I’ve been using The Ordinary products for a while now. I picked them up on a previous trip to London and since, I can’t get enough of them. To learn which products I picked up and how they’re working for my skin, continue reading.
Before we get into it, here’s a bit of background info. I’ve been on the hunt for a while now, for a cream or serum that I can apply every day, morning or evening, to give my skin constant help with blemishes, my uneven skin tone and helping to reduce the oils. I hate having oily skin and I’ve actually started washing my face with soap to try and reduce it. (If you’re a beauty blogger I completely understand this is the wrong thing to do but I cannot deal with how greasy my face gets throughout the day).
Anyway, I’ve seen The Ordinary products everywhere online but I never felt confident enough to buy them as I wasn’t sure what would work for my skin. Thanks to the store assistants in London, I now have 5 key products that I use in my daily routine and yes, my skin is improving.
Which Products Did I Buy?
Below you can shop for all of the products that I bought for my skin. The total of these cost me just under £30.00 because there was a small sale at the store where I bought them. However, sale or no sale, they’re extremely cheap and definitely worth it.
The Ordinary Acids
The first things I bought were acids. I’ve seen lots of beauty bloggers and vloggers talking about how adding acid to your skincare regime is a must. I use the following two to help with reducing my uneven skin tone, blemishes and fine lines. You can see when it best to use these acids with the below graphics.
I don’t usually wear foundation but when I do I wanted to get a something that was going to be good for my skin, include SPF and give buildable coverage in case I needed it. That is, without being super heavy and thick on my skin.
I break out extremely easy, usually because I don’t usually wear anything on my skin so when I do my pores aren’t used to being “clogged”. This foundation doesn’t make me break out which is great and the shade range is pretty decent too.
I’ve recently become obsessed with Pinterest. I love using it to find beauty tips. So many of the pins I come across advise to use toner as part of your skincare routine. This Glycolic Acid is great for targeting all of the problems with my skin as well as being super affordable and creating a great base before I apply makeup. You can see when it best to use this toner in the below graphic.
The Ordinary Creams/Primer
Finally, the last two products I bought were a primer to go on after my toner and before my makeup and then another acid but this time in a “suspension” / cream format. The Silicone primer is great for giving my makeup a flawless base to use and I apply this in my T-zone only to let the rest of my pores breathe a little easier.
The Azelaic Acid Suspension cream is amazing as a night cream to help target any uneven tones and blemishes whilst I sleep. I also mix this with my Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream to make sure my skin is moisturised too.
Good To Know: I only ever use moisturiser in the evening as it can make my skin very oily. If you have the same problem, using acid regularly throughout the day and ditching any moisturising products or cream-based makeup products, is a must.
So, are The Ordinary products worth it? Yes, definitely though I suggest you go in-store and speak to an expert or do your research to find which products you should be buying.
I have oily skin so if anyone knows of any other great products that help combat oil and acne-prone skin, comment below.