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10 of the best The Ordinary Skincare products: Which one is right for me?

10 of the best The Ordinary Skincare products: Which one is right for me?

The Ordinary is a cult skincare brand, which has grown from strength to strength since its conception. Owned by DECIEM, it’s a brand with thousand-long waiting lists, multiple beauty awards and reems of praise from beauty bloggers and editors across the globe. In fact, in 2016 the brand was the recipient of Grazia’s “Breakthrough Brand” Beauty Award; true praise indeed.

With super high-quality formulations yet affordable price points for every product, The Ordinary is a skincare brand with both science and nature at its heart. Using the best ingredients combined with impeccable knowledge, research and technology, has led them to become one of the most-talked about skincare brands in recent years, and the trend isn’t set to slow down.

Like all of the brands under DECIEM, none of the products from The Ordinary are tested on animals, making them both cruelty-free and suitable for vegetarians.

Which are the best The Ordinary skincare products?

  1. The Ordinary “Buffet” + Copper Peptides
  2. The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors+ HA
  3. The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
  4. The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil
  5. The Ordinary Retinol Serum 0.5% in Squalane
  6. The Ordinary 100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil
  7. The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8& + Alpha Arbutin
  8. The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
  9. The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer
  10. The Ordinary Serum Foundation
  1. Buy now with Lookfantastic UK

    The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides

    The Ordinary’s “Buffet” + Copper Peptides is a unique and multi-action serum enriched with 1% copper peptides, which help to stimulate the production of healthy skin; perfect for neglected and stressed-out complexions.

    It also contains a probiotic complex to support a healthy skincare cell system, alongside 11 amino acids and hyaluronic acid to plump-up the skin and leave the complexion glowing and healthy.

    Free from alcohol, oil and silicones, this fabulous peptide serum is also vegan and cruelty-free like all of The Ordinary’s skincare products.

    Best for: Suitable for all skin types, but especially great for stressed-out and blemished skin.

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  2. The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors+ HA
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    The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors+ HA

    To be applied after serums, The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors+ HA is a non-greasy and oil-free formula which delivers long-lasting hydration for anyone with dry or dehydrated skin.

    Enriched with fatty acids, hyaluronic acids and amino acids, the lightweight formula melts into the skin to provide a protective shield against moisture loss, which helps to keep the skin hydrated, plumped-up and glowing.

    Best for: Skin in need of moisture, but also anyone with combination and oily skin thanks to its lightweight texture and feel.

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  3. The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
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    The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

    The Ordinary’s 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is a lightweight skin treatment which packs a punch in the hydration department.

    It contains squalane, a botanical lipid which is naturally found in our own skin and is responsible for keeping the skin hydrated by preventing moisture loss.

    Sustainably sourced, the lightweight drops melt into the skin and don’t clog pores, making it a great skincare addition for anyone with a combination or oily complexion.

    Best for: Suitable for all skin types, but especially those with dry and dehydrated skin. and hair which feels slightly damaged due to heat styling.

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  4. The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil
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    The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil

    The Ordinary’s 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil is a multi-purpose oil can be used on both the skin and hair to nourish and intensely hydrate.

    Made from a pure blend of Moroccan argan seed oil, which is naturally rich in Vitamin E, the oil combats dryness, locks in moisture and helps to shield the skin against damaging environmental aggressors.

    Rich in fatty acids, carotenes and vitamins, the oil is perfect for giving the skin back its glow and achieving a radiant complexion.

    Best for: Dry & dehydrated skin and hair.

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  5. The Ordinary Retinol Serum 0.5% in Squalane
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    The Ordinary Retinol Serum 0.5% in Squalane

    The Ordinary’s Retinol Serum 0.5% in Squalane is a highly-stable retinol formulation which contains 0.5% concentration of retinol to refine pores, improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of pigmentation and wrinkles.

    Retinol, which is a natural derivative of Vitamin A, has incredible and powerful anti-ageing benefits to keep the skin plumped-up, smooth and glowing.

    The addition of squalane in the formula helps to keep the skin hydrated and free from impurities, making it one of the most powerful yet skin friendly retinol formulas on the market.

    Best for: Dulling, ageing and tired complexions.

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  6. The Ordinary 100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil
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    The Ordinary 100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil

    Marula oil is fairly unknown but is a true skincare powerhouse. Rich in oleic and linoleic acids, The Ordinary’s 100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil helps to restore healthy moisture levels in the skin and leave it glowing and hydrated.

    The oil itself is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, which help to shield the skin against environmental aggressors and external damage.

    It has also been cold-pressed for maximum preservation and ensure the oil delivers the best nutrients possible into your skin.

    Best for: Dehydrated skin and hair.

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  7. The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8& + Alpha Arbutin
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    The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8& + Alpha Arbutin

    Vitamin C is always a buzzword in the beauty industry. Long touted as the solution to dulling complexions, it brightens and clears for truly glowing skin.

    The Ordinary’s Ascorbic Acid 8& + Alpha Arbutin is a water-free solution which combines both Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin (two of the most potent brightening ingredients in skincare), to minimise the appearance of pigmentation, even out skin tone and give the skin a gorgeous glow.

    Best for: All skin types, but especially those in need of a brightening boost!

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  8. The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
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    The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

    Azelaic acid is another fairly unknown beauty ingredient, but it packs a punch when it comes to treating blemishes and areas of pigmentation. With incredible anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to ease the redness associated with acne, while its antibacterial qualities mean that blemishes are reduced.

    The Ordinary’s Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% is a brightening gel formula, which sinks into the skin straight away to leave no stickiness behind. It works to improve uneven skin tone and pigmentation, whilst also treating blemishes at their core.

    Best for: Acne and blemish-prone skin

     

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  9. The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer
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    The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer

    Outside of skincare, The Ordinary are well known for their high quality yet affordably priced makeup products.

    Their High Adherence Silicone Primer is made with adaptive silicone particles, which ensure a long-lasting foundation base, even skin tone, minimised fine lines and reduced pore size.

    The primer works to both hydrate and mattify in one application, which means the skin stays healthy and moisturised without becoming oily and greasy throughout the day.

    Free from alcohol and oil, it provides the perfect canvas for your makeup.

    Best for: All skin types and especially those with an oily complexion.

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  10. The Ordinary Serum Foundation
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    The Ordinary Serum Foundation

    With a waitlist so long, it sold out within seconds of being launched, The Ordinary’s Serum Foundation is considered one of the best lightweight face bases on the market.

    With an incredible shade range, the lightweight foundation melts into the skin to provide gorgeous coverage without covering up your natural beauty.

    Providing long-lasting coverage, the foundation never looks cakey or settles into fine lines, giving you a flawless complexion all day long.

    Best for: All skin types, but especially dulling and dehydrated in need of a radiance boost.

    For a fuller coverage look, try The Ordinary’s Coverage Foundation.

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Main blog image credit to @deciem Instagram.



Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!