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Skincare edit – The Ordinary

The thing about skincare, is that it takes time to see real results. I’ve been using a few new items from THE ORDINARY. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the brand and have been wanting to try it for a while now. It’s a no nonsense brand where the user decides on what they want out of skincare. There’s a product for every concern and it’s easy to put together an arsenal that’s personalized to your needs.

I know that the change of the seasons has a huge impact on my skin. It’s a new sensation since I never had issues when I lived in America. Now I need to change my skincare with the change of the seasons. I need something light and moisturizing for my dry patches and something naturally oily to help my skin produce less.

Insert The Ordinary. With a large variety of items to choose from, it’s easy to create a skincare plan that caters to what you need most. I’ve decided to talk about what I got and my first impressions on them. In a few months I’ll check back in and update my thoughts.

The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer
This feels very similar to other silicone primes I’ve used in the past. It goes on smooth and there’s no fuss when it comes to coverage. So far I’ve gotten my whole face down with three drops. It smooths pores and can be worn without makeup, which is so nice! It’s lightweight and allows for me to use my foundation with ease.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
I pair this with my face cream before I add my foundation. It’s great for bringing in some moisture to my skin. Hyaluronic Acid supposed to boast that it makes skin look plumper and healthier and I’m all for that! It’s also one of The Ordinary products that is said to offer vitamin B5 so that skin can be rejuvenated. So far I’ve liked the addition of this to my morning routine. I’ll have to use it for a few months before I can really notice a difference.

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
This solution is going to replace my weekly peel (if it works well and doesn’t work against me). Since it’s a once a week deal, it might be a little harder to judge within a months time. While it does look a bit scary in bottle, it goes on clear. There’s no burning sensation and it feels so wonderful coming off. My skin feels brand new! I recommend reading and using the peel as advised to prevent any injuries. I’ve known some peels that can burn quite badly.

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
This is what I use before bed. I’ve read that if you have oily skin, you should use an oil based moisturizer so that your skin will produce less. I used to use one by Tarte but that company is a bit hard to find in The Netherlands. Instead I decided to opt for The Ordinary’s Rose Hip Seed Oil. First of all, there’s no scent which makes me so happy. Using 3 drops is more than enough. It’s important to avoid the eye area otherwise you risk it burning! This oil is said to target aging and now that I’m 30 I do want to keep my skin looking young. It also corrects dark spots, and reduces scarring. It’s that last bit that really sold me. Since I don’t break out as much as I used to, I want the scars to heal and fade away into the past!

This new routine could either be a wonder for my skin or it could be the opposite. Only time will tell. It takes one month or so for your skin to do a whole rotation. This means it will take that same amount of time before I see the true results of using these products. I hope it goes well! The Ordinary is cheap and easy for me to get a hold of. Using it daily may make my life so much easier and kinder on my wallet!

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