5 of the best products from The Ordinary






The Ordinary is an advanced functional beauty line that has become a cult brand. I am sharing my personal skincare favourites and the benefits of each product from The Ordinary.

I have decided to take this time to focus on self-care. Personally, for me, this includes skincare, hair care and exercise. I will be sharing my favourite products, DIY masks and my routines over the next few weeks.

Product 1

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

This is a form of Vitamin B3. I use this product at night, followed by hyaluronic acid. The zinc helps balance visible aspects of sebum activity.

After a breakout, I get marks on my skin from the spot. This product has really helped reduce the appearance of these marks. I have previously suffered from mild acne – which also left marks on my face. I use this product regularly and over time it has helped to get rid of all of these marks and evened out my skin tone.

It has a lightweight formula and sinks into my skin.

The benefits of this product include:

  • It minimises the appearance of pores
  • Treats hyperpigmentation
  • Protects against oxidative stress – it helps build skin and protects it from environmental stress like pollution and toxins.

Product 2

Vitamin C Suspension 23%
+ HA Spheres 2%

I like using this during the day. I use this followed by SPF and moisturiser for the day. You can also apply this product at night time. I have the non-silicone product – if you prefer a smoother texture then the silicone vitamin C suspension is a better alternative.

This product is thin and light so it is nice to apply during the day because it is not heavy on the skin. This product takes some time to sink in and feels different to usual lotions and serums because of the gritty texture.

The benefits of this product include:

  • It helps even skin tone
  • Helps with rough texture
  • Acne scars
  • General dullness

Product 3

Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

I use this product to tone on the days that I wear makeup. I use a Magnitone Spin Brush to remove my makeup as well as coconut oil. This effectively removes excess oil and makeup residue, even after my previous steps.

I like that this product has 240ml, it has lasted me a long time. There is a tingling sensation during the first few applications – which is normal. I like this feeling because it makes me feel like it is working.

I also use this product mainly to even out my skin tone and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

The benefits of Glycolic Acid include:

  • Treats scarring
  • Skin discolouration
  • Combats signs of ageing

Product 4

Lactic Acid 10% + HA

This is a product that I have added recently to my routine. There are very few products where I notice an instant difference to my skin. I was really surprised by the instant results of this product.

It can be daunting using directs acids on the skin – if it is your first time. I recommend diluting the product with other oils such as coconut oil. There is also a milder 5% product that is available.

I use this in combination with the Rose Hip Seed Oil and I wake up with soft and smooth skin. It is a game-changer!

The benefits of this product include:

  • It exfoliates the skin
  • It is a gentle hydroxy acid
  • It speeds up cell turnover and stimulates cell renewal

Product 5

100% Organic Cold-Pressed
Rose Hip Seed Oil

I use this every night and I have been using it for a few years now. It is lightweight and sinks into my skin easily. I use three drops directly onto my skin. Sometimes I also use a  Gua Sha for a mini facial with this oil. On days where my skin is dry – I use this during the day too.

My skin can sometimes become really dry or it can be oily – depending on the season. This product has really worked well on all of these occasions.

I have noticed in the past, I used to get small bumps after using oil at night. This was because my pores used to become blocked from the oil. I have not had this problem using this product. I also love that it is 100% organic!

The benefits of this product include:

  • It fades hyperpigmentation
  • It evens out skin tone
  • It brightens the skin.

Places to shop the products online:

  1. The Ordinary Store
  2. LookFantastic
  3. Cult Beauty

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