About the brand

Deciem is a Toronto-based company founded in 2013 by a serial beauty entrepreneur named Brandon Truaxe. Source: racked.com

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Overall rating
3.7
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65%
would repurchase
3.7
Created with Sketch.
Overall rating
65%
would repurchase

Latest Deciem Reviews

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5

It's a NO for this one. This serum did nothing beneficial to my skin. It's sticky, plus I found it kinda weird that the serum, when applied, started to foam (?). I felt no hydration at all. It just left my skin feeling tight. I think I'll finish this serum applying it on my body skin, 'cause I don't really wanna use it on my face.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5
1.0
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4 hours ago

It's a NO for this one. This serum did nothing beneficial to my skin. It's sticky, plus I found it kinda weird that the serum, when applied, started to foam (?). I felt no hydration at all. It just left my skin feeling tight. I think I'll finish this serum applying it on my body skin, 'cause I don't really wanna use it on my face.


The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

This is actually a godsend for my melasma-prone skin. I´m a longtime melasma sufferer, meaning, I get brown spots on my cheekbones and on my upper lip whenever my skin is exposed to sunlight. This is the only product that made a visible difference after short-term use. And as someone who´s tried everything under the sun for melasma including laser, hydroquinone-cortisone-retinol-mixes and acids, this is not something I would say lightly. I tested this product for almost a year throughout a very hot and sunny summer and two beach vacations and all I can say is, it works in my case. Let me give you a little bit of background on my skintype: I have dehydrated combination skin with rosacea and seborrheic eczema. This made me struggle a lot with all types of vitamin c serums in the past. I´ve tried the famous Skinceutical CE Ferulic, Ole Henriksen Truth serum and some others and my skin hated all of them. The asorbic acid serums made my skin itch and burn and the vitamin c derivate serums either didn´t work on my hyperpigmentation or upset my skin due to various ingredients. In conclusion, I was the least likely candidate for such a strong vitamin c product. What made me try it was the fact that it is anhydrous, meaning water-free and therefore not having the typically low ph a normal asorbic acid serum has. The reason I wanted to use a vitamin c product so badly was the fact that the conventional treatments of my dermatologist all failed and some even backfired. I tried a ruby laser, a hydroquinone-cortisone-retinol mix and azelaic acid with aha and none of these worked for me. Plus, I don´t want to use acids that make my skin sensitive to uv exposure in summertime. My skin doesn´t do well with acids in general, so I tend to avoid them. I started using this every other night and I used it on top of my serum (Skinceuticals Hydrating B5) and my moisturizer (Avene Tolerance Extreme Emulsion). Both products are plain moisturizing products with no actives. Then, after one week, I could use it every night. I only use this on my melasma areas, meaning cheekbones and cheeks plus upper lip. Because of my seborrheic eczema, I shy away from using it all over my face. It didn´t sting, burn or leave my skin irritated. I know many people have problems with this, but I didn´t. Maybe it´s because I don´t use any acids or strong actives in my routine. Depending on what you already use, I feel, this can be irritating when mixed with other ingredients. The result was truly amazing. My melasma gets lighter within days when I use this. And it prevents the melasma from getting too dark or spreading all over my cheekbones and cheeks. It keeps my melasma in check in summertime and helps me fade the melasma in wintertime. I should add that I avoid sun exposure and wear at least SPF 30 every day. This is really all I can expect from a skincare product, because let´s be honest, a skincare product can never cure melasma, but only help to manage and minimize the melasma. An added bonus is the really lovely glow I get on my cheekbones after a week of using this. I´m really happy and satisfied with this product as it is dirt cheap, lasts long and delivers results. Many people complain about the texture, but mine was not gritty and I prefer this texture over the texture of the TO Vitamin C Suspenison 30 % in a silicone base. The silcone base feels weird and never sinks in while this one is a light and got absorbed by my skin within minutes. I used both and have to say this one is far more effective on my skin than the 30% version. This might be worth a try, if water-based vitamin c serums or derivates don´t work and/or you have melasma.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
5.0
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a day ago

This is actually a godsend for my melasma-prone skin. I´m a longtime melasma sufferer, meaning, I get brown spots on my cheekbones and on my upper lip whenever my skin is exposed to sunlight. This is the only product that made a visible difference after short-term use. And as someone who´s tried everything under the sun for melasma including laser, hydroquinone-cortisone-retinol-mixes and acids, this is not something I would say lightly. I tested this product for almost a year throughout a very hot and sunny summer and two beach vacations and all I can say is, it works in my case. Let me give you a little bit of background on my skintype: I have dehydrated combination skin with rosacea and seborrheic eczema. This made me struggle a lot with all types of vitamin c serums in the past. I´ve tried the famous Skinceutical CE Ferulic, Ole Henriksen Truth serum and some others and my skin hated all of them. The asorbic acid serums made my skin itch and burn and the vitamin c derivate serums either didn´t work on my hyperpigmentation or upset my skin due to various ingredients. In conclusion, I was the least likely candidate for such a strong vitamin c product. What made me try it was the fact that it is anhydrous, meaning water-free and therefore not having the typically low ph a normal asorbic acid serum has. The reason I wanted to use a vitamin c product so badly was the fact that the conventional treatments of my dermatologist all failed and some even backfired. I tried a ruby laser, a hydroquinone-cortisone-retinol mix and azelaic acid with aha and none of these worked for me. Plus, I don´t want to use acids that make my skin sensitive to uv exposure in summertime. My skin doesn´t do well with acids in general, so I tend to avoid them. I started using this every other night and I used it on top of my serum (Skinceuticals Hydrating B5) and my moisturizer (Avene Tolerance Extreme Emulsion). Both products are plain moisturizing products with no actives. Then, after one week, I could use it every night. I only use this on my melasma areas, meaning cheekbones and cheeks plus upper lip. Because of my seborrheic eczema, I shy away from using it all over my face. It didn´t sting, burn or leave my skin irritated. I know many people have problems with this, but I didn´t. Maybe it´s because I don´t use any acids or strong actives in my routine. Depending on what you already use, I feel, this can be irritating when mixed with other ingredients. The result was truly amazing. My melasma gets lighter within days when I use this. And it prevents the melasma from getting too dark or spreading all over my cheekbones and cheeks. It keeps my melasma in check in summertime and helps me fade the melasma in wintertime. I should add that I avoid sun exposure and wear at least SPF 30 every day. This is really all I can expect from a skincare product, because let´s be honest, a skincare product can never cure melasma, but only help to manage and minimize the melasma. An added bonus is the really lovely glow I get on my cheekbones after a week of using this. I´m really happy and satisfied with this product as it is dirt cheap, lasts long and delivers results. Many people complain about the texture, but mine was not gritty and I prefer this texture over the texture of the TO Vitamin C Suspenison 30 % in a silicone base. The silcone base feels weird and never sinks in while this one is a light and got absorbed by my skin within minutes. I used both and have to say this one is far more effective on my skin than the 30% version. This might be worth a try, if water-based vitamin c serums or derivates don´t work and/or you have melasma.

The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder

I'm really liking this product! I mix this in with The Ordinarys Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% along with their Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. I've used other Vit C serums in the past and I've loved them too, but I think the LAA is just one step up performance wise. This can be pretty potent so if you have skin irritations and sensitivity I would tread lightly. Otherwise if your willing to do the extra steps the LAA is absolutely worth a try. I noticed reaults super quick, ie brighter skin within a few days and I cant wait to see long term results! I personally think anyone can benefit from adding some kind of Vitamin C into their routine, its glow magic!!

The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
5.0
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3 days ago

I'm really liking this product! I mix this in with The Ordinarys Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% along with their Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. I've used other Vit C serums in the past and I've loved them too, but I think the LAA is just one step up performance wise. This can be pretty potent so if you have skin irritations and sensitivity I would tread lightly. Otherwise if your willing to do the extra steps the LAA is absolutely worth a try. I noticed reaults super quick, ie brighter skin within a few days and I cant wait to see long term results! I personally think anyone can benefit from adding some kind of Vitamin C into their routine, its glow magic!!