The Ordinary Skincare is one of the most famous skincare brands of 2020. It belongs to the Deciem company and their philosophy is based on a clinical approach of skincare and they use single ingredients at really high concentrations for targeted results.
The ordinary is famous not only for the effectiveness of the products but also for their really affordable prices.
Their top quality and affordable prices have made The Ordinary a superstar in the skincare game.
I’m sure by now your like “blah blah girl… which products are right for me?”… Well let’s see together the best products from The ordinary based on different ingredients and see how they are intended to help you.
Antioxidants are known as the fighters of the free radicals (caused by UV light) that cause premature aging. They stimulate collagen production which leads to the skin’s rejuvenation and gives you a firmer and younger look!
The best choice from The ordinary is the ” Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% ” and you can find it here.
The Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% contains the 2 best antioxidants in the highest concentrations you can find as most products contain less than 1% resveratrol and less than 0.5% ferulic acid. Resveratrol is a plant derived antioxidant from Japanese knotweed and ferulic acid is found in walls of plant cells.
The serum is vegan, cruelty-free, oil-free, water-free, alcohol-free and silicone-free. Although it is oil-free, I would say that its consistancy is oily but really lightwear. One of the best combos you can do is the Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% serum with The ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic acid powder.
Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that protects the skin from the sun damage that causes aging. Also, it cures hyperpigmentation, dark spots, rosacea and uneven skin as it has whitening properties.
The best choice from The ordinary is the ” 100% L-Ascorbic acid powder ” and you can find it here.
The ” 100% L-Ascorbic acid powder ” is a high concentration powder that provides direct exposure. Ascorbic acid is the best form of vitamin C for skincare as it is the most stable and effective of all.The powder is vegan, cruelty-free, alcohol-free, oil- free, silicone-free and water-free.
Due to the extremity of the concentration, you may feel a tingling sensation the first 2 weeks of use. The best time to apply it is in the morning when the sun exposure is high. For the best results, combine it with the Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% serum.
Direct acids are the superstars of skincare. They are used for exfoliation (the only right exfoliation, avoid by any means the ”natural” exfoliators), they treat and prevent acne, clear pores and treat AND also prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
The best choice from The ordinary is the ” AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ” and you can find it here.
The AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution contains both Alpha hydroxy acids(AHA) and Beta hydroxy acids (BHA). The AHA’s exfoliate the top layer of your skin for a glowing and more even look while BHA’s goes ”deeper” into your skin and exfoliates while cleaning your pores also.
It also contains Tasmanian pepperberry derivates to reduce the irritation caused by acid use, vitamin B for healing and black carrot as an antioxidant.It is a mask that must be carefully used for at least 10 minutes but it is recommended to use it only if you have experience in acid’s use.
If you have never used acids before, I recommend to start with Lactic acid 5% (a personal fav of mines) which is more gentle with your skin and it is suitable even for sensitive skin.
Peptides are amino acids that build the collagen of our skin. They are used in anti-aging skincare due to their ability to stimulate the collagen production that makes the skin looks smoother, firmer and younger.
The best choice from The ordinary is the ” “Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1% ‘‘ and you can find it here.
The ” “Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1% ” contains 11 different amino acids, multiple hyaluronic acids and 1% pure copper peptides. It has anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates collagen production to fight the signs of age.
This serum is vegan, cruelty-free, silicone-free, alcohol-free and oil-free.
Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives. They are used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, boost collagen production, reduce blackheads and pores and to correct uneven skin tones.
The best choice from The ordinary is the ”Retinol 1% in Squalane” and you can find it here.
The Retinol 1% in Squalane serum is a water-free serum that contains high concentration of retinol. The retinol reduce the appearance of fine lines,wrinkles and age spots while squalane has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes your skin.
Use of retinol can be very irritating and it makes your skin photosensitive. That means that you must use your sunscreen every day carefully.
(this is a rule in general!) otherwise you may end up with severe sunburns.
All these amazing products have safety rules and they can’t be mixed all together , so you better visit The ordinary site to learn more but also to order them and start your journey to the real skincare!
That wraps up some up the best ingredients from The Ordinary Skincare. I hope you enjoyed this mini breakdown of some of The Ordinary ingredients and I really really hope you found it helpful (my whole goal here, haha). Stay tuned for another post about the Ordinary Skincare.
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