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

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Recent Deciem Reviews

Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

on 3/20/2018 1:10:00 AM


After having a baby last summer my skin went crazy. I've been battling acne, melasma, bouts of oilyness followed by dryness and an overall hormonal hot mess. I've had some success with the granactive retinoid in squalane and SA from this line and wanted to add a few products so that I had a more comprehensive routine for AM and PM. I mix a pea size amount in with either the Moisturizing factors or my sunscreen from EltaMD with niacinamide as well as a drop of squalane in the morning. Yes it may dilute my sunscreen but my skin can only absorb so many layers of products so I do what works for me . This mix applies easily, absorbs quickly and wears well under makeup. No pilling or other issues with texture when I use it this way. On it's own it's a creamy silicone based formula that's thicker than a primer with less slip. I did knock a lippie off for being so cone heavy but so far it hasn't been a problem. I did experience a bit of purging the first few days but my overall skin tone is brighter, clearer and less red around my nose and cheeks. This does cause some slight irritation when applied on its own but it goes away quickly and doesn't cause redness or itching. My only frustration with Deciem in general is that they use a lot of cone, glycerine or castor oil bases that can clog up my skin and will cause more breakouts if I layer on too many of their products. So I have to really pick and choose which ones I think my skin can handle. Some serums with glycerine high up in the ingredient list I won't even try like the buffet. This has been a good addition to my skincare routine though and I'll continue to use it . The dirt cheap price is also great

Moisturizers -Deciem -The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

on 3/19/2018 7:54:00 PM


This moisturizer intrigued me. Many moisturizers (especially at this price point) are just emollient, humectants, or mask like ingredients to prevent water from escaping and create a superficial soft surface on the skin. That's why you should use a serum, but I want moisturizer to actually make my skin healthier instead of just making it stay hydrated. This is the one of the main reasons why Cerave is so popular too - it isn't some basic ass moisturizer, it contains more. I've never been a huge fan of Cerave though... Enter this one. This moisturizer contains a lot of skin-identical ingredients, ingredients that are naturally present in healthy skin. Their statement really says it all: "This formula offers non-greasy hydration that acts as a direct topical supplement of impaired NMF components. It contains 11 amino acids, phospholipids, alpha/beta/gamma fatty acids, triglycerides, sterols and sterol esters, glycerin, ceramide precursors, urea, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid. It offers immediate hydration and lasting results with continued use." I thought this would be good to use in the presence of a lot of hydroxyl acids as well.

PROS: It's cheap and I feel my skin has been responding well to it. There's not much scent and it's not a heavy layer I need to fuss with, I want my skincare routine to be quick, even with layers in it. It really is non-greasy like they say too, so it plays well with foundation.

CONS: First of all, good luck trying to buy it in the 3.4oz size. It's always sold out, takes weeks to be restocked, and sells out in less than 24 hours each time. And since it is cheap, you will pay S&H unless you like other Deciem products. And this is really not moisturizing. If you have dry skin, this will definitely not be enough. You will need to mix it with something like a plant oil or squalane, or use something else hydrating underneath it. This moisturizer has a somewhat smooth or "dry" finish too, even though it doesn't contain silicones. I actually like that quality, though it still leaves me with dry patches where I shave which are in the realm of "yes, I need more moisture". On my good skin is doable. This also has a somewhat matte like quality on the skin - even though it's moisturizer, it's not a wet feeling or looking product, and even stranger, it has a tendency to do something akin to lather on the skin when first applied, like it can be white or streaky... it's strange.

OVERALL: You know, I'm actually a bit disappointed simply due to the fact that it's not hydrating enough. I like the ingredients and I do feel that my skin does well with it, it's just not hydrating enough. For now, I will mix it with an oil (hate oils by themselves) or use it with something hydrating underneath like the Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate or the Hylamide Hydra-Density Mist when I buy it.

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Moisturizers -Deciem -The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

on 3/19/2018 5:08:00 AM


My details: Combination skin, some noticeable pores around nose region. Prone to redness on the nose and cheeks. Breakouts.

This oil is FANTASTIC. My new staple product.

Bottle: Is a dark-coloured glass to protect the product within- very important. The dropper can let a BIT too much out at times, but is easy to control nonetheless, especially compared to some bottles I have used (other products) where the dropper is too stiff to use and I have to resort to turning the bottle upside down to get some product out... blehh, not ideal.

Price: I paid 7EURO for this product. Amazing.

Product: Got out of the shower, and applied it for the 1st time (3-4drops). My skin was immediately soothed and moisturised.
It applied like a dream. Took a minute or two to fully absorb, but my my my, it is worth it. My skin was immediately comforted and had a real GLOWWW, I was like, 'ah ma god, is that actually me, glowing like thaaaat?'. I went to bed & woke up the next morning and all of my redness was gone, pores SHRUNKEN, and honestly, my complexion looked healthy and balanced. I had a breakout at that time too, which I think the hydrating benefits of this oil helped to clear up.

Since I started using the oil 2 weeks ago, I have had ZERO new breakouts and my skin looks so healthy.

SIDENOTE: Has also somehow managed to help with the DARK CIRCLES under my eyes. You know the type- Get 3 hours of sleep, look dead, get 10 hours of sleep- still look dead...use the most expensive eye creams- still look dead... That type? Tha'ts normally my situation, but crazily enough, this oil has helped to make my eye region look 5 years younger and dark circles are all but erased. This week is the 1st time in years I have ventured out of the house without under eye concealer. It's great stuff.

Try it.
For the price, it's well worth sampling.
I hope it works as well for you as it has for me!

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Masks -Deciem -The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

on 3/18/2018 11:08:00 PM


I have used this over 6 times now. I have mixed feelings on it.

PROS: It's an insanely good value. Using it once or twice a week means it will last quite a long time. It also gives me a quick fix in the brightness department. I use this and the next day my skin usually looks a little less pigmented. It also doesn't make a mess or anything like you would expect from a traditional clay mask. Love the fact that it's red too, it

CONS: It doesn't cause skin peeling and I don't feel it's that exfoliating either. There isn't that immediate gratificiation smooth feeling after use I get with scrubs or leave on things. The first like 3 times i used this too, nothing happened. Sometimes there is a little stinging, but there was nothing when I began. Nothing good or bad. It was like I had used a placebo product. I have since left it on longer than the 10 minutes and another time, applied it to slightly damp skin as an experiment. Results were similar, however a little bit of dehydration was creeping up on me. Unless your skin is really sensitive or compromised, I don't think this is that intense of a product even though it does have a lot of acid. I tried it on two other people though who are not experienced with acids and it was "get this off my skin now" and the other one could only stand less than a minute LOL. This is not my skin's first time with acids.

OVERALL: If I were to judge it by how it describes itself, as a superficial peeling mask that exfoliates, I would say it's not living up to that (2 or 1). However, it is easy to use and gentle enough that I don't need to worry about it, so I've continued to use it. Over time I feel that it is working better, but it's not going to get those quick smooth feeling results from a leave on AHA or exfoliating cleanser or device. Over time it's been working better. I'll keep using it for maintenance or because it's WAYYYY cheaper than sheet masks and such.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5

on 3/17/2018 11:56:00 PM


It's okay? Don't really notice anything different. As compared to currently used hyaluronic acid, this did nothing for me.

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