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

on 11/17/2018 5:55:00 PM

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Big, giant cystic breakouts o my chin. No, thanks!


Foundations -Deciem -The Ordinary Serum Foundation

on 11/17/2018 4:56:00 PM

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Very serviceable for the price (six bucks and change!) The staff member at the Deciem store tried to steer me towards the 2.0 N, but I opted for the 2.0 Y/O--the extra warmth adds a bit of life to my aging NC 20/25 complexion. During my first few forays into wearing this, I used too much (a full pump) and this led to too much fuzzy patchiness. Half a pump, used over a good moisturizer and sunscreen, works a treat. I dot it near the centre of my face, blend it with warm fingers and then buff in the excess with a dense brush. Wears very nicely. I'm not a foundation sort of person, but the light, glowy coverage of this makes it the perfect winter complexion evener and far outdoes my monstrously expensive Vapour Atmosphere Foundation Stick. Advice: invest in the pipette (90 cents from Deciem). The pump on this leaks and makes every deployment of the product messy and potentially lethal to walls and fabrics.

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

on 11/16/2018 4:23:00 PM

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This product burnedy skin the second time I used it ant other don't have a sensitive skin. Left on for 10 minutes and my Cheech has these dark burn spots I have
Use allot of d the ordinary and I love all of the product but this one is a no go for me. Now I'm worried that I'm going to have scars now on my face :(


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

on 11/15/2018 2:32:00 PM

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I'm writing this as a first impression review, I'll probably come back in a few days for more updates (if I don't forget). The price, very cheap and convenient, nothing new. It has an odorless, gel-like consistency that feels like a weird mucus on my skin but surprisingly, it sinks in quite fast and with a moisturizer on top, it feels nice. Now, for the part that shocked me. The redness people.....the redness subsided in less that 2 hours after using it for the FIRST TIME. The difference is shockingly obvious. I'm not talking about rosacea, I'm talking about angry, painful, itchy pimples and hyperpigmentation left from their cousins


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

on 11/15/2018 11:26:00 AM

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I introduced this product into my nightly routine when the weather started to turn cold. My skin is very oily and I get some acne/whiteheads on my chin and forehead. After using this for a bit I notice my skin is less oily and much more hydrated. I have also noticed less acne. I plan on repurchasing if it keeps helping my skin.

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Moisturizers -Deciem -The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

on 11/15/2018 11:23:00 AM

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MY ROSACEA: I'm 45 and have had rosacea for 25 years. It's been getting worse since I hit my 40s. On top of redness on my cheeks, nose and chin, I developed little bumps, pustules and almost every pore near my nose and chin were enlarged, angry and red. In the winter I get small dry red plaques on my cheeks. I don't flush unless I try new products, drink alcohol or go outside in strong winter winds.

It was getting more difficult to cover my rosacea with makeup as my oily T zone developed a top layer of rough broken skin that my foundation accentuated. Last month I bought a bunch of new things to try base on reviews here and on YouTube.

I never write reviews, because most products never help, at best they just didn't make things worse. I've seen such improvements in the last month I had to come here and share.

WHAT I TRIED SO FAR - PM routine:

Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid - 1 month
Ordinary Rosehip Oil - 1 month
Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA - 1 week
Ordinary Azelaic Acid - 1 week


RESULTS SO FAR:
I can't believe it, after 1 month the texture of my skin is the best since I was a teenager. It is smooth and hydrated and this is happening as the temperatures have dropped to winter levels!!! The bumps are reduced by 80%, my redness by at least 60% and my pores have shrunk and are no longer irritated. All of this for less than $30 CND. I noticed improvements as I introduced each new products, so it's not just one thing working, it seems to be the combo.

NATURAL MOISTURIZING FACTORS + HA:
I noticed improvements right away with this. Prior to this I was using Avene redness relief moisturizer because it was the only thing I tried over the years that didn't burn too much. This doesn't burn at all! It, like all of the other products, cools and calms my skin. I put some on my fingers, it's quite thick and waxy so I tap a tiny amount in each area and gently spread it out. I tap in tiny amounts because rubbing will cause the hyaluronic acid to pill.

I did try it in the AM under my foundation but it is too dry by itself and the makeup didn't look smooth. I'm going to experiment with oils and the Ordinary foundation to see if i can make it work.

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

on 11/15/2018 11:13:00 AM

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MY ROSACEA: I'm 45 and have had rosacea for 25 years. It's been getting worse since I hit my 40s. On top of redness on my cheeks, nose and chin, I developed little bumps, pustules and almost every pore near my nose and chin were enlarged, angry and red. In the winter I get small dry red plaques on my cheeks. I don't flush unless I try new products, drink alcohol or go outside in strong winter winds.

It was getting more difficult to cover my rosacea with makeup as my oily T zone developed a top layer of rough broken skin that my foundation accentuated. Last month I bought a bunch of new things to try base on reviews here and on YouTube.

I never write reviews, because most products never help, at best they just didn't make things worse. I've seen such improvements in the last month I had to come here and share.

WHAT I TRIED SO FAR - PM routine:

Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid - 1 month
Ordinary Rosehip Oil - 1 month
Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA - 1 week
Ordinary Azelaic Acid - 1 week


RESULTS SO FAR:
I can't believe it, after 1 month the texture of my skin is the best since I was a teenager. It is smooth and hydrated and this is happening as the temperatures have dropped to winter levels!!! The bumps are reduced by 80%, my redness by at least 60% and my pores have shrunk and are no longer irritated. All of this for less than $30 CND. I noticed improvements as I introduced each new products, so it's not just one thing working, it seems to be the combo.

AZELAIC ACID:
I find it's best to gently tap this on last after applying a moisterizer. It's quite drying otherwise. I just tap a thin layer into my red areas each night. The other products helped with the bumps, but this has sped up the process.


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

on 11/15/2018 11:07:00 AM

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MY ROSACEA: I'm 45 and have had rosacea for 25 years. It's been getting worse since I hit my 40s. On top of redness on my cheeks, nose and chin, I developed little bumps, pustules and almost every pore near my nose and chin were enlarged, angry and red. In the winter I get small dry red plaques on my cheeks. I don't flush unless I try new products, drink alcohol or go outside in strong winter winds.

It was getting more difficult to cover my rosacea with makeup as my oily T zone developed a top layer of rough broken skin that my foundation accentuated. Last month I bought a bunch of new things to try base on reviews here and on YouTube.

I never write reviews, because most products never help, at best they just didn't make things worse. I've seen such improvements in the last month I had to come here and share.

WHAT I TRIED SO FAR - PM routine:

Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid - 1 month
Ordinary Rosehip Oil - 1 month
Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA - 1 week
Ordinary Azelaic Acid - 1 week


RESULTS SO FAR:
I can't believe it, after 1 month the texture of my skin is the best since I was a teenager. It is smooth and hydrated and this is happening as the temperatures have dropped to winter levels!!! The bumps are reduced by 80%, my redness by at least 60% and my pores have shrunk and are no longer irritated. All of this for less than $30 CND. I noticed improvements as I introduced each new products, so it's not just one thing working, it seems to be the combo.

ROSEHIP OIL:
I find it's best to rub it in your fingers and then gently tap onto skin: 2 drops for cheeks and chin and one drop for forehead is more than enough. It's quite oily so I've only used it at night so far, I'm not sure how it would work under foundation but I've bought some Ordinary foundation and will experiment.

I've also used it on my neck and chest where I had a bit of chicken textured skin and it has smoothed that out, it feels at least 80% smoother!


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

on 11/15/2018 11:01:00 AM

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MY ROSACEA: I'm 45 and have had rosacea for 25 years. It's been getting worse since I hit my 40s. On top of redness on my cheeks, nose and chin, I developed little bumps, pustules and almost every pore near my nose and chin were enlarged, angry and red. In the winter I get small dry red plaques on my cheeks. I don't flush unless I try new products, drink alcohol or go outside in strong winter winds.

It was getting more difficult to cover my rosacea with makeup as my oily T zone developed a top layer of rough broken skin that my foundation accentuated. Last month I bought a bunch of new things to try base on reviews here and on YouTube.

I never write reviews, because most products never help, at best they just didn't make things worse. I've seen such improvements in the last month I had to come here and share.

WHAT I TRIED SO FAR - PM routine:

Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid - 1 month
Ordinary Rosehip Oil - 1 month
Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA - 1 week
Ordinary Azelaic Acid - 1 week


RESULTS SO FAR:
I can't believe it, after 1 month the texture of my skin is the best since I was a teenager. It is smooth and hydrated and this is happening as the temperatures have dropped to winter levels!!! The bumps are reduced by 80%, my redness by at least 60% and my pores have shrunk and are no longer irritated. All of this for less than $30 CND. I noticed improvements as I introduced each new products, so it's not just one thing working, it seems to be the combo.

HYALURONIC ACID:
I noticed some people complained about pilling and The Ordinary folks said to apply less. This is hard to do because the serum is a fast drying gel, so I've only used this at night after cleansing. I then gently tap on the other products, letting each one dry a bit.

I've also used it on the backs of my upper arms where I have little bumps most of my life and they have reduced by about 80%


Primer/ Corrector -Deciem -The Ordinary High Spreadability Fluid Primer

on 11/13/2018 3:54:00 PM

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I wasn't terribly impressed with this product. Oddly enough, I had no issue with the packaging, and found the product to have a decent consistency that worked with the dropper/pipette packaging. What didn't work for me, is that the product is basically a very heavy, siliconized oil that did nothing to "prime" my makeup, and didn't do anything to help my makeup last or stay put. If anything, this product made my skin even oilier, which is totally counter-intuitive for what a primer should be, however reasonably priced. This was a huge fail for me.


Toners -Deciem -The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

on 11/13/2018 3:05:00 PM

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I bought this to see how/if it compares to Pixi's Glow Tonic. While it has a higher conc. (this one is 7%, while Pixi is 5%) it's a good product. I've been using this once a day, using surgical gauze to apply (you waste less product, and the gauze also provides some mild backup exfoliation). It's been keeping my skin clear, glowy and flake free, and keeps my skin nicely, but GENTLY exfoliated so I get the most out of my other products. The bottle's also really quite unique, and clever, imo- the top "applicator" is like that of a glue bottle, so only doses out limited amounts of product, while preventing spills or accidentally overzealous product saturation. This product is also a great value, I paid under $8 CAD for 240 ml, which is an excellent price for an effective product (and a fraction of the price of the Pixi, which rings in at $40 for the same amount). I can only use this 1x per day, as opposed to the Pixi, due to the higher acid level, but it's not a big deal. All in all, a keeper, and I'll definitely repurchase.

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

on 11/13/2018 9:47:00 AM

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My daughter gave me a bottle of this. While Deciem/The Ordinary is, I believe, a Canadian company, this particular product isn't sold at their stores and she ordered it from the US or picked it up there - something convoluted, anyway. And it's because of her effort to get this and her insistence that I try it that I gave it a whirl and I am really impressed with this product. While it looks like a blood-bath when I apply it and I take particular care when rinsing it off because of the understandable dire warnings about contact with the eye area, I absolutely adore what this does to my skin, rendering it baby's bottom smooth. I do take care to use a high level of SPF with this but I wear sun protection every single day anyway. I have one sun spot on my forehead, right by my parting/hairline (I think it gets missed when I apply my moisturizing sun-screen products) and I've been using this peeling solution more frequently on that one area (every other night) and to my absolute amazement, it is fading. I need to ask my daughter to get me more of this when she gets some for herself because while I might not use this regularly, I know I will want to use it once or twice a month.

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

on 11/13/2018 8:52:00 AM

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Works well to reduce my texture, especially when paired with a gentle AHA (I use Pixi's Glow Tonic). Keeps my CCs at bay for sure. Not the most cosmetically elegant formula, but nothing I can't tolerate. One of those products you should pat in for sure, because swiping/rubbing leaves you with the foamy consistency people complain about. Kind of tacky as well, but again, nothing intolerable. After all, I put other skincare over it eventually and the feeling is gone.

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

on 11/13/2018 12:16:00 AM

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In my search of a vitamin C serum, I came across this. What drew me to this: price, 23% vitamin C. hyaluronic acid, and squalane, my favourite oil.

I apply this either as a serum or a mask in the morning.
- If I have time, I will do the mask: few drops of toner on my face to help with absorption > mix 1 part toner with 2 parts Vit C suspension > wait 15 min. > cleanser > rest of my routine. (The vit C mask was inspired by Lixir vitamin C wash off mask.)
- If I'm in a rush: cleanse > few drops of toner > mix 1 part toner with 2 parts Vit C suspension > rest of routine.

Application
-When applying it, it feels like a light cream.
-My skin is familiar with acids, so I don't feel anything. It stings a lot on open wounds though.
-I don't feel much grittiness either when I use it full strength. I only felt 3 - 5 tiny granules when I rub it in - no big deal. Maybe the formulation has improved?
-It leaves a slightly waxy feel and shine on skin. No stickiness. I don't know why others were complaining about the greasiness.
-Do note that if you leave it on your face, when you wash your face at night, you may find a light orange brown stain on your towel. It didn't leave a noticeable tint on my face. This usually happens when I'm outdoors for a few hours. I currently live in a highly polluted area where the AQI can exceed 100 during working hours. It didn't happen when I stay indoors.

Results
-I've been neglecting my skin for a while, so there were a couple of acne pigmentation on my face. This helped fade the marks fast. I see results after five days - I was pleasantly surprised to see a red post acne scab disappear completely leaving no marks behind. Note that it's a very recent acne scar. I find that vitamin C takes a longer time to heal old acne scars.

Pros:
-Cheap
-Squalane
-hyaluronic acid - the proper sodium one, not some fancy crosspolymer that's not found in skin
-23% vitamin C, a proven ingredient for lightening hyperpigmentation, boosting collagen and providing high antioxidant activity
-good texture, little grittiness, no tackiness, sinks into skin, slight waxy shine

Cons
-Hmmm ... you unluckily received a highly gritty product?

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Moisturizers -Deciem -The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

on 11/12/2018 6:46:00 PM

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This product is fine but it is just not for me. I have dry skin and this is simply not hydrating enough. I feel that this would be a great moisturiser for normal skin. It is quite thick and creamy but spreads well and soaks in within a couple of minutes. I have been layering this with the buffet serum and a moisturising sunscreen under makeup and it works well in that combination. It is good value for money and I like the packaging - it is easy to control and dispense the right amount. It's very travel friendly. I just wish it was a bit more hydrating.


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