The Ordinary Skincare – Our New Regime

Six weeks ago I decided that I needed to alter my skincare routine.  For a number of years, I have visited the Spa regularly and treated myself to a monthly facial.  My daily facial skin care routine consisted of cleansing, toning and moisturising. Weekly I would incorporate exfoliation and a facial mask.

I started researching options and taking personal recommendations. I was introduced to The Ordinary range by Deciem. This skincare range has received high acclaim from a number of high-profile YouTubers. Many users claim that the products offer beauty salon results at a fraction of the cost. Intrigued by my research I wanted to try these products.  

Knowing your skin type and skin concerns are key to the ordering process. I have maturing oily combination skin which is prone to the breakouts. Fizzstah also has oily combination skin but she has youth on her side. The Ordinary Regime Guide is a really useful document which details each of the products in the range and the skin condition that each product is recommended to treat. I also found Victoria Health, an online UK supplier of these products who provide detailed skincare routines for different skin types and concerns.  With all this newly acquired knowledge I was ready to place our first order.

the ordinary skincare

The popularity of the products become very apparent because products that we wanted to purchase were only available on back order. Within a week the products had arrived.

I purchased:

  • Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution or a balancing toner
  • Advance Retinoid 2%
  • Salicylic Acid 2%
  • Niacinamide 10% + Zinc PCA 1%
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%
  • “Buffet”
  • Natural Mosigurieng Factors + HA
  • 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Oil

Fizzstah opted for:

  • Salicylic Acid 2%
  • Niacinamide 10% + Zinc PCA 1%
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%
  • Natural Mosigurieng Factors + HA
  • 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Oil

Fizzstah and I sat down and discussed the various products and she developed a very detailed weekly AM & PM calendar routine which makes it really easy for us to following and manage these products.  We started using the products and initially, we did not think that our skin looked or felt any different.  I recalled reading that it takes around six weeks for your skin to adjust to a new skincare routine.

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Results After Six Weeks

The six-week journey was not without its hiccups.  Three weeks into the routine, I noticed that I was getting spots in unusual locations on my face, that I could not understand. Heading back to the internet for more online research various sources advised that we go through a process of removing one product for a couple of days to see if the skin improved.  This method allowed me to identify that Niacinamide 10% + Zinc PCA 1% (was the culprit) – something in the product did not agree with my skin. 

Fizzstah also noticed that she was getting unusual patches of dry skin and through the process of elimination she opted to reduce her use of the Salicylic Acid 2% moving from daily use to every other night. Within in a couple of days, her dry patches had started to disappear.

the ordinary skincare

Six weeks on and I have to say that I am really happy with the results that these products are achieving. The overall look, feel and texture of skin has improved; I am having fewer spots and my skin looks radiant.  Fizzstah is now a fully paid-up member of this skincare routine and she believes that pores on her skin are visibly smaller. We have found products that are working for our skin, giving us noticeable results and products that inexpensive. 

If you are looking to change your skincare routine check out The Ordinary products.  Hopefully, you will be just as impressed as we are.

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