Life changing product!!
Everyone has a favorite product. This one is definitely mine!✌🏼🌸 Picture 1️⃣ was taken 2 months ago when I first started using it Picture 2️⃣ was taken this past weekend. Both pictures were taken right after I got out of the shower (peep my stylish hair towel 👀) . . @theordinary really makes amazing products and I wish I knew about this one years ago! Read more below and comment with your favorite product! ⬇️ . . What is Azelaic Acid? ▪️it’s a dicarboxylic acid which are usually used to treat rosacea by decreasing the swelling and redness of the skin Benefits of Azelaic Acid: ▪️reduces the appearance of blemishes and redness ▪️brightens skin tone ▪️reduces skin texture (something most people don’t consider)
Feb. 16, 2020
skincerely_sophI just got this product, but I’m still trying to figure out the best way to incorporate it into my routine! How/when do you prefer to use it?
Feb. 17, 2020·1 like
danabarixI use it in the morning after I wash my face and (sometimes) use a toner. You have to be consistent with it and wear it everyday to see real results. It’s ok to miss a day here and there but do your best to be consistent with it 🙂
Feb. 18, 2020·1 like
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Before and Afters still in progress....
I truly don’t like doing before and afters especially when it looks like there’s barely any progress but I promise you my skin FEELS so much better than it looks and I’ve seen some amazing progress! I’ve tagged the products I feel have helped the most recently. It takes patience but little progress is still PROGRESS 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
The Old and the New... Serum edition
The Old and the New... Serums for hyperpigmentation/texture edition The Old: The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% This serum had more of a creamy moisturizer consistency, with a bit of a silicon-like feel. I know the texture is a turn off for some, but I actually liked it. Azelaic Acid brightens the skin tone while visibly improving skin texture and reducing the look of blemishes. It is a multi-functional support ingredient that also acts as an effective antioxidant. The new: GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum The main ingredient of this serum is tranexamic acid. It is also formulated with 4% niacinamide. This serum claims to improves the appearance of age spots, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. I’ve only used it twice, so not enough to give a review but I can say the packaging is not awesome. It is in a dropper bottle, except the dropper doesn’t work.
I have been using couple of @deciem products for quite few months and couple of them I just started using.These are some of the products which have worked for me. Two of my favorite products from them is the Niacinamide 10%+ Zinc 1% serum which I have been using from months and I went through so many bottles. I love anything Niacinamide and this one works so good. I notice a huge difference in my pores and texture of my skin. Also it keeps my acne at bay. The lactic acid 5%+ HA is such a gentle exfoliate. The consistency is runny so I use more like a toner than a serum. Honestly this gives such a beautiful glow and makes my skin look super clean. It's a great product to start of you're sensitive to acids and the price point you can't beat. The hyaluronic acid 2%+B5 is a product which i use for extra hydration. Just this serum on it own doesn't give me the hydration I need but I love to use as an additional serum in my routine to add the extra boost of Hydrating effects. The Buffet serum is like an all rounder with so many amazing peptides, amino acids,HA and some complex of matrixyl which is great for anti aging. The AHA 30%+BHA 2% peeling solution is highly concentrated at home chemical peel. I have just used twice so far but my skin feels super smooth, soft and glowy for days. The price point is unbeatable. All these are cruelty free, fragrance free and the ingredients in each are very simple and straightforward. Their products can also be a hit or miss for few and for me these things have worked well. Have you tried anything from @deciem? Which is your favorite product from them?
This is a a good product, I like the ingredients and the texture. It seems like it would be thick and heavy but it sinks in fairly quickly and does not feel greasy. Don't expect this to smell heavenly as this moisturiser doesn't contain any fragrance. This is actually good as fragrance in skincare products can cause sensitivity in peoples' skin. Doesn't make me break out. Feels refreshing on my skin. Let the moisturizer absorb and wait for a few minutes to apply your next product. I don't have any complaints! It works well for me! The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
The Ordinary-Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
The Ordinary Buffet and Niacinamide- are they any good?
The Ordinary Buffet Multi Technology Peptide Serum I once hated The Ordinary when it gave me pimples about 3 or 4 years ago when I tried its Morrocan Oil serum on my face. I guess I can take a bit of blame for that because I didn’t do any research before creating a concoction on my dry combination, sensitive skin. So after that incident, I stopped buying their products and stuck to the tried and tested beauty brands that are known to be gentle and/or effective. A good friend told me everything good about this Buffet Multi Technology Peptide Serum product, and so I thought I should give The Ordinary a second chance on my shelf. And knowing me, I cannot just buy one product especially when it’s this cheap. So I did not hold back and let myself buy a couple more other serums along with the Buffet. I put it on that night, wishing and believing that it will do good for my skin. I double cleansed my face, put on my usual toner, and applied this serum. I even skipped the essence because I was scared that I will put too many layers of products on my face, and that I might have breakouts. The next day, I woke up with redness all over my cheeks and a couple of pimples on my chin and forehead. The Ordinary is just not right for me. Maybe I’m doing it all wrong, maybe it’s not supposed to be mixed in with specific products and ingredients. I don’t know what went wrong but it’s just not for me. Thank God it’s an affordable serum. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This serum didn’t make me break out unlike The Buffet, but I honestly don’t really know what it does to my skin. I don’t really observe anything different or extraordinary when I apply this on. My skin did feel smooth after every application but apart from that, I notice nothing remarkably different.
Best moisturizer for sensitive skin
The ordinary has quickly become my favorite brand because of its affordability and it’s high quality products. This moisturizer is marketed as a natural Moisturizer that is fairly simple. It has amino acids, dermal lipids and hyaluronic acid. It is targeted to combat dryness and works perfectly for my skin. It doesn’t have any parabens or sulfates which makes it perfect for me. The texture is a thicker cream that spreads easily and absorbs incredibly quick. I bought this to replace my dr. Jart water drop moisturizer and could not be happier. If I am feeling extra dry I will add a few drops of drunk elephant moisturizer too. It hydrates my skin just enough without making me too greasy throughout the day and it does not cause breakouts for me. It’s around $8 for 3.3 oz which is a price that can not be beat. I would recommend this for anyone starting to get in to skin care and even for those who have been taking care of their skin for years. It is a perfect add on for any routine. I would give it 5 out 5 stars because it is affordable and effective. The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
The Ordinary-Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
Long Awaited Review Part 2!!
Hey everyone! As I mentioned in my previous post, my skin was dull, I had acne scares along with acne too and uneven pigmentation. However, this next product saved me from all of that! The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution! You have probably heard how tremendous this product is and I’m here to give you more of that! I was stuck and I really thought my skin was never going to get better. Being an insecure brown Indian girl who is constantly trying to fit society’s “norms” is really difficult. Although this product helped with my insecurities, it made me realize I’m beautiful. My skin is amazing and sure, I still have acne and some problems but I’m on my way to triumph! My skin has never been better. I was a bit intimidated by the colour of this product and how deep the red was. I’ve heard it’s also called “the Blood mask” and that really woah-ed me! The smell of it was a little bit funky to me as well. Honestly the only downside of this in my opinion was the unpleasant scent of it. The scent comes from 2 ingredients included in the solution: Black Carrot and Tasmanian Pepperberry. Sounds crazy right? The scent threw me off, however it was tolerable but it may or may not be tolerable for you. It wasn’t too strong for me but really it depends on your nose. When I thought of all the benefits this solution would provide me, it immediately outweighed the scent for me. I applied this to my face from the finger tips of my hands. You can apply this directly from the dropper however be careful as to not let the dropper come in contact with your skin. This prevents any cross contamination. It was kind of warm I believe but that may just have been from the consistency. It was very liquid-y. The consistency of it made it easier to apply and again, a little goes a long way! I only used about 4-5 drops which I think is the normal amount of product to use on your skin. You’re not supposed to rub it into your skin, you’re supposed to gently apply it with the ends of your fingertips or even a silicone applicator. It didn’t burn for me as I’ve seen in all of the other reviews I’ve read and watched. It itched a little bit but there wasn’t any uncomfortable sensations. If you have sensitive skin or want to be safe, I recommend applying the product for 5 minutes the first time and adding a minute for each time you apply the mask in the future. NEVER exceed 10 minutes though! The second after I washed off the mask, I felt like a brand new person. It was amazing! My skin was glowing and it looked so incredible. It was at that moment that I realized this product was going to help my skin improve beyond belief. After a month of using it (only 2 times a week), my skin cleared up so well! It was too good to be true. I never thought my skin would reach this level of clarity. This mask helped me so incredibly much. 10/10 recommend! Please try this product out. It works wonders! The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Budget skincare for acne/sensitive skin ‼️
WE’RE NOT PLAYING AROUND! You have acne. You want to help it. But your on a budget...I FEEL you. Before we begin, I just want to say: acne cannot be healed overnight. There is no safe, effective way to get rid of acne in a short period of time. Most acne treatments and preventative treatments take a long time to work. Keep that in mind! These are my favorite budget products (UNDER $10) to treat and prevent acne on sensitive skin. The Ordinary is a budget-friendly brand that spends little to no money on marketing or fancy branding. I love how affordable and accessible they are to consumers—they’re available at both Sephora and Ulta. Here are my thoughts on each product: Products: The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane Discovery: Lactic: I discovered this while researching which AHAs are best for anti-aging and acne treatment. My initial thought was to go for a budget-friendly brand like The Ordinary. Retinoid: I had been interested in trying a Retinoid or retinol for a while but wanted to start slow, so I went with this formula which is formulated specifically for sensitive skin. How long have they been in my routine? Lactic: 3 weeks Retinoid: 7 months When do I use these in my routine? Lactic: PM routine after cleansing + toning, before moisturizing Retinoid: PM routine usually mixed into my moisturizer or another facial oil WHY do these work for sensitive skin? Lactic: the lactic acid in this formula is only at 5% meaning it’s a great starter formula for beginners OR it’s a gentler formula for people who have used acids before. It also includes hyaluronic acid which is a hydrating ingredient to help this not dry out your skin as much. Retinoid: this specific formula is only 2% and it is a Granactive Retinoid which is formulated specifically for sensitive skin, to not make your skin peel or deal any real damage. It did take 3 months for me to see a real difference in my skin texture but I couldn’t live without this in my routine now! It’s also suspended in squalane which is a super moisturizing facial oil—thus helping not to dry out the skin too much. See a pattern here? Price: Lactic: $6.50 Retinoid: $9.60 Rating: Lactic: 5/5 Retinoid: 5/5
The Ordinary-Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane
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