on 1/16/2018 7:05:00 AM
More reviews by editanazaryan
Would not buy again. Terrible packaging. Product was meh. Definitely used better primers.
on 1/15/2018 9:08:00 PM
More reviews by kiiat
Im new to actives because I have very dry, sensitive and reactive skin but this did not irritate my skin at all. I know that retinoids are a long term thing so I don't see any significant results (been using for a month now) but I'll keep using it since my skin seems to like it.
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on 1/15/2018 9:06:00 PM
Was looking for a cheaper face oil (my usual is argan) but I found this isn't as hydrating/moisturizing as argan, nor did it have the lasting power as argan (felt my skin dried out a few hours later).
on 1/15/2018 9:03:00 PM
My first time trying this line and I was excited to try this serum to boost hydration. I have dry sensitive skin and this gave me some slight irritation (a bit of redness only) so I now use this on my chest and neck area instead of my face.. Great price, though
on 1/15/2018 11:27:00 AM
More reviews by LailaO
I am a believer in DECIEM's other products. Some of their The Ordinary and Hylamide (spelling?) products have done wonders for my skin. I've been struggling with acne, hyper-pigmentation, sensitivity and flakiness for years now, was on two rounds of Accutane, and the Ordinary retinol and glycolic toner cleared my skin up in a matter of THREE DAYS! So, I was super excited about the copper peptide serum for its supposed ability to heal, regenerate, prevent and reverse ageing etc, etc, etc, you know the drill. I bought the 30ml bottle as soon as the new, and supposedly improved, formula became available in November 2017 and started using it as directed twice a day all over my face. The sales associate warned me the product takes longer to show any affect than normal (the skin renewal cycle is about 21 days, so that's how long it would take most products to take full affect), but I was prepared and diligently used it for two months... Well, what a mistake!!! Not only did it not improve anything, it made my skin dryer and more irritated, caused those little white bumps all over my face, and actually created more fine lines in the under eye area! My skin, that had just been saved by the other DECIEM's products (that cost a fraction of the price of this serum), took a nose dive! I don't know what it is exactly, but there is some weird irritating stuff in this serum. It smells strongly of vinegar (doesn't smell at all coppery or of any metal), so maybe that's what's doing it.. But whatever, it's awful and it took weeks to get my skin back to normal! When I took it back to the store, the SA said it takes this about SIX MONTHS to start showing results! Are you for real??? There is not a product on the market that would at best show zero affect for that long, and then suddenly just start working its magic at the 6 months mark, and at worst - wreck your skin causing to age faster only to suddenly do a 180 six months later. What a load of horse poo! Anyway, I'm just glad they have such a generous return policy. Save your money and your skin.
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on 1/15/2018 10:27:00 AM
More reviews by KanchanCollage
I have used this several times with no change in the puffiness under my eye. As one reviewer thankfully mentioned, perhaps my eyes are not puffy for environmental reasons, which on others, this seems to help. Perhaps my puffy eyes are my hypothyroidism again, or genetic. Then nothing topical will alter it. So I don't blame this for not working for me. I think perhaps The Ordinary could put a disclaimer about the situation on their already wordy website. And ladies, I'm a doctor, if you have fatigue and unexplained weight gain, bags under your eyes, along with loss of hair, very dry skin and problems concentrating then check out https://www.nahypothyroidism.org
on 1/15/2018 9:26:00 AM
It has changed my skin, evening out the discoloration. Nothing beats retinol! The Ordinary sells Retinol 2%. That has made the most impact on my skin feeling smoother, and definitely and quickly decreasing freckles, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation. It's done this in two weeks, but I am able to use it nightly. Can't recommend enough! The bottle with the dropper works great. Looks great with all my face oils (I buy jojoba, sweet almond, and especially argan oil from Amazon for a steal). The dark bottle protects the ingredients from oxidizing. Many, many products at ten times the price have not had the impact that this does at $10. I have sensitive skin, and even I can use it every night (because of the squalene in it probably).FavoriteIs this review helpful? YesNo
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on 1/15/2018 9:22:00 AM
I've repurchased this. The price is great, but only lasts 2 months, so factor that in to the cost. This is levels my skin feeling smooth, not tight, but very dry and matte. Of course I use moisturizing products after, so no biggie. It has changed my skin, evening out the discoloration. However nothing beats retinol! The Ordinary sells Retinol 2%. That has made the most impact on my skin feeling smoother, and definitely and quickly decreasing freckles, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation. It's done this in two weeks, but I am able to use it nightly. Can't recommend enough! The bottle with the dropper works great. Looks great with all my face oils (I buy jojoba, sweet almond, and especially argan oil from Amazon for a steal). The dark bottle protects the ingredients from oxidizing. Many, many products at ten times the price have not had the impact that this does at $7
on 1/14/2018 8:00:00 PM
More reviews by equinexprs
I really like this product, I mix a couple of drops of Marula oil with it and then apply to my face. When I use this product by itself I find it can be a bit sticky or tacky, but mixing it with the oil, or just applying moisturizer on top, solves that issue for me. I like to apply this in the AM after any serum I might be using, but before moisturizer. I am very dry in the winter, but come summertime in Oklahoma, the heat and humidity make my t-zone an oil slick. This combined with marula oil in the summer is sometimes all I need for a moisturizer.
on 1/14/2018 4:53:00 PM
More reviews by beautyjunkie2012
After three weeks of use I had to give it up. It just wasn't doing anything for me. It has a waxy feel to it upon application on my skin and it made my face look so dull and flat even after I applied my moisturizing SPF. Felt like I was wearing a mask. I saw zero change occur with this product. I will not toss it in the bin but will use it on my chest and tops of my hands as to not waste it.
on 1/14/2018 12:01:00 PM
More reviews by hanmu
I adore this stuff! Although I have very sensitive skin that reacts to such terrifying irritants as water and cold air, this doesn't seem to bother it one bit (go figure). It does break me out a teensy bit as my face isn't fond of silicones, but it's been so helpful at fading red marks and generally brightening my skin that this doesn't really bother me. It's also had a good go at the sun damage on my chest which is looking a lot better now. After a string of negative experiences with The Ordinary's products I'm pleased to have found some that work well for me.
on 1/14/2018 8:29:00 AM
More reviews by tiannavera
I dont feel as though the other posters were given enough information when purchasing this product. It feels gritty because its little chunks of concentrated vitamin C. By gently working this onto the skin it should not be like exfoliating - should be using gentle hands while apply products to the face anyways!! If you are completely against the grittiness even though it contributes to its strength and effectiveness - the ordinary offers a silicone base one that is more like a serum and is not gritty. For the price and effectiveness of this product, its a steal!!
on 1/13/2018 6:32:00 AM
More reviews by PremierT
I purchased this serum because I was interested in a niacinamide product to replace my Cerave PM Moisturiser, which is extraordinarily difficult to find in the UK. The price is fantastic on the serum (as with all The Ordinary products) and I love the aesthetic of the packaging because the fussy, pink extraness of so many other brands just turns me off. I use this after washing and applying a retinoic acid in the pm or a vitamin c serum in the am - this is the same step in my routine that I would use the Cerave. I found this to be a fine replacement for the Cerave. When I switched to this there was a slight improvement in the softness of my skin and no worsening of any other issues - so it is at least as efficacious as the more expensive moisturiser. However, I was not a fan of the texture of this serum - it is quite thick (it could not be used at an earlier stage in my routine) so I had to use about half a pipette to spread it comfortably - that amounts to a fair bit of product and I would estimate a bottle to last about a month. The SAs in the store suggested patting in a few drops and you can definitely use less product if you do that, but the thickness makes it hard to spread by patting and the product is quite tacky so patting it in is not a particularly pleasant experience. No matter how I applied it I found it to leave a tacky feel. This also did not play well with other products and would cause moisturiser to pill on top. Overall this product worked and I finished about 3/4 of the bottle. I would recommend it to others as the lowest price efficacious niacinamide that I have ever used, but there are other products I prefer for the same step and I would not purchase again for myself. I think The Ordinary is great if you want to try out specific actives without lots of extra ingredients or want something that works for a minimal cost. I am totally into the naming convention they use and vastly prefer the no nonsense frankness to the jargon and fluff other brands use. I have tried a few of their products; I love and continue to use their oils. I plan to try The Buffet serum and NIOD Copper Peptides next.
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on 1/12/2018 8:33:00 PM
More reviews by BabySeal
This product uses lactic acid. I am used to using acids to treat my acne, but ever since I switched to this, I have been breaking out which should not be the case. I didn't have acne with my other acids. What I do like is that it is gentle, even at 10%, but it doesn't have enough potency to clear my face of pimples. It is heavy, like a gel, and feels a little weird on the skin.
on 1/12/2018 4:42:00 AM
More reviews by zvirbalas
Dont know why but it broke me out every time I used it, I am very familiar with acids but this was somehow too strong for my combo-acne prone-redness prone skin.
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