Friday, 7 October 2016

The Ordinary - New Skincare range

 the ordinary skincare
If you haven't already heard of the latest skincare range The Ordinary, you soon will. The Ordinary has been developed by the Deciem founder, who also brought us NIOD. NIOD is an "extraordinary" range of skincare which many beauty experts and industry insiders say delivers (and then some) on the claims it makes.

I haven't used anything before from NIOD but in the latest Tili Beauty Box from QVC received the Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex, which I'm looking forward to trying out.

So The Ordinary. Developed by Decimen to dispel the myth that high level active skincare ingredients do not need to cost the earth. They make good quality skincare solutions affordable for many people. Myself included.

The Ordinary uses ingredients that you will recognise from the jars of high end (expensive) products. Ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic Acid, Retinoid and Niacinamide but at prices that make these active proven ingredients attainable for all. And don't let these scientific names put you off or be baffled as to how and when you should be using these serums, The Ordinary have a helpful regimen guide on the website, which is also where you can buy the range:

The Ordinary Regimen Guide

Deciem have developed this guide to offer suggestions on how to combine multiple formulations from The Ordinary in a single regimen.
In general terms, water formulations should be applied before oil formulations and we recommend using a maximum of three serum formulations in a single regimen. The table below offers a summary on how our formulations can be combined into a regimen:

Example regimens below:

Example regimen for general signs of age:
AM: Buffet, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5; PM: Buffet, Advanced Retinoid 2%, 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Example regimen for pigmentation issues:
AM: Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Solution 10%; PM: Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, Advanced Retinoid 2%
Example regimen for dehydration:
AM: Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Solution 10%; PM: Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Advanced Retinoid 2%; 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

So because I need help with "general signs of age" I ordered the Buffet and Hyaluronic Acid 2% +B5.
the ordinary buffet
Buffet - £12.70
This is a multi technology peptide serum, which in my terms means it's a serum which does a lot of good for your skin, particularly for the signs of anti-ageing. Apply a few drops from the dropper after cleansing and before your moisturiser morning and night.
the ordinary hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 - £5.90
This is another serum and I've pasted the info here:

Hyaluronic Acid, HA, can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water. The molecular size of HA determines its depth of delivery in the skin. This formulation combines low, medium and high-molecular weight HA, as well as a next-generation HA crosspolymer at a combined concentration of 2% for multi-depth hydration in an oil-free formula.
This HA system is supported with the addition of Vitamin B5 which also enhances surface hydration. 

Hyaluronic Acid is found in the skin naturally but its natural function within the skin is not hydration. Many products have used HA to claim hydration benefits, but HA is too large a molecule to penetrate the skin and instead sits on the surface and can draw moisture out of the skin making the surface feel soft and hydrated temporarily, while making you feel like you need more HA after the product is rinsed. This formula uses three forms of HA with varying molecular weights, as well as an HA crosspolymer, to offer multi-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin solely to improve temporary surface hydration.

I used to think you could only use one serum but actually The Ordinary recommends you use no more than three serums at a time - multi seruming if you will. Serums deliver deep in to the skin layers the ingredients you want going there to hydrate, plumb and repair. Serums also make your other skincare, such as moisturiser or oils that you apply on top of these serums work more effectively.

So the results
I've been using both these serums for two weeks now, and I love them. They are so easy to use, do not smell, do not irritate, are not sticky or drying. I found myself stroking my face last night because I am really pleased with how, not only soft, but smooth and bump free my skin feels. I will happily continue using both of these until I am finished and I will be repurchasing because with these results so far and at these prices, it really is a no brainer.




  1. I've never tried anything from this brand but I am obsessed with the packaging
    Kathy x

    1. I didn't even mention the packaging did I. It's so simple but cool looking. I feel like a scientist using the droppers.
      Julie x

  2. They do look cute...& just when I thought I had no room for anything new! ;-)

  3. These sound amazing, I am off to check out the brand now!! xx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  4. I have heard a lot of good things about this brand and lately seen lots of write ups about it. I may give it a try!

  5. Oh now Im desperate to try something from this brand. Im going into London next week so think I will pick up some bits. I hate skincreams that feel sticky so thats good to hear they dont

    1. There's a pop up shop in Spitalfields Kerry. But saying that I always order from Victoria Health and the deliver (when in stock) is so quick.
      Julie xx


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