I have a million of The Ordinary’s products now. At least that’s what it feels like.
After shooting the haul video for IGTV, I realised it would be a good idea for me to write a blog post with all the information needed and links for you to shop yourself!
I love this company and their products, especially the prices and I think you guys would too.
These are all the products of theirs that I have. I have written their prices (in GBP), what they’re clinically supposed to do for you, and my personal experience with the product.
As always, let me know if you have any specific questions and I will do my best to answer them.
For quick access to their website to have a look and shop around, click here.
High-Adherence Silicone Primer
A makeup, or every day, primer that sells for only £3.90. And it works seamlessly. I put it on every day after my moisturiser regardless of if I’m putting face makeup on over it.
It reduces the appearance of pores and “imperfections” and that is exactly what I love about it. It also feels so nice going on my face.
I have never noticed that it clogs my pores either which is mandatory in a face primer.
It’s extremely affordable. I will never buy another face primer. I simply have no need.
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
A face moisturiser for £6.80. Yep, that’s right.
In the video of the Ordinary Products Haul, I talked about this one.
After reading up on it, essentially it can be used for all skin types. However, it’s best to be used for those who have oily skin but that is also dry, which describes my face perfectly. I am very oily but have psoriasis so I’m also chronically dry especially in the winter months.
So far this moisturiser has worked as I’ve needed it to. I haven’t noticed amazing or immaculate results. I have used very expensive face moisturisers before that have left my skin feeling much softer. However pairing this moisturiser with the other oils this brand provides has, in fact, put my face in the best shape it’s ever been.
If you’re interested in a cheap face moisturiser, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 With Antioxidants
Yup yup yup. A suncreen made for your face with SPF 30 for only £8.90. Do I need to go on?
Ok, I will anyway.
Not only will this help protect against UV rays, but it also provides both short and long term hydration for your skin and can immediately calm down irritated skin.
It’s perfect for every day use, or specifically when you’re on a beach holiday which is the main reason I bought this in the first place. I will put it on every day after my morning skincare routine and reapply as needed hoping it keeps my face from getting sunburned.
Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1%
Niacinamide, which essentially is Vitamin B3, has been proven to help reduce the look of skin blemishes. The zinc that is added in this formula can help reduce sebum activity. It is also suggested that Niacinamide can help brighten the skin tone as well.
This can help those suffering with acne, but would not be the best formula for dealing with active breakouts. If you are interested in an oil, it’s best to try salicylic acid and or benzoyl peroxide. You can find those formulas on this website as well. I would suggest to look here for more information.
I generally use this formula in the morning before I put on my moisturiser. It should be used separately from any Vitamin C formula which I wait to use in the evenings.
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F
Try saying that 5 times fast.
Vitamin C is extremely beneficial for the skin which is why I wanted to make sure I had some on hand.
It’s an antioxidant and can brighten the skin tone, and can even reduce signs of aging. I am getting to that age guys. I want to be prepared.
There are a ton of options for Vitamin C on their website and if you’re interested to see what one would be best for you, click here.
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
I bet you’ve heard a lot about this oil because everyone is using it now. So I looked up the benefits before purchasing to know more about why this would be so good for me.
You guys, this oil is the all encompassing oil that will perfect everything. For only £9.
It is full of vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants that can correct dark spots, hydrate your skin, and reduce lines and wrinkles. It’s anti-aging, blemish correcting, and hydrating.
I took a break from the oils as part of my skincare routine just because I got lazy. Just a few weeks before my holiday, I noticed how haggard and boring my skin was starting to look so I started using the oils morning and night again to see if I noticed a difference. And I most definitely did.
However, if there is only one oil I could choose to use, it would be this one. If there’s one thing to add to your skincare routine, it’s a few drops of this after your moisturiser. You will not regret it.
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil
Borage Seed oil has fatty acids in it similar to the omega-3 fatty acids you find in fish. It’s been known to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
Applying borage seed oil on your face when you’re in the middle of a breakout or have puffy eyes would be very beneficial.
This isn’t an oil that would need to be applied every day unless you constantly suffer from acne flare-ups.
Definitely a good one to keep in your arsenal just in case, and for £4.20 a pop it’s a no brainer to add it to your shopping cart.
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
As you know, I do a daily chemical peel from Dr Dennis Gross. But as it’s costing me £66 a month to do those, I decided to try something new.
This peeling solution takes only 10 minutes and is done once or twice a week, at max. The bottle can last months and is only £6.30. I’d say it’s a much more afforable solution. Literally. LOL.
As that’s all well and good, the main thing I needed to focus on was the results. If it wasn’t the same, or better, than the chem peel pads then it wouldn’t make sense to continue using it.
The Alpha Hydroxy Acid exfoliates the skin’s surface which helps take off a layer of dead skin cells to achieve a brighter looking face. Salicylic Acid exfoliates deeper into the skin to target congestion. (Salicylic acid is what helps treat acne). Obviously there are other formulas included to hydrate the skin and make this solution tolerable on the skin’s surface.
It does sting when you immediately put it on your face. If you’ve ever gotten a chemical peel, you know exactly what it feels like. This formula is meant to be a mask so you rub it on your face and neck and leave for a maximum of 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water.
As I’ve used this for a week or two now, I can honestly tell you that my face is doing very well. Since I’ve gotten back into my real skincare routine, it’s looking better than ever. I definitely don’t feel the need to go back to the chem peel pads which means I am saving over £100 a month by using this peel and their moisturiser.
WARNING: If you are not familiar with chemical peels, or peels in general, I would make sure you do a lot of reading up on this product and other similar products before purchasing and trying yourself. It is an acid after all, and needs to be handled cautiously and done right.
I had been using the Tarte tinted moisturiser but kept running out. I figured I’d try out this brand’s foundation because I love their products and they had a vast range of colors and tones. It’s extremely cheap, at only £5.90 for a 30ml bottle of foundation.
I somehow magically guessed the exact shade I needed because when it arrived, I put it on my face after the face primer and I was in awe of the results.
Not only did it match my skin tone perfectly, but it just looked amazing. It did a great job of covering up blemishes, smoothing my skin, and not looking cakey at all. Nor does it feel cakey. I usually forget I even have it on.
After using it for months, I can tell you that it doesn’t clog my pores or has not caused me to breakout in any way. I love this foundation and don’t plan on ever switching to another brand. I do hope they come out with other makeup products as well. If they do, I’ll definitely be making the switch to everything this brand sells.
And this is it actually. I know I just bombarded you with a ton of information on a ton of new and different products. I would highly suggest you go take a look on their website and read up on the different products and regimens. You can make a purchase and get 4 or 5 things under £25 and try it all out yourself. And then you can let ME know how you feel about it.
Do any of you use The Ordinary’s products already? If so, what’s your favourite one? If not, is there one you really want to try now? Comment below!