The Ordinary review: Salicylic Acid 2% Masque / Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% / Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane

Thursday, June 04, 2020



Hello! 
How are you?
Skin is one of the most important organ in your body and it can take a lot to take care of it. I have tried many skincare products for my acne prone skin and a few months ago I decided to buy some products from The Ordinary. Today I will finally share my full experience using them in my daily morning and night routine. I have to mention that at the same time I started taking vitavim A + E drops, which might have some impact in my skin. Vitamin A is a group of organic compounds that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, which are important for your skin growth. 


As I mentioned above Retinoid and other vitamin A components are really good for your skin and especially for treating acne. Many acne prescription medications have some kind of Retinol in it. Even though this serum is not listed as acne treatment I can say that it has the biggest impact for my skin. I use it at night and on the top of it, I put normal face cream. This serum gives this temptation and my skin looks clearer and dewy I think mostly because of this product. This product costs 13.90 euros and you can buy it here


Moving to another Ordinary product is this masque which I think I have mixed feelings with. It compounds  2% Salicylic Acid, Vegetable Charcoal, Amazonian Clays and Squalane. Charcoal and clays, aims to enhance the appearance of smoothness and clarity, leaving the skin feeling refreshed. The salicylic acid can be harsh and this mask is not recommended for sensitive skin. For me this mask is not the best. It dries out my skin and there have been some times after washing the mask my face turn out red, haha. Or maybe I just left it for more time than you need. It is important not to leave it for longer than 10 minutes and no more than 2 times a week! Link for the mask - here.


Lastly, we have another serum. Niacinamide or vitamin B3 is indicated to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and also it is an effective ingredient for brightening skin tone. Zinc is also known for better skin growth. I use it in the morning and on top of it, I put my face cream. You can check more about it in here. I think my opinion about this serum is neutral, because I have not seen a really huge difference. 

However, I think all of these products have impacted my skin condition which now is better than it was when I wasn't using it. That actually makes me happy! But keep in mind that I am also taking  A + E vitamins. 
Overall, I can say that I liked all of these products and I would like to try other serums and creams from the Ordinary. If you have tried any Ordinary products comment what you recommend for me to try next. I would really appreciate it! 

love, Bernadeta










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