The Ordinary skincare

I bought this skincare on recommendation from the YouTuber Fleur de Force , she totally raved about the company so I HAD to see what’s all the fuss about.

I ordered 2 items , one from Beauty bay and one from ASOS , the Matrixyl 10% + HA and the 0.5% Retinoid in squalane.

Matrixyl 10% + HA

After applying this I definitely noticed my skin stayed hydrated throughout the whole day, my make up used to cling to dry patches by the end of the day but no more after using this – I saw results within a couple of days. I am on my second bottle!

I use this serum after my toner and before my moisturizer in the morning.

0.5% Retinoid in Squalane.

Retinoid are a tricky one to use as they are very strong and you must build up your skins tolerance.

There is a warning on most retinoid products that they can cause redness , peeling or irritation, yikes! But after doing some research and seeing people’s results I thought I’d give it a go….. all in the name of beauty!!

I definetly wouldn’t recommend to any one with very sensitive skin. On first application ( at night time) I used only a few drops and my skin didn’t hurt but went red – I popped on a little moisturizer on top and the went to sleep. After about 4 weeks using it every other night or so , I noticed my fine line were getting ever so slightly smaller and my skin tone seemed to even out a small amount. Though this was after I broke out in so many spots which is unusual for me (normally just hormonal spots) but I carried on with the retinoid as I read reviews other people had the same problem but after a few weeks the spots disappeared.

I have definitely erred on the side of caution whilst using retinoid as I can get a little sensitivity so I’ve built up my tolerance very slowly and now on the 1% retinoid – the 0.5% bottle has lasted so well and still not even finished it after 3 months use.

I will use the 0.5% once a week and the 1% two or three times a week and have noticed a real improvement on the overall skin on my face , especially the frown, forehead and crows feet area.

The ordinary are a brand which delivers fab skincare , has ALOT of different formulas to suit different skin types and are super affordable!!



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