Beauty

THE ORDINARY: HIGH END SKINCARE UNDER $10

August 14, 2017

If you’re in your late 20’s or early 30’s, then you’re probably freaking out about wrinkles. No need to worry, there’s a new skincare line that’s ultra affordable and far from ordinary if you ask me!

The Ordinary Skincare Company has sold 3 million units in less than 10 months! Get ready to meet a skincare line that will have you glowing in no time.

 

The Ordinary Skincare products

The following products from the Ordinary Skincare line work for my skin (dehydrated/combination) and I figured this would be a highly resourceful post for those of you who desperately need an affordable pick me up for your skin!

 

The De-Puffing Eye Serum
Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG (30ml) $6.70 CAD
Add the AM eye-awaking de-puffing serum if you constantly wake up with awful puffy eyes! This is a light yet hydrating eye product that is great for the mornings! With a high concentrate of caffeine, this light, none sticky serum topically reduces puffiness with instant effects. This serum is perfect for people like me: stay up late and wake up bright and early.  The serum also benefits your skin with the hyaluronic acid and glycerin which helps your dry under eyes and helps them feel smoother. Keep this serum in the fridge if you want that cooling effect on your skin when you apply it.

 

Keep Your Skin Moisturized 
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA (30ml) $5.80 CAD
Meet the moisturizer for all skin types! Yep, it’s possible with the right ingredients. This light weight moisturizer has one important aim: to create a barrier against surface hydration loss. Which may sound a tad confusing but it makes sense really, better to protect moisture naturally found in the skin rather than add it back in later.  On my combination skin this feels like a medium moisturizer which I initially thought would be too heavy (I prefer gel based moisturizers) but due to the nature of it, it hasn’t broken me out or increased how oily my skin feels. My skin feels renewed and moisturized, so I am quite happy about that!

 

Exfoliate Your Skin at Night
Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% (30ml) $6.70 CAD
The Ordinary offers quite a few chemical exfoliating products, which is such a great deal for anyone on a budget! There’s the topical toner with Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution (I should warn you.. it’s always sold out), the blood-red 10-minute mask with AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution and the overnight peeling formulation with Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% which also comes in a milder 5% solution if your skin is more sensitive or you’re new to chemical exfoliants. I like to apply a few drops of this before bed, (keep in mind it is not so great smelling) and I leave it on for about 5-10 minutes before applying my evening moisturizer of choice. Leave this on all night along with your moisturizer and wash it off in the morning for a softer and smoother face!

 

Fight Spots With This Effective Solution
Salicylic Acid 2% Solution (15ml) $6.70 CAD 
Lastly, let’s talk about how oily my skin gets around that time of the month, therefore, I like using this stuff as a spot treatment. This is an exfoliant with salicylic acid solution that actually helps exfoliate the inside walls of the pores to fight the appearance of blemishes and stop them in their tracks. Which explains why after 2-3 days of using this slightly foamy feeling solution my blemishes seem to disappear without any dryness in those areas. You can also use this on larger areas such as your chin to de-congest the area and clear up any future breakouts! I absolutely love this product because even though it’s only 15ml, it lasts a very very long time!

 

Hope you enjoyed learning about The Ordinary Skincare line, let me know which products you like best!

 

xo, Yvonne K.

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