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  • Writer's pictureAnnie Mun

There is nothing ordinary about the Ordinary.

Updated: Jan 14, 2021

So I recently picked up a load of products from the brand the Ordinary. I love this brand so much and have used some of their items for years. Below is a list of some of my favourite products by the brand. Let me just add that the Ordinary offers good products at a reasonable cost without compromising quality or integrity. I hope you enjoy and if you have any recommendations feel free to drop me a comment. Also, be sure to let me know once you have tried the products. Please remember to stop using the products if irritation occurs.

High-Adherence Blurring Surface

Smoother and Primer- £3.90.This formula uses advanced adaptive silicones to act as a matte, hydrating, blurring primer for makeup that looks higher in definition and adheres for longer. The primer reduces the looks of pores and of imperfections. I would advise waiting about 5 minutes before applying your foundation. Another winner for me.

High-Spreadability Fluid Primer- £5.70. This primer is a lightweight serum-like formula that increases the spreadability of your base makeup to help avoid the unnatural and uneven look on dry skin. The formula is a light, non-oily surface hydrator for a natural dewy look.

Mandelic Acid - £5.80 is an alpha hydroxy acid AHA that comes from Almonds. AHAs have so many benefits to the skin as they work to loosen connections between impacted surface skin cells (called desmosomes) to allow the cells to shed naturally leading to a fresher, brighter complexion.


Exfoliates: Mandelic acid is a chemical exfoliant, meaning it removes layers of debris through a reaction with the skin (rather than exfoliating via abrasive scrubs).

Promotes cell turnover:

Brightens skin: Exfoliated skin is bright skin and mandelic acid goes a step further, strengthening the skin so it stays bright with continued use.

Clears pores: The acid works itself deep into pores, penetrating deeper than other acids often used on blemish-prone skin.

Reduces hyperpigmentation: Increased cell turnover and exfoliating properties mean the acid reduces the look of dark marks and sun damage.

Product Type- Exfoliator. Benefits- Increase in cell turnover, anti-acne, anti-aging. Users- Sensitive skin. Frequency of use- Once a week. Works well with: Hyaluronic acid, other hydrators. Avoid: Other AHAs, other peels, retinol, retinoids.

100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder- £4.90.

Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and reduces the appearance of signs of aging. This formula offers a very fine L-Ascorbic Acid powder that visibly targets the appearance of uneven skin tone, dullness, and signs of aging and is formulated to be mixed with other treatments (except those containing Niacinamide or EUK 134).

The format of this formula is a very fine, anhydrous, L-Ascorbic Acid powder and, as such, provides the most direct exposure of extremely high concentrations of Vitamin C topically.

You will feel some tingling whilst using this product until your skin gets used to it.

I recommend mixing this product with a liquid-based moisturiser as part of your evening skin care routine.

100% Plant-Derived Squalane- £5.30.

Another superb hydrating oil from the ordinary. I use this product almost as a serum especially when my face is feeling super dry. This gem softens and hydrates. It is suitable for all skin types.

I tend to use this during my night-time routine or when I am not wearing makeup during the day.

It can be used on the scalp too.


Apply a few drops daily or as needed to entire face ideally after water-based treatments. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician.

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Jan 03, 2021

Absolutely love how you’ve broken it down. Definitely going to give these a try x

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