If you haven’t heard of The Ordinary, where have you been? The skincare brand seems to be everywhere at the moment and there is a good reason why. Not only are their products affordable, they work. Today I’m talking about two of their acid products and a moisturizer.
5% Lactic Acid + HA 2% Peeling Solution
This Lactic acid product comes in two strengths 5% and 10%, and I opted for the lower version. I decided to go for the lower option as I have tried some acid products that have just been too strong for my skin and results in my skin breaking out terribly. The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid is easily applied using the little dropper attached to the lid. I found that you experience any stinging sensation that you can sometimes have with acid based products. This could be due to the fact that it contains Tasmanian pepperberry as this is known to reduce the sensitivity that can occur when using an exfoliating product. If you do apply it and find your skin is a little sensitive to it you can try mixing it with your moisturiser until your skin gets used to the product. I’ve found that even from the first use The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid formula helps to even out skins texture and gets rid of any dry patches.
Like all products containing AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acid) it’s important to wear an SPF as the acids can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. The Ordinary’s 5% Lactic Acid + HA Peeling Solution is only £5.50.
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The product contains 30% AHA’s (Glycolic/Lactic/Tartaric/Citric acid) and 2% Beta Hydroxyl Acid (Salicylic Acid). The product aims to make skin look brighter, improve the appearance of skins texture and reduce the look of fine lines. It’s recommended that you only apply this one per week as a face mask for 10 minutes due to the strength of the acids. Again this product contains Tasmanian pepperberry to help reduce sensitivity to the product as well as Vitamin B5 to help with healing. I found that since using this product that my skin looks much brighter and it has really improved the appearance of my skin. I don’t have any dry patches, which I’m quite prone to during the winter and I also feel like my pores look smaller.
Again as this product contains AHA’s so don’t forget the sunscreen! You can pick up The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution for £6.60
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
The Ordinary’s Natural Moisturizing Factors contains 11 amino acids which naturally occur in the skin. The product helps to improve the skin’s surface hydration without leaving skin feeling greasy. When I first saw the product I was worried about how thick it was as I felt that it might leave my skin greasy. However my worries were unfounded as although it’s really thick it feels lightweight and it’s quickly absorbed into skin. I find that some moisturizers can clog up my pores but I find that this keeps my skin hydrated without causing any breakouts and best of all it’s cheaper than the moisturizer that I normally use. You can pick up The Ordinary’s Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA for £6.80.
You can find the whole range of The Ordinary products online and at selected House of Fraser’s stores.
Have you tried any products from The Ordinary? If you have, what’s been your favourite?
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