Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive. Superdrug proved this years ago with their wonderful hydrating facial serum. But what about skincare with effective active ingredients? Can these also be affordable? If you’ve tried any products from The Ordinary, you’ll know the answer is a resounding yes.
If your skin lacks hydration, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £5.90, is a great first step to add to your skincare routine. It sinks into the skin instantly and leaves no residue. If my skin is feeling exceptionally parched, I apply it two or three times in a row, pausing only to allow each layer to absorb into the skin. The hyaluronic acid immediately plumps and hydrates the skin, while the vitamin B5 offers longer-term benefits to the skin.
At £12.90, Buffet is one of the more expensive products by The Ordinary, but you do get a tremendous amount of skincare for your money. This potent cocktail is full of peptides, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, and a probiotic complex. It can be used morning and night. I like it as a second step after the Hyaluronic Acid + B5.
If you’ve tried and loved Sunday Riley’s Good Genes, but you can’t justify the price, then the Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%, £5.80, is for you. Used at night, this chemical exfoliant gently helps remove dead skin and brighten the complexion. I use it once a week and am thrilled with the result. It’s also available in a 5% formulation if you feel 10% is too high for you.
I do honestly love these products and have incorporated them into my skincare routine. All of The Ordinary products are vegan-friendly and free from parabens, sulphates and petrochemical ingredients. The products I’ve tried have been fragrance-free as well. None have caused my sensitive skin any bother and the results have been quick and noticeable. I look forward to trying and reviewing more of The Ordinary.