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My most re-purchased Ordinary products
My most re-purchased Ordinary products
Okay so, I have tried 21 products from The Ordinary so far over three-ish years. It might not seem like too many, but man to my skin it feels like a lot of trial and error. But I wanted to go back and narrow down my collection to my most repurchased Ordinary products. These are the ones that work best for my combo / acne prone skin and keep me coming back for more! And of course, as you know, they are all very affordable. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution I absolutely love this toner / chemical exfoliator. I use it 1 time a week during my evening routine and wouldn’t use it more than that because it can be a bit sensitizing. But every time I use this toner, the next morning my texture and pores are visibly reduced and my skin looks smooth and glow-y. You get quite a good amount of product and it typically lasts me at least 4 months. The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque I like this mask a lot! It’s great for taking on oil skin or the occasional pimple. The salicylic acid and charcoal make this feel very cleansing and satisfying. I do prefer this to the salicylic acid serum because I have found that to be a bit too drying if I leave it on the skin. I mentioned in another review that this product didn’t help me get rid of all my acne, but it definitely helped. I use this once every 1-2 weeks or whenever my skin needs a little detox. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I love this serum in the winter. I don’t often get dry spots, but if I see that my skin if feeling a little dry in any area, I’ll just pat a bit of this on under my moisturizer and then I’m good to go. Sometimes I use this on my legs if they are especially dry. I also really like how the ordinary has started to sell bigger bottles of some key products. As a consistent user, I like the bigger bottle because it leads to less waste. The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' I’m a big fan of Buffet. I use this probably 2x a week, or sometimes more if I want to give my skin a break from actives and just want to make my skin feel extra plump. The formula is very hydrating and although I have my doubts about products that claim anti-wrinkle benefits, I do think my skin looks smoother after using it. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution This is kind of a cheat... because I repurchased this is after my first one fell and smashed on the bathroom floor. 🙃 BUT I am happy I repurchased it because when I do use this my skin looks so so good the next morning. Particularly my skin tone and pores look much better the next day. I use this probably more like 1x every two weeks because I swear no matter how little product I apply it does sting a little. And that’s probably not good... but I’ll justify it with glowy skin. And shout out to my trusty The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% that is also amazing but missing from the pic! 🥰
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Glossy.glossary
''Buffet''
The Ordinary-''Buffet''
6 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Blackheads
6 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Blackheads
*This post shares dermatologists' advice on how to get rid of blackheads. You'll learn why they develop and how to reduce them*
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shanicecretella
My experience with The Ordinary’s popular peel
My experience with The Ordinary’s popular peel
The chemical peel that is sweeping the internet by storm. After seeing multiple reviews and watching so many videos on YouTube about it, I decided to take the leap of faith. I have been using this peel for 3 weeks now and this is my 4th treatment. My only intent for this post is to give my honest opinion on this peel and how it fits in my current routine. For reference, that although this product is referred to as a ‘peel’ it is more of a chemical exfoliant, so you shouldn’t experience any actual peeling of your skin. The The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution works to peel off the top layer of your skin cells. Some people may feel a slight burning/tingling feeling while it is on. And due to the high concentration of the peeling acids it is recommended not to keep it on longer than 10 mins and only use it 1-2x a week to prevent damage to the skin from over peeling. Before using this product it is recommended that you patch test it, to see if your skin could have a sensitivity to this solution. The solution claims that “The scientifically developed formula delivers a specified blend of 30% Alpha Hydroxyl Acids (Glycloic, Lactic, Tartaric and Citric) as well as 2% Beta Hydroxyl Salicylic Acid. The pair have been carefully pH balanced for optimum efficacy, working to deeply exfoliate the surface layer of skin, unclog pores, combat blemishes and visibly improve uneven textures.” I honestly love this peel so much but it’s not an over night fix. When I used this for the first time I did see immediate results, my skin was exfoliated, softer, and brighter overall. But like all other products it didn’t clear all my blemishes and make my skin magically flawless, but I didn’t expecting to! Like all other skincare products you start seeing results over time with consistent use. And after using it for 3 weeks I can confidently say this has improved the texture of my skin and help lighten my acne scars. When I run out of this bottle I will definitely be repurchasing it. For reference I use this peel once a week for 10mins. ✨MAKE SURE YOU WEAR AN SPF AS ACIDS CAN MAKE YOUR SKIN MORE PRONE TO SUN DAMAGE✨
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Hannah42
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Bye bye pigmentation & acne scarring
Bye bye pigmentation & acne scarring
When I read a review that The Oridinary had an AFFORDABLE product that was just as good if not better than drunk elephants babyfacial I decided to give it a try and for under $10 what did I have to lose? The Ordinary AHA30% + BHA 2% aims to smooth and exfoliate skin texture and lighten any dark spots, hyper pimentation or acne scarring. Umm... all of the above please. So this is ideal for dry, oily and combination skin. I’m not super sensitive, but If your skin is, I would sample a small area first. This is loaded with Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid which all three aim exfoliate the outer layers of the skin, while the salicylic Acid aims to clean out inside the pores, removing any blockage. First off the color is bright red and almost looks like blood, it has a berry scent when you first apply it and offers a slight tingling sensation. When I first got it, I only kept it on for a few minutes because I was scared of burning my skin. Now I use it 1x per week for 10 minutes. There is some skin redness after use, but this typically diminishes within the hour. I love the way my skin looks and feels afterward and have noticed significant improvement in lightening scars I have along my jaw line. Ive also seen an improvement with the overall redness in my checks, over all my skin looks brighter and more uniform. I plan to repurchase this item when I run out, and have recommended nearly everyone I know to try it. It really is that good! More about the product: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
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Stefanivee2
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Best & Worst Hyped Products
Best & Worst Hyped Products
Before i start i want to make sure to tell you that my skin is combination with occasional breakouts. And products work differently on different people. Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid This is by far one of the best hydrating serum i have used. It is a lightweight multi layer hydrating serum. It not only hydrates but also plumps the skin from every level of dermis. It is so affordable and is under $10 but works better than some of the serums i have used costing $40 even. My friend introduced this to me last christmas and after that i have never looked back. The best thing about this serum is that my skin stays hydrated even after 24 hours. You can see the before and after picture of how this has changed the hydration level in the facial skin. And when I wear make up after this it acts as another level of primer below my regular primer too. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Prai Ageless Throat & Décolletage Cream This is by far the worst neck cream i have used. I got this in Marks and Spencer last Christmas too. While using it i did not change my other daily routine. This was the only new cream i used. The next day my neck started to itch and i could see small bumps. I paid less attention to that and i used it again that night. The next day my whole neck had rashes. It was so bad it started to creep to my cheeks too. I contacted Prai brand directly and one good thing about them was they were super nice and polite. They investigated and later compensated me with a good neck cream from another brand to soothe the rashes too. It costs more than $40 and this was the result. Never using Prai again in my life. But then again this is my story with my skin. May vary for every other person. PRAI beauty - Ageless 2-Piece Throat & Decolletage Day & Night Set
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ShradhaR
Ageless 2-Piece Throat & Decolletage Day & Night Set
PRAI beauty-Ageless 2-Piece Throat & Decolletage Day & Night Set
Right way to use ‘Niacinamide’
Right way to use ‘Niacinamide’
I have dry skin and acne marks left by adolescence, but the biggest skin problem is the pigmentation. So Brightening the skin tone and curing acne become two difficulties. Niacinamide has been used in many skin care products. Its biggest role is to reduce discoloration, and it can also help skin repair, anti-aging and oil control. However!!! Many people will give up products with Niacinamide after their first attempt. One of the reasons is that many people are allergic to this ingredient, resulting in red and itchy skin. Second, people who use this product must have excellent skin tolerability, that is to say, they should start using it at low concentration and not directly cover the whole face at the beginning. It need a relatively longer time compare to other skin care ingredient. I will introduce how I use products with Niacinamide ingredient. Taking an example product of Ordinary, the package of this product is labeled with Niacinamide(10% + 1% zinc). Just look at this ingredient, If you do a good job of sunscreen, it's no problem to brighten the skin tone in one month. However, before that, you need a 5-7-day trial period. The first three days, you have to experiment and apply it locally. For example, take a drop in your hand and ear. The next day on the chin or forehead. If there is no redness and discomfort, you can continue to use it. If it turns red, stop it. It means you are allergic to this ingredient. By the fourth day, you can start to gradually increase the dosage. In case of allergies, stop to use all cosmetics and skin care products. You must be patient when use this ingredient product. Increase the dosage bit by bit, otherwise the skin can't tolerate the stimulation of Niacinamide. I have used this product for more than half year. I liked applying on my face and neck. This can reduce the color difference! Try it if you can use regularly and preemptively. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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Maggieeemq
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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