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How Ordinary is the Ordinary skincare Range

Sunday, 4 December 2016

So I did it again! Since everyone and their dogs are talking about the new Ordinary Skincare products by Deciem I had to order some and just to see for myself what the fuss was all about and I think they call it "ordinary" for a reason... 


The concept of the Ordinary range is actually very intriguing. By using somewhat high quality ingredients just like other skincare companies but with fairly inexpensive/reasonable price. I totally support when companies do that because skincare products can be very expensive these days, we are literally paying for the brand, the publicity but in the end ingredients are more or less the same so why paying big bucks when you get the same thing, and that's the reason why I purchased these products at the first place. However, the 3 products I picked up didn't seem to work as much as I hoped they would so I guess you do pay what you get, or maybe my mind is just playing with me. Either way I don't think I would purchase any more of the Ordinary products. 



I ordered 3 of their serums and have been testing them for the past 2 weeks, at this point all I can say is "meh". Maybe I need to give them a bit more time but I just like products that could deliver instant results and these are definitely not it. 



I purchased the Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG which is an eye serum that supposed to reduce appearance of eye contour pigmentation and of puffiness, well the good news is I could see that my under eye area is brightened a little thanks to the green tea catechin but as for reducing puffiness, not so much. It comes in a brown jar of 30ml (1oz) and the texture is very gooey, sinks in fast but not very moisturising so you do need an eye cream on top. It retails for 6,70 euros so I guess for the price I shouldn't even complain. 


I also purchased the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 because I was on a hunt for a good moisturising hyaluronic serum but this is by no means moisturising. It has that gooey sticky texture just like the eye serum, absorbs fast but it makes my skin feeling dry so I'm not sure this is for me. But if you have oily skin you might like it. 


It contains ultra pure vegan Hyaluronic Acid which is supposed to deeply moisturise the skin but I can't comment on that because my skin doesn't feel hydrated at all. I guess I do need to use it a bit more to see the result so I'll update you on that. It retails for 6,80 euros (30ml) so if you are on a budget you might want to give it a go. 

I have been looking for an good anti-aging serum in the longest time but some of them are just way too expensive so I'm glad the Ordinary came out with this Matrixyl* 10% + HA which is a high strength peptide serum for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. But again it is just like the other 2 that has a tacky texture, doesn't feel hydrating at all, and I honestly don't see result whatsoever so I don't know about this one, I'll leave it for now but I might use it again in the summer when my skin is oily. It retails for 11,50 euros (30ml), I know it's pretty cheap but I just don't get along with products that don't deliver result. 


So I guess they are pretty "ordinary" huh! But again I can only speak for myself so if you are interested I say try them you might find different, and for the price why not eh?! On a positive note, they are all scentless so if you have sensitive skin I think you'd get on just fine with these. 

I give 3 out of 5, what about you? 


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