Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Ordinary skincare review

So this post has been in the works for a long time, but like with any skincare post, I wanted to give a good amount of time for my skin to see the results. 



If you don't know about The Ordinary by now you've pretty much been living in a cave. Created by DECIEM, The Ordinary is a brand which creates low budget skincare products catered towards a range of skin needs. Most products are less than £10 which is amazing considering other brands use the same ingredients with a much higher cost. Being the budget-beauty girl I am, I put a few to the test and here are my thoughts, product by product:

For reference, my skin type is oily/acne prone


Used for: dark marks/uneven skintone
Thoughts: I actually really loved this product, I definitely noticed a gradual improvement in old acne marks on my face (I say 'loved' because I finished it 2 weeks ago!). This is definitely one I need to repurchase, doesn't dry my skin out, perf. 
Used for: Blemishes
Thoughts: It hasn't really done much, to be honest. Perhaps it was the added stress of my final uni exams which made me break out even more, but even more recently hasn't done anything in terms of getting rid of breakouts. Disappointing, especially as it was the product I was most excited about.


Used for: superficial skin peel
Thoughts: I definitely went heavy-handed with this at the start which I regret, my skin became so dried out. I reduced the amount I used (as recommended on the bottle) and my skin has gotten used to it, and when I remember to use it consistently it actually does help to gradually reduce hyperpigmentation. It's a yes from me!

Used for: brightening 
Thoughts: it's quite thick and hard to blend, but a little goes a long way. I'm not too sure whether it does what it says, but that may be down to me using a little longer since this is the most recent product I've consistently used. 



Used for: blemishes

Thoughts: I wish I purchased this before I got the Niacinamide acid because this stuff WORKS. The bottle is small, but mighty. A tiny dab on a spot and this works really fast at reducing redness and inflammation, it isn't drying on my skin either. One thing I would say is that it may cause some hyperpigmentation if used too much so use lightly. It's still something I bring out whenever I need it. 



Used for: reducing pigmentation/ puffiness 
Thoughts: I LOVE this stuff - when I remember to use it consistently I can definitely notice a visible difference in my dark circles. Sure, I've accepted that the majority of it is hereditary (unfortunately) but on the days when I'm looking extra tired, this does the job. I've been recommending this to friends, it's that good.

Have you tried The Ordinary skincare? What are your favourite products?

Zahra D x

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