REVIEW – The Ordinary Skincare: How did it perform? Product update…

The Ordinary Skincare Review - hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, advanced retinoid

After a tip-off in September from everyone’s favourite beauty mavern Wayne Goss about a new skincare brand in town that was not only cheap and cheerful but effective too, I jumped online and bought myself a few goodies to test out – see my previous blog post here. I purchased 3 products from The Ordinary: Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (Β£5.00, 30ml);  Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (Β£5.90, 30ml); and Advanced Retinoid 2% (Β£8.00, 30ml). So now that I have been using them for almost 2 months, what do I think?

My skin: Ageing (I’m 40), oily t-zone, large pores, dry cheeks, acne prone, dehydrated. My review is based on how these products react to my skin type. Everyone’s skin is different so make sure you do a bit of reading about your skin type before purchasing these products, πŸ™‚

My regime: I apply all 3 products at night. First I pat a few drops of Advanced Retinoid 2% all over my face. Once soaked in I mix a couple of drops of Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% with a couple of drops of Hyaluronic Acid 2% then pat the mixture all over my face. Once they have soaked in I apply eye cream and moisturiser as normal. Because of the ingredients in these products I wear a sun screen on my face EVERY DAY, even when it’s cold and cloudy.

The Ordinary Skincare Review - hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, advanced retinoid

The application: The water-soluble products (niacinamide & hyaluronic acid) are watery and apply and slide over the skin easily. There’s time to spread them over your face and jaw line before they start to soak in as long as you are fairly quick. The emulsion (advanced retinoid) is like a milky runny fluid which spreads easily over the face. This takes more time to soak in so you do have more time to make sure it is well spread. With all products I always apply a bit too much, although I am getting a bit better at judging the amount I actually need.

The Ordinary Skincare Review - hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, advanced retinoid

The results: My face generally feels great in the morning. It feels hydrated and soft. The texture of my skin has also improved too. I can feel that it’s really smooth especially when I apply my foundation. I have acne and I can honestly say that my new regime is having a really positive impact on it as I am needing to use much harsher topical acne treatments (benzoyl peroxide) far less.

My verdict: All-in-all I am really happy with these products and super happy with the price point! They are such amazing value for money AND seem to do what they say on the tin, therefore I have ordered some more to try. I have re-ordered the niacinamide and advanced retinoid, I think they will both remain in my skincare regime for a while. I haven’t reordered the hyaluronic acid as this is also in both of the new products I have received. The ones I am currently testing are the lactic acid 10% + hyaluronic acid 2% (Β£5.80, 30ml) and vitamin C suspension 23% + hyaluronic acid spheres 2% (Β£4.90, 30ml).

The Ordinary skincare - lactic acid & vitamin C suspension

I’ll let you know how they work out and how I have been incorporating them into my regime once I have been using them for a bit.

Traci-Ann πŸ™‚


11 thoughts on “REVIEW – The Ordinary Skincare: How did it perform? Product update…

  1. I love Wayne Goss!!

    I finally placed my first order from The Ordinary and it came the other day…it’s still early days, but so far I really like the Hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. I’ve yet to try out the retinol and lactic acid, which am sure I will do starting tomorrow.

    Please let me know how you feel about the vitamin c moisturiser though! It’s the strangest texture (because of the spheres) πŸ˜‚

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      • Hahaha! Did you get a tingling sensation too? I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought it was really weird πŸ˜‚I tested it on the back of my hand too to make sure it wasn’t cos it didn’t go with my other skincare products!

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      • I did get a little big of a tingling sensation. When I first put it on I thought I was rubbing my skin off!!! πŸ˜‚ I am wearing it alternate nights at the mo as it can’t be mixed with the niacinamide. I might try another Vit C formula instead when I have finished it.x

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  2. Me again… ha ha! Thought I’d ask here in case anyone else has the same questions…. do they ship to NZ?? I’m trying to find the answer to that question, but their website is a bit difficult to navigate… 😦 Thank you!!!! πŸ˜€

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  3. Oooh, these looks great, thank you for doing a followup review. So few people do! Would be super interesting to read another review in another couple of months…? *nudge nudge, wink wink* πŸ˜‰

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