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.
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 products?
- The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula
- The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
- The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
- The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil
- The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
- The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides
- The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8& + Alpha Arbutin
- The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula
- The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer
- The Ordinary Serum Foundation
10 of the best Ordinary products for 2020
1.The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support FormulaSimple and effective, the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula delivers maximum hydration to the skin. The concentrated dose of Hyaluronic Acid in three different molecule sizes penetrates into the skin's layers to lock in moisture. The scientifically blended formula leaves skin plumper, smoother and reduces the appearance of all imperfections. Best for: Dry, dull skin and all skin-types.
2.The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair DensityThe Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density is a concentrated formula specially designed to support hair health. Working to promote a thicker, denser, fuller and healthier-looking head of hair, the ultra-lightweight hair serum has an emollient base for effective penetration, and utilises a 21.15% concentration of technologies for maximum results. Best for: Thinning hair
3.The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived SqualaneThe 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.
4.The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan OilThe 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.
5.The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCGMade to wake up tired eyes and reduce dark circles and puffiness, the The Ordinary Caffeine Solution is the morning caffeine boost tired skin needs. The Caffeine mixed with EGCG from Green Tea Leaves is absorbed into the delicate skin around the eyes to refresh the skin and leave it looking brighter, more even and more awake. Best for: Tired, puffy eyes and dark circles.
6.The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1%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.
7.The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8& + Alpha ArbutinRe-balance oily or combination skin types with this innovative skincare saviour. The Ordinary’s 100% Niacinamide Powder features a fine powder texture, offering a water-soluble form of Vitamin B3. This multi-faceted active ingredient is renowned for multiple skin benefits. It contributes to balancing visible sebum activity and supporting the production of components that play a central role in the structural and functional integrity of the skin. The powder can be combined with your current skincare routine to target enlarged pores, visible shine and textural irregularities. The powder format enables the most direct application of Niacinamide to the skin, promoting optimal efficacy. Best for: Oily and combination skin
8.The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish FormulaPowered by high concentrations of vitamins and minerals, The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula is a lightweight serum that reduces the appearance of blemishes and evens the skin tone. The Zinc in the formula acts to regulate the production of sebum on the face, one of the main causes of congested pores and acne, helping reduce breakouts and keep the skin clear. Best for: Acne and blemish-prone skin.
9.The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone PrimerOutside 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.
10.The Ordinary Serum FoundationWith 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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