Deciem is a Toronto-based company founded in 2013 by a serial beauty entrepreneur named Brandon Truaxe. Source:

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94 products

2,016 reviews

63% would repurchase

Recent Deciem Reviews

Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

on 12/9/2018 10:51:00 PM


I love love love this product! I have tried a few products by The Ordinary and this is by far my favourite! It has reduced fine lines, improved my skin texture and I haven’t had a single proper break out in the last 3 months of using this! I recommend this to all my friends and family. I love the creamy texture and the scent is not too strong. I apply at night after my Mario Badescu glycolic toner and generally don’t need to top with moisturiser as it’s very humid where I live and the product is the perfect amount of moisture.

Lip Treatments -Deciem -Abnomaly Petrowhat

on 12/9/2018 1:00:00 PM

Bouht the baobab because of the adorable container, but to tell the truth it hardly does anything. Tried it in my hair which seemed to like it but that's not worth the $7 for a little tube. Think I'm going to return this one. Doesn't keep my skin or hands moisturized.

Treatments (Face) -Deciem -NIOD Survival 0

on 12/9/2018 11:03:00 AM


Survival 0 is the most innovative antioxidant serum I've ever had the pleasure of using, and for just 25 CAD, I feel like I'm getting so much bang for my buck. I'd have taken a lippie off if they were still using the old-style dropper bottle, but they've since switched to a pump bottle to preserve the integrity of the ingredients - and I couldn't be happier.

This is a golden-hued serum that dissolves nicely into the skin, leaving it with an imperceptible and lit-from-within glow. It's perfect under sunscreen to scavenge free radicals from UV photons that get past the sunscreening agents. Because this has squalane and jojoba oil, I find that I can skip my moisturiser if I use this in the daytime.

The ingredients list is seriously insane. You've got Astaxanthin, Xantophyll, Pycnogenol, Tomato Carotenoids, Lutein, Superoxide Dismutase, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Fractionated Melanin (!!! - protects you from Blue Light), Prebiotics, and a bunch of amino acids - just to name a few. Jeez, I reckon companies like La Mer would charge you $800 for this if they could, but having it for $25... talk about democratised beauty. I'm of the opinion that this is one of the most important products a person can have in their anti-aging arsenal.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane

on 12/9/2018 9:10:00 AM


Unfortunately, this product really didn't agree with my skin, I used it for under a month and it caused pretty bad papular dermatitis to breakout on my forehead. I don't have particularly sensitive skin but I have been on Accutane (an extremely powerful acne medication) twice in my life (several years ago), so it's possible that it's left my skin somewhat more sensitive to certain chemicals than it otherwise would have been.

Either way, I definitely won't be using this product again it's gonna take weeks for my forehead to recover from the damage. -_-

Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%


Now I have to admit I'm definitely no stranger to Vit C serums (GOW 23% for example) and so I thought nothing could possibly go wrong with The Ordinary's 23% concentration... but boy was I wrong. Within 60 seconds of applying this gritty and very oily-feeling product I could no longer stand the tingling (for want of a better word) sensation and washed this off with tepid water and a washcloth. I'd love to say that was it but the redness and uncomfortable sensation remained for at least 30 minutes afterwards. Didn't attempt using this again on my face.

It's a shame as this could have been a very cost effective substitute for some of the fancier Vit C serums I use. If you're normal to dry and not overly sensitive then give this a try. It's pretty inexpensive for a Vit C product and won't leave you out of pocket if it doesn't agree with you.

Turns out there is some way to salvage this, at least in my case. Have used very lightly mixed with a dab of Aveeno lotion and applied to elbows and knees. No difference so far (7th night) but promisingly no reaction either so will continue until used up.

Selena x

~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)

1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Foot File/Callus/Heel Treatment - 'Microplane' - Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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