Review: The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%
Jan. 26, 2021Leave a comment
I have another product from The Ordinary! It’s Pycnogenol 5%. I’m about halfway done with the bottle, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it!
About The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%:
- Natural plant extract derived from pine bark of French maritime pine trees
- Contains procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and organic acids that work in synergy to rejuvenate the skin
- Enhances skin hydration and elasticity
- Selectively bind to collagen and elastin
- Protects these proteins from degradation, helping to nourish the skin from the inside out
- Scavenges for free radicals before they cause damage by oxidative stress
- Recycles oxidized Vitamin C to restore its activity
- Free of artificial colours
- The formula’s deep red colour is due to the high procyanidin content
I’ve been using this product for 2.5 months. I started off using it in the morning and at night, but I only use it in the morning now. Actually, for a while now. Using it twice a day was a waste. I think once a day is more than enough. Also, it comes in a 15 ml bottle. It’s a tiny bottle. So not a lot of product. I picked this up just because. I wanted to try something new from The Ordinary.
What do I think about it?
After 2.5 months, I honestly haven’t noticed any changes in my skin. As the product states, it’s supposed to rejuvenate the skin, enhance skin hydration and elasticity, protects proteins from degradation, nourish from the inside out, scavenges free radicals, and so on. It has a lot of claims, and they all sound amazing! But, unfortunately, like I said, I haven’t noticed changes in my skin. I think it’s one of those products I’m going to continue to use just because until I get to the point that I don’t think I need it anymore. I mean, I know what the main ingredient in this product can do. It hasn’t damaged my skin. My skin looks good (from other skin care products). I’m just going to hope that one day I’ll notice a positive change in my skin or maintain good skin with it in my routine. I’m neutral about this product right now. At least it didn’t break me out or clog my pores. I’ll make a new update when I finish the whole bottle, or when I see any changes in my skin. We’ll see what happens in the future. Stay tuned for another review! 🙂
More reviews on The Ordinary skin care:
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% Zinc 1% Serum, Day 1
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, Day 1
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, Day 2
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, Day 3
The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% Peeling Solution, First Night
The Ordinary Skin Products Did Not Work for Me + Reviews
The Ordinary Niacinamide Zinc Serum
Update on The Ordinary AHA 3% BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Review: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Review: The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Review: The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA
Review: The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA
Review: The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
Review: The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5
Review: The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Updated Review: The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
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My Clear Skin Journey: Week 5 Results
Jan. 26, 2021Leave a comment
Week 5 Results! 😋
Day 29: It’s a new week! 🙂 Today, my skin looks better. I only have a few pimples. They’re leftovers. They’re crusting off and healing. Last week, I started using a new sunblock (Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA+++). So far, it’s working. I really like this sunblock! It’s sooooo moisturizing with a high SPF too! I’m crossng my fingers that it works this time around! Skin looks good today. Just waiting to see what happens next…
Day 30: 30 days into Taz! WOW! 🙌🏻 I have some new breakouts. Fortunately, they’re tiny. So the whole wiping my face after using cleansing oils is working. I wonder if cleansing oils is even right for me anymore. I think plain oil would work just fine, since I’m using facial wipes to remove the oil. My skin is looking a lot better too when wiping the oil off! What a shocker. lol. My skin feels cleaner. It feels even cleaner when I follow-up with a facial cleanser. All I know is that it’s working for me. MUCH BETTER! 😲
Day 31: I’ve been moisturizing my skin at night for the past few days, and my skin look soooo good! 🙂 I woke up this morning with softer and smoother skin. Taz is really working for me! I hope my skin keeps on improving from now on. It looks like the turning point is after 4 weeks where I can see some changes in my skin!
P.S. Still going through the purge. It’s just a few pimple here and there.
Day 32: Noticed a few bumps on my forehead. =/ I’m still moisturizing my skin at night and in the morning. Still using the Cosrx Aloe Sunblock. It has made my skin look and feel so soft! I love what it has done to my skin. I don’t think I’ve ever liked a sunblock this much. lol. Every other sunblock I’ve used has been too greasy or drying. This one feels a little bit hydrating for my oily skin, but it feels so nice on my skin. I’m still crossing my fingers that it’ll work in the end.
Day 33: A couple of more pimples in the same area. 😑 I really thought I was going somewhere, lol. The pimples have changed. They’re more like hard sebum in the pores that can be extracted easily. Not the big nodules that live underneath the skin. This is interesting. My skin texture looks good though. My skin does look brighter and even. Acne scars appear lighter and are slowly fading…
Day 34: These pimples just come and go, lol. Still going through the purge but I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin. That’s all that matters! I haven’t introduced anything new in my skin care routine besides a new sunblock. I’m still hoping that this sunblock works. I’m monitoring it every single day. I will do a new review on it when I feel comfortable enough to say if it’s working or not. Check out my previous review on it. Today, my skin flaked a lot. It felt a bit drier than usual too. I don’t know what’s going on. We’ll see what happens to my skin tomorrow! *almost finishing up 5 weeks!!!!* 😲
Day 35: I woke up today with a few new pimples after exfoliating my skin last night. These are random pimples. I don’t exfoliate too often. Just 1-2 times a week or not at all. Exfoliating leaves the skin drier than before. I think this week has been alright. I can clearly see that my skin has improved. It’s just that the breakouts pop up out of nowhere and disappear right after. It has been a long process but sure worth it! Moving on to the next week!
My Clear Skin Journey:
My Clear Skin Journey: Week 1 Results
My Clear Skin Journey: Week 2 Results
My Clear Skin Journey: Week 3 Results
My Clear Skin Journey: Week 4 Results
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My Tretinoin Journey: Week 2 Results
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My Tretinoin Journey: Week 4 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 5 Results
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My Tretinoin Journey: Week 8 Results
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My Tretinoin Journey: Week 14 Results
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My Tretinoin Journey: Week 16 Results
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