Benefits: If you are looking for a way to get rid of acne and red spots then The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% might be the right choice for you. A lot of customer reviews state that it reduced the appearance of enlarged pores as well as brightened their skin tone. This product is good for someone who has acne prone uneven skin and enlarged pores. Many reviewers revealed that it “magically” improved the skin appearance of people who have oily skin.
Pros of Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%: the product is fragrance free, oil-free, alcohol free, silicon-free, vegan and VERY AFFORDABLE – only $5.90! You can order it online or by coming to our New London Pharmacy store that is located in Chelsea, NYC.
How to use: you can use it morning and night by applying a couple of drops to your skin before applying a moisturizer.
Precautions: should not be combined with vitamin C
Reviews: This is the #1 best selling product of The Ordinary skincare line at our store. It also has over 700 ⭐4.5 reviews on Google and more than 1,100 ⭐4.5 reviews on INFLUENSTER that you can read by following the link https://goo.gl/mv39ue
Jennifer O Aug 16, 2018
“ I live by this! I have never been a fan of picking out skincare products - the options are so overwhelming and you never truly know what you’re getting and how you’re skill will react. This brand has changed that for me. From the straight forward products branding, the low cost and the effectiveness....it’s a win win win. My skin is more on the oily side and I get occasional hormonal breakouts. This product keeps my skin clear without adding to the oil and if I do have a breakout, or eliminates it in a matter of 2-3 days max. Lifesaver! ”
Benefits: the exfoliation that customers experience from using this product is great for reducing scars and skin discoloration. The product exfoliates not only on the skin’s surface, but also inside the pores, therefore clearing congestion and visible blemishes. It also brightens the skin and Improves its texture. A lot of reviewers state that it helped them to cure acne and acne scars, as well as to shrink the size of their pores.
Pros of The Ordinary Peeling Solution AHA 30% + BHA 2%: this peel formula is tolerable by most skin types - even sensitive skin! Also, you can save money by doing it at home rather than at salon. Salon prices for peel typically vary from $40.00 to $150.00 and this product costs only $7.20.
How to use: the manufacturer suggests applying it for not longer than 10 minutes. Nevertheless, a lot of users recommend to start with 3-5 minutes, especially if you are new to peals and acids, then slowly work your way up to 10 minutes (if your skin reacts well to it). Apply it ONLY ON DRY SKIN! Wash it off with lukewarm water. Avoid the eye contour as well as contact with your eyes. Use it only in the evening when you don’t have any plans to “go out”. Another reason why you should only apply it at night is because your skin will become extremely sensitive to the sun and can burn very easily. After using this peeling solution make sure to always use sunscreen!
Precautions: do not apply it on wet skin; do not go outside without applying sunscreen if you used this peel; do not use it more than 2 times per week, discontinue to use if persistent irritation occurs.
Reviews: This is the #2 best selling product of The Ordinary skincare line at our New London Pharmacy. The retailer states that it is “one of their most loved products of all time”. Here is what other people say about this product online:
Benefits: one of the most important ways to keep our skin looking younger and healthier is by constantly moisturizing it. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration does an awesome job moisturizing your skin! Hyaluronic acid will moisturize your skin throughout the day by locking the moisture in. Therefore, you skin will appear more radiant and hydrated without looking greasy. It will also make the surface of your skin look smoother (it is known as a skin “plumper”) as well as improve its overall texture. A lot of customers stated that it helped them with wrinkles - probably due to the fact that Hyaluronic acid can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making wrinkles appear to have been filled.
A little Note*: A lot of people get SPOOKED by hearing the word ACID. They think of it as something that can burn or irritate your skin. This is not an acid as most people view it; it will not burn your skin! It will benefit your skin by moisturizing it throughout the day.
Pros of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula: alcohol free, free from parabens, sulphates and mineral oil, vegan, silicon-free. Costs only $6.80! A must have during the winter season, the air in the winter is dry which leaves our skin parched, this product can help to lock in moisture for continuous hydration throughout the day.
How to use: apply a few drops AM and PM before you apply your creams and make-up.
Precautions: if you notice irritations discontinue using the product
I have very sensitive skin and use products that are more organic and safe. Love this serum as it sinks into your skin and absorbs nicely. I see a difference in only a few days and my skin looks plumper. I am using this along with The Ordinary Buffet serum that is sold on Skin Store as well.
This stuff really is amazing, especially for the price. This hydrates better than any lotion I have used and leaves my skin plump.
Benefits: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution is a really good skincare product for reducing puffiness and dark circles in the eye contour area. It contains a high concentration of caffeine and EGCG (an ingredient taken from green tea leaves).
Pros of The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG: alcohol free, oil free, silicon free, nut free, vegan, gluten free, cruelty free. The price is only $6.70! Independent studies have shown that topical use of each of caffeine and EGCG can help reduce looks of puffiness and of dark circles in the eye contour.
How to use: massage small amount onto the eye contour. Can be used AM and PM.
THIS COMPANY’S PRODUCTS ARE AMAZING!!! I CANNOT stress that enough. I have been trying to find an affordable, high-end, under eye product and this stuff is GOLD!!! The results are instant applying it as directed (twice a day) keeps the results semi-permanent. It actually begins to rejuvenate your under eyes. It completely removes under eye puffiness or swelling, dark circles and/or pigmentation really makes your under-eyes look like you’ve slept 10 hours, every night. I always wake up with my face a little swallow because I sleep on my face as soon as I use this under my eye and even on my eyelids and brow-bone, the swelling is gone after 1-2 minutes. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this PRODUCT. Did I mention how AFFORDABLE this product is!!! You get SO MUCH product for under $10.00
This serum is my holy grail now. Now that i am in my early 30's im really obessing over skincare. This serum does just what it claims. I use this when i wake up and when i go to bed. I use this before my moisturizers and facial oils. I definitely have noticed a big difference in the darkness in the contours of my eyes. I use this on the bottom contour of my eyes. And i also use it on the top contour of my lids. I actually don't know if you are supposed to use it on top but i do. Careful though not to get it in my eyes
Benefits: great product for fighting breakouts. It exfoliates the skin as well as the inside walls of pores, therefore resulting in clearing the appearance of skin blemishes and improving skin clarity. A lot of customer reviews show that it helps them with acne problems as well as reduced their pores. Customers are also experiences fewer breakouts after just one use!
Pros of The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2 Solution: clears pimples and very affordable. Only $5.30! Alcohol free, silicon free, vegan, oil free.
How to use: apply a small dot directly on problematic spots- you can use it in the morning or evening. You can also apply a small amount on your face to maintain visible clarity with continued use. Make sure to avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes. You do not have to rinse it off. Continue with additional skin care treatments as needed.
Precautions: everyones skin has a different reaction to salicylic acid, therefore, please make sure to patch test it before using this product. Even though a lot of people loved this product, there were some customer reviews that stated that it burned their skin. Therefore, be very careful with it, and do not overuse it. This product cannot be used on sensitive or peeling skin. Also, it is very important to limit sun exposure while using this product and make sure to always wear sunscreen while using this product.
Reviews of The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2 Solution:
I love this stuff!! Honestly, I had really low expectations because it was insanely cheap, but it has replaced all my acne products/my whole night routine. It is VERY effective in getting rid of like 99% of my acne. The one thing is though it is kinda slow- definitely not overnight results, but seriously give it 2-3 weeks and you'll notice your face will be way smoother and less bumpy. I use 3-4 drops/night and like all other The Ordinary products, I go through it pretty fast. But it's cheaper than even the drugstore products so it doesn't hurt my wallet when I have to repurchase. I went from an extensive routine to using just this + moisturizer and my skin looks way better now than it did before.
Best salicylic acid product on the market. I know, that seems like a far-fetched statement, but I’ve tried them ALL and this one works the best. I have oily/combination skin, so I only use this once daily in my nighttime routine and my skin is so clear. I’m even on my “monthly” right now - which usually means a few zits and blackheads pop up. Nope, nothing. My pores look smaller and all around my skin is so so so much better. You can’t beat the price of this product, so even if it wasn’t the best - I would still be impressed. I’ve only been using it for two weeks and I ordered two extra bottles just so I never run out. I love it!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Karen November 19, 2018
NOT JUST FOR BREAKOUTS!
This was the 1st product I tried by The Ordinary and I’m 43 with no breakouts! I just use it on and around my nose and on my cheeks and it quickly reduced the size of my pores! I swear it rid me of a couple of blackheads around my nose that’d been there since ‘89! It cleared up the tiny bumps that show up around the bottom sides of my nose. I only switched this one product into my routine so I know it’s the cause of the awesome effects! I ordered a lot of different items from The Ordinary when I first started using the brand... I mean it’s easy to go overboard with prices like these! Especially if you spend far too much on skincare products!!! But, I stick to 2 rules when adding in new products - 1st patch tests to be sure the product agrees with my skin, and 2nd only add in 1 new product every 2-3 months! This helps save me from an embarrassing breakout, but also helps rule out culprits if my skin acts up in any way! I never go without a replacement bottle of this! With the price so low? I used it where I have KP on my legs and saw a dramatic difference in how it, along with a good oil mix on top got rid of the bumps! Like many of the serums from this line, it’s sticky and takes a few minutes to soak in! If it turns a little white when you apply it? That’s normal, but can be an indication you may be using too much! Hopefully this helps some of you who wondered what this can do besides help with breakouts!!
Benefits: anti aging serum (made to target multiple signs of aging at once). Customer reviews state that it helped them reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin appearance.
Pros of The Ordinary Buffet: This formula combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of aging at once.
How to use: apply a small amount of this serum onto your skin before your daily skincare routine. Some customer reviews stated that it leaves a tacky feel on their skin but after they put on a moisturizer it goes away; therefore, it is best to use moisturizing cream to eliminate the tacky feel. This product can be used AM and PM. For maximum benefits, please alternate use between peptides, Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid and Ethylated Ascorbic Acid) and Direct Acids.
Precautions: the manufacturer suggests that it is best to not use Peptides in the same routine as the following products: Direct acids, LAA (L-Ascorbic Acid) and ELAA (Ethylated Ascorbic Acid). In addition, we would recommend avoiding the use of products containing copper peptides in the same routine as strong antioxidants as well as direct acids/LAA/ELAA.
The serum that got me into skincare (seriously). This brand makes all of my holy grail products because of their price and quality. The “buffet” serum has many moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients and has made the largest difference in my skin. I’ve been using it at least once a day for the last 4 months and have repurchased once after my additional purchase. I would never give up on this product. Fine lines and minimal texture are gone. Moisture retention and quality of my skin has really improved!
I’ve been using buffet for about 2 weeks and I’ve seen a noticeable difference in the tone and texture of my skin. I have hormonal acne which usually leaves dark spots and the cysts normally reappear one after the other. Since I’ve used this product I have had much clearer skin and I think this product is helping. I only use it in the morning under my moisturizer, and at night I use a different serum.
Benefits: exfoliates the skin. A lot of customers reported that it cleared their skin and reduced the size of pores and wrinkles. Also, several customer reviews stated that it helped them with breakouts and made their skin smoother, brighter and more radiant.
Pros of The Ordinary Peeling Solution AHA 30% + BHA 2%: oil-free, silicone-free, nut-free, vegan, cruelty-free. Great price, only $6.80!
How to use: the manufacturer recommends using it once per day, ideally in the PM, but you can use it every other night or however you skin responds to it. Apply small amount into your skin after washing it and before applying your nightly moisturizers. This Lactic acid can be diluted with other treatments to reduce strength until skin develops tolerance.
Precautions: cannot be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation persists, discontinue use and consult a physician. It is recommended to patch test it first. Always wear sunscreen while using this product and continue using sunscreen for at least a week after discontinuance. Limit sun expose while using this product because your skin will become more sensitive and susceptible to sun burn.
I'm 22 years old and I've had acne since I was 10. I then developed cystic acne in high school causing me to have really deep acne scars that only seemed to worsen into my early adulthood. I've been using this serum for 2 months now and my skin has looked the best it ever has. I have no more dry spots, I'm not as red as I used to be, and the depth of my acne scars have lessened considerably. My skin is not perfect but since I started using the lactic acid, I'm no longer ashamed to go out without makeup if it absolutely cannot be avoided lol. At first, I was a little wary of using the 10% instead of the 5% that is also offered since I've always thought my skin was super sensitive but it has been perfect and I'm so happy with my purchase.
OMG! This serum is amazing, I am 49 yo, dry sensitive skin, prone to acne (with the wrong products). This serum changed my skin in few nights. I have always thought "how can you make a review after few days???", and...now I am here! I could not imagine that a serum could do that to my skin! Hydrated, glowy, pores cancelled, fine lines faded. No foundation, which is unbelievable for me... I am in love <3 Thank you deciem!
I have been using this at night for about 3 months and it has done wonders for my pigmentation (Melasma from pregnancy 10 years ago). I have tried various other treatments and none have caused a reduction in this product. I make sure I use a moisturiser with SPF and do take a break from it every few days. For me, this has been incredibly effective.
Works! But don't use as recommended straight away
I have sensitive oily skin and my skin can get angry with strong acids. I use this 2-3 times a week, but instead of leaving it on all night, I use it almost as a mask. I put it on and keep it on for 15-30 minutes (I'm gradually increasing the time). It does its job in those few minutes and then I just rinse with water and apply my moisturizer like normal. This has made a big difference in rapidly fading my acne scars and melasma. I suggest easing into it. It gives you baby soft skin and you can actually see the effect in a week or two. Will definitely repurchase.