Wednesday, 13 September 2017

My Review On The Ordinary

The Ordinary skincare initial review

   So I finally decided to try some products from the The Ordinary, the reason why I have so much wanted to try is because:
·   Its got high concentration of ingredients which are active
· Relatively simple formulation (less likely to cause any form of reactions due to the fact that there are fewer ingredients )
·It comes in a package which is likely to keep the ingredients stale and free from bacteria
·  Very cheap, lets be real here ,some skincare prices are just ridiculous

Reason why it took me so long to purchase
 It took me so long to get this product because I had other products I was using as I don’t like wasting products and never like trying products all in one go .i have a very sensitive face as well so I take my time before I jump into new skincare products
The Ordinary skincare initial review
So I choose 4 products from the ordinary line which are:
·   The Ordinary Serum Foundation SPF15 in the shade 3.2N Deep
·   The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors +HA 30ml
·   The Ordinary Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil 30ml
·  The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer
Honestly I left like buying everything off Asos because the prices were shocking, but then again I don’t need all of this in my skin care routine.

1.      The Ordinary Serum Foundation SPF15 in the shade 3.2N retails for £6.00
This serum formula provides the lightest coverage out of the two; It’s very runny in consistency but gives you a nice coverage enough to cover up any redness or imperfections. It’s like a tinted moisturiser but with more coverage and less of the creamy and thick and even sometimes greasy texture. I do not mind that some imperfections still shows through as this appeals to me more than a heavy caked up flawless face. I would suggest colouring correct or concealing any dark spots or hyperpigmentation prior to use. This formula is neither dewy nor matte but leaves a nice radiant glow behind which you can powder off if you prefer a matte finish. This foundation does not promise any oil control properties but I’ve noticed I don’t become oily too quickly. I do need to blot just as with any other foundations I wear. I was so pleased and impressed to discover the oil did not break up or spread the foundation. It stayed in place all day and looked fresh after blotting and powdering. 

Considering these costs around the £6 mark, it is one of the best lower ends/drugstore foundations/tinted moisturisers I’ve tried to date. I love that its very lightweight even after powdering, looks like skin and plumps up the skin too. This is /will be perfect to wear during these warmer months and on casual days. I’m looking forward to wearing this on my upcoming trip. Its going to be super hot and I hate wearing full coverage foundations in the sun so this tinted serum [ as I’ve renamed it ] would be great to use and as an added bonus, it contains SPF 15. Fantastic!
2.   The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors +HA 30ML retails for £5.00

This moisturizer hydrates and also helps to target signs of aging ,it also has a very unique amino acid based moisturizer ,amino acid does not only hydrate the skin but also perform many of the same functions as retinoid such improving fine lines and wrinkles and treating sun damage ,I have been using this just after using my clinque serum at night and it leaves my face looking very soft and fresh in the morning.

3.The Ordinary Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil 30ml retails for £9.00
This is pure rosehip oil that’s made by cold pressing, which allegedly means it has more vitamins etc in it. It sells for £9.00 for a 30ml bottle; It’s a light moisturising oil, so I bought it for occasional patches of dry skin. It’s allegedly good for spot-prone skin as well as drier skin types, but not everyone gets on with it so this was more of an experiment and a bit of a risk. I figured that if it clogs my facial pores it can still be used on the body, so it won’t go to waste as long as it doesn’t cause sensitivity.
I’m currently testing this around my nose  and my forehead, just to see whether it causes a bad reaction. It’s easy enough to use, very light and it hasn’t caused any problems so far.
It takes a couple of minutes to sink in, and has a light, fruity natural smell to it. It’s agreeable enough, but it’s too soon to tell whether it’s having any obvious effect yet. At some point in the next few weeks I’m going to be a bit braver and try patch testing on my face with it, but I won’t do that until the month is up with the other new products

4.      The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer retails for £5.00

This looks like a white-coloured moisturizer when it comes out of the tube and blends easily onto my skin. It didn’t leave me feeling greasy or too matte and had no discernible smell to it. And it really did make my skin feel smoother. It did leave a slight tacky feel to the skin, but I actually like that because it always feels like my foundation applies better and lasts longer with that tacky base

I have ben using this products for a week now and lets forget the pricing the products are good and they do what they say it does if that makes sense .I cannot say how this products will work for someone with oily skin as I am normal to combo skin overall this products are worth to try.



  1. Confirm. Where can we get the products? You mentioned Asos, and that's an online shop. Where then can I go to test n match the foundation?

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by the best way to get your match is to watch YouTube videos or check on asos to skin match your colour


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