Ordinary? Nah… This Affordable Skincare Is Far From It!
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The Ordinary skincare line and my face are a match made in heaven.
Have you ever tried a product that was SO good, you just had to tell everyone about it? Well, that’s me with The Ordinary skincare line and I can’t stop raving about it!
Nobody makes inexpensive yet effective skincare like The Ordinary.
I follow a 10-step skincare routine religiously that includes some pretty interesting ingredients. I know that sounds extreme, but skincare is my favorite part of the day. Some watch shows about housewives or scroll through social media to unwind, but I prefer to stand in my bathroom in a hastily-fashioned bath towel dress layering the goods on my face.
When I found out about The Ordinary last year, I was immediately intrigued. If you’re into skincare in even the slightest way, you’ve probably already heard about this brand. But if you haven’t, here’s all you need to know…
It’s cheap and more importantly – IT WORKS.
We’re talking super-potent serums starting at around $5. While they offer other products like sunscreen, primers, and foundation, my heart belongs to their skincare line.
Me + The Ordinary = True ❤️ 4-Ever.
How are The Ordinary products so affordable?
The Ordinary doesn’t waste time or money on marketing, fancy packaging, or filler ingredients. All of their products are produced, lab-tested, packaged, and distributed from the same facility. This helps keep costs down so consumers don’t have to pay as much for their products. Yay for all of us!
What you get are highly-effective formulas at “how-is-this-company-still-in-business?” prices.
Each product contains only the bare minimum of ingredients, which exponentially decreases the chance of any adverse reactions. Just 2-4 drops are enough to treat your entire face, so you can easily get a few months of use from each product. It’s also worth noting that this brand is cruelty-free and vegan. Hooray for clean skincare!
You can create an entire skincare routine around their products, or just incorporate one or two into your existing routine to amp up the moisturizers, serums, or makeup products you already use.
These products cause zero irritation and are SO gentle on my face.
I’ve tried multiple versions of Vitamin C and Retinols/Retinoids from this brand, and I experienced no irritation. None. Zilch. Nada. If you’ve ever felt the itching, burning, and peeling of retinol, you know this is HUGE. In fact, I’ve yet to experience any kind of irritation from any of The Ordinary’s super-potent serums starting at around $7, and I’ve tried a lot of them.
How does The Ordinary differ from other skincare lines?
The Ordinary creates each of its products with a specific skincare focus, which is why you won’t see nearly as many ingredients listed on the label as other brands.
The only downside to this brand is how overwhelming it can be to figure out what to buy and how to use it since everything sounds so… science-y (lookin’ at you, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F). But don’t let this deter you! I promise this stuff is pure magic.
The bonus: The people at Deciem (The Ordinary’s parent company) are there to answer all of your questions and point you in the right direction. You can also check out their Regimen Guide for tips on what to use and when to use it.
Everyone wants to love the skin they’re in.
At the end of the day, I’m just a girl (probably wearing a sheet mask and eating cake in bed) with a deep love of all things skincare-related who just turned the big 4-0. And that’s okay because I’m pretty darned happy with the skin I’m in.
Ready to check out The Ordinary for yourself?
*Disclaimer: I’m not a Dermatologist, nor am I an expert in skincare. Please talk to your Dermatologist and get their advice on which of these products (if any) might be right for you.
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