Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil

on 3/20/2019 12:12:00 PM

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This product saved my skin! I live in Canada and the winter months can be severely dry and freezing cold. This causes my skin to fall apart. My face becomes dry and flaky with psoriasis and my hands crack and bleed from wearing gloves and repetitively washing them. (Cold and flu season). I used The Ordinary rose hip oil in the summer but thought id give the Borage seed a try in winter because of the reviews saying it’s good for eczema etc. it worked like a charm! Put 2 drops on my face and rubbed the excess on my knuckles and no skin issues at all! I highly recommend it if you suffer with extreme dry skin or irritated skin.

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

on 3/20/2019 11:01:00 AM

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I really like this! Compared to the last HA serum I've used, Vichy Mineral 89, this is much more concentrated, has multiple weight/size hyaluronic acids, never pills up - o it's own or under other products - and is a lot cheaper.

It's quite thick, sticky and is hard to measure out. It leaves the dropper in strings rather than drops and applies a lot easier on skin that is still a bit wet after cleansing. The stickiness only last a minute for me and I allways moisturise afterwards, so it's not a problem for me.

My skin ia definirely more plump after use and anything I apply afterwards seem to absorb quicker and more fully.

A word about multiple molecular weight hyaluronic acid: the most common form of HA, sodium hyaluronate, is the most humectant one retracting as much as 1 000 times its weight in water. Its also a very large molecule so stays on skin's surface creating a mesh.

Low/ultra low molecure weight HA, sometimes labelled hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid (but sodium hyaluronare can also be fractionated into smaller/lower weight parts), are less moisturising, but penetrate a bit deeper. It also encourage skin's innate ability to form HA.

The lower the weight, the deeper it can go. I haven't really noticed any long term moisture retention in my skin after using multiple HA products for quite some time, though. It still feels good using them.
Because...who knows?

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1%

on 3/20/2019 10:36:00 AM

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I got this to heal my skin, in case I overdo it with TO's direct acids/vitamin C. I have not experienced redness or flaking from using all the exfoliants, so I think it is working.

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Toners -Deciem -The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

on 3/20/2019 10:11:00 AM

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I've been using a couple of days now. There is a mild tingle upon application. I had a pimple that I had left alone, excepting washing & putting some drawing salve on it. It refused to come to a head & went away, leaving a dark mark. I have started using a few different TO products over the past week & a half. The dark mark isn't fading very well, but I have noticed that I need much less than my usual amount of moisturizer. I like it, I will continue & update after longer use.

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

on 3/20/2019 9:43:00 AM

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This was perfect for my sensitive skin with mild rosacea. I was just beginning to use tretinoin. After a month or so, I started using this in the morning whenever I had some flakey skin. I found it worked well for removing flakey skin even though it is only 5%. I use it at least once per week and probably going to increase soon. Will definitely repurchase.

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Moisturizers -Deciem -The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

on 3/20/2019 9:16:00 AM

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I think this is a great, lightweight, basic moisturizer. It's my second choice after CeraVe PM, and I like that it has urea, allantoin, and Vitamin E. I don't need a lot so it lasts a while.

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

on 3/20/2019 8:47:00 AM

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I just repurchased this product. Initially, it caused my skin some irritation (red bumps, not acne) that recovered once I stopped using it. After a few weeks, I decided to "cut" it with moisturizer and ease my way up in concentration (from 1/3 to 1/2 to 2/3, etc.). After a while, my skin got used to it, and I was able to use it at full strength. If you've had trouble with similar irritation, I recommend this approach if you want to use your product up. Research has shown effects of niacinamide at 5%, so I really don't think you need to have 10% twice a day. However, I do think it is helpful for tolerating tretinoin (as backed by research).

I have since switched to CeraVe PM, which I still prefer because it has niacinamide and ceramides together, but this serum is still a good second choice when I can't get my hands on the CeraVe PM. Plus a bottle of this plus Natural Moisturizing Factors (100ml) is about the same price or less than one bottle of CeraVe PM.

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

on 3/18/2019 4:43:00 PM

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This stuff was SUPER OILY and just doesn't seem to sink into my skin - regardless if it was layered first or last. I've got oily skin and this was definitely not the product for such skin types. Also, I live in the tropics where humidity is like 99% during the day and 85% during the night. I think this could be really moisturizing in lower humidity climates (because of the squalane), but the closer you get to the equator, the more you'll look like an oil rig - unless you've got air conditioning on all day.

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

on 3/18/2019 11:46:00 AM

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Can I give a minus?
This product and also “buffet” is totally ruined my life. I have a combination skin. I use this product for a week.
It cause white small pimple all over my cheek. My skin start to breakout the white head pimple root is very long than usual. I bought this product from priceline in Sydney. It’s cheap but after using this product it cost a lot to repair my face. My it leave me a lot of acne spot


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

on 3/17/2019 10:30:00 PM

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This may not be the GOAT, but it sure smells like a goat lol. This is my second foray into argan oil; my first being a bottle from SheaMoisture. The SheaMoisture argan oil was similarly affordable but had absolutely no scent. In researching argan oil, it seems that you actually don't want to see an odorless product because it indicates the oil has been over processed. I had read reviews of The Ordinary's argan oil prior to purchasing, so I knew to expect an earthy smell. "How bad could it possibly be?" I asked myself. Well, every morning when I apply it I pray the scent dissipates before I get to work and my coworkers wonder if I just walked in from the farm lol.

This is the second oil I've purchased from The Ordinary and I just love their packaging. I keep both oils stored away from sunlight. I add a couple of drops to my palm, rub both palms together, and pat into my face and neck. Argan oil is a drier oil, but I do find I need to still allow 5-10 minutes for absorption prior to applying my makeup. My skin has been fairly dry lately, so I don't really experience excessive shine/dewiness from the oil as my base layer under my foundation, but that could change as we get closer to summer. I do experience the slightest of separation if I touch my face throughout the day.

I personally haven't tried this in my hair yet. I have dry hair, but it's pretty fine, so adding oil is a delicate balance of trying to add shine, but not weigh down my hair. I crossed that line for sure pretty much every time I tried using the SheaMoisture argan oil.

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Moisturizers -Deciem -The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

on 3/17/2019 7:50:00 PM

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This was my first purchase from The Ordinary. I had researched facial oils that could possibly help with dryness and eczema and decided this was an affordable, highly rated option. This is a rich oil, so I only use it at night as my moisturizer. For awhile, I was applying quite a lot: a drop on my chin (where I had irritation), a drop for my nose (prone to dryness), and 2-3 drops patted onto the rest of my face and neck. In its critically dry state, my face drank this up. No breakouts and, if anything, this oil seemed to add somewhat of a glow the next morning.

After a few weeks of use, my face has begun to stabilize. I suspect I may have developed an allergy to my Smashbox foundation. After discontinuing that foundation, and continuing using The Ordinary's rose hip oil at night and their argan oil during the day, I can now scale back my usage to just 2 drops total patted into my face. An added benefit that I wasn't necessarily looking for is that it does help lighten acne scars. This isn't something I really struggle with, but I did see where one spot nearly disappeared.

So far I'm very impressed with the quality of this oil. I love the dropper bottle and subtle natural fragrance. If you're not someone who likes or wants to put straight rose hip oil on your face, one last tip is it is also lovely if you mix a drop or two with your normal moisturizer. I have great results mixing with a little Cerave moisturizing cream.

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Moisturizers -Deciem -The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5

on 3/17/2019 10:18:00 AM

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3 days in aaaaand it's breaking me out in tiny pustules all over my face. I know this is the culprit since it's the only new product I've introduced to my routine recently. I have a feeling it might be the propanediol that's doing it, since The Ordinary seems to be fond of that ingredient and I always break out from their formulas that include it. Shame. I can't say it was particularly moisturising either; it just left my skin feeling a bit sticky.

Update!: For some reason this doesn't break me out and actually helps to moisturise my skin, as advertised, *if* I mix it with my usual serum. For that reason I've bumped it up to a 4.


Treatments (Face) -Deciem -NIOD Survival 0

on 3/17/2019 4:23:00 AM

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This pills badly, so I only use at night. I saw no visible results, like I did with TO Resveratrol. This reads like an antioxidant workhorse but since I really need it in the AM on work days with pollution and sunlight and all, and I'm unable to due to pilling, I use at night. This dries in a film like texture, no matter what I mix it with I cannot get it just right. This will make you a bit more tanned too. I really wanted to like this but I just see nothing. I will finish this but will not re-buy. I like TO Resveratrol much more since there are visible results. I like the pump, which I will keep for other TO bottles.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Buffet

on 3/17/2019 4:18:00 AM

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I'm not sure if this did anything. I much prefer the Hylamide subQ serum (purple label), so much smoother. This is a bit goopy but I enjoyed mixing this with thicker serums and my general serum concoctions of what I feel my skin needs on the day. I would not repurchase since I don't know what this did, no visible results. For a few dollars more the Hylamide serum is way beyond this on every aspect and I recommend you try that first.


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

on 3/16/2019 12:08:00 PM

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I’ve dry & sensitive skin, plus rosacea. I apply to full face including under eyes but leave a wide margin to ensure it doesn’t get into eyes when washing off.

Pros:
My skin looks renewed and softer, younger, like baby skin or freshly boiled pasta ie moist, plump & smooth.
One can amuse oneself whilst waiting to remove it, by merely appearing & making others jump.

Cons:
Slight sting around sensitive parts of face.

Usage: Twice a week for ten minutes.

Result:
I hate masks & any treatment that takes time, I bin or don’t buy, faffing about with temporary things seems pointless but this makes a difference to my skin that’s more than temporary it seems so I’ll continue. In my twenties there was a daily facial moisturising cream based on a high percentage aha, it completely removed all fine lines from my under eyes and face after two weeks. Some daft women over did the cream, didn’t use as the instructions guided and the cream was removed from the market, so am not surprised this treatment works but that cream was even better and didn’t sting at all.
My rosacea isn’t really bothered by this treatment, around my nostrils stings a little sometimes, so I remove it from there if & when it stings, otherwise chin, nose etc are happy with this peeling solution.

I highly recommend it to all women, whatever their age, that desire smoother, more evenly toned skin.

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