Acids from The Ordinary


The Ordinary are slowly taking over my skincare routine, one new launch at time. My collection is pretty big and I think I've tried most of their products. They are ridiculously cheap! Today I wanted to talk about the acids they have to offer. I been testing these for quite sometime so I'm ready to report back...


The Ordinary Peeling Solution | £6.30 | REVIEW

This is my favourite product from The Ordinary. This bright Red, scary looking liquid contains a mixture of AHA and BHAs for a chemical exfoliation like no other! The directions say to leave on the skin for around 10 mins before removing. The results are amazing. My skin feels so soft and smooth. It also looks more radiant and has a natural glow. This does tingle slightly when first applied but I think that's normal for this kind of chemical exfoliator. If you buy one thing from The Ordinary, make it this!

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% | £5.30 | REVIEW

One of the first acids The Ordinary launched was this and I was excited to try it. I have the 5% option because my skin can be a little sensitive to acids. I really don't like this though. First of all it really stinks, the smell really makes me gag. But I tried to look past that and hope for amazing results. But there's just something about this that doesn't agree with my skin. It gives me the most horrendous breakouts and leaves my skin looking Red and blotchy. Which is strange because I've had amazing results with other Lactic acids in the past. Unfortunatly this is a definite no go for me!

The Ordinary Gycolic Acid 7% | £6.80

This is a toner Gylocolic acid, similar to the famous Pixi Glow Tonic. This offering has a higher percentage of Gycolic acid than the Pixi one so it should, in theory be more effective! And I think it is! I think the Pixi one takes a few weeks to see results. If you use this once everyday, the results are visible in only a few days. It leaves my skin looking brighter, and it looks more refined. I like to use this every other day because if I use it constantly for a week my skin starts to look a little red. But everyday I get amazing results. Plus this is so cheap!

The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid | £8

I've spoken in depth about Retinol, it's effects and benefit here. Most retinol treatments are expensive so I was excited to see one so cheap. Retinol basically works to exfoliate the skin and is one of the only ingredients proven to reduce the signs of ageing. As well as helping acne and a multitude of skin concerns. This offering has a light, milky serum texture, it applies easily to skin. I was a little scared I might have a reaction to it but thankfully I didn't. I actually didn't notice this doing a lot to my skin though. I've been using it on and off for a couple of months now and really can't see any difference! Do let me know in the comments if you have! I actually haven't heard this one talked about a lot.

The Ordianary Salicylic acid solution | £3.90

Lastly I have this Salicylic Acid. I've spoken in depth about Salicylic Acid here. It's a great ingredient for targeting spots and breakouts. It can penetrate the skin a lot deeper than Lactic and Gycoloic acid. However, it can be quite drying on the skin, so it would be a great option for oily people. I have dehydrated skin and I really rate this option! I like to apply a tiny dot on any breakouts I have before bed and in the morning they definitely look reduced! I also find they clear up a lot quicker to! I really can't recommend this enough.

Please remember that when using any type of acid on the skin you must take extra caution in the sun and wear an SPF.

There you have a little roundup of my thoughts on the Ordinary Acids.

Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?

Until next time...

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