Skincare can be affordable and The Ordinary is living proof of that. This is what we like about them (and our top picks)!
As the pandemic has forced us to spend a lot more time at home, isolated, we have had plenty of time to dramatically improve our skincare routine. This means, in turn, that we have also had time to see how expensive some products can be.
Thankfully, not all brands are selling their products at unbelievably high prices. There are some brands that are affordable and offer high-quality items. The Ordinary is, undoubtedly, one of those brands.
The Ordinary has found a way of making affordable skincare products that actually work. Their minimalistic design and close-to-none advertising campaigns are what makes them even more attractive. You have probably heard of them, but in case you didn’t, here are our top picks:
Hyaluronic acid 2% + B5
This super-moisturizing serum is suitable for all skin types. As any other serum, you have to ideally use it after cleansing your face and before you apply the moisturizer. You can use The Ordinary HA 2% + B5 in your morning and evening routine.
Vitamin C suspension 23% + Hyaluronic acid spheres 2%
This gentle serum is formulated to visibly improve uneven skin tone and signs of aging. It helps to smooth, brighten, and pump your skin. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) exfoliates the skin and slows down the aging process, while hyaluronic acid attracts up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it a super-moisturizing agent.
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling solution
This 10-minute exfoliating treatment combats blemishes and makes skin look radiant and smoother. Ideally, as this is a rather strong acidic treatment, you should use gentle products before and after applying.
This blood-red solution might sting a bit at first, but after a few seconds, it will fade away. And keep in mind that even if this is a product to be used for up to 10 minutes, it’s best if you do a patch test before putting it in your entire face!
Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with antioxidants
When compared to other sunscreens, this one might seem a lot thicker. However, it blends really easy with your skin and it doesn’t feel heavy at all. And there is no sign of that greasy or oily texture some sunscreens leave. This one, on the contrary, is somewhat mattifying, so if that was your excuse for not using sunscreen, it won’t work with this product!
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