How I’m Getting On With The Ordinary Skincare

How I'm Getting On With The Ordinary Skincare

To keep it short and sweet–I’m getting along with The Ordinary skincare very well! I picked these products up back in the fall (haul here) and have been able to give them a fair shot and update my thoughts on these products. To start out, I have combination-oily skin that gets a little drier in the winter and more oily in the summer. I also have acne-prone skin, but since adding these products in my skincare, my acne has been pretty much under control which I’m so happy to say! I do still get some spots around my period and when I’m eating particularly bad, but I had such bad acne during my freshman year of college that this is like nothing.

How I'm Getting On With The Ordinary Skincare

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Starting out with my favorite product that I use every single day! Niacinamide is a vitamin B3 that can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and congestion. I use this all over my face in the evening after applying toner. It spreads well all over the face with only using one drop of product. In the past few months that I’ve been using this, my skin is overall clearer and more even. I used to get horrible acne all over my cheeks and that has mostly been cleared up saving the few ones I get around my period. I love how this makes my skin look and feel, plus it was so easy to incorporate into my routine.

Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

This product doesn’t get as much use, but only when I have really bad blemishes to target. Salicylic Acid is in most acne products, as it helps exfoliate pores to fight the appearance of blemishes. This product isn’t going to help cure acne, but rather help with the appearance and healing of the blemishes. I find that if I use this on a pimple, it goes down much faster than if I leave it be. This product can also be used all over the face as a treatment when skin is particularly bad, but I tend to just use this as a spot treatment.

Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

I attribute the use of a toner to my skin actually clearing up. Toners just get all of that extra dead skin off and exfoliate without being too harsh. This Glycolic Acid offers mild exfoliation to improve skin radiance and clarity and improve skin texture. I really enjoyed using this toner. My skin did take a little while to get used to this, but after continued use, it really did help my skin look and feel better. I’m not currently using this as it contains an AHA that can make you more sensitive to the sun and I’m working outside all summer. I’ll add this back into my routine probably in the winter when I need the extra radiance.

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Here’s a little before and after of adding these products in my routine. The first picture was taken in November and now updated in May. I’m so happy with how my skin is looking now. It’s nowhere near perfect, but having the confidence to go about my day bare-skinned is something to be happy about!

That’s my little update for The Ordinary skincare products that I’ve been using. The product that I’ll be very quick to repurchase will be the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% as this has been the product I’ve most liked using and continued using for months. Let me know if you have any favorite The Ordinary products that you recommend!




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