Game to determine what acids you should use!
I have been getting some comments asking what kind of acids you should use based on your skin type and I have been trying to do my best to help you guys out but I just saw this great post by @beautycasion_by_shurti which will really help anyone who has questions about this out, please go check that out. Products I recommend based on this chart: If you have dry skin and have acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
Nov. 24, 2020
KatushThank you, this helped me SO much!!! Is there any other brand I can use that is all natural? I have dry and no acne.
Dec. 3, 2020·1 like
savingyourskinThere are lots of great brands out there but I know none that are all natural, personally I find ordinary the best price and result wise but first aid beauty, cerave, versed and Palaus choice are also great options.
Dec. 7, 2020
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❎ Pills, pills & pills some more!
About me: 44 yrs old, brunette, light-med & combination skin type (oily t-zone/dry face), dark spots (from sun), dark under eye & bags. I was looking for a little more moisture in my am/pm routine with added brightening benefits. that's why The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% came into thought. This has a creamy texture that absorbed quickly over top the water base serums that I use. I grabbed for the rosehip seed oil to seal in the moisture and OH MY!! The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% pilled up alllll over my face! I was so excited when I purchased this product because of its moisturizing and brightening benefits but... Its getting returned with an F as a grade! I gave it 2 stars for its nice texture and because its fragrance free. pros: thick, creamy texture, fragrance free, spreads nicely cons: pills on skin when layering anything over top. A major FOUL!
Before and After sensitive skin routine
Hi Cherie fam 😊 I started my night routine for sensitive skin on November 7 (I have a post about it). I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures, but I feel like my skin improved. My pores are smaller, my skin is very soft (feels like velvet), brighter and not tight at all. The redness is still here, but I know rosacea treatment takes longer to get better and it’s winter, which makes the redness worse. Overall I’m very happy with my PM skin routine! I should also mention that I added oil to my routine (tarte - Maracuja Oil or The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil ) That’s how I layer: Neutrogena - Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser VICHY - Mineralizing Thermal Water Spray Rich in 15 Minerals (not every day, just when I feel the redness is worse than normal) The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil OR tarte - Maracuja Oil CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion (I didn’t rate 5 stars bc I don’t feel it’s the best moisturizer I used in my life, I actually like the The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA better) The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Hopefully I’ll have another post in a couple of months about improvement on the redness! 😘
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Good bye ingrown underarm hair!
I’ve always had sensitive skin and shaving is so irritating. I’ve struggled with ingrown hairs since I started removing hair from my body. Thanks to this app, I’ve read so many good things about using The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution on your body to help with ingrown hair so I gave it a try. I paired this solution with THE CHEMISTRY BRAND - Inhibitif Deodorant and it’s been life changing!! Less hair growth, less odor and bye bye ingrown hairs! It’s my dream team for underarms!!!
Not fungal acne safe 😞
The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution This product does contain Urea which helps fight fungal acne but it also contains Polysorbate 20 which triggers fungal acne ☹️ I didn’t notice any change while using this product but that’s probably because I’m prone to fungal acne breakouts 🤪
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Good for keratosis pilaris but not FA
Avène - Akérat Smoothing Exfoliating Cream I have been using this for keratosis pilaris which mainly makes the back of my arms very bumpy. It has some good ingredients such as: - Urea - Salicylic Acid - Vitamin E - Lactic Acid But it also has fungal acne triggers: - Mineral Oil - Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate - PEG 20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate - Sweet Almond Oil Even though it has many good ingredients which helped my keratosis pilaris it never made it manageable and smooth. Now my arms are the smoothest they have ever been and I use The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA and timeless SKIN CARE - Squalane Oil 100% Pure which my last post is about! Both of these products are fungal acne safe!
My new fave (Fungal Acne safe!)
The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA This has no fungal acne triggers 🎉 Helps to exfoliate skin ! I have been using this mainly on the back of my arms because I have keratosis pilaris there and my arms have never been smoother 🤩 Also good for any other breakouts and can be used on body and face ! Sometimes after I shower I will use this lactic acid and other days I will use timeless SKIN CARE - Squalane Oil 100% Pure for moisturizer, which is also fungal acne safe! My keratosis pilaris is barely noticeable now and my arms have never been so smooth before 💃🏽
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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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I have been trying to figure out the best way to take control of my skincare routine. My main concern is the texture of my skin, redness, blackheads on my nose, & large pores on my cheeks. I believe I have combination skin. It can’t often get oily or dry. I’d like any advice having to do with Cerave or The Ordinary. I currently am cleansing my face each morning & night with CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I like this cleanser, but am wondering if I should try out some other Cerave facial cleansers for my skin. In the morning I use CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 In the evening I moisturize with CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion Occasionally, I use the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution but I don’t think I have used it consistently enough & often enough to tell a difference. I’ve read that this is good for blackheads on your nose & to use it two nights a week. I have also used The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque but haven’t used it enough to notice a difference. I’d like to look into trying a few more products to help rejuvenate my skin & give my skin care routine a “facelift” 😉 Any advice or opinions would be wonderful. Thank you! Products I’d like to try include: ￼CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum I would like to introduce a retinol into my routine. ￼CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream I often get dry under eyes, eye lids, & puffiness. ￼The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA I read this was good for textured skin & blackheads. ￼The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Thank you in advance! ✨
Salicylic Acid in My Routine
Ok so I already made a post about my thoughts on this mask The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque and I’ll admit I was a little harsh on it- but it’s because this mask is MESSY and I’m all about convenience and being able to quickly apply a product and not have to think about the details, is what makes me happy. However, a got a comment on that previous post (@MartaPol) and it was recommended that I apply this before I get in the shower and then rinse it off in there. I gave it a try and the mess issue is completely resolved this way! It’s still a little too much thought for a face mask for me personally , and I’m not usually a nighttime shower taker, but I will definitely be using the mask like this until I use it up! I’ll also note that this mask does make my face baby soft!! I always follow with a heavy duty moisturizer- my favorite for calming irritation is LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 for Dry Skin Irritations
Ordinary Products U Can & Can’t Use Together
I’ve seen a lot of confusion and questions about which The Ordinary products you can and cannot use together. Sometimes it’s trial and error. Sometimes, we only use one product. I was looking around Pinterest for more information on The Ordinary products (which I use and LOVE) and came across this awesome, handy chart! Share it, save it, screenshot it, learn it, memorize it, print it (like I did because I’m super forgetful). Enjoy! The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA The Ordinary - Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Beauty Year-in-Review 2020 🍒🌹
This all about 2020 New launch skincare that I love most for lifetime and some find that was never expected. 👍🏻 With a blink of an eye, November is about to over . The bright side? Fall always brings an enormous hall of beauty launches, and this year, they're ridiculously good. 📌 There's something about skin care that just soothes our souls. Maybe it's the sense of normalcy that a routine brings, or maybe it's that spark of joy when discovering a new ingredient — it can be an escape from the chaos and the unknown. 📌skin care can be intimidating — there are so many products out there. And with such a wide range of options comes a lot of questions. 🔗When you take skincare as seriously as we do, you're always on the hunt for the next generation of game-changing skincare products. 📌You know the ones—those holy-grail, often best-selling products that not only cut down on time getting ready, but also restore your skin to its most glowy, angelic state (you know, what dreams are made of). 🔐Well, you read round-ups like this—so you're already ahead of the curve. Then, you weigh your options and spend accordingly, because good skincare is an investment. 🗞It's all about whatever works for your skin type, which is unlike anyone else's. 📚 Hyaluronic acid, for instance, is always a good idea (and pops up in many of our faves). The same goes for niacinamides, salicylic acid, AHAs, and retinols. From cleansers and balms to concentrates and masks, and get ready for a lifetime of five-star reviews of your complexion. Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
list of ingredients I may be sensitive to
I just want to keep this list updated so I don’t have to look somewhere else. I want to have all my skincare stuff in one place ☺️ • tea tree oil • zinc • glycolic acid? (or smth in to toning solution) products that seem to break me out a little: ☆ The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ☆ The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution ☆ Neutrogena - Deep Clean Hydrating Cleansing Oil(possible?)
Neutrogena-Deep Clean Hydrating Cleansing Oil
My skin care routine for acne prone / oily skin
MORNING ROUTINE ☀️ PCA skin - BPO 5% Cleanser The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin NIGHT ROUTINE 🌙 PCA skin - BPO 5% Cleanser The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane BURT’S BEES - Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint WEEKLY MASK The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque I have been using PCA skin - BPO 5% Cleanser for over a year and have been absolutely loving it for keeping my skin clear. I recently added The Ordinary’s products into my routine as well as a daily spf and my skin has truly never looked better. If you suffer from acne, dark spots and dull skin- I highly suggest this routine ❤️ ** Also, when using Vitamin C (such as The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% ) I chose to moisturize with the Squalane because any water in products will neutralize the Vitamin C and stop it from working on your skin, so always make sure to use a moisturizer/ oil / serum with no form of water on the ingredient list while using a vitamin C product! :)
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
My Skincare Routine
I’ll go into detail about each one in separate posts, but this is everything I use as a collective. The only thing that isn’t pictured are my cleansers, I use Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser for the days I exfoliating or need something more gentle. I love how light the scent is, and how easy it is on my skin, but if you need something more acne fighting, I would suggest something stronger since this product is all about cleaning. I’m still learning what type of cleanser is for what type of skin, but it’s a gel consistency and has a nice smooth and thick texture, so I believe it’d be great for oily/combo skin types. I also use a turmeric brightening cleanser but can’t remember the name and I’m away from home. 😊
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
I have dry skin (with oily nose and eyelids). I’ve been dealing with hyperpigmentation since my late teens and now I am 23! - I only started getting into skin care a few months ago and the first image is with me not taking care of my skin at all, the later images are me taking a lot more care by keeping it at least moisturized. - I would really love to get rid of my stubborn hyperpigmentation and dark spots that I have due to breakouts. I would LOVE to hear your suggestions to help me battle this or if you’ve got any comments on my skin care routine below as well that would be sooo helpful 😌💓 - My skincare routine now is: (AM) • Cleanse: The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser • Tone: Pixi Retinol Tonic pixi - Retinol Tonic • Ordinary Nicinamide + Zinc The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% • Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 • Cetaphil Moisturizer Cetaphil - DailyAdvance Lotion Ultra Hydrating (PM) • Cleanse: ordinary squalene cleanser The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser • Tone: Pixi Retinol Tonic OR Inkey List Lactic Acid (alternate days) THE inkey LIST - Lactic Acid Serum • Inkey List Vitamin C serum + Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Serum 30ml • Cetaphil Moisturizer • Puritans Vitamin E Oil I am also starting to exfoliate (2-3 days) with Ordinary AHA BHA The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Cetaphil- DailyAdvance Lotion Ultra Hydrating
The ordinary has gained a lot of popularity recently and while their products are amazing and offer so many amazing ingredients at such a low price there is a downside to this. The textures of these products are very annoying and hard to work with. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum doesn’t play well with other products nicely at all especially the VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream and almost makes it liquidate or something. It also foams up when you rub it in your hands and feels super tacky on the skin. This isn’t at all a deal breaker for me as it’s a solid serum and it does it’s job well it’s just mildly annoying. It does mildly brighten dark spots and help with pores and that’s all you can really ask it to do. Though this serum is a little bit more oily skin friendly and the THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serumis better for more dry skin types if you want the brightening effects. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA serum is very liquidity in texture which makes it absorb rather quickly which is nice except it’s difficult to get on my face as I usually apply my serums to my hand first and then pay them into my face which didn’t work with this serum as it just ended up absorbing into my hand. This also didn’t do much for MY skin at all. That might just be because I have really oily and resilient skin and a stronger acid would have done a lot more for me but that doesn’t mean this product is bad in fact it could be really good for someone with dry skin or sensitive skin. Exfoliating products that did really help my and might help others with their oily skin and acne are the CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser and The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution . The VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream is a solid moisturizer. It’s good for more oily to combination skin but you could also use this as a serum for dry skin before a thicker moisturizer if you have dry skin because it does have that gel consistency. Personally I also used this as a primer and it held up pretty well because it is a little tacky but not like The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum. It’s a great summer moisturizer. Overall it’s a solid pick considering the price and how accessible it is (sold at target) and I definitely recommend it.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Glycolic Acid Night Regimen
Adding this to my nightly routine has clarified my skin in a way I didn’t think was possible. Don’t recommend if you have sensitive skin but after 4 days I started to see change, especially with my acne scars. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
The Ordinary-Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
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