Let’s be honest, when the internet exploded with a bunch of raving reviews about the new wonder – the Ordinary skincare, I was doubtful. How can something as cheaply priced as it is do anything worthwhile for my skin? Oh, I was interested, but I was not expecting much. Isn’t that a great feeling, to expect something to just be a common gimmicky product and then be blown away?
I have tried out few of their products that I thought my skin could benefit somewhat from. Might I say that figuring out what products should go into your basket is hard. I don’t mean the self-explanatory ones as retinoids, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid. You either know well what these do or have a good guess. But as their products are named after the active ingredient and not what it supposed to do, sometimes it is quite hard figuring out which one does what unless you spent some quality time browsing their descriptions. I mean the names like Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% or “Buffet”. Though now as I read their description now, I should have picked up some weirdly named ones for a test too…
Now we have the Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% that I use one or two times a week in the evenings. A small amount of it leaves my skin soft and smooth in the morning and I will sure continue using it. Do not forget to use sun screen after that one!
I guess the most exciting one was Advanced Retinoid 2%. If you have not heard incessant prompting to start using retinoids, how good are they for your skin, you must have been living under a rock. It is supposed to be the amazing cure-it-all ingredient to help you fight wrinkles and lines, even your skin tone and help with acne. The problem is that it is usually priced quite high, so when the Ordinary offers it at the affordable price – well, yes, please!
I have been using it once or twice a week and every time a day afterward is an amazing skin day. It is glowing even toned and smooth. I think it’s worth every penny and if you have been thinking about trying out retinoids, you should definitely try it out. One more word – Sunscreen! Seriously, do not forget to protect your skin.
Then there is Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 that I am using every day, morning and evening. It works great for my dehydrated skin. I feel like it got a lot more even, no more dry patches and in some weird way, my T-zone doesn’t seem as oily lately. Either way, it is a product that I will sure to keep using.
The Ordinary skincare defies all expectations. When I started using it I was not expecting much, but now as I had my mind blown with its effectiveness I want more. I will be continuing using the one on my shelf, but I do have a shopping basket filled with more bottles waiting to be placed.