No other brand has it quite like The Ordinary. The craze, the chaos and demand like we've never seen before has made The Ordinary one of the fastest growing brands globally.
The science behind the products can seem daunting to the un-trained eye, so we've enlisted the help our of resident skin care guru, Nichola, to give us the low-down on the best selling and most popular products from The Ordinary.
Everyone loves a problem solver, and the biggest problem? Acne and breakouts. The Ordinary's Salicylic Acid is an on-the-spot treatment that erase breakouts within a few days. If you get the occasional breakout simply dab a tiny bit of Salicylic Acid on-the-spot after showering and before going to bed. Salicylic Acid can also be used on areas where you experience blackheads and clogged pores. This beta hydroxy acid gently loosens blockages from within the pores which are swept away when you cleanse.
Use it for
- Erasing spots
- Clearing the pores of blackheads
- An all-over exfoliating treatment once weekly
Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Applied topically, Caffeine has shown to reduce puffiness and help to lighten dark circles around the eye area. Coupled with EGCG, a compound found naturally in green tea leaves, this powerful anti-oxidant eye area solution works to brighten the skin and reduce the signs of tired, devitalised eyes. Use it daily, immediately after cleansing and before serums, oils and moisturisers.
Use it for:
- Helping to reduce dark circles from around the eye area
- Reducing puffiness from the under eyes and eye lids
Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Glycolic Acid has long been used to exfoliate the skin and help to stimulate the skin to regenerate itself more quickly. This wonder ingredient dissolves the bond between dead skin cells and the face to free the skin of congestion and prevent the skin tone from becoming uneven. A product I simply couldn't live without, The Ordinary Glycolic Toning Solution can be used daily and is best applied at night time. Whatever you do, don't rinse it off.
Use it for
- A daily exfoliating treatment
- To lift blockages from within the pores
- To brighten the complexion and improve radiance
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
This is quite possibly my favourite all time beauty product. A pink rinse-off solution that uses gentle acids to exfoliate the skin and reveal a completely re-surfaced, regenerated and re-energised complexion. The formula includes Tasmanian Peppperberry which helps to protect the skin from irritation during use and soothes the skin while the acids are at work. AHA + BHA Peeling Solution is like a small army of beauty therapists working all-over your face lifting congestion and sanding the skin into perfect form.
Use it for
- A twice weekly face peel
- To invigorate the complexion and encourage regeneration
- To prep the skin for a major event