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This Month We’re Loving… The Ordinary!

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The Ordinary is a brand I’m sure most of you have heard of… But, whether you’ve not yet got round to trying its miracle working range of products, or your bathroom cupboard is bursting at the seams with this brand’s iconic bottles, there’s so much for you to get excited about!

Despite some slightly technical sounding names – which may be slightly confusing to anyone not entirely in the skincare ingredient know – The Ordinary’s products are super simple to benefit from!

And, what’s even more fab about The Ordinary is just how much of an affordable brand it is (keep reading and you’ll see just how marvellous, yet purse-friendly some of this brand’s products are!).

This Beauty Writer’s Top Beauty Buys From The Ordinary!

Including skincare solutions for your morning routine and your makeup bag, these are my favourite beauty buys from The Ordinary…

For acne and those deep under skin spot concerns:

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula

Getting deep into your skin to help clean out bacteria, is the The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula. Often, oily formulas are avoided by those with oily skin types, but this product is an exception! Leaving your face feeling clean and without a slippery sticky residue, this product helps with an excess build-up of sebum too. With a pipette for easy application, you only need a couple drops a day of this skincare solution – which is only £5! – for a clear, blemish-free complexion.

For an exfoliating facial without the cost:

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is a saviour for skin that feels bumpy and pores that feel clogged. AHA helps stimulate the collagen in your skin as well as gently  exfoliating, whereas BHA gets deep into your skin to break down unwanted oil and bacteria.  This red solution may look a little scary, but it’s super simple to use. Apply a thin layer, like a mask, to your skin and let it sit for no more than 10 minutes. When time is up, just rinse it off. Be aware, this solution is very strong and should be used twice a week max! And, if your skin is pretty sensitive, it’s unfortunately not recommended for you. At only £6.30 for 30ml though – which will last you a little while – it’s a bathroom cupboard essential.

For foundation coverage that’s also great for your skin:

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation with SPF 15

If you’re looking for a foundation that offers full coverage, but also guarantees a natural look and lightweight feel, we’ve got the product for you. And it’s only £5!

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 is great for all skin types, from dry to oily, and gives a gorgeous semi-matte finish to its wearer. With added SPF 15 too, it’s perfect for everyday use and, whether you apply it with your fingers, a brush or a sponge, you’re sure to achieve a smooth complexion!

What makes this foundation even better though, is that it’s available in a huge shade range with each carefully designed to match different undertones. It’s super easy to work out which is perfect for you too, as it’s indicated in the shade name: P for pink, R for red, N for neutral and Y for yellow.

For dark circles and puffy skin:

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

This highly concentrated bottle of caffeine and Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (derived from green tea leaves) is perfect for adding life to tired, dull skin. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG serum absorbs quickly into the skin, smoothing into your delicate eye contours to help reduce dark circles and signs of fatigue and stress. For only £5.80, it’s a magical marvel that you won’t believe the benefits of until you try it for yourself!

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Aisling Forde

Aisling Forde

Beauty Writer

I do not feel fully dressed until I have my makeup on, Even if it's the tiniest bit that I throw on after the gym - mascara, brow gel and concealer and I'm good to go. I love trying new skincare and makeup hacks too, anything to speed up getting ready in the mornings. I have developed a passion for beauty over the years and with personal knowledge from my oily skin type (and friends with dry complexions), I have become well educated on what works best without spending a fortune!


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