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How To Use The Ordinary Skincare & Create Your Regime.

The Ordinary

To use The Ordinary effectively, you need to know what ingredients would benefit your skin and how to introduce these things to your routine.

The newest brand from Deciem is here and there are quite a lot of products that all look very similar. If you don't quite know where to start, here's your guide.


From the moment it was announced there has been such an incredible buzz about it and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. The Ordinary is an evolving collection of treatments offering familiar, effective clinical technologies positioned to raise pricing and communication integrity in skincare.” It is offering advanced technology and quality ingredients at very affordable prices. 

Let's start with the basics of creating a routine using multiple skin care products. When layering skincare, the general rule is to start with the lightest texture and layer on heavier formulations as you work through your routine. So you start with products such as Buffet and Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 which are water-based solutions, and move on to the heavier serums, oils, and creams.

Suggested For General Signs of Age: 

Suggested For Pigmentation Issues:

Suggested For Dehydration:


Product Targets Format Regimen Step Conflicts Time of Use
Buffet Surface Hydration Fine Lines Wrinkles Dynamic Lines Textural Irregularities Water Solution Before Oils/Creams - AM and PM
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Hydration
Signs of photo-ageing
Oil After Water Solutions - Any Time
Advanced Retinoid 2% Textural Irregularities Emulsion Before Oils/Creams - PM Only
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Spots and hyper-pigmentation Water Solution Before Oils/Creams - AM and PM
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Water Solution Before Oils/Creams - AM and PM
Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% Uneven Skin Tone Textural Irregularities Fine Lines Water Solution Before Oils/Creams - Ideally PM
Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% Uneven Skin Tone Textural Irregularities Fine Lines Water Solution Before Oils/Creams - Ideally PM
Matrixyl 10% + HA Fine Lines
Wrinkles
Water Solution Before Oils/Creams - AM and PM
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Regulates Sebum Minimizes Pores Water Solution Before Oils/Creams Vitamin C AM and/or PM
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil Supports Healthy Hair Tames Hair Frizz Supports Healthy Skin Hydrates Skin Oil After Water Solutions - Any Time
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Brightens the skin tone
Textural Irregularities
Reduces Blemishes
Suspension After Water Solutions - Ideally PM
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Reverse multiple signs of skin ageing Brightens skin Suspension After Water Solutions Niacinamide Ideally PM
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Skin brightening
Antioxidant 
Signs of ageing
Water Solution Before Oils/Creams - AM and PM
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Solution 10% Skin brightening
Antioxidant 
Signs of ageing
Emulsion After Water Solutions - AM and PM

Share your custom routine with us below or ask us any questions about creating something that is going to work for your skin.