If you don’t live under a rock you have heard of The Ordinary skin care by now. YouTube guru Wayne Goss made it an overnight sensation when he did a review of it. I went to the site and picked out a few products to try. There were sold out of one of the products so I had to order from Asos. I was pleased with their service and it only cost a few dollars more. I got all 3 products for $36.50. So, what did I buy?
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% 30ml – Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant and its pure form of L-Ascorbic Acid has been shown to reverse multiple signs of skin ageing while brightening the skin when applied topically. This water-free, silicone-free formula provides 23% pure L-Ascorbic Acid which remains completely stable due to the absence of water. The system is supported with addition of dehydrated spheres of Hyaluronic Acid to offer visible surface smoothing alongside the benefits of Vitamin C. This treatment is ideally applied at bedtime. I use a Vitamin C serum every morning and wanted to try a cheaper version. This one retails for $5.80 which you cannot beat. It is still sold out on the Ordinary site but you can find it on Asos and Beautylish. Vitamin C is a proven anti-aging ingredient and everyone over 40 should work it into their routine.
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA 30ml – Alpha Arbutin reduces the looks of spots and hyper-pigmentation. It’s used at a high 2% concentration versus a standard concentration of 1% and supported with a next-generation form of Hyaluronic Acid for enhanced delivery. Alpha Arbutin is much stronger in effect than Arbutin or Beta Arbutin. I have a huge discolored area on my right cheek and jawline. It is noticeable and bothers me a lot. I also have 2 dark spots on my forehead that I would like to get rid of. The Vitamin C and tretinoin have not done much so far. This cost $8.90.
“Buffet” 30ml – This formula combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of ageing at once. The technologies are Matrixyl 3,000 peptide complex (with palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7), Matrixyl Synthe’6 peptide complex (with palmitoyl tripeptide-38), Syn-Ake peptide complex (with dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate), Relistase peptide complex (with acetylarginyltryptophyl diphenylglycine), Argirelox peptide complex (with acetyl hexapeptide-8, pentapeptide-18), Probiotic complex (with lactococcus lactis lysate), in a base of 11 skin-friendly amino acids and multiple hyaluronic acid complexes. The total concentration of these technologies in the formula by weight is 25.1%. This was my most expensive purchase at $14.80 and where else can you get a good serum for that price?? I use a serum every night and this has some proven anti-aging ingredients.
I am super excited to try out my purchases. I will introduce the Alpha Arbutin first because I am still finishing up a Vitamin C serum and a nighttime serum. I plan on waiting at least 2 weeks before introducing new products.
After using these for a month or so I will do individual reviews on each product. That way I can hopefully help my readers decide if they want to try out this line of skin care.
Have you tried any products from The Ordinary yet? Have you tried any of the products that I ordered? What did you think of them? What are you interested in trying?
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