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The most cost efficient chemical exfoliant✨

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tenii
The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA
The most effective and cost efficient chemical exfoliant ever produced! One of the Ordinary’s greatest product. Lactic acid is a great chemical exfoliant and is used to treat textured skin, dullness and uneven texture. I have been using this product for approximately 5 months and it has significantly overpowered any physical exfoliant out there. Perfect for all skin types from dry to normal. —————————————— How to use? Lactic acid is extremely acidic and can be harmful if used at the wrong time, with the wrong products or too often. Additionally, exfoliating too much can lead to dryness, peeling and/cracks. Thus, it is important to only use lactic acid 1-2 times per week. Lactic acid also cannot be used with certain types of vitamin C’s and niacinamides, as a result, do your research with each product before applying to the skin. Furthermore, lactic acid is the most effective during the night as skin cells replenish the most during the nighttime. Lastly, it is important to build a tolerance for lactic acid, start with a low percentage and build your tolerance. Skin routine including lactic acid can be as following:
rinse face
cleanse
tone
apply drops of lactic acid
moisturize
—————————————— Recommend 80% Throughout my experience, I would recommend lactic acid to anyone who is looking to exfoliate the skin. This product is also tremendous for dry to normal to oily skin. However, it may not be the best chemical exfoliant for sensitive skin types or people who suffer from eczema. Most importantly, in order to use this product, one must do extensive research to know how to use it and how to implement it in your skin regimen. If not used properly it can cause serious damage to the skin due to its extreme acidic concentration.
May 18, 2020
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audrey.077if you’re going out and you’re using this in your daytime routine make sure to use sunscreen too ! otherwise damage can be done to your skin :)
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I look at my first post and I’m just like WOW! My skin has gone a long way especially with my dark spots. My dark spots were such a big insecurity as well as my fungal acne on my forehead and look at the difference almost a year made!! Do you have any tips as to what I can add? Or what good eye creams work for dark circles? In the AM I use: The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA artnaturals - ArtNaturals LUXE Vitamin C Serum Murad - Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ I have three PM routines,: PM 1 The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA PM 2 The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA PAULA'S CHOICE - Radiance Renewal Mask PM 3 The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I always cleanse with Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser and after I use PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant
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Jenny916
the ordinary collection
The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% HG product. Always have a backup so i don’t have to go a day without it The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil this saves my dehydrated skin, especially during the winter The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HAi just received this product in the mail this morning so i don’t have an opinion but really excited to try The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution the first chemical exfoliator i grab when my skin is really struggling
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Vitamin C Serums that are NOT worth the hype
Vitamin C Serums that are NOT worth the hype
✨I have sensitive combination skin that is acne prone. My skin concerns mainly revolve around acne and preventing breakouts when I can. I use Vitamin C to help protect my skin during the day and to help get rid of marks left over from acne. I love it as an ingredient and highly recommend trying it out but be careful when purchasing- not all are what they seem to be cracked up to be. 🍊 C-Firma by Drunk Elephant. The holy grail of NO for me when it comes to Vitamin C serums. But why do I hate this HIGHLY loved and hyped product? 🐘 First of all, this formula oxidizes at a highly fast rate, meaning the product becomes less and less effective faster. Secondly, the price of this for 1 oz is $80 which is actually outrageous and basically highway robbery. Thirdly, this product feels sticky once applied on the face, even when mixed and layered with other products which I cannot stand and it smells smokey like meat. BLEH. If you want something that maybe works for 3 months and are ok with having a sticky face and smelling smokey, then sure but this is not it for me. 🍍 Pineapple-C Brightening Serum by Glow Recipe. I decided to purchase it because it’s a clean brand and I was seeing it all over Instagram. Although I’ve seen some friends have success with this, this again isn’t a win for me. This is $49 for 1 oz which is way better than the previously mentioned serum. It has Vitamin C and AHAs with Hyaluronic Acid for hydration and pineapple juice to brighten skin. I wanted to like this so badly because of the lovely smell, ingredients and adorable glass packaging, but at the end of the day, this didn’t give me the results I was looking for. 🍊C15 by Paula’s Choice. Honestly I’m not sure how I feel about this one. It’s $49 as well but for .67 oz and I adore this brand but this has a shelf life of 3 months. Maybe that’s just the honestly of this brand vs Drunk Elephant but that’s a lot of product to get through in just 3 months! I want to try it again in the future. This also has Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid and this brand has yet to let me down but this expired too quickly for me personally so it’s on here too. If it’s that price point I want amazing results or a long shelf life. ☀️Although the above products didn’t work for me, they did lead me to discovering some serums that do. That list includes Very Cherry Bright by Farmacy and the Rose + Glow Vitamin C oil by Leah Skin which is my favorite. Another one I’m looking forward to trying is the Vitamin C by Allies of Skin. Ultimately, it’s about being patient and finding what works best for you!
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Worst vitamin C I’ve tried 😫
Worst vitamin C I’ve tried 😫
I’ll start off saying I love the ordinary brand, I’ve used several of their products and they’ve been great. This vitamin c serum/cream is definitely not it. I was super excited to try this out and used it the first day I got it. On the product description it says you will experience a non irritating tingling sensation and should be over quickly. After cleansing my skin I applied this and it felt weird, I did feel the sensation but thought it was normal. I felt it really gritty and it started feeling warm on my skin and kind of burned, I had to immediately wash my face off. Also this felt like it never got absorbed into my skin, it just sat on top and did absolutely nothing. A few min after and I still felt my skin burn a little and it was getting red. I waited a few days and decided to apply this again and once again I had the same burning, gritty irritating feeling. I waited about a week to keep trying to make this work but it never did. I decided to let my mom try it out, she doesn’t have sensitive skin at all and she couldn’t use it either. She said on initial application it was very warm and felt like there was little exfoliating beads in it. She also felt that irritating feeling and didn’t want to use it anymore. I wish this worked but it was only $5.80 so I won’t feel bad if I throw this out. If you have somewhat sensitive skin I suggest you stay away from this. Better to be safe than sorry. The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
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katt2729
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
The Ordinary-Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
Is the ordinary moisturizer worth it? 👀
Is the ordinary moisturizer worth it? 👀
I got this moisturizer a few weeks ago. It is very affordable! I got this on Sephora’s site for $ 7.70! And it’s 3.3 oz (100 ml) I was so excited to get this and use it. On Sephora’s site it says any skin type can wear this. When you squeeze it out it’s slightly on the thicker side. What helps for me is to warm it up between my finger tips with both hands then apply to cheeks first then forehead and chin. People who love no added fragrance will love this. This has absolutely no scent in it. It’s really gentle on my sensitive skin (a huge plus). It works great with my combination skin. On my really oily forehead I find that the moisturizer looks kinda matte which is definitely what I want. On my dry sides I wish it gave me more moisture, but it doesn’t leave my skin super dry. It retains moisture throughout the day and maybe it’s me but I kinda get a plumping feeling on my skin after applying it. If it keeps gives me this feeling I’ll have to end up buying more of it. It’s a great moisturizer but not the best. I’ve been using this on and off and I can say it’s definitely worth a try. Sometimes I use this as a hand moisturizer and it works perfect as well. So is it worth it? Yes it definitely is. The formula feels nice on the skin and the price point is excellent! The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
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katt2729
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
The Ordinary-Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% +
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High-Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula A very concentrated water based serum of Vitamin B3. If you want to jump straight in I would suggest you to think more about as it’s a very concentrated formula. Half people will love it (as I do) and the other half will hate it(as it can cause major breakouts. The best way is to introduce the ingredient slowly, twice a week and then increase the use. This will allow the skin to adjust and get used to it which in result will minimise the chance of hate 💙What does it do: 💙brightens 💙increases cellular turnover 💙acts as an antioxidant 💙improves skin barrier function 💙prevents trans-epidermal water loss 💙reduces inflammation (redness) 💙regulates sebum production and improves congestion I love it it, I use it in the morning after a hydrating toner, I do not use it in the evening tho. But Azelaic Acid in the evening does a decent job anyway. It makes my skin look fresh, less inflamed (red). I haven’t notice anything about breakouts as it’s still a second week of use but still it became my HG. I think I particularly love that it helps the skin barrier to function better, especially when you use actives.
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olexii_beauty
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Hyped Products - worth it?  {Vitamin C}
Hyped Products - worth it? {Vitamin C}
Who else is guilty of falling for product hype? Asking for a friend… Okay, we’ve all been there. While I can think of quite a few examples of hyped products, today I’m going to discuss 2 popular vitamin C products. The first is the #OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum[products]#[ThreeStars] and the second is THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Serum 30ml . The Ole Henriksen serum has been hyped in the beauty community for years, while The Inkey List is newer to the market and has attractively low prices overall. The Ole Henriksen truth serum is marketed towards all skin types, and claims to brighten, fight aging, and nourish the skin. It contains “true-C complex”, collagen, orange, green tea extract, and aloe. I was unable to find the specific percentage of vitamin C in this serum. This serum smells like orange juice, leaves my face feeling a bit sticky, and does not add much nourishment to my skin. Because I have dry skin, I usually apply another serum on top to add more moisture. The serum does add some brightness to my face when used regularly. This serum does not irritate my skin or cause breakouts. I’m personally not a fan of the heavy added fragrance and lack of transparency with vitamin C percentage. I do not feel it’s worth the hype. The Inkey List Vitamin C is listed as a cream, but once you read the information, it is supposed to be used in place of or combined with a serum and then followed up with moisturizer. It contains 30% L-Ascorbic acid and is marketed towards all skin types. An important call-out is that it also contains dimethicone. This does have a creamy texture that is easy to spread. It feels nice on my skin for a second….until the sting comes through. Unfortunately, this product is too strong and irritating for my dry skin. I don’t mind the soft silicone feel, but I do mind the sting. The Inkey List suggests combining with their hyaluronic acid serum. I did previously own (and finished) that serum, so I tried the combination a few times; however, it still stung. I’ve set it aside to try again in the summer, but as of right now I can’t recommend it for dry skin. I was unable to use long enough to determine if it brightened my skin. I do not feel it’s worth the hype. Prices: Ole Henriksen: $24 for 0.5oz, $50 for 1oz. The Inkey List: $9.99 for 1oz. Availability: Both products are available at Sephora and other online retailers.
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RebeccaSuzanne_Says
Vitamin C Serum 30ml
THE inkey LIST-Vitamin C Serum 30ml
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