• Emily Cavuto

Nothing Ordinary About This Skincare Brand -- The Ordinary Review

I am somebody who is always nervous to switch up my skincare products in fear of breaking out. However, I have been pretty tired of my previous routine and never felt like it was optimally taking care of my skin. Through TikTok, my sister discovered the brand The Ordinary which has incredibly affordable products. Their skincare line has gotten good reviews, so we decided to order a few of their products and try them out! I have been using these products for about a week now and apply each of them both morning and night. So far, The Ordinary has been very good to me!


1. Marine Hyaluronics


This is the first product from The Ordinary that I have added into my daily routine! I put a few drops of this hyaluronic acid on my skin and massage it in to ensure it gets completely absorbed! It’s very gentle and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and smooth! It is very refreshing but does not leave my skin feeling greasy or heavy! It’s very lightweight and makes my skin feel fresh and glowy! Plus, this was only $6.80 which is an insanely good price!


2. Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%


The next product that I use is Niacinamide. It is used to increase the overall cleanliness of your skin by reducing “the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion.” Once again, it isn’t too harsh or heavy on my skin! I can, however, feel it targeting my acne which I love because it makes me feel like it’s working! This one cost $5.90, so once again it was an incredible deal.


3. Buffet


This solution is more of an anti-aging one and helps your skin stay healthy overall. It makes my skin softer and adds a level of brightness, as well. It’s very soothing on my skin and definitely refreshing! This was the most expensive item we purchased ($14.80) but is still affordable and well worth it!


4. Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA


I apply this moisturizer as the last step in my skincare routine but before sunscreen! It is super hydrating and does not leave my skin oily (which can be very difficult to find in a moisturizer)! It doesn't leave my skin feeling heavy or anything which is really important to me in my skincare. This moisturizer was $5.80, once again being well worth the price!



After using these products for about a week now, I would say that my skin looks (and feels) brighter and lighter! I still have acne in certain areas but it isn’t anything too crazy, and I would argue that it is more subtle. Overall, I am very happy with this brand and my results! I am super excited to continue using The Ordinary in hopes that my skin keeps improving!


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