Sunday, 2 July 2017

The Ordinary: Top 3 Skincare Products

You would have to have been living under a rock to not be aware of the recent buzz surrounding skincare brand, The Ordinary. You can read a bit more about them on their site, but basically they make high quality skincare for budget friendly prices.

I have quite a few of their serums, oils and moisturisers, but I've chosen my top three that I find myself using daily. Hopefully this will enlighten some of you who have absolutely no idea where to start with their extensive range.


First up is the Glycolic Acid Toning Solution. Prior to purchasing this I had gone through two bottles of the iconic Pixi Glow Tonic, and as much as I enjoyed using it I couldn't justify the £18 price tag. So this cheap offering seemed like a great alternative. Not only is it only £6.80, but it also has a strength of 7% as oppose to Pixi's version which is only 5%. For those of you who have no clue what a glycolic solution is, it's a mild acid used as an exfoliant. It's less harsh on the skin than typical scrubs that can cause broken capillaries, and you simply apply it after cleansing. It tingles slightly but other than that it's a breeze to use and leaves skin feeling really fresh. Because of the strength, The Ordinary recommends only using this once a day; I use it in the evening. It's also alcohol, silicone, and oil free. 

Next is the 'Buffet' serum. Packed full of anti-ageing ingredients, this is a super serum that also aids hydration. With my skin being quite oily I did worry about becoming too greasy, but this simply feels like you're giving your skin a well deserved drink. It's also silicone free which is great as there seems to be quite a few serums on the market that leave a silicone film on the skin. I mainly use this in the evening before bed and wake up with lovely, glowy skin. At £12.70 this is slightly more expensive than other serums from the brand, for the simple reason that it contains so many nutritious ingredients. 

And lastly, I really love the Natural Moisturising Factors + HA Moisturiser. It feels quite thick on application but sinks in leaving skin feeling plumped. It's contains hyaluronic acid and amino acids to hydrate skin without any greasiness. I use this occasionally in the morning, and sometimes in the evening if I've packed on the serums. It's only £4.90, so it's also a complete bargain considering the ingredients.

If you're looking to switch up your skincare but don't want to break the bank, The Ordinary's range is a great place to start. There's also a chart on their site to help you with what products work well with each other, and if you're really stuck there's an abundance of videos on YouTube to help you out. 


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