Few brands have revolutionised skin care the way The Ordinary has. The Canadian brand offers cheap, accessible yet high quality products for all skin types. The Ordinary’s products really rival luxury serums and moisturisers.
The brand takes a clinical, science-based approach to skin care and specialises in single-ingredient-driven products that deliver targeted results. But the problem is with the names. Most of the products include scientific names which makes it hard for us to understand what they are selling and why we should be buying it.
Here is a list of the top 7 products by The Ordinary that are perfect for Pakistani skin.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
The moisture in your skin depends on the health of your skin. You need a serum or an acid that will penetrate deep in your skin and lock the moisture. This ultra-pure serum combines 3 types of hyaluronic acid at varying molecular sizes with Vitamin B5 to offer lasting hydration and visible plumping of the skin at all levels of the dermis. Moisture retention, lipid barrier strength, and surface hydration are all improved, leading to smoother, softer, healthier skin.
The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Gone are the days of multi-level facials. The blood colored solution is a perfect 15 minutes facial in a bottle. The chemical peel gives you Instagrammable results. It is a mix of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), and Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). It exfoliates your skin, clears up dead skin cells and removes hyperpigmentation. It might sting a little bit in the beginning but should not burn. If the latter happens, remove the peel instantly.
Ordinary Buffet Serum
The Buffet by The Ordinary consists of amino acids, peptides and all things good. You can use it once a week to exfoliate your skin. It will make your skin look and feel healthy and plum. It also takes good care of parched skin and provides soothing care.
Niacinamide 10 % + Zinc 1%
This is a high-strength vitamin and mineral formula which aids in diminishing blemishes and signs of congestion. Niacinamide also helps to brighten skin, keeps it plump and hydrated.
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%
Lactic Acid serum is great for sensitive skin. Use it three times a week to get brighter and clearer skin. It is also a great alternative for people (like me) who can’t afford high end brands. It also makes your skin bouncier, and adds a glow to your skin.
The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Hyperpigmentation Serum
If you struggle with uneven tone and dark spots this water based solution is the one for you. It will make a visible difference on your skin. It contains concentrated alpha arbutin 2% which evens out skin tone. The hyaluronic acid will penetrate the skin to deliver enhanced results.
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
The Azelaic Acid Suspension is great to get rid of your acne marks, and dark spots. It is safe and has a super luxe texture. It feels great on your skin and absorbs instantly without making your skin oily or feeling heavy.
By Amna Sheikh