A guide to The Ordinary Serums, Based on Your Skin Concerns

The Ordinary skincare focus is on skin-active ingredients such as: peptides, vitamins, hyaluronic acid, AHA's and BHA's, which can provide great benefits and results for your skin.

It can be a little confusing when it comes to figuring out what to use and when. Not to mention determining which products are going to be the best pick for your skin concerns.

Below, we break down exactly what products from The Ordinary to try, based on your individual skin concern.

For Acne, Congestion and Occasional Breakouts

Ongoing acne differs from a pimple or two at that time of the month. Although this product is for anyone who constantly battles blemishes, including whiteheads, blackheads, and deeper cysts, The Ordinary recommends consulting a physician to address this appropriately.

If your skin is feeling congested, try these products to clear up blemishes and rebalance your complexion.

 

We recommend:

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%  - A light, fluid serum that works to reduce the appearance of existing breakouts and help prevent future breakouts.


For Sensitive Skin

If you're constantly red and itchy or often flare up when trying new products, you need a gentle, hydrating routine that will calm you down.

 

We recommend:

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml - An oil-free serum that penetrates deep into skin’s layers to deliver intense, long lasting moisture. Enhanced with a boost of vitamin B5 to increase hydration efficiency.

The Ordinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 30ml - A non-greasy cream moisturiser made up of compounds found naturally in the skin, offering immediate and long lasting hydration and protection from future moisture loss.

The Ordinary's 100% Plant-Derived Squalene 30ml - A natural hydrator that instantly boosts skin hydration and helps to prevent ongoing moisture loss and improve skin suppleness.


For Dryness and Dehydration

If you're dehydrated and your skin is lacking water, The Ordinary recommends applying formulations that are rich in texture and that incorporate ingredients that help to enhance the skin’s hydrating capacity. These include natural moisturizing factors, such as amino acids and hyaluronic acid, osmolytes like betaine, and emollients including facial oils.

 

We recommend:

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml - An oil-free serum that penetrates deep into skin’s layers to deliver intense, long lasting moisture. Enhanced with a boost of vitamin B5 to increase hydration efficiency.

The Ordinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 30ml - A non-greasy cream moisturiser made up of compounds found naturally in the skin, offering immediate and long lasting hydration and protection from future moisture loss.

The Ordinary's 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil 30ml - A pure oil rich in fatty acids, vitamins, phenols and carotenes which are known to hydrate and supports the skin’s overall health, reducing the appearance of flakiness .


For Lines and Wrinkles

As we age, we lose elastin and collagen (translation: we wrinkle). So if lines and wrinkles are your major concern, The Ordinary recommends using ingredients that have a positive impact on the structural components of the skin.

 

We recommend:

The Ordinary's "Buffet" 30ml - A multi-technology peptide serum created to target multiple signs of skin ageing.

The Ordinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 30ml - A non-greasy cream moisturiser made up of compounds found naturally in the skin, offering immediate and long lasting hydration and protection from future moisture loss.

The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG - A lightweight serum that works to brighten dark circles and reduce the look of puffiness around the eye area.


For Pigmentation

Uneven skin tone can be addressed through the use of chemical exfoliants, such as topical acids and vitamin C. Topical acids help to reveal more radiant skin beneath by loosening the top layer of the skin to slough off dull and rough skin. Vitamin C improves the appearance of dull, uneven skin tone by targeting melanin production, promoting a brighter, more even complexion.

 

We recommend:

The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid 10% + HA - A lightweight gentle exfoliator that works to help diminish pigmentation, caused by acne scars and age spots and improve overall skin texture.

The Ordinary's Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%  - A gentle serum formulated with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to help brighten uneven skin tone and reduce the appearance of premature ageing.


Tip:

The Ordinary recommends doing a patch test for most of their products. This will help to determine whether you will have a negative initial reaction to a new product before incorporating it into your skincare routine.

 


 

For more information and guidance on best skincare for your skin type, please feel free to email hello@absoluteskin.com.au or call us on 1300 334 683.  

 

Source:: Byrdie.com