I’m Hooked on The Ordinary. 😲 What I’m Using…
So I’ve been using The Ordinary skin care products for so many years. I recently, well not too recent, but I’ve been adding my leftover The Ordinary skin care products back into my routine. It started off with The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA and The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10%. Next, The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5. Now I’m also using The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%, The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%, and The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%. I have a couple of others that I’m using too. It’s unstoppable at this point. These serums are amazing and are doing wonders for my skin as we speak. I hope what I’m saying won’t backfire, and the products stop working, lol. But, I like what I’m seeing when I use The Ordinary serums. It’s amazing how effective they are for the price. Super, super affordable compared to the higher end stuff I used to use YEARS ago. This is so awesome! Now let’s do a quick recap on these serums and how it’s going for my skin.
The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA:
This is a lightweight serum that comes out in blobs. Don’t be alarmed how it’s not a runny liquid or serum-textured serum. It feels like it’s in between a serum and a gel. It doesn’t feel sticky on the skin. Doesn’t leave any residue on the skin after application. The serum just absorbs into the skin nicely and leaves the skin feeling like there’s nothing on it. I’m nearing a month using this serum, and I can’t believe how well it’s working on my skin. I think it’s doing something because my skin does look a lot better after a few days of using it. It’s supposed to be good for fine line and wrinkles, so I’m going to keep using it for that. I like it so far! No breakouts from it either. Love it!
The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10%:
This is another anti-aging serum that’s supposed to be like botox-in-a-bottle. It’s supposed to help with fine lines and wrinkles too. Using the Argireline Solution 10% in combination with the Matrixyl + HA has been amazing. My skin looked pretty good after using these two together. I noticed a softer, smoother, and more youthful complexion. It took a week or two to see some results with the Argireline Solution 10%. Since I’m nearing a month soon of using this serum, I can see some changes in my skin. It’s another good serum from The Ordinary that feels lightweight and absorbs into the skin well. It doesn’t leave any stickiness behind. It just sinks into the skin and works well with my other skin care products. I’ve had zero issues with this serum so far. Awesome stuff! But is it like botox? I’ve never had botox done before, but I will have to say no just by looking at people who have had botox. It’s a skin care product. I mean, it’s a good alternative that’s not invasive if that’s what you’re looking for. The results won’t be the same as botox, obviously.
The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5:
This is a lightweight, runny, liquid serum. It absorbs into the skin very well. It feels like I’m applying water to my skin. 💦 I guess it hydrates my skin a little bit. Not too much. With this serum, I can’t tell if it has done anything, but it doesn’t hurt to keep it in my routine. It hasn’t clogged my pores at all like I thought it did before. It’s been pretty good using it daily. No harm done. I just hope it does something positive for my skin in the long run. I’ll keep using it for the time being.
The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%:
I thought I would never use The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2% ever again. Now here I am using it every single day without any issues. This vitamin c serum with alpha arbutin has not cause my skin to breakout. No irritation. Nothing bad at all. Since it has an oily feel to it, it leaves my skin feeling moisturized and silky. I’m not a huge fan of the serum feeling oily, but it hasn’t done any harm. I’m nearing 2 weeks on using it. So far, everything is going well. I hope everything goes smoothly as I keep using it. I can’t wait to see results! I’m definitely a fan of vitamin c serums. I feel like this might be staple in my routine soon!
The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%:
Just like The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%, The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3% has that oily feel to it too, but it hasn’t done anything bad to my skin. It hasn’t clogged my pores, no irritation, nothing. Everything is going well. With this serum, I just can’t tell if it’s doing anything. I’m just using it because it’s an antioxidant serum with resveratrol and ferulic acid. And ferulic acid and ascorbic acid go very well together. This is something I’ll keep using just because. Let’s go for it!
The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%:
Here goes to another serum that I can’t tell if it’s doing anything for my skin. It also has a oily feel to it. Hasn’t clogged my pores either. No skin irritations. No redness. All is good! But does it work? Who knows. I have a couple of bottles of The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5% to use up. I’ll continue to use it just because too. I have it, so why not? Let’s see what it can do. If I can ever visually see the effects it has on my skin, lol.
That’s my update on my The Ordinary skin care products/serums! Look forward to a new update on them soon! I’m very excited for the results, since my skin has improved so much since! 🙂
Review: The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Almost all of The Ordinary skin care products I have tried failed on me. I took a chance with The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane once again. I’ve probably used this squalane oil so many times trying to make it out. The purpose of this oil is to replenish lost moisture, provide barrier support, and to maintain healthy-looking skin. It is vegan and cruelty-free. There’s only a single ingredient in this product. It is 100% Pure Plant-derived Squalane. I’ve been trying to find a lightweight moisturizer or just give my skin some hydration. I thought squalane oil could work, since it seems to work for most people. I keep hearing good things about it! Yep, trying to make it work after so many failed attempts, lol. Here are my results for the billionth time. I’m just kidding, but I’ve used it a bunch of times hoping it would work each time. Anyways, this is what happened to my skin this time.
This squalane oil comes out feeling oily. I know, that may sound obvious, since it’s an oil but not all oils feel super oily. This one does. I take about 3 drops. Sometimes more if I feel if it’s necessary. Pat it into my skin and smooth it all over my facial skin and neck. Let it absorb. Since it’s an oily oil, it takes time to absorb into the skin, but it eventually does. This oil left my skin feeling moisturized. Felt really nice on the skin. I’m glad it only contains one ingredient in it unlike the other The Ordinary skin care products. Even though I loved the way it felt on my skin, I noticed closed comedones after 2 days of using it. I didn’t want to believe it was the squalane oil but it was. I accepted it and stopped using it immediately. After discontinuing the oil, the breakouts stopped. So, using this oil was terrible for my skin from the beginning. I don’t know why I keep trying to make it work. It just doesn’t work on my skin. Maybe I’ll try another squalane oil from another brand (or not, haha). The Ordinary and me don’t go well together for some reason. It applies to this product too.
Pros & Cons
- Plant-derived squalane
- Moisturizes the skin
- Feels nice on the skin
- Breakouts, closed comedones
Another The Ordinary skin care product that doesn’t work on my skin. I really wanted it to work due to the skin dryness I’ve been dealing with from my acne treatment. But, nope, it didn’t work at all. I’m officially done with it. And I’m truly done with it this time, lol. I will probably use the rest of the oil on my body like I do with other products that don’t work on my face. I won’t repurchase after I finish it.
If you missed out on my tret journey…
My experience with tret the first week…
After 1 Month on Tret + Skin Care Routine. Here are My Results.