Foundations -Deciem -The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

on 9/8/2017 1:51:00 PM

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I just tried this for the first time. In my opinion, this matches the quality of the expensive brands. I have light-medium, acne prone skin, with neutral undertones. I purchased 2.0 N, and the color is perfect. It applied easily, with medium coverage and a natural-looking finish. My skin looks a bit candle-lit. If you find that this foundation makes your skin look dull, the color is probably a shade too dark for you. If I find that it doesn't last the day, or creates any other problem, I will update this post, but for now, I'm really happy with this.
UPDATE: I have used this multiple times now, and I still give it 5 stars. For those who complain that it's watery, shake the bottle before dispensing. This imparts a wonderful finish to my skin and doesn't make me oily by the end of the day (I use oil at least once a day, so my skin doesn't need to produce more oil on its own). I prefer to apply it with a thick brush rather than a sponge.

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

on 9/8/2017 5:55:00 AM

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ive just started using it and been liking it so far. it doesnt irritate the area around my eyes and is not drying, which is a winner. havent seen any results as to whether it's improving my dark circles or anything like that. it's very cheap compared to most skincare products out there. will update after a weeks of use to see if it works as the claims on the packaging.


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

on 9/8/2017 5:51:00 AM

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ive just started using it and been liking it so far. it is very hydrating that i dont need a separate moisturizer to keep my face hydrated throughout the day. also, it's very cheap compared to most skincare products out there. love it and am definitely repurchasing.


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

on 9/7/2017 8:26:00 PM

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Many people have had problems with stinging and even severe irritation, but that hasn't been a problem for me. I think some of the problem may be that people who have never used a Vitamin C product before have used this instead of starting with something less potent. For them I would suggest trying one of the other formulas that The Ordinary has that are milder.
I have used Vitamin C products before this, so it wasn't such a shock for my skin. But I can honestly say that it was a shock to me when I looked in the mirror the morning after my first application of this and saw the incredible difference just one use had made! My skin was brighter, appeared more luminous and even toned than it had been the night before. There was such a difference that I kept checking my face in the mirror just to be sure I wasn't going crazy. I have never, ever had a skincare product that produced such fantastic results in just one application. I have been using it every other night, and my skin continues to improve in appearance. On the nights that I don't use this, I use the Azelaic Acid by The Ordinary which also works to even and brighten skin tone.
I honestly can't recommend this highly enough. It is a miracle in a,tube (the packaging was changed from the bottle to a tube). The only caveat is that I recommend trying a less potent form first before trying this. It's better to start with a lesser strength and work your way up, rather than jumping straight to this and running the risk of a severe reaction. For me, though, this is the holy grail of vitamin C serums.

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

on 9/7/2017 5:37:00 PM

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After reading several reviews I was concerned that this serum would be too much for my sensitive skin. Thankfully, I only felt a horrible burning sensation when I applied it on my neck. On my face, I only feel an intense tingling for a few minutes. The grit from the L-Ascorbic Acid powder doesn’t bother me I gently massage it in and the gritty texture dissipates within 10 to 15 minutes. The squalane that the vitamin C is suspended in, is hydrating and suitable for my dry but acne prone skin. I use it every morning under my Cotz Sensitive SPF 40, BareMinerals Original Foundation, and NARS RCC. As of this review I’ve only used it for the past 3 weeks so I have no significant changes in hyperpigmentation to report.


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

on 9/7/2017 1:15:00 PM

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I was wary using this because I've never used any advanced Skincare products before this. I have to say I'm pleased with the results so far. It's been a week and my skin is looking brighter and clearer. I hope to see even more results with prolonged use.

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

on 9/7/2017 9:41:00 AM

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I use this to spot treat any breakouts, I dab it on overnight and by the next morning I notice a large reduction in the size of the breakout. Excellent price and effective.

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

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I came out looking like I had burns all over my face. I only applied a pea size over my moisturised face. I should have washed it off as soon as my face started stinging but waited until my face started to blister. It's taken weeks for my skin to go back to normal. Wish I could see the same results as some of the other reviewers are seeing with this product.

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

on 9/6/2017 4:21:00 PM

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This is a miracle product for me. My skin is so dry that no moisturizer could handle it. Oils didn't impress me because they seemed to sit on top of my skin and not sink in. I saw an extremely expensive brand of squalane at Sephora and rolled my eyes at the price.

I ordered this and figured I'd use it under my moisturizer for an extra boost. The first time I used it I couldn't believe how my skin felt. It was soft, hydrated, not oily and calm. I use this as my everyday moisturizer now. It's amazing.

I love the dropper bottle - it's the perfect delivery for a product with this consistency. The best part? It's eight bucks! I will buy this for as long as they make it.

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

on 9/6/2017 1:38:00 PM

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Not sure what it's done to my skin, nothing major, wasn't quite moisturizing enough back in winter when I had dry patches, but also did nothing when my face was more on the oily side in summer. Runny and sticky at the same time, feels tacky upon application and stay tacky for another 1 minute. After that if I don't couple with my moisturizer my face would feel a bit tight, as if I didn't use it lol. I use two drops a time for my face and maybe another drop for my neck. Did not see a big difference being made to my dry skin in winter, and after using it up, my skin didn't become worse or anything without it. In conclusion I can't really tell what it does but it did not break me out and I managed get absolutely every last bit of the product from that neat design, so I don't have any complaints either.

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Foundations -Deciem -The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

on 9/6/2017 12:56:00 PM

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The price is good and the packaging is great. This foundation is just so-so. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. It's great for a light makeup day or quick application. It has great coverage but makes my skin look meh and flat. I don't notice any youthfulness, brightening or plumpness after applying, which I can get with my other foundations. It doesn't stay on my face as long either. I don't have to use a setting powder with this foundation because it seems to dry down a bit. I appreciate that aspect because powders tend to bring out my skin texture. The colors are slightly off. There isn't a good shade for neutral tones. I found they are very yellow or pink. My perfect match is Nars Gobi (NC15) so I purchased 1.1N. It is a bit too light so I think 1.2N is better. I like how thin the formula is while still giving coverage. It accentuates the texture around my nose more than I'd like. By the end of the day, my face is very shiny and looks slick. I don't like that since I wear glasses and it tends to get all over the nosepiece. I will continue to use it, but probably won't purchase more.

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

on 9/6/2017 1:29:00 AM

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ive just started using it and been liking it so far. it doesnt irritate my skin and actually hydrates it which is surprising considering most face treatments i used in the past were very drying on my face. it's very cheap compared to most skincare products out there. will update after a few weeks of use to see if it works as the claims on the packaging.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Buffet

on 9/6/2017 1:29:00 AM

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ive just started using it and been liking it so far. it doesnt irritate my skin and actually hydrates it which is surprising considering most face treatments i used in the past were very drying on my face. the serum has a very thin liquid-y texture and sinks right in after you apply it to your face. it's very cheap compared to most skincare products out there. will update after a few weeks of use to see if it works as the claims on the packaging.

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Foundations -Deciem -The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

on 9/6/2017 1:09:00 AM

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Horrible horrible horrible for Oily skin! It made me look extremely oily all the time and it rubbed off on everything, I really tried to make this foundation work. I tried primers and setting powders, I tried it with a totally clean face void of any creams but it always turned into a horrible mess; like I smeared baby oil all over my face and then threw baby powder onto it; caking by my nose and around my eyes but a greasy oily mess everywhere else eeeeeeeeeww!!

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

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I've been wanting to try The Ordinary products for a while now so I was thrilled to find it at my local Ricky's, and even more thrilled to purchase 3 products for under 40 bucks. When does that ever happen?

I purchased this, the high adherence primer and the Buffet. This is the stand-out winner for me (the other products were good too but this really wowed me).

I should preface with this: my skin is not sensitive and doesn't break out. I know that's been an issue for others with this product.

I've always found vitamin c (topical) to be highly effective but it's so hard to find a successful vitamin c product due to it's instability. Even high end products fall short sometimes. Before finding this I was adding the powder (cosmetic grade) to my skin by mixing it with an HA serum at the time of application, but that's a pain in the ass, REALLY gritty and while effective not nearly as much so as this.

The texture of this takes some getting used to and yes it's got some grit to it but I like that because at least I know the C is in there and still stable. Also, and this might be a bad idea but those are the only kind of ideas I have, when I apply it I use firm circular strokes and it acts as an exfoliant which I like. I also love that it's unscented.

There's a slight tinge of sting but again my skin isn't sensitive so that doesn't concern me, as it's hardly noticeable and it doesn't last long.

Most importantly, there's a marked difference in how my skin looks and feels the next morning when I use this the night before. It's very soft and smooth and still dewy to the touch, even after a full 8 hours of sleep.

If this were more costly I would probably use this less often and supplement with my diy C serum but thank God I don't have to because I'm pretty lazy and always looking for products effective enough to facilitate that laziness.

In summary, effective, no BS vitamin C treatment at an incredible price provided it agrees with your skin.

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