For the past couple of years, I have been struggling with my acne, I haven’t been able to find anything that really helps! I tried the Tea Tree Skin Care range from The Body Shop but unfortunately, when I moved to Aylesbury nearly a year ago, it flared up again. Since then I’ve been on the search for something to calm down my skin and I think I’ve found something that’s slowly fixing it.
Recently, I was given a couple of samples from The Ordinary, I was a little sceptical about these products as I didn’t know how they would fair with my sensitive skin. When it comes to a skincare range, I have to be really careful and check the ingredient list. Before I share with you the products I have tried from The Ordinary that seem to be doing a really good job, I thought I would introduce the brand.
Who are The Ordinary?
The Ordinary is an evolving collection of treatments offering familiar, effective clinical technologies positioned to raise pricing and communication integrity in skincare. The brand was created to celebrate integrity in its most humble and true form.
Its offering is pioneering, not in the familiar technologies it uses, but in its honesty and integrity. The Ordinary is born to disallow commodity to be disguised as ingenuity. The Ordinary is “Clinical formulations with integrity”.
Their brands can be a little confusing if you don’t know what they do and how they can help, but their friendly customer service is on hand to help you out! Their contact form can help you to find the correct products for your skin type, you’re able to ask about a product or regimen related question. Sounds perfect right! This is how I found the perfect products for me.
Of course, none of their products can be considered medical treatments for persistent acne conditions. If you are fighting extensive or persistent acne, please consult a physician. Effective medicine exists to fight acne successfully, including Retinoic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide. Please bear this in mind when choosing the products, of course since trying a collection of their products, they seem to be working.
This might be where it gets a little bit more complicated! Not all their products, do they recommend using both in the morning and evening with your skincare routine. It does take a little while to get used to the products and they do recommend slowly introducing their products, just to make sure nothing affects you. With myself, I have to be extra careful as I have sensitive skin.
Now, let’s get to the regimen I’ve been trying for the past couple of months:
Morning Skincare Routine
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is one of the latest products I’ve added to my skincare routine. A little definitely goes a long way and I love the feeling it gives my skin, it’s also one of my products that are recommended for both the morning and evening. I’ve been using Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% since I first came across The Ordinary, my friend actually recommended it after I mentioned how much I was struggling with my acne.
Thankfully, I didn’t have a bad reaction to this like she did, it’s improved my skin dramatically. Both the bottles are interesting, even though The Ordinary is fairly cheap, the bottles look very professional and high-end. Both have helped the hydration of my skin, unfortunately, they do leave my fingers feeling sticky but doesn’t have the same effect on my face.
Evening Skincare Routine
As well as recommended to use Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 in my evening skincare routine, I also use two other products. Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% can be used to brighten the skin tone while visibly improving the evenness of skin texture and reducing the look of blemishes. Out of all the products I’ve tried from The Ordinary, this is the one that I’ve fallen in love with and have to continue using it each night.
It’s really easy to apply and it calms my skin down, I’ve also noticed how clearer my skin is since I started using it. The last product I have from The Ordinary is their AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, a 10-Minute Exfoliating Facial, this is definitely a strange product! I have to be careful with this product as it could not agree with my skin but I love using it once a week for a brighter and evener appearance.
If you’re struggling with acne, I would really recommend The Ordinary, they’ve got a wide range of products for all skin types and if you’re struggling to understand the products by their names, definitely ask them for recommendations! I was completely lost before asking, I didn’t know where to start but they were really helpful. I’m glad I asked as my skin is now a lot cleaner and clearer.
I hope you have enjoyed this little review! Have you thought about adding The Ordinary to your skincare routine? What products have you tried yourself?