Not So Ordinary ...
Hi guys, so I just wanted to do a quick blog on the AMAZING skincare that it The Ordinary.
It’s been on my radar since I met with my friend Lisa who has THE best skin I’ve ever seen, she is my go to for skincare advice, I met her for a drink and her skin was glowing, ACTUALLY glowing, so I immediately got her to write down everything she was using! I also kept seeing people raving about their products online.
The Ordinary is part of the Deciem brand, here’s what they say about the line;
‘The Ordinary is an evolving collection of treatments offering familiar, effective clinical technologies positioned to raise pricing and communication integrity in skincare. The brand was created to celebrate integrity in its most humble and true form. Its offering is pioneering, not in the familiar technologies it uses, but in its honesty and integrity. The Ordinary is born to disallow commodity to be disguised as ingenuity. The Ordinary is "Clinical formulations with integrity".
The Ordinary is a brand from DECIEM. We are an umbrella of brands focused on advanced functional beauty. Our team is specialized in materials chemistry and biochemistry, and we have brought pioneering innovation in skincare through our core brands, Hylamide and NIOD. In the category of functional beauty, integrity is rare. Commonplace technologies are referred to as groundbreaking and insensible pricing strategies confuse the audience, disguising commodity technologies as advanced. The Ordinary exists to communicate with integrity and bring to market effective, more familiar technologies at honourable prices. The Ordinary takes pride in honesty, fights innovation stagnancy in the industry and indirectly celebrates the depth of innovation our brands, Hylamide and NIOD, continue to bring to the category.’
The brand have taken the clinically proven top performing ingredients in skincare and produced an affordable high achieving skincare range. The products are vegan friendly and NEVER TEST ON ANIMALS 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
I was particularly keen to try the AHA Peeling Solution, a blood like serum that you apply in a thin layer as a peeling mask, leave for 10 minutes and wash off. (I quite like the novelty of looking like I’ve had a vampire facial, great marketing!).
From the very first time I used this I was hooked. I’ve never been a massive fan of masks, I never find the results to be worth the faff, but this left my face feeling soft, refreshed and looking much healthier. This peel is fantastic if you feel your skin is looking a bit tired and dull.
On Lisa’s recommendation for my current skin concerns - anti aging, blemishes and wanting ‘glowing skin’ - I also ordered the following, which I’m yet to try (I have a bottle of Good Genes to finish first).
Ordinary Retinol 0.5% , Retinol 1%, Matrixyl 10% plus HA and the Natiral Moisturising Factors plus HA.
I can’t wait to get started with these, my skin loves Retinol, great for both breakouts and anti aging, I have no idea what the matrixyl will be like but if Lisa’s skin is anything to go by i’m In for some great results. I’ll review these after a month or so of using.
And here’s the REALLY good news, not only does this stuff work, it’s SO cheap, £6.50 a bottle for the AHA Peel 😱 I got the above haul for just over £30.