The Ordinary | Beauty


Im such a novice when it comes to make up and skincare and in the past my skincare routine would consist of one of Harrisons baby wipes and a cheap ass moisturiser. At the beginning of the year I attended a kiehls event (watch the vlog here) where I learnt all about the importance of skincare and what would be best for my skin. Since then iv tried my very best to make sure that all my lotions and potions get on my face day and night.

Iv dabled with a few different brands and iv seen The Ordinary brand a lot but hadnt tried it until now. Got to tell you though you will need a bloody chemistry degree to work out which product does what as they use many big science words on the labels. I purchased Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% and Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion. (Yeah told you it was scientifically haha)

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Offering the heroic hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid – with an extraordinarily low price tag – this oil-free treatment penetrates deep into skin’s layers to deliver intense, long-lasting moisture that swiftly smooths and perfectly plumps. Enhanced with a boost of vitamin B5 to increase efficacy, this lightweight serum will leave skin softened and strengthened. 

Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%

Starring a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C, this brightening serum provides antioxidant protection to reduce signs of ageing and even out skin tone. Ascorbyl glucoside is considered a gold standard of vitamin C derivatives, thanks to its high stability and comfortable effects – The Ordinary’s formulation is delivered as an easily applied serum for effortless use.

Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

Supercharged with a high concentration of two ‘next generation retinoids’ (more effective than standard retinoids), this lightweight serum is the perfect antidote to common signs of ageing. Heroically hardworking – yet astonishingly gentle – this targets everything from fine lines and wrinkles to uneven skin tone, to prolong your skin's youthful 'bounce' and radiance.

Iv been using these daily for a while now and I love all 3. They do what they say they're going to and they’re so affordable too so I will definitely be repurchasing them all.

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Megan Garner