Current Favourite Night Serums 🌌
I’ve really been loving these 2 night serums lately! And it’s pretty hard to resist The Ordinary’s prices. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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May 18, 2020
kristinnsTO Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is the best!! It is an every day serum and it works with reducing scars and pigmentation. This can be used in the morning or in the evening I use it in my night time skincare routine and it layers good with other products. Besides i use vitamin c serum in the mornings to improve my skin texture and uneven discoloration. You can also have a try!
Jun. 12, 2020·8 likes
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Best products for acne!
Here are my favorite products for acne all under $20! All of these can be found in Target and/or Ulta. Remember that you should not be using these products more that 3 times a week besides the spot treatments. Cleansers artnaturals - Cleansing Face Wash Great for oily/acne-prone skin. ACURE - Resurfacing Glycolic & Unicorn Root Clenser Great cleanser for mild exfoliation. PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength I would only recommend this if you are sensitive to salicylic acid. Otherwise, use the other cleansers I recommend. Toners COSRX - AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner Gentle toner for acne with glycolic acid and willow bark. Serums/treatments The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Really gentle + great for clogged pores and hair follicles DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel Strong acne retinoid. Spot treatments/patches cocokind - Turmeric Spot Treatment Really nice but can stain your pillow case or even face if you don’t wash it out well. SheaMoisture - African Black Soap & Bamboo Charcoal Drying Lotion Inexpensive dupe for the Mario Badescu one alba BOTANICA - Acne Pimple Patch Amazing/inexpensive patches HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Original for Madewell Classic pimple patch peach slices - Acne Spot Dots Average pimple patches STARFACE - Hydro-Stars Cute + helps a lot with inflammation ⭐️ TRULY - Our Stars Prevent Scars Acne Patches They have glycolic acid to help with dead skin buildup and tea tree oil to help with inflammation ⭐️
I have started using The ordinary after using so many products for my acne and clear skin but The ordinary does work like a magic. This is my skin after 7 days of use. It is a very simple routine and minimum products. AM: ￼Cleaner (currently Citaphil but later i ll use squalene) ￼Hyaluronic acid ￼Niacinamide ￼moisturiser ￼La roche posey sunscreen PM: ￼Cleanser ￼Mandalic acid (thursday only) ￼Salicylic acid (tuesday only) ￼Hyaluronic acid ￼Niacinamide ￼Hemi Squalane I cant use peeling solution as i have sensitive skin so after some research and advice i selected mandalic. Listing all products for info. The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
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My “Ordinary” Journey
My skincare routine needed a revamp but I didn’t know where to start. I wanted to use products with good ingredients but I know many companies “green wash” to make you believe all their ingredients are great. I did lots of research and decided to give The Ordinary a try. A little background on my skin: I have aging skin (I’m pushing 38) and it’s been on the dryer side since having kids. I also tend to get peri-oral dermatitis every winter. Then of course, I still get occasional breakouts! Yay hormones 😜 In September, as I was running out of my current skincare products, I replaced them with The Ordinary. I chose HONEST - Gentle Gel Cleanser as I didn’t want anything to harsh or stripping on my dry skin. After I cleanse, I mist my face with HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Spray then apply The Ordinary - Matrixyl* 10% + HA Because this contains HA, it should be applied to damp skin. On top of that I apply The Ordinary - "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% I gave this 4 stars because it’s sooooo sticky and takes a while to dry down before I can move to my next step. After that drys, I go for The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I may not have clear skin all of the time, but when I do get blemishes, they clear up very quickly. This stuff is amazing! I follow that with The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA and COOLA - Classic Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops SPF 30 Since starting this routine, my skin looks so much better when I apply makeup and when I don’t wear any, My skin tone much more even. And this year, as winter approached, I did not develop peri-oral dermatitis. My skin retains moisture so much better than it ever has.
Glow Recipe Niacinamide: Dewy, lovely, worth it?
I LOVE Niacinamide, and am not unfamiliar with Glow Recipes products. I have been quite the fan of their Watermelon line (sleeping mask is a fav), especially during the summertime. Throughout the cold season I’ve been loving their Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream. I am actively using their Plum Plump Serum as well. However, their products are $$. I received some as gifts on my birthday, but bit the bullet to purchase Plum Plump and the Banana Soufflé after sampling them and falling in love. Overall, though, I don’t feel that I’ve wasted my money, despite their price range. For me, it was worth it. So what about their newest product? GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops Well, as with all their products, it’s a bit pricey, retailing for 34 USD. It smells like fresh watermelon, just like the rest of their line, and the packaging is aesthetically pleasing being frosted glass, and fully recyclable. I also want to recognize the fresh ingredients they use, that their products are vegan, cruelty free, and sustainably sourced. But all that being said, for 34 USD, is it worth it? I’ve been using The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% on and off for quite some time now. I give it 4 stars because it can be quite tacky on the skin, and doesn’t really leave me glowing per say; BUT, it’s a reliable, affordable, effective product. It does it’s job fading discoloration while brightening, and the added zinc helps control and heal breakouts. It retails for 5.90 USD at Sephora, so there’s a huge price difference between these two products, and the Ordinary’s is so accessible when you’re on a budget, which I love. So what are my final thoughts? I personally hadn’t planned on purchasing the Dew drops, as I couldn’t justify the price especially when I already had The Ordinary’s serum. Well, my sis purchased it for me for Christmas, so naturally I’ve been using it and had to review the Dew drops. I haven’t been using it long enough to see if it makes a difference in brightening my skin as the Ordinary does over time, but it definitely makes me glow. The formula is so silky, a gel-serum it spreads like a dream, and I love to mix it w/Plum Plump serum and then apply. It leaves me with such a dewy result that I have to admit...I love it. It’s never tacky when I’m done patting it in, and it layers perfectly with the rest of my products. The drops aren’t eplacement for highlighter or makeup, and adding it over makeup on high points of the face made it feel tacky. So don’t expect that. But as a base when you’re prepping your skin for makeup, Its lovely. My skin looks lit within whenever I use it. Is it necessary? No, it’s definitely a luxury product IMO. If you can drop the $$ on it, then treat yourself! But if you’re looking for results on a budget, this product is just not necessary when a tried and true like The Ordinary WILL get the job done. 💕
The Ordinary products you SHOULD MIX them to boost more Vitamin C.
I am going to give you a general idea of what you can mix, and I am also going to share my favorite pairings that I like to use in my skincare routines. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA I want to share with you today that I see results with, and that worked together. I love to incorporate The Ordinary hyaluronic acids 2% + b5. It is a hydration product, so this will give you a lot of hydration and moisture. So if you have dry skin, this is a serum that you want to incorporate into your skincare routine. It can be used in morning and night, and this can be paired with anything. You can pair this with retinol, and you also can pair this with an acid. I like to add this for extra hydration, especially when I am using those higher strength products. Still, I especially like to use this in the morning in combination with my Vitamin C. The vitamin C that I want to use from The Ordinary is The Ordinary ascorbic acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%. So I do like to use these two products in the same routine in the morning. And if there is a day that I don’t feel like using The Ordinary Vitamin C, and I am using a different brand. I will pair my hyaluronic acids with a different type of vitamin c, which is completely fine. So, I love this pairing, and I love how this makes my skin feel. After using this pairing, I see a lot of brightness in my skin. And I love the way that the Hyaluronic Acids+b5 gives my skin that beautiful glow, so when I am wearing makeup on top, I feel like this serum shines through and gives my skin an elegant dewy, youthful look. And I think that is beautiful in skincare is to have a subtle sheen to your skin. I think it looks healthy. So if you are looking for a good pairing and you want to boost your Vitamin.
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
The Ordinary is the BOMB!
I am sure everyone has already heard of The Ordinary right? At first, I would watch YouTube videos about skincare online and see this brand name being thrown around. Another skincare guru YouTuber uses The Ordinary and basically promotes it to the T, calling it “the holy grail of affordable skincare.” So what exactly is The Ordinary and does it actually work? The Ordinary is a subsidiary of Deciem who also sells high-quality and high-end skincare products. Products are made in Canada and are certified cruelty-free, which means they do not test on animals and does not sell in China. Note to cruelty-free/vegan consumers: please check that any brand you buy has the verified Bunny/Does Not Test on Animals label. Also, make sure the company doesn’t sell their products in China. China has a mandatory law that makes it required to test all products on animals before selling there. Be aware. At the beginning, I was skeptic to try TO’s products simply due to the fact the prices were so low. Majority of brands price their products mark their products up to 200% due to their name and extensive list of ingredients they use. A lot of cruelty-free skincare I’ve looked up will cost minimum $20 for a small bottle or tube. I’m a student who only works part-time, so I’m not willing to spend $50 on a small item that might not even work well on my sensitive skin. Current issues: hyperpigmentation, dry skin, contact dermatitis (sensitive skin), uneven texture, redness, occasional oiliness, loss of elasticity in the eye area, fine lines, clogged pores and light acne. I looked up TO’s prices and I was like “wow!” One ampoule can cost as low as $4-5 CAD. I was amazed, so I decided to buy two things. I bought The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + 5% Zinc serum and Pycnogenol 5%. The niacinamide zinc serum is water-based and a clear colour. It doesn’t really have much of a scent (if any). It’s not as oily as I expected it to be. This is used for dark spots, acne scars and pores. It can also help manage light acne as well. This isn’t a product meant to cure worse acne. I massage this into my skin this after cleansing and toning in the morning. Pycnogenol serum is pure antioxidant with a brownish red colour, in an amber bottle. It smells slightly like acetic acid (white vinegar), but the smell is not obnoxious. It does have a slight oily feel, but so far it doesn’t feel gross. I put it after the niacinamide. Put this after water-based serums and before any heavy oils or creams. I add moisturizer/sunscreen after this serum. The results are amazing. The niacinamide serum has made my skin less oily! I also have more moisture and my redness is going down. Pycnogenol has helped my skin feel softer as well. They don’t really help my fine lines, at least not yet. Same with my freckles and scars. I think I didn’t use them long enough. I also purged using them at first. I recommend these products to you all seriously! Don’t knock it till you rock it. :)
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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)
The Ordinary-Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Rating all of my Ordinary products!
Hi guys! Let’s rate some of the products I have bought recently from The Ordinary. This company has been getting a lot of hype recently and we’re going to discuss what’s worth buying and what’s NOT worth it. First & foremost this company is AFFORDABLE. Most things are between $5-20. The idea is to offer clinical skincare at honest prices. First up: The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA Rate: 3/5. I’m giving this a 3 out of only because I haven’t seen much of a difference in using it? It does make your skin more sensitive to the sun and sometimes it can be irritating. So 3 stars is what it gets. Next: The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Rate: 4/5. This is definitely the most adorable hyaluronic acid serum I have ever bought. Comparable to SkinCeuticals. The only reason I’m giving it 4 out of 5 and not 5 is because if I overuse it my skin tends to break out. I use this every other day instead of everyday! Every body is different just see what works for you. Next: The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Rate: 5/5 wow, I’m giving this the best score because it’s one of the best oils I’ve ever used on my skin. Helps to hydrate and reduce signs of aging! Last: The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Rate: 5/5 one of the best peeling solution masks in my skincare regimen. Use only once a week for 5 mins and you will see your pores slowly reduce. Worth it! Let me know in the comments what other Ordinary products I should buy!!
The Ordinary-100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
The Ordinary, perfect Mix & Match for Brightening and Hyperpigmentation
Skin Type: Combination, oily T-zone, acne-prone The ordinary becomes so popular recently. You can find any functional ingredients you want from this brand. The effect is even more tempting, but don't follow the trend. Before you are trying to but any products from the ordinary, you need to know your needs and skin type, then to find the product corresponding to the demand. Sometimes, the ingredients in this product are useful but may not suit your skin. Since the ordinary used the simplest ingredient themselves, many of their products are not suitable for sensitive skin. THE ORDINARY Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA I know Alpha is an ingredient that aims at brightening. I just started using this product and I am very impressed! My dark spots & uneven skin tones are already fading! I’m acne prone skin, so acne scar is my headache problem. This serum faded my scars visibly. It’s a lightweight gel type face serum. It’s water-based, so it is easy to apply and blend. I don’t like the scent, but I would love to keep using it because of the function. Unprotected sun exposure would cause dark spots and become darker. So I insist on using sunscreen after applying it. THE ORDINARY Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% After using Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, here comes Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%. It helps to brighten the skin tone and will help to reduce the appearance of textually irregularities and blemishes. I personally recommend it to oily and acne-prone skin. I can feel tingling after using it. The 10% concentration of Azelaic acid is too high for sensitive skin. I only use this match when I endure breakouts.
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Perfect Skincare Products for Scarred Skin 🥰
Skin blemishes are never ideal, especially on your face. Whether imperfections are caused by acne scarring, zits, scrapes or sun damage, scarred skin is tricky to reverse – especially with high-street or drugstore products. Whilst my normal-combination skin isn’t too badly damaged, I do have a sprinkling of scars from teen acne around my chin – and I’m always looking for products that will help blur or heal these blemishes! I’ve tried it all: from budget-friendly Palmers Skin Success – which smelt lovely but didn’t seem to have any effect - to the pricier Bio Oil, which just made my skin feel greasy. After scouring blogs and beauty reviews, I came across The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% Hyaluronic Acid, a cult offering which seemed to have widely successful results. For around $20, could this little bottle be the answer? Hyaluronic Acid is meant to smooth and hydrate skin whilst blurring imperfections and healing blemishes, so it’s ideal for scarred or marked skin. After using The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid for around 3 months, I’m definitely starting to see some improvement around my mouth and chin: whilst nothing major so far, the scars and marks on my skin are beginning to fade and my skin feels softer and less raised. I apply before bed, allowing the product to sink in: however, it can also be used as a primer under foundation. I would whole-heartedly recommend this serum for problem skin – I can’t wait to see my results in a few months’ time!The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
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