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

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THIS IS THE WORST PRODUCT I HAVE EVER PUT ON MY FACE. (No, I'm not exaggerating)
Bought this along with salicylic acid according to one of the skincare regimen from The Ordinary website. I only put 8 drops on the course of 2 days on my face and then suddenly my face is filled with a lot of tiny itchy white bumps (YES, THE WHOLE FACE). I immediately stop using the products and treat my face with some bentonite clay followed with pure squalane oil. The day after, I found a micellar water that once caused the exact same reaction. Turned out it has niacinamide in it as well (I only used it once). So, the problem is niacinamide for me. I actually asked around to some friend who had used The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% a person said that it didn't cause any reaction but didn't do anything to her skin as well. So, I compared my skin to hers and do a bit of research. Turned out I have fungal acne and she doesn't. So, my assumption now is maybe it reacted horribly due to my fungal acne (Just an assumption).


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

on 6/25/2018 3:32:00 AM

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I've read about rosehip seed oil benefits and it does to our skin and i was so excited to try this as it was my first oil to put on my face. I have a dry skin and a bit sensitive, the first time i used it was before i go to bed and the next day i woke up my face had red spots and sooooooo itchy. I was so confused as this is an organic oil. I tried to use it the next day and the feeling still there itchiness and my face have small bumps like I've been bitten by a mosquito. So i stopped using it the third day and the itchy feels had lessen and now i just use it for my elbows and knees area which are really dry. If you have a sensitive skin and wanted to try this product i recommend you to do patch test on your neck or on your wrist first for a week if it's nothing happens then you can continue it onto your face. Lesson learned patch test everytime you use a new product!!


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

on 6/24/2018 10:32:00 AM

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I have tried many products from the Ordinary (and continue using quite a few of them), but if I had to choose only one to continue using for the rest of my life, that would definitely be their Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. I am on my third bottle now and today I bought another two as a backup.
I had very oily skin when I started using Niacinamide regularly. Right now I describe my skin as combination, but it's actually quite normal on some days. My T-zone is never VERY oily anymore. And I do believe that this serum from the Ordinary helped a lot with my skin's sebum production. As a result, my pores around the nose and chin look visibly smaller.
I usually use this product once day, in the morning, as the first thing that goes on my skin after washing it. Other serums, SPF, and moisturizer go on top of it. Niacinamide does not effect the application of other products or my makeup at all. It is, however, important to remember to not use it together with Vitamin C products.
On the days when my skin tends to be more problematic, breaks out or suddenly produces more oil (usually around my period), I use this product twice a day. My breakout is ALWAYS visibly diminished in the morning if I used Niacinamide the evening before. I would really like to continue using it twice a day every day, but I'm a little worried that my skin might get used to it too much and the product will become less effective. So far my skin has been loving it! I highly recommend trying it for anyone who has oily skin, enlarged pores, and/or suffers from hormonal breakouts.

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

on 6/24/2018 6:18:00 AM

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Although the product has some drawbacks, I still think that it is better than the rating here.
First of all if you have a normal to dry skin: walk away. zinc inside will soak up all your moisture and oil you have limited.
Also this product is not for under makeup. This can be a drawback but honestly I do not find it safe to use photosensitive products during the daytime, even under my spf.
I love this especially during my pms time. I am getting that extra oily face and chin area starts to be red and swollen. Using at nights during those days, calms my face and chin area down. Although using 2% salicylic acid gels would work similar on my chin, I do not like the peeling of my skin, which happens each time with those strong gels. I find this product more gentle in that sense.
About the brightening effect: I cannot say anything specific because firstly I do not use it daily, and secondly I use other products in my routine to reduce dark spots.
Packaging is simple and hygienic, enough product for a year.


Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Mandelic Acid + HA

on 6/24/2018 4:06:00 AM

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I purged pretty bad after 1 week of using this. But the acne isnt cyctic, they were the little whiteheads that fall out by itself if you dont touch it. I did get a couple spots that did hurt for the first day to the touch but do not stick around too long. It didnt rlhelp my closed comedones or scarring but i only used it for 2 weeks and gave up. The dryness and flaking was very bad to the point i cant even wear makeup and no moisturizer was enough to help the flakes. I cut down to only using at night then just stopped. I couldnt deal with the dryness. I have oily skin and this made my forehead dry. Which ive never seen before. I wish i can continue because ive heard rave reviews of this but its a no for me. I am currently trying curology! Hope it helps

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Moisturizers -Deciem -The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil

on 6/24/2018 2:06:00 AM

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I love this! I've spent $60 on another brand, and this is just like it, but this one doesn't have a fragrance. It's wonderfully rich and moisturizing, and my skin loves it! It's thicker than squalane and olive oil, and provides longer lasting moisture than those oils.

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

on 6/24/2018 2:02:00 AM

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I paid big bucks for a professional peel of similar ingredients, so I jumped at the chance to have this for a mere fraction of the cost. I like that it goes on red so you know where you put it and you don't forget to wash it off. Like my professional peel, it does not burn unless I have an area of broken skin. I think this really helps to get rid of dead skin and clear up your complexion. I use a scrub or mask the next morning to wash away any loose, flakey skin. I usually only use it once a week, but recently I've used it more often to help me clean up a bad breakout and clogged pores after weeks of intense travel. I didn't peel too much after my professional peel, but I don't really peel at all after this one, so it may not be as intense. But it shows results and I love that it's so inexpensive and that I can use it at home.


Skincare - Face -Deciem -The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

on 6/24/2018 1:47:00 AM

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I didn't really think this was doing much until I stopped using it. I went through a bottle and didn't re-order, but after a couple of weeks I started seeing a lot more lines, so I re-ordered and my skin started plumping up in no time.

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Skincare - Face -Deciem -The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

on 6/24/2018 1:43:00 AM

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I like this. I use it once or twice a week to gently exfoliate my skin. I'm used to glycolic acid, so I don't have any problems with this at all -- no burning, no flaking. It makes my skin look more clear and fresh when I use it.


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

on 6/23/2018 1:16:00 PM

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Have been using for 2 weeks.

Had great skin until menopause and then it went to hell in a hand-basket. Roseacea, clogged pores, blackheads, etc. Had used Finacea, retin-A, BHA with some improvement but would always go funky again.

Couple of months ago I started using Mad Hippy Vit C serum and noticed immediate brightness. Alternated with PC BHA 4%. Then I decided to try the ALA. I am really noticing much smaller blackheads and smoother feel and appearance.

Right now my regime is M-W-F cleanse, MH Vit C in the AM and ALA in the PM. AM I add 50 spf(currently Sun Bum Face), PM Argan oil. Still a little dry in spots with flakiness and I would really like to do something about the sun spots on face and neck area. T-Th-Sa just cleanse and moisturize.

I am impressed with the ALA and hope to update with continuing positive results.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Mandelic Acid + HA

on 6/23/2018 8:06:00 AM

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On a month-long travel without any physical or chemical exfoliators, my skin was peeling (from dry air) and clogged from lack of exfoliation. Having had good experience with the mandelic acid from Naruko, I ran to the Deciem store in Munich and grabbed the Mandelic Acid + HA. I've since used it for a week and my T-zone area is significantly less clogged and no longer peely (with some help from the TO marula oil too). Highly recommended!

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Moisturizers -Deciem -The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics

on 6/23/2018 3:55:00 AM

This stinks really bad. Also the level of moisturization is low, the Hylamide Low Molecular HA is much better. This is like water, it evaporates faster than the skin absorbs. This did nothing for me. Go for Hylamide or the The ordinary surface hydration, all work much better than this.

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Foundations -Deciem -The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

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Incredible product. Many many shades to cover ALL skintones. I am a hard match - golden beige. I am thrilled. I'm stocking up!


Foundations -Deciem -The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

on 6/22/2018 5:24:00 PM

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I guess that the problem with this product is the misleading name. You think it is something like EL Double Wear, something longlasting, mattifying and with lots of coverage. Instead I would compare it more to a nourishing, natural looking foundation with medium coverage and decently long lasting.

I have been experimenting with foundations lately because I'm getting older and I have the impression that not matter how good, every foundation will highlight my skin texture with pores and lines. I have always preferred the matte finish to the dewy because I have an oily T-zone but now it is starting to make me look caked up. This is when I started testing all the "nude" and "naked" textures, starting with EL Double Wear Nude in Ecru, to Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in 12 and Les Beiges in 10, to UD Naked in 2.0, 2.5 and 1.5. The Chanel were the worse - Velvet was like applying sandpaper on my skin and the Beiges was just too watered down, no coverage whatsoever and gone by midday. Also, the shade range is very poor because it only caters for yellow toned skin and both contain alcohol. The ED and UD were much better in terms of shades, consistency and natural, luminos look, but coverage and lasting power were not really satisfying, or at least not so much to stray from my current favourites, MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Foundation in NW20 - the one in the tube, Clarins Extra Comfort in 105 (for days when my skin is dry) and EL Double Wear in Ecru, for days when my skin is particularly oily and using only a bit and with lots of buffing.

I have bought this foundation online because I needed to spend a bit more in order to get free shipment, and I was prepared to be very disappointed because some vloggers had scathing reviews for this foundation. So imagine the pleasure when I opened the package, saw the little pump bottle, tried a drop on the back of my hand, decided that it felt quite good and the colour seemed to be perfect. On my face it went like a dream. It is quite liquid and viscous so I didn't apply much because it didn't dry fast and it seemed highly pigmented, I started instead with some little dots and worked through my face, using my fingers and adding some layers where I thought I needed. I finished with some powder only on my T-zone because I liked the skin like texture (yay!!!) and because the first time I try a foundation I don't want to use any helpers to see how it performs on its own.

So, this is my verdict:
This is a beautiful foundation if you find the right shade, have a normal to combination or slightly dry skin, don't need too much coverage but prefer the natural look. In this case this is as good, or even better, than some high-end foundations I have been trying lately.
Although the consistency is quite liquid, it feels very creamy, almost emollient like a BB cream and it is very easy to apply with fingers and to buff into my skin with a brush, also because it doesn't dry very fast, it actually takes some time. On the more oily areas it behaves like my other long-lasting foundations: it starts melting after 4 hours but nothing some blotting or few touch ups couldn't fix.
What I really like is that my face looks radiant and this is something that I have missed from the other high-end foundations. It just has that luminosity that at my age is an important factor.

The most important advice I can give are: don't plaster your face with it at once but start with just a little and build up where you think you need, using your fingers or/and buffing brushes. And give it the time to settle and dry. Also, don't apply it on a skin that is already overloaded with mousturizer, sunscreen and primer. It is just too much for any skin and this will only exacerbate the problems that you are trying to cover up.

One problem could be finding the right shade as in the medium and deep section they seem to be very very yellow toned. I have 1.0N and it looks perfect for my winter NW18/20 complexion. I guess I could also wear 1.0P and everything in the 1 to 1.1 range but anything above could turn too yellow/orange on my neutral skin.
Although I have many different expensive foundations I have been enjoying using this a lot more lately. Probably in summer it won't work because it is too emollient and I probably won't be able to find the right shade, but for my winter skin this is great.

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

on 6/20/2018 8:43:00 PM

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I think their products are pretty overhyped but I think people love their products because of their affordability.I didnt like this product at all every time I would put it on my skin overnight I would get big splotchy flat pus filled bumps on my face that were kinda painful.Once I stopped using it they would go away.I was gonna give it to a friend but I’m scared it might break her out so I’m gonna have to dump it.I realllllyy wanted it to work.


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