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Hello my lovelies!
The Ordinary is a brand that has received a lot of hype over the years. The brand has had a longstanding promise of delivering high quality results for a reasonable price. The brand has been a cult favorite amongst beauty bloggers and the mundane alike, but is really worth the praise, or is it just another overrated brand with average results? I decided to find out for myself.
So what is The Ordinary’s deal? According to Beautylish, The Ordinary was founded by skin care lovers who grew tired of the pricing and disingenuous nature of the beauty industry. They set out to create high quality and effective products at a fair price for consumers, because taking care of yourself shouldn’t be expensive. Normally, I would totally agree with this sentiment, but when it comes to skincare, I want to know that I am getting the most out of what I buy, regardless of what I pay. I decided to order two products to try out, and I want to share my thoughts with all of you throughout this post and answer a question many of us probably have: Is this brand worth the trouble?
One of the two products I settled on was The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% Treatment. This is meant to work as a chemical exfoliant for every day use. I had heard rumors that it was a cheaper dupe for my beloved Good Genes (which is apparently being switched over to Glycolic Acid, sad), and decided to give it a whirl for one month in order to fully develop my thoughts.
My Thoughts: I don’t find this exfoliant nearly as effective as my Good Genes exfoliant, but I do believe that it works nonetheless. I do see that this product adequately exfoliates away my built up dead skin cells, but the entire process is far slower than I am used to. This exfoliant produces slower, much gentler results over time, and while that isn’t a BAD thing, it isn’t as effective for my skin type and skincare desires.
The second product I chose was The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% Plus Zinc 1% Treatment. This is meant to work as a treatment used day and night to help with blemishes and oily skin, something I tend to struggle with based on my oily skin type, especially in the T-Zone. I haven’t had to use these types of treatments very much since my first round of Accutane, but since I have been off the medication, some of my acne and oiliness has come back, creating the need for this treatment.
My Thoughts: This literally did nothing. Zilch. Nada. The gel-like consistency feels great going on and absorbs into my skin nicely, but I am no less oily or breakout-free than before I was using this treatment. I have alternated between once and twice a day, day and night, every other day, all of it; this product is ineffective at controlling my oiliness and breakouts.
So Are They Worth It?
Ultimately, I found the two products that I ordered from this brand to be incredibly underwhelming. I found that they were fairly ineffective at controlling my oily and acneic skin, and do not exfoliate as much as I would like. Besides the quality of the products, I also find the quantity disappointing. After only a month, I am already halfway through both bottles, despite using them exactly as directed or less. While the price can’t be beat at $6.00, I would not only have to order these products online and hope they’re in stock, but I would be ordering far more often and paying shipping + handling, making this a high turnover product. My final verdict? I don’t think The Ordinary is all it’s cracked up to be, and will very likely not try the same or other products from the in the future.
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