There is Nothing Ordinary about The Ordinary

July 11, 2017

If you love skincare, you most likely have heard about the very hyped-up new brand, The Ordinary. It has kind of changed the skincare game, as it offers high-potent skincare with often expensive ingredients at a very affordable price. I truly love skincare and it is my most favorite part of my beauty routine, so I could not wait to get my hands on some products from The Ordinary.

This brand offers everything from retinol (used to speed-up cell turnover and decrease the signs of aging) to pure salicylic acid (for stubborn pimples) to very hydrating oils, all at an extremely affordable price.

I picked up 4 bottles from The Ordinary, because there was a lot I wanted to try and also, if you spend over $30, you are eligible for free shipping. I have been using these products for almost a month now, and have a lot of things to say, so let's jump into what I grabbed:

I first gravitated towards the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ($6.80) because for the most part, I am a dry-skinned lady. I have loved using this in the morning before my moisturizer to give my skin extra bounce and hydration. I really notice a decrease in my tiny little lines around my eyes if I use this before I start the day, and my skin just looks a lot happier with it. Something else I was so excited to try was the Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA ($8.90), since I am cursed with hyperpigmentation and melasma. I have been using this after cleansing in the evening, and while it has slightly lightened my melasma (at least I think) it has really helped out any dark spots leftover from previous pimples. I also grabbed the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution ($4.90) because my breakout react super well to SA. I put a dab of this on a zit before bed and it is way less angry and inflamed in the morning, if it's even still there at all! The last bottle I grabbed was the 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil ($9.80). I think this oil, although the most simple formula, may be my favorite! I put it on right before I go to bed and my skin is just so happy and hydrated in in the morning. It really does wonders to suppress any type of redness on my skin, and I can just tell my skin drinks it up.

All in all, I really love what The Ordinary is doing as a brand. I know that when I finish my expensive Sunday Riley Luna Oil (which I do love, and you can read about here), I will most definitely purchase the retinol from The Ordinary as its replacement, since it is just as active and has a way cheaper price tag. I can't wait to see what else this incredible brands puts out soon!

Have you ever tried anything from The Ordinary? If so, I would love to hear your experiences down below!

xoxo Mollie


  1. Just love the title of the post, you sum it up so well!

    Vanessa x |

    1. Thanks so much, Vanessa! You are very sweet to keep stopping by.

      xx Mollie

  2. Thanks for sharing! I now want to give them a try!

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  3. Thank you for the review! I have been using The Ordinary Abscorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% and I love it. I think it is a great product if someone wants brighter, tighter skin.