Tag: The Ordinary

  • The Ordinary Retinoids And Retinols

    The Ordinary Retinoids And Retinols

    They’re known as the game changer in beauty. High risk, high reward if you will. They do wonders for transforming the skin, accelerating cell turnover, stimulating collagen production. Not to mention unparalleled at tackling fine lines and wrinkles. But they can be very irritating, even making your skin worse before getting better. We’re talking about […]

  • The Complete Guide To The Ordinary Foundations, Concealers, And Primers

    The Complete Guide To The Ordinary Foundations, Concealers, And Primers

    We know The Ordinary has a fantastic line up of affordable and quality skincare. It’s hyped up, well loved and the quality formulations have an unbeatable price tag. But, can we talk about their makeup? Yes, The Ordinary has foundations, primers and now concealers! We have to admit, the bar is set high with their […]

  • The Ordinary Vitamin C

    The Ordinary Vitamin C

    Vitamin C does so much goodness for the skin. Fading dark spots, textural irregularities, fighting fine lines, and providing antioxidant support. It’s hard to think of a more perfect ingredient for your AM routine. But, Vitamin C is not one size fits all and there are tons of different formulations you can try. Let’s look […]

  • The Ordinary Antioxidants

    The Ordinary Antioxidants

    Antioxidants. We love them in our wine and we love them even more in our skincare. They’re good for the body and really good for the skin. How? Antioxidants brighten, target signs of aging and help to improve the quality of your skin. They work to fight free radical damage and help to protect the […]

  • We Tried The Ordinary Buffet – Here’s Our Review

    We Tried The Ordinary Buffet – Here’s Our Review

    How easy would life be if you had one serum that was made to fit all your skincare needs? There would be no room for confusion or misuse. No need for 5 different products to target every little issue. Just ease. Well, what if we told you we may have found that. The Ordinary’s Buffet […]

  • The Ordinary Buffet + Copper Peptides 1% Review

    The Ordinary Buffet + Copper Peptides 1% Review

    If you’re into trendy, buzz-word skincare…I have the serum for you – meet The Ordinary Buffet + Copper Peptides 1%. This serum has a bright blue hue that shocked me at first. I later learned it’s due to the copper peptides, aimed at healing and improving the skin overall. This serum is one of The […]

  • The Ordinary Peptides

    The Ordinary Peptides

    Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, we learn that in school, but proteins are just as important for the skin as they are for your body. Peptides are chains of amino acids that make up protein the skin needs like collagen, elastin and keratin. Lack of these proteins can cause thinning of hair, […]

  • The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Review

    The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Review

    Fading pesky dark spots is a tough job! It takes time, consistency, patience and SPF! Lots of SPF. Many recommend Vitamin C or AHAs to help fade dark spots but those can be irritating on the skin. It’s time to make a case for alpha arbutin…it gently works wonders to brighten the skin tone and […]

  • The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Review

    The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Review

    Tell me the must-have ingredient in your skincare routine? Vitamin C, BHAs, Retinol are a few that come to mind. But, if you know your skincare you know you can’t use them together and they’re irritating for some. What about Niacinamide? The way it can minimize pores, regulate sebum production and target congestion while brightening […]

  • The Ordinary Lactic Acids Review

    The Ordinary Lactic Acids Review

    I won’t dare to drink milk but I’ll put spoiled milk on my face. You read that correctly. It sounds ridiculous but the AHA lactic acid actually comes from sour milk! Lactic acid is a larger molecule making it a gentle AHA that works very well for sensitive skin. It’s benefits run as far as […]

  • The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% Review

    The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% Review

    Eating foods rich in antioxidants help to protect from free radicals in the body. The same goes for applying antioxidants to your skin. In the body, antioxidants help to fight against illness and disease like diabetes and heart disease. On the skin, antioxidants help to reduce the signs of aging, textural irregularities and even work […]

  • The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer Review

    The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer Review

    Qualities of a good makeup primer? Something that helps your makeup to last longer, hydrates, won’t settle into fine lines…maybe even blur pores and texture. It’s a tall list but that’s not too much to ask for something that primes your skin before makeup. The real issue is finding something that actually delivers without spending […]

  • The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review

    The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review

    We know The Ordinary for their skincare but I’ll let you in on a little secret…they do makeup and it’s just as affordable as their iconic serums. Their Coverage Foundation is a hot contradiction because it has medium to full coverage with a lightweight and comfortable finish. When I think of full coverage, I think […]

  • The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Review

    The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Review

    Does your sensitive skin struggle with using acids? Meet Mandelic Acid. Due to its larger molecule size, Mandelic acid is an AHA that’s great for sensitive skin and targeting hyperpigmentation. Using intense, high percentage acids is so overrated. Work slowly with something gentle to get great results you can maintain without irritating your skin. Mandelic […]

  • The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Review

    The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Review

    If you have any semblance of a skincare routine you have probably heard of Hyaluronic Acid before but what exactly is it? HA is a humectant meaning it helps to reduce the loss of moisture. It’s the basis of hydration in tons of skincare products and included in every skincare junkie’s routine. If you have […]

  • The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer Review

    The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer Review

    Pore blurring primers. Highly controversial in the beauty community because do they work or are they just a marketing gimmick to sell an unrealistic claim? Well, it depends on the primer. I’ve said this in the past and I’ll say it again, I think it’s hard to shell out tons of money on primer because […]

  • The Ordinary Hydrators And Oils

    The Ordinary Hydrators And Oils

    The Ordinary has a powerful and impressive line up of hydrators and oils. They have options for all skin types and because their prices are so affordable you never have to worry about dehydrated, dry skin again. The Ordinary’s products are no frills but it’s nice because you don’t have to worry about dyes, fragrances […]

  • The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide Powder Review

    The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide Powder Review

    Niacinamide is a power ingredient. Yup I said it. Niacinamide or B3 is so powerful because it can treat acne, redness and inflammation, brighten, minimize pores and oil production and help to retain moisturizer. Plus, niacinamide is not an acid so you can use it in your routine with other acids. Many can use it […]

  • The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Review

    The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Review

    Struggle with pesky dark circles and puffy under eyes? Join the club and unfortunately, they aren’t that easy to fix. Dark circles have a few different causes: bone structure, genetics and dilated blood vessels which come with age and lack of sleep. A topical serum will only work for dilated blood vessels because skincare, no […]

  • The Ordinary Salicylic Acids Review

    The Ordinary Salicylic Acids Review

    Salicylic acid or BHAs (beta-hydroxy-acids) are a miracle worker for clogged pores and exfoliating. They’re oil soluble and can penetrate the skin deeper then an AHA which makes them exceptional at unclogging pores and combating acne. Even dry skin can benefit from a BHA, and as someone with dry, sensitive skin I can’t imagine not […]

  • The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Review

    The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Review

    Adding direct acids into your skincare routine whether it be a toner or serum can be a game changer. Chemical exfoliation can fade dark spots, imperfections, fight texture and create a radiant complexion. The only thing is that you must use them correctly or else they can do more harm than good. The basics of […]

  • The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Review

    The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Review

    Don’t sleep on Vitamin C because it can do wonderful things for your skin. It’s great for fading dark spots, fighting signs of aging and adding a radiant glow to your complexion. Who doesn’t want to glow?! The tricky part about Vitamin C is that it’s not for everyone and it’s all about finding the […]

  • The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics Review

    The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics Review

    We know hyaluronic acid as a mega-powerful hydrator that retains moisture on the skin. The texture can be a little sticky, even hard to layer with other products but it works so well. The Ordinary’s Marine Hyaluronics is a hydrating serum derived from marine-derived vegan water reservoirs. It feels like water on the skin while […]

  • The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil Review

    The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil Review

    There’s a very expensive, well known and hyped skincare brand that has a pretty popular marula oil that is priced painfully high. Marula oil is a multi-use oil that is exceptionally effective at hydrating your skin and hair. It’s very rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and promotes collagen production which helps to hydrate the skin […]

  • The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Review

    The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Review

    Rosehip Seed Oil is not only a great hydrator but works to fade dark spots and brighten the skin. It’s a gentle oil but contains high amounts of Vitamin A that gives it anti-aging properties. It even has healing and regenerating properties and is suitable for inflammation and sensitive skin. It does all of that […]

  • How To Create A Skincare Routine With Products From The Ordinary

    How To Create A Skincare Routine With Products From The Ordinary

    The Ordinary has a huge line up of potent, quality skincare products. Acids, retinol, hydrators, vitamin C. You name it and they have. The tough part with The Ordinary is they have so many products it can become overwhelming very quickly. How can one even know what products to use together or not to mix […]

  • The Ordinary “B” Oil Review

    The Ordinary “B” Oil Review

    A rich and hydrating face oil is not for everyone but if you suffer from dry skin, it’s a dream. When paired with moisturizer or a good HA serum it can lock in moisture improving fine lines, providing ample hydration and giving your skin a glow. It can be used to dilute heavy foundations, leaving […]

  • The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser Review

    The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser Review

    A cleanser is a vital first step in your skincare routine that I would tell you to save on. There are tons of good and affordable options that are effective at removing your makeup and adequately cleansing your skin. One of the best ones I’ve tried? The Squalane Cleanser by The Ordinary. It’s gentle, lightweight, […]

  • The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Review

    The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Review

    Azelaic Acid is a dream ingredient you probably aren’t using but totally should be. It flies ridiculously under the radar and it’s hard to find products solely dedicated to Azelaic acid’s goodness. Azelaic acid comes from grains and is naturally produced by the yeast that lives on the skin. It works to refine the skin […]

  • The Ordinary Serum Foundation Review

    The Ordinary Serum Foundation Review

    A lightweight foundation that is actually low coverage is hard to come by. Usually they’re too light to the point of being useless or they’re actually pretty heavy and look cakey. It’s such a fine line. Mega popular skincare brand, The Ordinary has a serum foundation that rarely gets attention due to it’s super popular […]

  • The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density Review

    The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density Review

    Face serums are a must in any skincare and beauty routine. But have you ever heard of a multi-peptide hair serum? A serum that promotes hair growth, density and health. Sounds like a dream! The Ordinary has a Multi-Peptide hair serum and while most hair serums tend to run very pricey, this one is super […]

  • The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Review

    The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Review

    The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% peeling solution is one of their most popular and viral products! It’s been dubbed a Drunk Elephant Baby Facial dupe and it’s even gone viral on Tik Tok. The issue with this product going viral is that it’s so intense, you have to be sure you’re using it […]

  • The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque Review

    The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque Review

    Taking proper care of your skin is more important than you might think. Good skincare not only keeps your skin in good condition, but it is also good for our mental health and wellbeing. Thankfully, the importance of good skincare is something more people are starting to incorporate in their lives. If you haven’t been […]