Treatments (Face) -Deciem - The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%

on 9/19/2017 7:07:00 AM

My favourite vitamin C serum. Nice and gentle, lightens red marks and doesn't break me out. It is a little sticky at first but quickly sinks in and it doesn't pill when layered with other products. I've noticed this doesn't seem to be that popular so my only worry is that they'll discontinue it!

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Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Serum Foundation

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I really like this foundation. I had been using Armani's Luminous Silk for years but figured for the price tag I couldn't really go wrong. As I was a little unsure about colours I decided to mix and match a little bit so I got the 1.1N in the Serum and the 1.2P in the higher coverage and when I mix them together they are the perfect shade. Yay!

It's nice and lightweight and blends so easily. I use either my Beautyblender or my tarte airbrush to apply, depending on the finish I want (usually BB makes it dewier-looking).

The only thing I have noticed is that when I pair it with Hylamide HA Blur it tends to ball slightly. I've been able to manage it by using a lot less but maybe a less silicone-based primer would be better to use with this.

UPDATE: I started using The Ordinary High Spreadability Primer with this foundation and it works like a dream!

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Primer/ Corrector -Deciem - NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12

on 9/17/2017 11:56:00 AM

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It's taken me awhile to figure out how to use this in a way that works for me! I have very oily skin so I usually shy away from any kind of illuminating or highlighting product, but this seemed to be different so I decided to give it a try. I REALLY do like it! Because I'm so oily I find my skin tending to look overly matte because I'm constantly blotting and touching up with powder. For years I've used a thin layer of milk of magnesia under my makeup to keep shine down. I tried this product without the milk of magnesia and I wasn't happy. At first, I also tried applying it with my fingers which didn't look good either. After a lot of trial and error, this is what works for me... After moisturizer I put a bit of milk of magnesia on the back of my hand along with 1-2 drops of the photography fluid. I blend it together on my hand using a stippling brush. The brush I've been using is the medium sized Sonia Kashuk one with the white handle. Then, I blend the mixture all over my face. I wait a minute or two until it sets then apply concealer and my powder foundation (I use the Dermablend camo powder). It keeps my skin looking fresh and bright and shine to a minimum. I've also noticed that with this product when I touch up with powder during the day I maintain a nice glow. This has been a game changer for me!!! Because of how I apply this, I actually really like the dropper!

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Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

on 9/16/2017 11:07:00 PM

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Damn. I wanted to love it so much because of the perfect color match and the price... unfortunately, the formula was just too thin and instantly wiped off no matter how long you let it set with powder. It settled throughout the day, clung to dry patches and aged your skin. Super disappointing.

EDIT 5/10/17 :
Personally, I realized that the best way to make this foundation work was to mix it with another high coverage foundation. I mixed it with the taste's sea foundation and it lasted much longer without caking and running off and mild oiliness throughout the day. So if you do have other foundations at your disposable, I suggest trying to experiment with it If you really want it to last.

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Moisturizers -Deciem - The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane

on 9/16/2017 12:40:00 PM

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My skin type: extremely breakout prone, super dry BUT very oily. I avoided oils for the longest time, fearing they would break me out worse than usual. My hg is badgers unscented oil, but this is so affordable I figured I'd give it a try. I've been using it for a couple weeks and it hasn't seemed to caused any breakouts. I use it morning and night mixed with my regular moisturizer. It does it's job to add the moisture that my skin really needs, and imo isnt too heavy to use under makeup (you only need a couple drops). Im not too sure what else to say. I appreciate that there is no scent, and the price point is great. I will continue to use!

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

on 9/16/2017 12:40:00 AM

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I really like this. I haven't been using it for very long so I can't speak for the results other than the immediate feel and look after applying this to my face. I feel that it does brighten my complexion and amps up the glow. It is super affordable. Yea, the texture isn't the best but it doesn't bug me. Tingling is minimal on me, and to be honest, I love the tingling sensation. I don't use it everyday, only once a week. I already have a back up, I like it that much. time will tell if it fades my age spots.

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

on 9/15/2017 10:33:00 PM

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I am extremely pale, with bouts of facial eczema and rosacea and prone to cystic acne when I use certain (seemingly random) ingredients.

I bought this because of the review Beautyfix wrote below. She seemed to have similar skin concerns to me. I was not let down!

I have been using this for about two months now, initially every three days but I now use it every second day depending on my skin needs.

The day after I first used this I woke up with plump and fresh looking skin, lessened redness and more refined looking texture. I was extremely impressed. After two applications two of my smaller frown lines have completely disappeared! https://twitter.com/TheJessjess/status/903838232403558401 < photos here.

When I use this product I generally oil cleanse with unscented baby oil, cleanse with Sukin Oil Controlling Cleanser, then apply 3 drops of Alpha Lipoic Acid, wait 15 minutes, apply The Ordinary's Azelaic Acid, then use The Ordinary's 100% Squalane and top it all off with rosehip oil.

I don't get a burning sensation with this product, it's more of a tingle like when I used to use alcohol based toners in my teens. I even apply this over areas of eczema (I know I shouldn't but meh, it seems to fix them up by morning!) and I apply a little around my eyes too, which seems too leave them unnaturally and gloriously smooth.

I do however detect a slight smell with this, I wouldn't call it sulphuric, it more smells like burning magnesium or something. Definitely a burning smell. But it goes away as soon as I pop something over it and I honestly couldn't care less because it makes me look like a baby angel.

The texture is like a very light oil, similar to The Ordinary's 100% Squalane. Easy to smooth on and a little goes a long way, so the bottle should last for eons!

The combination of The Ordinary's Alpha Lipoic Acid and Azelaic Acid has completely changed my skin. As I type this, I have no rosacea, eczema OR cystic pimples. I have never had such nice skin!

This is a fantastic product and I'm delighted I've tried it.

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

on 9/15/2017 6:07:00 AM

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When I ordered this I was pretty scared the Vitamin C will sting my skin but i was very surprised to find out it didn't sting at all (never used a Vitamin C product/and type of acid in my life). After about 3 days of using this once a day (after the shower, letting it soak into my skin for about 100 minutes and then rinsing it), my nose and forehead area that used to get super oily throughout the day actually dried up! It's not an uncomfortable dry-peeled skin kind of feel but a comfortable smooth matt feeling. A feeling I've never felt before and my skin feels incredible. I would even advise putting on a bit of moisturizer to avoid a rough dry feeling.
Overall super happy with it (and with the affordable price tag) and will definitely purchase again!!

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

on 9/15/2017 2:00:00 AM

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I'm new to the world of chemical exfoliants and am not prepared to spend big $$$ on skincare. I am older, had dry dull skin, lots of sun damage and I did have a lot of texture on my face. I love the affordability of TO products. This has been a great into to chemical exfoliation for me, it tingles a little when I first apply but it settles down quickly and I've had no adverse affects from this. The texture on my face has pretty much gone and my skin feels softer and looks brighter. I use this every third night and am really happy with the results. I do layer it with moisturizers and oils and leave on overnight and my skin feels lovely the next morning.

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

on 9/15/2017 1:53:00 AM

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Love this product. I have dry aging skin and live in a humid climate. This is awesome under my eyes to plump them and reduce the wrinkles appearance. Nice little affordable serum that I layer with other serums and products and I am enjoying it. Have already repurchased after finishing the first bottle.

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

on 9/15/2017 1:50:00 AM

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I'm just finishing my first bottle and will buy another when I can find it in stock, I had dry dull skin as I'm in my late 40s and loads of discolouration and sun damage. I've found that this has helped with overall skin colour and improved the skin texture. Yes it can be sticky and it can pill, but I apply it immediately after the Buffet serum of a morning and then let it dry for a few minutes before applying moisturizer. I then go have breakfast then apply makeup. By allowing the products time to sink in and dry before adding the next layer I avoid the pilling and stickiness issues. Love it, just can't find it in stock right now.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem - The Ordinary Buffet

on 9/15/2017 1:44:00 AM

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I've already repurchased after using my first bottle of this, I've found it to be a lovely easy to apply serum that hydrates my skin, doesn't irritate and my overall skin health has improved greatly. My skin was getting dry and dull with age, I have sun damaged skin and I'm happy with this. I apply it every morning after cleansing and before moisturizer and sunscreen. It plumps my skin and hydrates it. As it's affordable skincare I will continue using it.

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

on 9/14/2017 4:24:00 AM

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i'll never buy this product ever again!!! this thing has caused my skin to inflame like crazy and have some weird breakouts. it tightened and dried out my skin and it lathered when i rubbed the serum in (???). the ordinary's products usually work for me but this product just made my skin so much worse.


Treatments (Face) -Deciem - The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%

on 9/12/2017 4:08:00 PM

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I totally love this. Judging from other reviews it can be quite a gamble depending on your skin type and sensitivities. I have fair, early 40s sensitive skin and this has done me nothing but good. I really do like an overnight peel and you can really feel the difference the next day. There's a stronger version but this is enough for me. I use twice a week. Worth a try considering price.

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Primer/ Corrector -Deciem - Hylamide HA Blur Face Serum

on 9/12/2017 12:25:00 AM

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Amazing for oily skin


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