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The Ordinary Can Be Extraordinary


The Ordinary Can Be Extraordinary

Chantelle Bridgman

After receiving a bottle of The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid as a gift and loving the way it made my skin feel, I decided to place an order myself. 

I am not one to have a strict skin routine, a ‘go to’ brand or keep up with the trending beauty products, but with ‘The Ordinary’ popping up on my Instagram feed every other post, I decided it was time to try it out. I wanted to get into an easy routine and try to get to a happy place with my skin. 

Coming from someone who forgets which way round the cleanser and toner go, I can honestly say The Ordinary has been a breeze. From the easy to understand descriptions on the website, to the brief descriptions on the bottle, I now have a daily skin care routine I find easy to stick to.

I have never suffered terribly with my skin, but since being in my twenties, I would say I constantly have at least one break out at any time. I also find my skin is a combination of quite dry and oily and I have struggled to find products to help with this. I’ve tried face masks, exfoliators, serums, moisturisers, the list goes on. I hadn’t found anything that helped my skin and stopped the problems that I was having.

After a short browse through the Deciem website, I selected 5 products that I felt would benefit my skin. I started to use the products in May and I immediately noticed the results, now 3 months in, my skin feels and looks amazing! Since I have been using The Ordinary, I could count the number of breakouts on one hand! My skin is now a controllable combination of dry and oily with no patches of dry skin, redness or getting a shine come through my make up later in the day.

So here’s what I have been trying..

100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

30ml    for £9.00

Rose Hip Seed oil is bursting with antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids which are all great for correcting dark spots, reduce scars and fine lines and hydrate dry itchy skin. Again my skin’s dryness has noticeably reduced and the red blotches of skin I used to get are few and fair between. 

Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

30ml for £5.80

The Caffeine solution reduces appearance of eye contour pigmentation and puffiness. Dark circles around my eyes is something I am very conscious of and no amount of concealer or eye serums have made me feel less conscious about this. The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution has definitely improved my dark circles and with a small amount of concealer, I feel much happier with the coverage.

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5  

30ml     for £5.90

Ideal for rehydrating skin and to add visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin. This hydration support formula consists of ultra-pure, vegan hyaluronic acid. I have noticed a transformation in my skin. As I mentioned before, I no longer have patches of dry flakey skin, nor does this make my skin extra greasy.

Niacinamide 10% + zinc 1% 

30ml for £5.00

This high-strength vitamin and mineral blemish formula, is ideal for reducing the appearance of skin blemishes, congestion and is effective for brightening skin tone. My skin has been glowy and practically blemish free since using this product.

Salicylic Acid 2% Solution 

30ml for £4.20

Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin, reducing visible pores and fights the appearance of blemishes. I noticed a huge improvement with my visible spots and at the first sign of a spot, I apply a small amount of the Salicylic acid and I can notice improvements within a few hours.


Overall my new 5 step skin routine has worked a dream and I will absolutely be ordering the same 5 products again. I will certainly be returning to website to search for new products to try. I highly recommend this brand and having a browse through the website to find the right products for your skin type.


CB x

Please note: This is not a paid ad, all opinions are my own.