The Ordinary. is a brand I’ve seen floating around, being praised by bloggers as the products concentrate on improving your skin but are a fraction of the price you’d expect. It’s no secret that I suffer from dry skin, I moan about it often enough on here! After a recommendation from my friend Rebecca, I picked up quite a few products from the site as they were incredibly cheap, I got 5 products for £30!- A total bargain in my eyes as I normally spend that amount on one foundation. The vast amount of products with names which are a bit too scientific for me was hella daunting. You definitely need to read the descriptions for these products to see if what you’re buying is what your skin actually needs.
The company’s High-Adherence Silicone Primer (£3.90) isn’t like silicone primers I’ve tried before which are clear and thick. The white formula blends into the skin easily, sinking into it rather than just sitting on top. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated and smooth. The product boasts to blur your pores etc. I would say this is slightly true, although not massively. As the name suggests the primer does help let liquid foundation stick to the primer, in turn keeping your foundation in place for around 5-6 hours, not the longest performing primer in my opinion although it’s not bad. That aside my favourite quality with this product is how soft and hydrated my skin feels throughout the day. I think it’s a great affordable product to give you a good base for makeup.
If my face is feeling really dry, a few minutes before I prime I pop a few drops of Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (£5.90) on, a serum which enhances hydration of the skin. It leaves it hydrated and plump, without feeling oily. I hate moisturisers as they leave the skin heavy and oily, so I’m sure I’ll be reaching for this a lot. I’ve even used this on my lips and found in minutes they are majorly improved and hydrated. The glass bottle and glass dropper remind me of being back in Chemistry lessons, luckily their more durable than you’d think which is a plus for me as I’m mega clumsy.
So far with these two products, I’m incredibly impressed with the brand. The packaging isn’t anything amazing, although for the price (it’s so cheap) I’m not complaining. I’m looking forward to trying out more of the products I’ve picked up, there’ll be some more reviews coming your way!
Are you a fan of The Ordinary? What’s your favourite skincare brand?- Be sure to comment to let me know!