Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Serum Foundation

on 10/18/2017 6:08:00 PM

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First I have to say how much I LOVE the Deciem skin care products. Since I started using them a few months ago my skin has improved a ton, in texture, comfort, and yes, it even glows! My hopes were up when I ordered the foundation! Alas, I was sorely disappointed. The whole range was too yellow for my skin. The coverage was ok but not the smoothest I've ever tried. Without a Beauty Blender it was much more uneven than most—leaning toward a mini relief map look.

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Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Serum Foundation

on 10/18/2017 4:39:00 PM

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I picked this up out of curiosity and I am not all that impressed. It's very yellow and in my case, 1.2YG was too light (NC25-30; 220 in Fenty and W4 in L'Oreal True Match) - then it dried down darker and ended up being a really good match. The formula itself is super thin and runny. I applied using my RT sponge and it took some work to blend. The coverage is medium but not buildable, at least not in my case. It didn't blend at all around my nose area an ended up being very patchy and even pilled up along the side creases of my nose. I didn't see any difference in the texture of my skin either. I'm not terribly disappointed since the price point is so low. I do like the simple packaging and the locking pump. That said, I wouldn't repurchase.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem - The Ordinary Buffet

on 10/17/2017 7:50:00 PM

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Good packaging, great ingredients, and the price can't be beat. But this serum leaves my skin feeling like flypaper, very sticky and tacky. Even using tiny amounts has the same effect. I'll finish the bottle with nighttime use, but it's too gross for the daytime under makeup.


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

on 10/16/2017 11:24:00 PM

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I’m a 37 years old woman who spends most of my days outdoors gardening or doing some sort of yard work, and I work for a US based direct sales company, that uses wonderful ingredients and is cruelty free, and I stumbled upon this product from a magazine. I love what I sell, but for the price of The Ordinary, I figured “why not?”. My skin type is combination sensitive, so I need to be super careful with what I I apply to my face.
I use this along side of my usual products, both day and night. Yes, it is tacky feeling, but it does go away once it dries. A little goes a very long way, FYI. The first day of trying The Ordinary my skin felt incredibly soft, almost like velvet, and when I use my day or night creams with it, it seems to give my usual products an extra go-go power. I’ve read the previous reviews, and I’m used to getting flare up pimples or rashes my skin doesn’t agree with a product, but I haven’t had this problem, as of yet.
I’ve noticed that some of my fine lines have completely disappeared, and I’m quite excited to try The Ordinary’s foundation, next.

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

on 10/16/2017 11:18:00 PM

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I've been using this for a few days now, and I just can't get past the texture. It's gritty and feels more like a facial scrub than a serum. Plus it's very oily, it makes my face extremely greasy. I've developed a few small pimples on my forehead this week and I'm sure it's from this. Wish I could give it a better rating, but the texture is just too weird for me.

Two days after I wrote this review, I now have pimples all over my face, haven't had such a large breakout in many years. I haven't used any other new products, so it has to be this product.

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

on 10/16/2017 2:36:00 PM

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I tried using this product for a week or so. In the past I have used prescription Azelaic Acid products with great success.

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension did not work for me and might have even causes more harm than good. It might be the silicones, or the fact that it's only 10%, I'm not sure. I cannot tolerate any type of fragrance and perhaps there is some in this product.

I'm trying another otc acid now to see if it works.


Lip Treatments -Deciem - ESHO - Sculpt

on 10/16/2017 5:13:00 AM

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I ordered the Esho Line within 8 hours after its release. I really liked the packaging and the whole idea. Yet- i was a bit scared of Sculpt since it contains a hell lot of irritants.
I used it several times now, but only on the top lip. It has a runny texture and tasted a bit minty.
At first, it stung alot!! Be warned. I felt the urge to whipe it off.
But than i saw a swollen slightly more red lip. I liked the effekt. A couple days later, i did not feel any stinging at all anymore. It seems like my lips got used to the torture.
I just enjoy a plumping effekt that lasts for a few hours. I really like this little devilish tube! Also the guava taste and smell is not overwhelming.
(I am very disappinted with Drench, cause the taste is terribly sweet and it actualy contains glucose and fructose which you do not want to carry close to yours teeth!!! As far as i have seen it, my sculpt version does not contain these ingredients.)

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

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For reference, I have very dry, acne-prone and eczema-prone skin. I use this product on my really bad pimples, the ones that are painful and large and lurk beneath the skin for ages before they finally decide to come to a head. This product doesn't make under-the-skin pimples disappear immediately: rather it brings them up into a head, and then makes the raised pimples go away much faster than they would on their own. Already-raised pimples are nixed very quickly.

I do not use this on small-scale acne because it dries my skin out to the point of making the skin surrounding the pimple very dry and flaky. When I have a particularly bad breakout, I do not use foundation (1) because I am trying to treat the acne, but more importantly (2) because the flaky patches look dreadful with base product over them. This product is the most effective one I've tried, so I'm happy to put up with flakiness if it means that my pimples go away faster.

The product is clear with no smell, and I do not experience any stinging when I apply it. I only need a tiny bit on each pimple, so it will last a long time.

Overall I'm very happy with this product. Its side effects aren't the best, but it works.


Treatments (Face) -Deciem - The Ordinary Buffet

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I have very dry, acne-prone and eczema-prone skin, but it is generally not sensitive. It can usually handle strong fragrance and irritating ingredients. But my skin did NOT like this product at all. The first few times I used it my skin was left feeling very irritated and dry, but after not using it for two weeks and then applying it one night I woke up to a chemical burn on my face! I'm not sure why it did this, but after leaving it again for two weeks and then applying a tiny amount on my jawline, I had the same reaction. So I now know that I cannot use this product at all.

I would recommend patch testing this before you slather it over your face, and keeping an eye on your skin's reaction to it, as my skin's reaction to it got worse the more I used it.

Unfortunately as my skin reacted so badly to it, I cannot comment on its efficacy.


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

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Not as moisturizing as Laura Mercer primer but Achieve the motive of smoothening out the skin and lines


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

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this is without a doubt a new HG for me! ive not had the best time with my skin the past few years so have been experimenting with different products from Missha, Cosrx and Laneige to name but a few. I bought this on a whim a few months ago and i am so glad I did! 3 drops are more than enough to cover my whole face and you do feel a warming sensation- but the next day you wake up with noticeably better skin! I absolutely love it and will stock up to make sure I dont run out :)

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Treatments (Eye) -Deciem - The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

on 10/14/2017 5:47:00 PM

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This is actually the most effective under eye treatment i have used.

I have 2 children under 2, and am studying & working full time. My sleeps are generally quite short or broken up and it shows! I popped a bit of this around my eye before I jumped into bed. When I woke up (short broken sleep from feeding my 6 month old) my eyes looked like I had had a full night sleep. Using it regularly, my under eye area is a lot brighter, and the fine lines which were magnified by puffy darkness are much less noticable.

NOTE: this product doesn't work on shadows or extra fat deposits and they don't claim to ( topical treatments generally can't fix this, it's hereditary or needs a change in diet/more water) I still have my inner eye shadows, they're a permanent fixture , but the exaggerated darkness from bags and puffiness (Lack of Sleep, and daily influences) have disaopeared. If the issues you're having aren't influences by these sorts of things this will not do much for you !

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

on 10/14/2017 5:23:00 PM

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The ordinary can work wonders ! My skin had gotten used to my previous care and started breaking out again, a new pimple or three every morning, with congestion bumps up my cheeks. This is an overnight product for me(can really damage your skin in the sun, always use an spf moisturiser or just sunscreen)I use an ASAP cleanser before, and dot a few drops over my face, then pat in with a dry makeup removal pad.

If you arent used to strong products mix it with another product until your skin adjusts! Once It has dried (between 10-20 seconds) I layer on my night cream.

The first week of use I applied daily before bed, and my skin started purging after night 1.

After 3 nights there was a really visible reduction in congestion, still a few breakouts but nothing I wasn't used to.

By the 7th day, my usually large breakouts had become tiny little spots, and less aggressively red, which was fabulous. I switched to every other day at this stage.

It's been about 4 weeks since I purchased and i get the occasional breakout, but my skin has improved greatly, no more bumpy textures or 1000 blackheads. I can pretty confidently leave the house without covering up spots.

I can't stress enough it's not a lifesaver by itself (for most people), you need the right routine, but as an addition it has cleared up my trouble spots and given me back a bit of glow, and smoother, cleaner skin. For the price, it's really worth having a go.

Be forewarned: it smells sort of like rotten celery, goes away quite quickly but if you're sensitive to smells it might be too much !

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Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

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I was very dissapointed with this,but since it was so cheap didnt think twice when buying it. Im a shade nc25 in mac for reference and summer shade nc 30 and higher. I bought this in shade Y 2.0 and epected it to match me perfectly. It doesnt really but i make it work with powders and etc. When applied it looks grayish and that just pisses me off. Im yellow toned, expected it to be something else,and then after sometime it oxidized it lookes Orange. The darker tone i bought i cant even use. I bought the y2.01 and omg its like im from another planet. That could be used for contouring almost i swear. Once applied the foundation doesnt set,i set it with powder. Will still use it,since it was that cheap but will not repurchase.

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

on 10/14/2017 12:38:00 PM

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I consider this a miracle product. I had to find an alternative to salicylic acid when I got pregnant. I hopped around to a few products before landing on this. My concerns are acne and wrinkles (early 30’s yay!). I was so skeptical the first night I used it and noticed the oily looking residue left behind. I was sure I would wake up with clogged pores. However, when I woke up the next morning I could not believe it-the smoothest, healthiest looking skin I think I’ve ever had. I now use it every night and have experienced no irritation, only super clear skin. And the price is unbelievable! Truly an HG that I will continue to purchase.

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