare guru probably just needs to learn how to apply it better....and buy it from Sephora or Ulta for $8 next time.
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
The Ordinary - Niacinamide (aka: a skin saver) ✨
The Ordinary, where do I start? I have never had a product that is so insanely inexpensive have such amazing results. And I mean that. For only $6 ($5.90 to be exact) it’s a real steal, and here’s why! • Backstory: My skin has always been highly irritated (like me) & has gone through plenty of rough patches growing up. Having acne issues in my family though I remained lucky in the fact I never had skin that wasn’t impossible to tame, just impossible to predict. And for me, someone who has recently been told they have an extreme hormonal imbalance, that explains so much. I have fought with my skin for years, finding products that would work for a few months only to have no lasting effect, which I now understand the issue came from an imbalance that was constantly throwing my skin for a loop. I could never find something that could keep up the constant fluctuations that I had no idea were even occurring, & then one day, before I even knew what was going on, I found The Ordinary (on TikTok, duh)! I saw the Peeling Solution first, but I still hadn’t been wooed. It wasn’t until a friend of mine (thank you Cadence!), who is very open with her acne struggles, had tweeted that The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% had changed her life! And that’s when I made my first purchase! • Review - the Pros & Cons: • Pros: ✨ INEXPENSIVE - don’t go spending $30+ on anything else until you’ve at least tried this first, the $6 price tag is worth a shot ✨ last forever - one 1.0oz bottle last me at least 3 months, AND I used it TWICE a day ✨ none irritating - I never experienced any irritation or chemical reaction with this product, you just need to be careful when applying to skin with open sores ✨ very light - the consistency is so refreshing & feels a lot nicer then you would expect. It’s refreshing on the skin ✨ applicator is everything - absolutely adore the packaging of this product. The dropper allows a very sanitary application (just try to not touch the skin, I’m guilty!) ✨ the payoff - I saw results in less than a week, & I say that’s getting wayyyyyy more than your money’s worth ✨ lasting results - YES ✨ aesthetics - it’s just cute y’all, that’s that • Cons: ▪️ can be tacky - depending on how you store it the consistency could become tacky, but it never bothered me ▪️ using a dropper - this application process does take come practice and getting used to, & remembering to not touch the applicator to your skin can be hard ▪️ it can be hard to find - it’s VERY popular so you may have a hard time shopping for this one (I’m literally just knit picking, this product is a DREAM) • Overall: 15/10, life changing, a dream, a must have ✨ • All n’ All: I’ve used this product for MONTHS & I have to say I absolutely adore it! I’m on my second bottle (about to be on a third), & I don’t think I’ll be changing this aspect of my routine anytime soon! • Just a Suggestion: I keep this product refrigerated (as I do many others, I love my skin care fridge), & I HIGHLY recommend it!
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Not the perfect dupe - Ordinary’s Niacinamide
I originally used the Paula’s choice 10% Niacinamide booster and absolutely loved it! Instead of purchasing a $50 product I decided to purchase the The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% as a dupe for the Paula’s choice. I must start by saying that was a HUGE mistake. Before I get into my experience with this product. I have to mention that I did do my research before purchasing this product. I read many reviews stating that the Ordinary’s Niacinamide was better suited for oily skin, which I know now is very true (but I was still willing to give it a try). —————————————— My experience I began using this product about a month ago. I used it continuously every night after cleansing and toning for about a week. It did not irritate my skin at all, however it also didn’t do anything positive for my skin. A week into using the niacinamide nightly, I started to break out around my mouth. These breakouts left insane dark spots all over my chin and mouth area. I immediately stopped using it. ____________ Recommend 10% I would definitely not recommend this product to anyone with dry skin. I think this product is strictly made for people with oily skin, and from my personal experience I don’t think the 1% zinc suits dry skin. I will definitely be repurchasing the niacinamide from Paula’s choice!
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
My Experience w/ TO's Zinc and Niacinimide Serum
I first started using The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% in late June. I had super high hopes for it, and I was really excited to use it. The first day I put it on, I got pimples, but I figured it was purging. This went on for about 2-3 weeks. After about a month of using it, there was very little improvement, and I chalked that up to the purging wasting the effectiveness of the serum. When I finished the bottle, I decided to give the serum another try. I started using it again. I was breaking out much less than a month ago, but I was still breaking out. It became really dissapointing, and at that point I wasn't sure what to do. Then, about two weeks into using the serum, I decided to stop using the serum twice a day, and use a lot less than what I was using before. A week or two into doing this, I figured I was sensitive to how much product I was using. I kind of confirmed this by putting a bit too much on my nose one night, and then getting a tiny pimple on it the next day. It isn't the best evidence, but I went with it anyway. Now, I use the serum only at night, and use a small amount. So basically, the whole point of this is to show how skincare products are very much generalized and they do not work on your skin the same way on someone else's. Everyone's skin is so different, and it's really important to find out what works and what doesn't. It took a long time to figure out what the best way to use the serum was, and while it sucked to even have this problem in the first place, it ended up working out pretty okay.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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