Obsessed: The Ordinary

Monday, 24 September 2018
The Ordinary is a pretty new brand on the market but within a very short space of time it had already become very popular. Not only is it ridiculously cheap AND vegan AND cruelty free, but people were impressed with how it actually performed. As a huge fan of anything cheap I knew I had to give it a try myself!

As you can see by the product names they are just named by the ingredients the product contains; so for the people who have no idea what all these ingredients do, i.e. me, it can definitely be overwhelming. That's why I decided to go to the store and ask the consultants myself, that way I was able to explain what my skin concerns were and they could recommend products based on that. 

The first concern I mentioned to the consultant was that my skin was dry and dehydrated so she recommended the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (£5.99). For those who don't know, hyaluronic acid is amazing at locking in all of the skin's moisture. This product is to be used after cleansing and before serum and moisturiser. I'm not a huuge fan of how sticky it becomes once it's absorbed but that goes away once you apply other products on top.

Another concern I have is my uneven skin tone and pigmentation, so I got this to use the Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA (£7) as a serum in my routine. It's similar to the hyaluronic acid as it has the same dispenser and has a sticky consistency; but I do feel like I've seen a difference in me skin tone, especially the redness in my cheeks.

Since my skin is quite dry I feel like it can look pretty dull, so the consultant recommended Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% (£7.99) as a moisturiser. It has vitamin C in it which is great to help brighten the skin tone. There are other products with a higher concentration of vitamin C in it, however, as I have sensitive skin they could have been too harsh so using this will help with brightening without causing any irritation. 

I was also really intrigued by the Serum Foundation (£5.75); I don't know why I'm still so surprised that cheap foundations can be good but I seriously am! I love how natural this foundation looks and it's not too heavy on the skin. More like a "your skin but better" kind of look which I am all for. The shade range isn't amaaaaaazing; but as it's a lighter coverage each colour will suit many skin tones.

I'm really excited about this brand, mainly because it's so affordable, but also the products I've used have actually been really good. Definitely will try more in the future!

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