Trying new beauty brands is one of my favourite things to do. Not only do I love it if the products work wonders for my face, I love writing up reviews to tell you all about them.
There’s nothing I love more than recommending a product to a reader, a friend, my mum even, and hearing back that they’ve tried it and loved it to.
One thing for sure is that super affordable but amazing quality skincare products are sometimes quite hard to come by. Many times in the past, I’ve tried a new product for a couple of pounds and it just hasn’t done much at all for my skin. As much as I love mid to high end beauty products, it’s a bummer when you’ve got to splash out the cash and repurchase. If you can spend a tiny amount for the same if not better results, then why not?
*Enters The Ordinary*…
The Ordinary are a vegan beauty brand from DECIEM, who offer a whole range of beauty brands that focus on advanced functional beauty. The team bring together chemistry and biochemistry to create innovative skincare to the market. The Ordinary were the brand I was looking to introduce myself to first as I’ve heard incredible things. And after having a talk with one of the beauty specialists in their Spitalfields store, I think it’s the best choice for my skin.
As well as skincare, The Ordinary sell a range of sun protection and foundations to. I went with skincare as I had to find out what all the hype was about.
From first impressions I was so shocked at how affordable the products were. When the specialist told me each of my chosen products were under £6, I think my jaw may have hit the floor. I’d heard how impressed others were and how beautifully minimalistic and expensive looking the packaging was, I didn’t expect it at all.
Anyway, enough faffing, you want to hear about what’s inside right?
First up is the product that caught my eye first, the Hyaluronic Acid 2% +B5. This little gem is an extremely lightweight easily absorbed serum that works on the skin to rehydrate and heal dry or damaged skin. My skin type is combination and it loves it. I do sometimes suffer with the odd dry patch, which this product sort out right away.
The serum combines three types of hyaluronic acid with vitamin B5, which power together to offer long lasting hydration for the face. As well as hydrating the skin it also gives a plumping effect that I find makes my face look and feel brighter and more awake. I find products that can make your skin look instantly awake hard to come by, so this is a saviour on sleepy order cheap amoxil online mornings (so, pretty much every morning, I won’t lie to you).
Hyaluronic Acid works to increase and lock in moisture and vitamin B5 has healing properties that stabilises the skins barrier function to promote the growth of stronger tissue, giving your face that plumped effect.
I use the Hyaluronic Acid every morning and for the evening I have another acid of The Ordinary’s that I’m gonna tell you all about.
Every other evening I’ve been using the Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%. The specialist recommended me this after I told her I can sometimes be quite lazy with my evening routine. You know how it is, getting in from a long day and you just want to dive straight into your bed. So, this was recommended as it works as an exfoliator and a serum in one, and I do love a multitasking product.
This product is ideally best to use in the evenings because its formula uses exfoliation mixed with lactic acid to stimulate cell regeneration that in turn reduces pigmentation, acne scars and age spots. You can use this in the mornings but as it’s ‘stripping’ the skin through exfoliation I like to pop it on before bed so my skin can heal throughout my sleep. A bit of a pamper during your sleep is a necessity to, right?
For those who suffer with inflammation the formula combines lactic acid with Tasmanian pepperberry, an extract known to work magic on inflamed problem areas.
I would recommend anyone to use this acid every other evening, as the formula can be too harsh if you use it everyday. The formula continues to work for sometime and it also means the product will last that bit longer. If products like this are sometimes to strong for your skin, you can dilute this formula down with any other product to reduce the strength. I find this works really well mixed in with my moisturiser before bedtime.
Both products come with the pipet applicator that makes it so easy to dispense the perfect amount of product. I tend to use around 3 pumps of each.
I’m really, kinda, definitely loving The Ordinary skincare right now and if you’ve tried it and have any recommendations, please drop them in the comments. I need to try more!
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