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

on 10/1/2017 12:43:00 AM

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I really don't mind the "gritty" feel of this product if it was easier to use, and didn't burn my neck. I find that the only way I can use this is in the a.m., but normally it just doesn't look good under makeup. On days I work at home, I wear it around the house in the morning. One other problem is that if it drip s down on my neck, or gets mixed in with a moisturizer that goes on my neck- I end up with terrible burns. My poor neck looked like I had burned it with a curling iron. The only thing that seemed to help is the Aquaphor Healing Ointment, which I slathered on several times a day. Finally the scabs feel off, but now I have very red skin to cover up. I hope 30% product will suit me better!

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

on 9/30/2017 10:58:00 AM

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My skin is pretty dry so I was really excited to try this out and add some moisture. Unfortunately the only thing it did was cause breakouts. I started taking hair and skin supplements at the same time, so I thought they might be causing the breakouts on my chin, but when I stopped using this serum for a week my breakouts cleared and haven't been nearly as bad since.

My skin can be slightly acne prone but I've never had so many pimples going on as I had with this. Very disappointed.

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

on 9/30/2017 10:52:00 AM

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As an esthetician I noticed a lot of my clients were suffering from dehydration and congestion at the turn of the season from summer into winter, and I was looking for something I could recommend that wasn't astronomically pricey, effective, and accessible.
When a Deciem opened up near me, I was intimidated at first to go in, everything looked so fancy, but then I found The Ordinary range of products. I couldn't believe the prices, most serums were under $15 for about 30mL of product, and I thought it must be too good to be true... So I picked up the Hyaluronic Acid + B5 and the 10 % Lactic Acid Serum to try on myself.
Well, after about a month of use, I'm a believer, and my skin is soft and supple and so much clearer as a result of use of these two serums. I had to tell all my clients about this amazing, cheap, effective product.
You need a pea size amount for your whole face, and the dropper is perfect for dispensing small amounts.
Also I can say that I did drop one of the bottles from my bathroom sink and it did not break, and I only lost a small amount of serum. But at the price point I wasn't even mad.
Anyway, they should pay me because I absolutely recommend this product for anyone with dehydration and congestion.

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

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I have normal/dry skin and I am 30. My skin had no major issues except it looks unhealthy, dull and uneven due to pimple marks, freckles etc. This is my first retinoid product.

I bought this together with Alpha-H Liquid gold since everybody is raving about the LG. My skin improved drastically in a few weeks with daily LG and twice a week of this product. No sensitivity, no peeling. I just looked glowing and healthy. I assumed this was due to LG because it had so many good reviews and cost three times as much as The Ordinary. It should work, right? Also, I was expecting some kind of horrible peel with my very first retinoid and it just never happened. After 3-4 weeks makeup wasn't settling on my face though, mostly whatever I put on my face just looked flakey and like above my skin, not on my skin. So I bought a daily scrub and that fixed it completely. But it has never peeled as it was described to me so I assumed the retinoid must be useless, and I should get one of the better ones.

Then I went on a month-long summer trip and left the retinoid behind because I heard sunlight and retinoids don't mix. I kept using the LG daily.

My oh my, my face looked awful when I got back. It just looked sick. So I started using it again, two weeks in and wow I'm getting so many compliments on my glowing skin.

As some other reviewers said, the texture feels like it's difficult to absorb but just put it on your face 15 minutes before you go to bed and you'll be fine. This stuff is the bomb!

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem - The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil

on 9/29/2017 7:44:00 PM

I love Deciem products and The Ordinary. I use their foundation and skin care range and so far have been impressed.

But when I opened this bottle of Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil, the smell was unbearably awful. It was almost as if the product had gone off. I've used Moroccan Argan Oil based products previously and this is the first time I've experienced something like this.

It was too rancid to attempt to use the product so I'm unable to comment whether or not it works. I really can't describe in words how awful the scent was! I know the price point for this is very reasonable but to be honest it's put me off buying anything from them in the future.

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

on 9/29/2017 7:31:00 PM

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Nice packaging and very affordable but did absolutely nothing for pigmentation, my sister has some pigmentation she used this all up but saw no difference.


Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

on 9/29/2017 10:34:00 AM

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Oh YES...... This is amazing. I wasn't sure what to expect and it blew my mind... It's all I have been wearing for the last month and I'm totally in love with it. I have normal/dry skin. I apply this after serums and moisturizer AND sunscreen. The finish it leaves is beautiful. The packaging is travel friendly, stays on my skin all day. I brush a light powder over it in the t-zone... It's lovely... Great job DECIEM and so very affordable.... I'm a huge fan!! Can't wait to see more makeup products from this brand! <3

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

on 9/29/2017 3:00:00 AM

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So! after being really angry with this product for the weird gritty texture, i finally worked out how to use it! i squeeze a little bit in between the palms of my hands and warm it up, like you woyld do with an oilserum... the grits dissapear and than i do put it on my face by patting it softly... like that i can use the cream in the morning before my la roche anthelios KA spf50+ . So instead of using it in the evening i use it now in the morning, and that's great so i can use The ordinary Retinoid in the night!! So happy with this discovery because i love what it does for my skin, it gives a nice glow and keeps my skin blemish free... if the brightning effect is working im not sure, i will have to use it longer to see the result...but for now really happy!

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Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Serum Foundation

on 9/29/2017 2:34:00 AM

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I'm about NC25 with combination/oily skin. Skin texture is slightly bumpy with some pores and fine lines. I chose the serum foundation over coverage because for day to day wear, I usually prefer a lighter finish that just slightly cover my imperfections.

I purchased 1.2YG, which I initially found to be a bit too pale however, it did eventually oxidise quite a lot to suit my skin tone. I apply with a damped beauty blender and then set with brush/powder. The consistency of this foundation is more watery than the NYX total control drops and coverage is slightly lighter as well.

Unfortunately it didn't perform good enough; it settled into the lines underneath my nose and emphasised some dry patches on my lower cheeks/chin. On the oilier part of my face such as forehead/cheeks/nose, it kind of caked up over the skin, making my face look way greasier than it actually was. When I tried to blot it, it moved around and adhere to my blotting sheet.

For the price I paid I don't have super high expectation, but I just don't get the hype around it.

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Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

on 9/28/2017 11:11:00 PM

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Well shame on me. I fell for the hype. Bought a variety of colors as they were cheap and there was no place I could see in person. Mixing 1.0N and 1.0P was a good color match. I tried with different primers (including the Ordinary) and without primers. Tried different moisturizers. It never really set. Slipped off and settled in dry areas. I have dry skin and it looked awful. I’m so very disappointed.

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

on 9/28/2017 6:21:00 AM

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When I use this, the shadows under my eyes seem to darken considerably and fast, maybe because caffeine stimulates blood flow. I did not notice any reduction of my undereye bags, so I decided not to use this on my eyes anymore as it is also drying. But since caffeine seems to be the stimulating ingredient in hair growth products, I will try to massage it into my scalp now. Maybe this way it is not a complete waste of money.

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

on 9/27/2017 6:32:00 PM

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I love this for my puffy eyes. I use this every morning once it dries I apply an eye Cream over it. I feel it has helped with my puffiness. It has caffeine in it and for the price you can't go wrong. I also apply this on the back of my legs for a tightening effect due to the caffeine. The ordinary mentions the use of caffeine to help with cellulite which I already knew.

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

on 9/27/2017 6:27:00 PM

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this is wonderful for my skin. It is not harsh at all. I use it every night on my face and neck. My skin is looking better and better

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem - NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum

on 9/26/2017 10:28:00 PM

I am a pretty big skeptic and will return almost everything and anything if I am unsatisfied or unhappy with a product. (And I have returned several Deciem products that just didn't live up to their claims.) I purchased the small bottle of this copper serum in 1%, for $60 CAD. I figured, even if I can get a full refund (and Deciem does have a pretty amazing return policy - 365 days but you do have to produce a receipt), why spend $90 (bigger bottle) or $200 (5% copper serum)?

I am 49 years old, and look pretty good (so far). I take care of my skin, stay out of the sun and have worn sunblock religiously every day for the past 25 years. So I don't have any wrinkles ... except for one weird wrinkle that started on my cheekbone about a year ago. I would stare at it in my magnified lit mirror, wondering if (well, actually, when) it was going to get bigger and wider. I use a prescription tretinoin cream (0.025% is the highest my skin will tolerate) but that wasn't helping the little weird wrinkle at all.

Not expecting anything, I started using the copper serum, twice a day. About two months in, I started noticing that the little wrinkle was getting smaller. It's not gone yet, but I just purchased my second bottle of copper serum (I knocked the bottle over a couple of days ago so spilled about 1/3 of the liquid) so I am pretty hopeful that the weird little wrinkle will eventually be gone.

One strange thing I should add, though: when I was getting my regular monthly facial, my aesthetician noted that I had a group of little blackheads on my right cheek - about 8 or 9. I have never had blackheads before so am now wondering if it's the copper serum. There weren't any on my left cheek though. I will keep a close eye on this to see if I get any more, or if it was just a coincidence.

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

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I want to be clear, I am NOT using this on my face and won't even try it with the ingredient list. I bought this to use on my neck, decolletage, and hands.

I am loving this on my decolletage & hands, but it was too strong on my neck. The skin on my hands is brighter & I'm happy I can put A+ ingredients on skin other than my face for an affordable price.

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