The Ultimate Guide: How To Choose The Ordinary's Product for Your Skin ConcernCherie users shared their thoughts on the best The Ordinary product.
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%
Jun. 10, 2020
[...] The third picture shows the difference of me using the serum for about 2 weeks, as you can see there’s a dramatic difference in my redness. I still do struggle with acne so this product won’t necessarily cure your acne but will help with inflammation and redness. I have gone through a whole bottle and just received my new one, a definite repurchase! Definitely recommend this product for anyone struggling with acne or just redness and texture. Very smooth to apply and leaves a nice glow to the skin.If you have redness, try Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
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) If you have dark circle, try Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
#The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG[goods]#[FiveStars] LOVE this product 😍 This is The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution! Caffeine constricts blood vessels to reduce discoloration under the eyes. Also, EGCG is derived from green tea and has anti-inflammatory properties. Glycerin is an ingredient in most moisturizers and will help keep the undereye area hydrated. This product is targeted towards people who have darkness in the hallows of their eyes. This product will help address that pigmentation making you look more awake. I love this product because it really works! The key ingredients are amazing and effective. I love how the solution glides effortlessly on the undereye and can be layered underneath other eye creams. All you need is a drop for each eye with this product so it will last a really long time. I love the results of this product and I’m not even half way through the bottle! I especially like how these ingredients can be used on all skin types. Since this is an undereye treatment, caffeine should work well no matter what skin type you have!If you have dryness and dehydration, try Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
[...] Since I’ve always had a great experience with The Ordinary products, now this is my go-to solution when I want to try out something new. I’ve used different products with hyaluronic acid before, but the concentration was probably too low to really notice any changes. This serum from The Ordinary has 2% concentration and combines three types of hyaluronic acid molecules. The first thing you notice about this ultra-pure serum is the liquid, watery texture. This makes it incredibly easy for me to apply it on the face, neck and cleavage. I use the serum twice a day, in the mornings and evenings, after cleansing and before other serums or creams with a thicker consistency. I’ve started noticing the results within weeks, the skin looks definitely plumper, fuller, which is really amazing for such an affordable product. For me, it also seems to regulate my sebum production, as my face is not as oily as it used to be, but maybe this is just my experience. All in all, hyaluronic acid is definitely worth it, so I plan to use it regularly from now on and maybe associate it with other moisture retaining ingredients.
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A next/generation stable retinoid active that is designed to reduce signs of aging (dullness, uneven texture, fine lines, wrinkles). It is okay for all skin types, I find this extremely gentle! I personally use this as an eye serum then layer on a thick eye cream after. I have a few fine lines under my eyes and I would say this hasn’t help a ton, but I do feel like they are less pronounced than they were before. If you want to slowly start using a retinol product, this product or many other ones from the ordinary would be an awesome place to start!!! Also, as always, TO products are so affordable. $9.80 for 1 oz. 👏🏻If you have dark spots, try Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
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
[...] 💨lastly, i’ve been reaching for the glycolic acid 7% toning solution, strictly for my PM routine. glycolic acid effectively removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the complexion, reveals brighter, smoother skin & more. i love love this toner bc it gently exfoliates my skin, but it’s also not drying & moisturizing. def will forever keep purchasing this product.⠀ 🌬if you have not tried the ordinary, highly recommend that you do. i’m def looking forward to trying out more products from the brand. 😬
Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
Double Your Lash Length With Sky High Mascara!
I bought this mascara after seeing a post about it on Facebook. I love trying out new mascaras but rarely do I find one that I will use regularly like my beloved tarte - Maneater Mascara However this stuff is good. MAYBELLINE - Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara It gave my lashes so much volume & length they literally doubled in size! My lashes are already pretty long to begin with but this made them look amazing. The photo is after applying only one coat so I can only imagine how good they will look after two or three coats! It also didn’t clump up my lashes at all. I applied it really quickly & lazily too because I was in a rush to get ready & I was still amazed! I honestly think this is going to be my new daily mascara. It is waterproof but not the annoying kind that leaves your eyes completely black when you go to take it off. It came off really easily with my POND'S - Facial Moisturizers Dry Skin Cream which is what I’ve always used to remove my eye makeup, since I was a kid! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
At Home Exfoliating Facial ✨✨
So I recently received the Mimi Co Exfoliating Wand via IG PR. I couldn’t wait to do a full facial and I decided to do it tonight. Order: I purchased a steamer from Amazon for $23 and I’m obsessed with it (DM me for product info). I started with UpCircle - Cleansing Face Balm With Apricot Powder As my oil cleanse to get my sunscreen from today off and any other oils and dirts. INDIE LEE - Purifying Face Wash This cleanser is perfect for getting dirts and oils from skin as well. It’s not drying and it’s totally worth it! I paired it with a face cleansing scrub brush, I also purchased from Amazon. I love it and I paid around $20 for it as well! It doubles the vibration frequency put out by Foreo. CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask This was the mask I chose for the enzyme properties. This breaks down dirts and oils in pores and dead skin cells. I also steamed my face during this time. Follain - Toning Mist: Balance + Prime This was what I sprayed over my face for the prep for my exfoliating wand. I didn’t have a true medium and I am out of Aloe Vera plants so😭 I then exfoliated with my wand starting at my cheeks and working upward and then to my forehead. I went down and to the sides of my nose. Glow slow! innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion I used the toner to cleanse my skin and get any dirts left over from me exfoliating. SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask I use this as my hydrating mask. I took the back of my Mimi Co Wand on switched to the Moisturizing Setting. I gently slid upwards my entire face for the last 2 mins only and then wiped the mask off with a damp cloth. earthtoskin - Tea Time Anti Aging Eye Cream This is the most hydrating eye cream I own. I used this with the back of my cleansing brush on the heat setting! Yes it made my eye feel so hydrated and relaxed. fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This was the final step as a good moisturizer seals in everything! To prevent acne I use the SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil as my last step. I didn’t use an astringent type toner, so I wanted to still treat my skin💚
Drink of water for your skin!
We’re in the deep of winter and our skin get dehydrated and beaten by the harsh elements. Treat your skin to a pure drink of water that is based with pure Artic water —The ultra pure water that flows from the Arctic is known for its unique functional composition that’s buzzed about for helping to recharge dull-looking skin. By adding moisture back in helps fortify your skin and enhances skins’ luminosity. LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml $12-$25 depends on size and retail. Based with pure artic spring water and two types o hyaluronic acids this serum is super emollient and hydrating. Love love love how gentle this formula is. LUMENE - Nordic C Valo Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion $14-$18 A gorgeous lightweight toning essence with pure artic water, hyaluronic acids and vitamin c rich berry complex. I love that it is gentle and not drying. 🐰 cruelty free and sustainably sourced
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