The Ordinary Skincare Review


I had read a lot of glowing reviews about this brand and after seeing the very low price tag and spotting a small selection of the skincare range in my local Fenwick I picked up the Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% for around £6. The formula is vegan, cruelty-free and comes in a glass bottle and as you guys know about me already I try  to avoid plastic as much as possible.  have now been using this for three weeks every other night. My mum who is 64 has also been using it because she can’t resist a shiny new bottle sitting on our bathroom shelf so I will include her input too.


The whole idea of this product is to exfoliate the skin. This product is not recommended for sensitive or peeling skin and the brand warns that your natural SPF may decrease when using this product. I have normal to combination skin that tends to be on the oily side. My mum’s skin is normal to oily.  I applied this in the evening before moisturising (as directed) and found that it certainly made my face feel softer. When I first applied it it my face felt a little sticky and I have to admit that I am not a fan of the chemically smell of this product, but the sticky feeling went away once I had put a moisturiser on top. My mum really enjoyed the product and definitely found that her face felt softer and had more of a glow about it. It has a “dropper” style applicator which looks fancy but isn’t super practical as you end up applying it one handed BUT I am so happy they use glass bottles, you don’t often see this on cheaper products in the beauty industry.

Would I repurchase? I am not sure if I would repurchase this specific product as I have to admit I love to do a good old fashioned exfoliate with some oatmeal or a homemade sugar scrub, but I would definitely get one of their other products and I have my eye on their Rose Hip Seed Oil!

Have you tried their range? Which products? What did you think of the range?


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