Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

on 10/23/2017 1:44:00 PM

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I joined the queue waiting (impatiently) for its delivery on launch - let me tell you it felt like forever! In the meantime mixed reviews began filtering out leaving me somewhat skeptical. So, I didn't try this for a while - what a mistake. This, for me, is a lovely foundation - as it's pigment, you don't get that horrid cakey look and because of that it's totally buildable. It's a different concept of foundation but it just works. A word of caution - this is VERY matte, and us more mature ladies will need to add some life (ie. light) back into our skin; hourglass works a treat. For the incredibly low price point it is worth a try. It's a brilliant, cheap everyday foundation, but I have to admit for nights out and special occasions I prefer the EL Nude foundation as it gives a lovely glow ( not greasy look). For reference I'm NW20 and bought shade 2.0 which works a treat.

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Primer/ Corrector -Deciem - The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

on 10/23/2017 12:57:00 PM

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This is nothing special and does nothing for my skin. Does not blur pores or wrinkles or make my makeup last longer. It is just a lotion. Very basic. I was expecting a primer, not this. Not worth the order.

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Masks -Deciem - The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

on 10/23/2017 10:06:00 AM

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Got this product to help prevent acne, to clear up my areas where I get recurrent breakouts (chin, lip and sides of nose), to minimize pores and just improve texture and help product penetration. I now on usage 5, using this twice a week. The first two masks I felt an intense itchiness in my usual problem areas, and sure enough when I woke up I had breakouts in all those areas. Since then my breakouts have totally stopped, and in face I had no premenstrual breakouts on my chin and jaw like i usually do. My pores look smaller. There is still some hyper pigmentation from previous breakouts, I have read it takes a while for the peels to draw that out so I'm being patient. Obviously my fine lines and acne scars are still here :) The mask itself is really gentle, I have been for peels quite often in the past and my skin is quite resilient, but still I think all the soothing things they've added to this really do the job. In fact sometimes I wonder if the mask is even doing anything because I can't feel it - but I get occasional tingles here and there and I know it is. I love this product and will definitely use it for at least a year. I also use Environ products and microneedling for scarring and fine lines, and plan on adding Retinol and Vitamin C from The Ordinary soon.

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Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Serum Foundation

on 10/23/2017 6:36:00 AM

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I have to say I do not understand the rave reviews. Firstly - while it’s cheap, you don’t get a lot of product for your money, putting it at about the same price as high street foundations. It markets itself as very lightweight and this may be true if you have very young skin but I do not find it to be so on my skin. I am in my 30s and while I have no proper lines or wrinkles I have very fine lines across my forehead. This sits in them terribly and really makes me look old. Not good! Compared to (yes a v high end) but still lightweight foundation like a ysl cushion foundation, I’d rather pay the money instead of looking older than I am

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

on 10/23/2017 6:33:00 AM

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I’m afraid that while there’s no denying this product is excellent value for money and provides a solution to the instability of vitamin c, I would not purchase again. The cons just out weigh the pros. I understand the science behind why it’s gritty but I find rubbing it into my face irritating, for some reason the taste always ends up in my mouth and lastly, for me a vit c product is for the mornings so retinols may be used at night. This just doesn’t work under make up particularly if you’re in a hurry. If you’re able to leave it for ages it’s not too bad but I find it balls and is gritty under the make up if doing a normal morning for work make up. I will try the newer one and see if it’s any better

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

on 10/22/2017 9:10:00 PM

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I love the way my skin feels the morning after I apply it. I get absolutely no irritation, even under the eyes, unless I use it every day.

I am not seeing a DRAMATIC difference in my skin, but it might be because I already use a lot of actives. Maybe I should get the 5% strength.
I doubt any of them will actually improve my acne scarring (mild ice pick), but it does help with healing fresh pimples.

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

on 10/21/2017 6:04:00 AM

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This literally burned my skin. I love topical vitamin c products (Shout out to Drunk Elephant Firma C)..... but I gave this a try as I applaud The Ordinary 's efforts in bringing effective and budget friendly skincare to the masses.

This ticks the budget friendly box, but what's the use in that if it leaves your skin in worse shape.


Lip Treatments -Deciem - ESHO - Sculpt

on 10/20/2017 10:43:00 AM

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Very happy with both Sculpt and Drench from Esho. They are the only products that have made any difference to my lips and I've tried hundreds! True, you do have to be careful that you don't get any of the Sculpt product on your face as I did by mistake because I came out in quite a red rash for about an hour so you must put this on after your moisturiser or any product you're putting in your whole face! I did go red but didn't really burn but perhaps I'm just a tough old bird!! I love the Drench lip balm and after using both products for 2 weeks now, a couple of times a day, I am very happy with the noticeable results of smother, plumper and less dried out lips!! I defiantly recommend and will be re-buying both items...

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

on 10/20/2017 12:23:00 AM

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Took me a while to warm up to this product. Definitely needed to ramp up to using it at full strength and, even now, I can only use it every other day or so. It tends to dry my skin out and make the corners of my mouth peel if I use it too frequently. As I have tret sensitive skin, I already have problems with peeling. All that being said, I think this is an excellent product. Not wonderfully elegant with the grit, but it doesn’t bother me too much - particularly as I use it at night. Has helped give a bit of a glow and improved texture issues. With how expensive Vit C formulas can be and the benefit if not having to worry about oxidation in the tube, this product is a winner to me. I’ve already bought a backup.

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

on 10/19/2017 11:37:00 PM

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This product gave the worst BREAK OUT I've had in years! ... After using The Ordinary's Buffet and Niacinamide for over a month and noticing a nice improvement in my skin condition (way less dry patches and less noticeable pores), I decided to incorporate Vitamin C 23% along with Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% (like The Ordinary recommends on their site) I kept using Buffet+Niacinamide at am and did VitC+Resveratrol at pm. There was definitely tingling and there was definitely a gritty texture, I did not mind this at all, what I did mind was how oily this was. I woke up with my face still covered in 'grease'. I reduced the amount considerably the second time I used it (half a pea size of VitC and 2 drops of Resveratrol. The second day I woke up with two pimples/nodules. I kept using it in very tiny amount since I thought the pimples were stress/diet related. After 3 weeks I am now convinced this product caused my break out. I watched my diet and whiteheads and nodules just kept coming. It will take my skin months to recover and the marks on my skin are going to be way worse than before I started using this. This may have worked for some people but not for me. My face has not look like this since I was in high school. For the record, I have mature oily and dehydrated skin and an occasional pimple was never wierd (usually during stressful periods, like a pimple every 2 months or so) My skin was starting to get better before I introduced this product in my rutine.


Masks -Deciem - The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

on 10/19/2017 9:39:00 PM

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Pros:
- the most gentle (less irritating) AHA peel I ever tried. Tasmanian pepperberry definitely works wonders on reducing burning acid sensation;
- I love thicker than water consistency that doesn't run and I love the color that makes it easy to see where the product applied;
- my skin has much more glow next morning;
- great for freshly appearing breakouts, it helps them disappear.

Cons:
- I have sensitive rosacea skin and it seems to me that my skin can't really tolerate any AHA somehow frequently. I can use this peel only once a month, otherwise, I have pinky red cheeks and pinky red forehead for a couple of days (I only leave it for 4-5 minutes). Exfoliating once a month isn't enough, so I also need another exfoliator;
- brightening effect doesn't last more than a day or two which makes using this stuff only once a month somehow pointless;
- I do not see any improvement in skin texture, perhaps otherwise. But again, I can't use it often enough to see any;
- AHA seriously increasing my skin's sun sensitivity. I'm not sun-sensitive, and I never burn, I wear sunscreen daily, but my face feels (not look) burned when I use AHA.

For the price point this product definitely worth trying, but I won't buy it again.

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

on 10/19/2017 3:53:00 PM

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I have very puffy under eyes in the morning and by the end of the day. This product is aces at eliminating that under eye puffiness and smoothing out the under eye area. I definitely look more rested and younger after using this, which I do twice a day. The price is unbelievably reasonable, as are all the Ordinary products, and the amount needed is just a drop for each eye, so I imagine this will last quite a while. Altogether, a great product and one I will continue to purchase. NB. this does nothing for dark circles but I didn't expect it to as none of the ingredients are targeted towards eliminating dark circles. Will have to find something else for that! But the caffeine solution works on the puffiness. If that's your problem, try this!

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

on 10/19/2017 3:18:00 PM

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This product, and the entire ordinary range, are killing it. I've been fighting with acne since I was 11 (am 30 now) and after a month of using this my skin is noticeably different. I can't lie, I still get pimples of course, but a combination of having changed my diet (goodbye forever dairy) and this product has changed it so much: I get pimples way less often, they are smaller, less red, less inflamed, and last less long. I also use their caffeine undereye serum, granactive retinoid 2% in squalene at night, foundation, and high-adherence primer. would highly recommend this product, the retinoid, and the foundation, and the other 2 I'm using are also great.

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

on 10/19/2017 2:49:00 PM

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This is hands-down one of the best treatment I've used so far in my battle with acne. I've been using this every morning after cleaning my face and applying with Salicylic Acid 2% for 2-3 weeks and my skin has never looked better in years!

I was getting depressed about my hormonal and cystic acne because I've tried everything (including Retinol) that my dermatologist recommended and nothing worked better than this combo.

I've even went through PMS and menstruation with my skin looking almost flawless! I've went outside in full daylight without wearing make-up. Also, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is the ONLY treatment I've tried so far that actually has an effect on reducing sebum.

I have a huge problem with that and nothing worked so far in reducing my sebum production on my forehead, which usually looks like you could fry chicken on it, until now. After 2-3 weeks of using this regiment I can honestly say my skin is back to normal and I'm completely in awe as I never expected The Ordinary products to be this good. I'm completely hooked.


Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Serum Foundation

on 10/19/2017 12:51:00 PM

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These went in the trash. Very little coverage if at all and the wrong colors for my skin even though I followed their recommendations for my skin color based on my MAC equivalent. They were both too light. I chose the ones that were supposed to be closest to MAC NC 20 per Wayne Goss' comments but they were way too light even after oxidation. Glad I tried them out but no great loss.


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