Good morning…well afternoon on Friday June 23rd 2017,
Whilst powering through the tonne of stuff shipped home from university started yesterday I thought I would share with you my thoughts on one of the most talked about affordable skincare brands on the market right now and the few products that I have tried from them that I love. If you don’t know The Ordinary hit the market with a big bang back in 2016 created by Brandon Truaxe the founder of many other gorgeous skincare brands such as NOID, The Abnormal Beauty Company, Deciem, Hylamide and many more. The Ordinary aims to be honest and provide good skincare with ingredients that are proven to work at a very affordable price.
I have only tried a couple of products from them so far and I really like all of them so far and I cant wait to try some more although they are not that easy to get hold of but, when they are in stock I usually order from ASOS. The first thing I really like is the Advanced Retinoid 2% at £8, I’m not going into the science as while I understand some of it I am nowhere near an expert and therefore will leave the link to the website here where you can go and read more about the retinoid as well as the whole range. This emulsion I use at night after cleansing and my acid toner but before my moisturiser- only a few drops as you really dont need much and during the day I do make sure that I am using some form of SPF. I like this product because it is really light and absorbs into the skin quickly not leaving m face feeling sticky.
Alongside this I use the Salicylic Acid 2% solution £4 for 15ml, I apply a few drops to freshly cleansed skin to help prevent any spots but I may also target this on specific blemishes as needed. As a beta hydroxyl acid, this product exfoliates the skin and offers to fight the appearance of blemishes as well as visibly better skin over time and continued use. Again I really like this product however out of all of them this is the one that leaves my skin feeling the stickiest and you really don’t get very much product but my current bottle has lasted just over a month and I am needing to re-order pretty soon.
The last things that I have tried from the range are the primers, having tested out both the high-spreadability fluid primer which comes in a bottle similar to the one above and my favourite the high-adherence silicone primer. This uses advanced adaptive silicones to act as a matte, hydrating, blurring primer for makeup that looks higher in definition and adheres for longer. This does have that thick silicone feel so of you don’t like that then this is not the product for you and I love how my makeup looks using this primer at £4 I think this is definitely worth the money!
As always I hope this has been of some use to you but definitely go and check out the website as that is much better at explaining what everything does and this is definitely the range to try out if you are just getting into skincare.
I hope you all have a good Friday and weekend!!