Saturday 20 March 2021

The Ordinary: my top three

I love skincare and beauty products, and when The Ordinary exploded onto the market in all its budget-friendly glory, I immediately started trying out products. I've got three firm favourites now, so I thought I would share my thoughts with you in case you're looking for some new bits to try...

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1%

When I asked for recommendations for my breakouts, this came up a lot so I ordered it - the 30ml is only a fiver, or you can get 60ml for just £8.75; the products are so affordable for many of us. I love this. I use it every morning and night after cleansing, before moisturiser. It doesn't sting or burn, doesn't have a weird smell and isn't too drying but I really have noticed a difference in terms of those pesky breakouts. It doesn't get rid of the really big/stubborn ones, but it's great for preventing new spots and just generally soothing acne-prone skin especially with 'maskne' now a thing! Buy it here...

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

This really reminds me of the Hylamide HA Blur primer, both in terms of the packaging and the way it feels on the skin/performs. Hylamide is another Deciem brand (that's who own The Ordinary) but at just £3.75 this is a fraction of the price and does a great job of helping my make up last all day no matter how my skin is behaving at the time. Unscented and just lovely. Would highly recommend the Silicone Primer.

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

In terms of no-nonsense cleansers, the Squalane Cleanser is great. It's in a tube so easy to store (and travel with when we can!) and it just really works. It's gentle but still good at removing makeup, and leaves your face feeling really fresh and squeaky clean without being drying either. I use it for first and second cleanses depending what mood I'm in, and it's lovely for sensitive skin like mine. The 50ml is £5.50 or you can get a supersized version (150ml) for £13.75 - a proper bargain if you ask me.

Have you tried much from The Ordinary? If so, what are your favourite products from them - what do I need to try?!

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