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Building Your Skincare Routine Based on Your Skin Type with The Ordinary - A Comprehensive Guide

Building Your Skincare Routine Based on Your Skin Type with The Ordinary - A Comprehensive Guide

The Ordinary, a brand under DECIEM, stands out in the skincare industry for its commitment to transparency and integrity. This collection of treatments utilizes, effective clinical technologies that target a variety of skin concerns. 

Common Ingredients in The Ordinary Products

Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

  • Attracts up to 1,000 times its weight in water
  • Provides intense hydration and plumps the skin
  • Used in various molecular sizes for multi-depth hydration

  • Peptides

    • Boost collagen production
    • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Improve skin elasticity and firmness

    Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

    • Exfoliate the surface of the skin
    • Improve skin texture and tone
    • Commonly used AHAs include glycolic acid and lactic acid

    Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)

    • Penetrate deeper into the pores
    • Clear congestion and reduce acne
    • Salicylic acid is a well-known BHA

    Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)

    • Enhances surface hydration
    • Supports skin repair and reduces irritation


    • Protect against environmental damage
    • Reduce inflammation and provide anti-aging benefits


    • Reduces puffiness and dark circles around the eyes
    • Can also reduce the appearance of cellulite

    Alpha Arbutin

    • Brightens the skin
    • Treats hyperpigmentation such as dark spots and acne scars


    • Tightens skin and minimizes enlarged pores 
    • Fights premature signs of aging


    • Brightens the skin
    • Treats hyperpigmentation such as dark spots and acne scars
    • Smooths fine lines and wrinkles and unclogs pores 

    Vitamin C 

    • Reduces hyperpigmentation 
    • Helps protect from sun damage

    Each product in The Ordinary collection is made with is infused with a wide selection of active ingredients designed to target various skin concerns. Here are a few top picks from our collection!

    1. The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

    Targeting fine lines, this skin-firming serum combines Matrixyl, a well-known peptide complex infused with Hyaluronic Acid to deliver hydration and anti-ageing benefits. The result is a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and improved skin elasticity.

    1. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

    This formulation combines low-, medium-, and high-molecular weight HA, along with HA crosspolymer for multi-depth hydration. Supported by Vitamin B5, it enhances surface hydration, making your skin feel smoother and softer

     3. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

    A powerful exfoliant, this toning solution uses Glycolic Acid to improve skin clarity, balance uneven skin tone, and correct texture over time. The addition of a Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative helps reduce irritation, making it suitable for regular use.

    1. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 

    This light-textured formula contains a high 5% concentration of caffeine and EGCG from green tea leaves. It targets puffiness and dark circles in the eye contour, with additional benefits in reducing the appearance of cellulite.

    1. The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5

    With a 17% concentration of Amino Acids and derivatives, this solution mimics the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factors. It provides enhanced barrier support, elasticity, and hydration, with Vitamin B5 aiding in skin repair and anti-irritant functions.

    1. The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA 

    This serum effectively treats hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots and acne scars, while promoting a smooth, plump skin texture. Alpha Arbutin visibly brightens the skin, and Hyaluronic Acid supports its delivery, offering hydration and a youthful complexion.

    1. The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

    Unrefined and rich in omega fatty acids, this Rose Hip Seed Oil offers numerous benefits. Its natural scent indicates its potency, and it’s known for its ability to reduce signs of aging and provide deep hydration.

    1. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

    This potent peeling solution exfoliates multiple layers of the skin for a brighter, more even appearance. With alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHA), it helps clear pore congestion and improve uneven pigmentation. Hyaluronic Acid, pro-vitamin B5, and black carrot provide additional hydration and protection.

    1. The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

    This formula offers non-greasy hydration by supplementing the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factors. It contains a blend of amino acids, fatty acids, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid, among others, providing immediate hydration and lasting results with continued use.

    Each of these serums will help you address specific concerns based on your skin type and needs. Check out our collection of The Ordinary products for a wide selection of serums and solutions to suit your skincare needs.
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