Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2%

on 12/12/2017 9:58:00 AM

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First let me start by saying that The Ordinary's Salicylic Acid 2 % Solution now comes in a one ounce bottle, not the .5 ounce, so this makes it a better deal. If you are used to using salicylic acid to exfoliate or assist with blemishes, salicylic acid is great exfoliant to help clear pores. The one thing that is disappointing with this product is that they have buffered the salicylic acid with witch hazel. In higher amounts witch hazel can be a skin irritant. This is because of the process used to distill the witch hazel leaf extract uses alcohol, which can cause skin irritation. This would be better if this contained something else to buffer the salicylic acid. My more detailed review can be seen here:




Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Niacinamide 10 Zinc 1

on 12/11/2017 3:29:00 PM

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This is amazing stuff and for $6 I am impressed. I suffer from adult acne. I bought this at the Abnormal Beauty Company and haven’t looked back since. My skin cleared in two days using this serum with a Retinoid. All that’s left are some scars, which I will report back on.

My regime with 15min between each step:
AM: Vitamin C with hyaluronic acid, Cosrx snail mucin, moisturiser.
PM: Niacinamide 10%, Granactive Retinoid 2%, Cosrx snail mucin, moisturiser.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Buffet

on 12/11/2017 8:11:00 AM

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If you have acne prone skin stay awaaaaay from this product!! I always introduce 1 new skincare product at a time so I know what's the problem/ how it works. My skin had cleared up since my breakout, but I used this for a week and now I've broke out again !! It introduces whiteheads and cysts back again :(

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid Serum

on 12/11/2017 7:56:00 AM

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I never want to be without this magical little potion. My skin feels firmer and is more radiant after use. No irritation at all!!! I have purchased two backups!

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10%

on 12/11/2017 7:55:00 AM

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I actually really like this! (I was very dubious!!!) I have noticed that my crow’s feet (relatively fine for my age) seem to be diminished and the forehead wrinkles seem shallower. It makes my skin feel firmer too. I massage it in with a vibrating facial massager (when I remember) or pat it in with a finger tip. It is VERY watery and is best dropped into the palm of the hand rather than dropping it directly onto the face.


Foundations -Deciem -The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

on 12/10/2017 5:29:00 PM

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It looks good when first applied, quite glowy and natural. It starts to disappear after a couple of hours and also looks quite shiny, which I am not a fan of since my skin is already combination oily.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Niacinamide 10 Zinc 1

on 12/10/2017 11:11:00 AM

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I am on my second bottle of this. I do not get breakouts anymore (upside of aging) but I still have large pores and they certainly got smaller after I added this to my routine. You do need to apply it carefully if you layer it over other products and not use too much and pat it on instead of rubbing it but that is a very small inconvenience given the results.

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Skincare - Face -Deciem -The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

on 12/10/2017 3:35:00 AM

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I looked up a lot of reviews before purchasing this serum and based off those, the product seems meh when it comes to its promise in fading away hyperpigmentation. However, I still wanted to try it anyway since I’ve tried so many things to fade away past acne marks (AHAs, BHAs, niacinamide, vitamin c etc) and none of them made a huge difference. THIS HAS.

I’ve been using this alongside The Ordinary’s rosehip oil for about 4 months now and both of those combined has helped my PIH fade away so much quicker. I could already see the difference in my acne marks with the rosehip oil alone, but they faded away faster with this serum. My acne marks used to take 3-4 months to fade away just 50% of the way. But now, 1-2 weeks is enough for me to see a 50% fading of my acne marks. By a month or two, the marks are completely gone! Bonus is this hasn’t broken me out either, so it isn’t undoing any of the work it’s done by giving me more acne and therefore more acne marks. My bottle is more than halfway done and I really don’t wanna have to repurchase soon, but when that time comes I’ll be doing just that.

I know this hasn’t worked out with everybody but if you’re desperate to fade away any unwanted marks and you’re curious about this product, I think it’s worth a try. The good thing about this serum is it’s cheap so if it doesn’t work, at least you didn’t spend too much on it.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Niacinamide 10 Zinc 1

on 12/10/2017 3:18:00 AM

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This product has helped prevent my skin from breaking out, especially if I’ve been using other skincare products that have aggravated my skin. Like once I used a face oil that made me break out, thus serum helped keep them at bay. Once I stopped using this serum and continued with the face oil, I broke out even more. But if I’ve been using good skincare products that don’t break me out or irritate my skin, I don’t really see a difference when I use this. In fact, I feel like if I use this too much (twice a day, for example), I feel like I’m breaking out a little more. I think it’s a great value for what it does though and if it works for you, great! If this doesn’t work, at least buying it doesn’t break the bank. I do wish this had worked out for me.

Also, like many would’ve said - this balls up if you apply too much by accident or apply another product or two underneath (eg. a toner, essence or another serum). I find it easy to prevent though, by making sure I don’t apply too much and patting the product in as opposed to rubbing.


Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Niacinamide 10 Zinc 1

on 12/10/2017 2:32:00 AM

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I have been using this for a couple of months now and I can’t complain.. it made my skin less oily and almost zero breakout .. AMAZING RESULTS
A little drop goes a long way
I highly recommend for oily and acne prone skin
I have ordered already since it’s always out of stock :-)


Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%

on 12/9/2017 10:30:00 AM

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After all the rave reviews & the promise for highly effective Retinol product, I’m quite disappointed!
Here’s why..
My skin is the kind who react extremely fast & well to effective compound.
After three months of use I haven’t notice any change in my fine line what so ever. I was about to categorize this as a dud, but decided to test it all over my skin. I did notice my overall complexion looks more youthful and glowy, I’ll say that,
However, I can achieve the same effect with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil just as good, And These fine lines are still there..
(35, smooth skin, no skin issues,some fine lines)
I adore The Ordinary for being so affordable & the use of all natural high-quality ingredients,
But, at the end of the day this product didn’t delivered.

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Moisturizers -Deciem -The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

on 12/9/2017 6:47:00 AM

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Meh. Smells like fish, though, to the point that I contacted the company to make sure that the smell was considered normal. I was assured that the smell was because of the ‘natural cold processing’. Still, ew. I could have gotten over the smell for good results though, but, eh. Oily feeling oil on my face. Never really sank in. All in all, just...no. I trashed it.


Moisturizers -Deciem -The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

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Normally I don't have a problem with oils but this made me breakout literally the day after I started using it. It was all over my forehead which is the one area I NEVER break out in. I didn't even notice a difference in my skin's moisture levels so I found nothing redeeming in this product

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary - Retinol 1% Emulsion

on 12/6/2017 6:49:00 PM

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It is a bit overdue, and a bit futile to write this review as this product is being discontinued, but I will write this quick review anyway. I tried this product at the beginning of the year, and it produced expected results. I had the typical reactions that are associated with retinol usage (irritation, sensitivity, flaking, purging, etc.). The irritation was probably my fault, as I had overestimated my skin's ability to tolerate retinol, so I applied a little too generously too quickly. The product did work however, and it helped to clear out a lot of congestion under the skin. It is not a product I would recommend to novices or to anyone who is not ready to face the irritation that can come along with its usage. The texture is very similar to a clear silicone primer, which I did not particularly enjoy. I found that it was hard to measure, and to spread evenly/sparingly. At the time, it was the only dosage of retinol that was available at the Ordinary (not including the retinoid products). They have since introduced 0.2%, 0.5% and 1% retinol in squalane which I much prefer. The lower dosages allow you to build up your tolerance gradually, and I find the squalane MUCH easier to spread. Since it is in dropper form, I can control how much I'm using. I will write a separate review for the new squalane version after further usage.


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

on 12/6/2017 2:31:00 PM

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I have sensitive combination skin with an occasional breakout in my chin area or on my forehead rarely. I use this as a spot treatment and preventative.

1. It is very drying, moisturise twice a day at least if you use it or your skin will peal and be flaky.
2. It does work to some degree, I've noticed less spots and some spots that I have are quicker to come to the surface and heal than before, however it doesn't stop all of them and I still get painful ones on my chin, but less often.
3. It foams a little bit if you rub it on too quick but it dries instantly so just let it be, once it's dry moisturise. In the morning moisturise again cause you will dry out.
4. Rinse off your face in the morning and use sunscreen cause this will make your skin very prone to painful sunburns.

Overall it is not the best out there but it's good, for 6 bucks it's worth it.


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