The Ultimate Guide: How To Choose The Ordinary's Product for Your Skin Concern

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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories, whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you! No matter if you are a beginner looking for the best off-the-shelf solution for your skin, or you're adept in mixing a range of different active ingredients, just like cooking without a recipe, The Ordinary, has something for everyone! Though the story behind this legendary brand is a bit complex, we can't deny that TO expertly led the charge in bringing pure ingredients with a 'unbelievably' low price to the market, as well as empowering skincare-addicts like us to be their own chemists. Where there are beauty lovers there are conversations around the industry, and The Ordinary is bound to come up at some point. That discussion is happening right now on Cherie. Our diverse community has been sharing their honest thoughts on TO's little miracles in bottles! If you've got some skin care concerns on your mind and you're looking for a solution you're in luck, we've rounded up a handful of genuine reviews from Cherie's user. Keep reading and see if TO can solve your skincare woes! If you have acne prone skin, try Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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If you have redness, try Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
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If you have dark circle, try Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
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If you have dryness and dehydration, try Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
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If you have fine lines, try Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion
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If you have dark spots, try Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
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I'm sure like most of you, there are very few products that make a real difference for me overnight, and have earned high status in my skincare repertoire as repurchases and "holy grail" items. This Vitamin C, has. 🤍 Literally overnight I see a significant reduction in dark spots. After 5 days, my skin is smoother, more even, and has a glow. 🤍 Some important things to know about this product: It's quite strong. Like all products please patch test on yourself and start out slow. I love mixing this with my collagen serum to dilute it a bit. If you are new to acids, I would not use this on night when you are using a strong acid exfoliator if your skin is not used to strong products. If you're an avid acid user, I still would not double up this with an acid more than 1x/week. It will sting if you have any breakouts or open wounds. Sometimes this even stings a bit when I use it after an exfoliating mask. Again, start slow. This is not a daytime Vitamin C. The texture is oily and a bit gritty. I don't mind this at all at night but don't recommend this during the day. How I apply: Cleanse➡️toner or essence➡️Vit C + collagen serum➡️[wait 5+ minutes to let it absorb bc like I said it's a bit oily]night cream or oil. I've been using this in my routine for years now and I highly, highly recommend. For me, it's perfect to use every few weeks or so, whenever I've had some breakouts or spots that need fading, or before a big event to really improve my skin's tone. The best part, it's so affordable and lasts so long.
If you have uneven skin tone, try Glycolic acid 7% toning solution
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Glow intensity✨
Glow intensity✨
SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask So I originally purchased this product due to its huge rage.. I must say... the rage is real and it is a phenomenal product. I have super dry skin and this mask definitely helped with my dryness and added moisture and hydration. It is important to mention that I do not use this product as a mask. Rather, I apply it as a moisturizer during the nighttime and leave it on for the night. As my skin absorbs the moisture the best during the PM, my skin feels rich and glowy in the morning. ———————————— Results The summer Friday’s mask has somewhat of a thick consistency that feels great during the winter. I love love love this product for the winter as my skin feels dry as ever during the winter and the moisture is much needed. In addition, the product also has a bit of fragrance to it. This usually irritates my skin, however the fragrance is so minimal that it did not negatively affect my skin at all (but it is something to consider before purchasing). ———————————— Recommend 90% As a result, I would recommend this product to everyone for the winter season. It brings lots of moisture and hydration. I would not recommend this product to people with oily skin as it is very thick. Also, I think its best use is as a moisturizer rather than a mask because I feel like it’s more effective that way. The only downfall to this product I must mention would be the price point. I would say it remains on the pricey end of the scale due to how much product you actually get in one tube.
Korean Sunscreen!
Korean Sunscreen!
*dear, klairs - Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++ *Bare with me as this is my first time using a sunscreen* Please give me any recommendations/ advice that you think will benefit my skin!! I appreciate it ❤️ S K I N / T Y P E 🍃 Combo Skin T-zone being the Oilest Cheeks being on the Normal/Dry side Acne Prone Pigment Scarring Sensitive Tendency to become Flush and Red when Touched Large Pores T H O U G H T S 💫 It is very light weight and fast absorbing Dear Klairs claims this is suitable for all skin types but personally I believe this is the best for oily skin considered it is water based and isn’t like other “shiny” spfs. The “shine” or “white cast” is not very visible. As it is a sunscreen you are bound to see some shine but depending on the kind of moisturizer you put on before hand, the “shine” does not look as greasy or as reflective. I especially noticed this when I switched from boscia - Cactus Water Moisturizer to íUNIK - Centella Calming Gel Cream which I will later do a review on. I don’t have hyper-sensitive skin but it still falls into the sensitive category. I didn’t experience any irritation the only issue was having my skin appeared red because I didn’t get enough product to apply which is less than a “dime-sized” amount. After using more I did not experience the redness again. It has a slight smell but it was nothing too alarmingly strong and once again this is a sunscreen. I’ve been questioning how I am going to reapply this when I start school again because I just don’t like touching my skin unless I am at home. I also fear breaking out if I reapply it but this hasn’t been a problem with the time first application. Honestly I think I’m just paranoid :) Compared to other sunscreens I’ve used as a kid, it leaves no residue or oily feeling as you are prepping your skin for a cleanse. The ingredient list is very good as this is a Korean brand (known to have innovated ingredients compared to U.S brands). Even if it’s a bit on the pricey side you get what you paid for. It is free from the following: Parabens, Sulfates, Alcohol, Silicon, EU- Allergen At the moment they do not test on animals but they are currently striving for a Cruelty-free🤍 and Vegetarian🌱 brand. P R O D U C T $ 💚 Not Including Shipping The picture shown is the 80 milliliter(ml)Full Size Bottle - 20/23$ Dear Klairs does not sell anything larger I purchased this bottle through an app called YesStyle sometimes they have discounts and you can search for reward codes to get some $ off the original price DISCLAIMER:*Companies like amazon shouldn’t be trusted since they are capable of selling fakes but give it a go if you yourself don’t trust the app, I haven’t experienced any reactions so far from other products I have purchased through their company* I would really like an alternative similar to this product since it is out my price range!
$65 SERUM = WORTH IT?
$65 SERUM = WORTH IT?
alright, let me start by saying that in no way can i freaking afford to blow 65 smackeroonis on this. i received it in my allure beauty box for the month of june and literally, already finished the bottle 😩 the texture of this serum is so unique. it contains little microbeads of: hyaluronic acid: water magnet for hydration chlorella extract: for clearer, brighter, & firmer skin vitamin a: anti-aging 👉🏻 MY EXPERIENCE: $65 seems a bit much for this serum. it claimed to give a noticeable different after one use & personally, i feel like i was reaching for anytime i suspected i had a “glow.” BUT i loved the way my skin felt throughout the day whenever i used it. it definitely felt softer & my skin never felt nor looked dull. this doesn’t necessarily mean that i had a glow, i just didn’t look tired. i could still achieve a glow if i used this with other products like the GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner . (be mindful, glow recipe did some shady stuff when releasing their stats on pull up for change. i DO NOT currently support glow recipe & thus, will be planning to give this toner away. i just wanted to mention every detail of my routine). 👉🏻 WOULD I REPURCHASE? no. i didn’t even purchase the first time but no. my favorite serums are good molecules’ GOOD MOLECULES - Super Peptide Serum & GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum . cheaper alternatives that actually work AMAZING for your skin. overall, great serum & innovative idea. the beads blend magically with the serum once applied & it smells like nothing. i wouldn’t spend the $65 price tag tho 🤮
Great Toner
Great Toner
Such great toner love how it brightens and gives me That dewy look that I love! You think your skin is clean? Use this after you wash your face. It picks up any residue left behind from your face cleanser my skin feels so much cleaner and smoother! It’s refreshing on skin! Toner that provides a daily dose of clean bio active extracts to help the skin exfoliate and give your skin a balanced glow, naturally. Solutions for: - Dullness and uneven texture - Uneven skin tone - Pores If you want to know more… This effective, skin-resurfacing toner will exfoliate and brighten your complexion, while being gentle enough to use daily. By stimulating the skin to naturally exfoliate, lactic acid and willow bark extract work together to smooth, tone and help reduce the pore size, while azelaic acid precursor will brighten and help to even out skin tone for the perfect glow. What else you need to know: Did you know your skin only needs to reach a pH of 3.5 to 4 to achieve its natural glow? This tonic provides a "quality over quantity" formula to deliver the optimum pH your skin needs to trigger its natural exfoliation process and provide a balanced pH of 3.5 to 4. Result: skin is naturally exfoliated smoothed and toned, and pore size is reduced, giving your skin a bright skin tone for the perfect glow. This product is vegan and free of gluten and nuts. REN never tests on animals. REN uses responsibly sourced board and recycles its packaging. REN only uses natural inks and natural fragrances. Retails Full-size $38REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Toner
Seriously! 💢💢💢Clinique Can Do Better Than This!
Seriously! 💢💢💢Clinique Can Do Better Than This!
Hello🌞You must know the importance of cleaning your face. I have combo-oil skin, not sensitive. I have acne-prone skin, and I have some dark spots. So I started building up my tolerance for acid since long-time ago. Today, I want to talk about my fav and meh products!   pixi - Glow Tonic Concentration 🍋🍋🍋 How to Use It: Apply on cotton pads, gently rub the face  It is alcohol-free, which means it is a glycolic acid product that is very good for sensitive skin. It also formulated with witch-hazel and Aesculus to mitigate the irritation. My face does not feel dry after using it. It is good at lock in hydration. So dry skin will really like it. Also, if you don't have any experience using acid, this is a good beginning. I have used half of the bottle. It does not have a strong effect on getting rid of whiteheads, but it can be a good exfoliating product. It is really worth the price. I always repurchase when it is on sale.  SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence) Concentration🍋🍋🍋🍋 How to Use It: Apply on cotton pads, gently rub the face It includes Lactic acid, Malic acid, Salicylic acid. It is a combination of those acid, and it is for secondary cleanse. Comparing with Pixi, this one has more exfoliating power. It is better for combo oil and oily skin. If your skin is thinner, I recommend you only use it twice or three times a week. After using it, my face feels a bit dry. So it is good to use with hydrating products. It is quite expensive though. If you don't have enough budget for cleansing product, I won't recommend this one to you.  Cle De Peau Essential Correcting Refiner How to Use It: Apply on cotton pads, gently rub the face  It only has Succinic acid, which makes it different from the previous products. I feel like it has a high alcohol concentration. I can even smell the alcohol after I apply it on my face. But it actually feel good on my face. I feel refreshed after using it. It is a good choice for morning routine. But make sure you are not allergic to alcohol. It is very expensive.  CLINIQUE - Clarifying Lotion 2 How to Use It: Apply on cotton pads, gently rub the face  It has an obvious smell of alcohol. My face felt burned after using it. I really don't like it. I am using it to wipe my table now. It actually works quite well. BTW I don't like this design. It is so inconvenient to pour it out. The mouth is way too big, to the point I think you can even drink it... Have you used any of these product? How do you like it? 💞