The Ordinary Affordable Skincare Favourites

I have been able to spend a lot more time researching cosmetic brands during lockdown

Finally a brand that I have known about for some time but hadn’t tried called The Ordinary, I purchased a number of their skincare products from Cult Beauty and here are my favourites

4 of The Ordinary Skincare products and bottles

The Ordinary Affordable Skincare Favourites

These are the ones I tried but the list of available products can be found on Cult Beauty 

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution Bottle

Caffeine Solution 

This is a really light weight serum to waken up tired eyes

The formula is made up of an extremely high caffeine concentration and Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves

If you are someone who struggles with tired eyes this is a great serum to try. The active ingredients help with dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. With it being a light weight serum it really does give you a nice feeling on your under eye without the drag and still sits nicely under make up too

I have only used it as a morning treatment but it does say it can be worth applying in the evening too


The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Bottle

Hyaluronic Acid

I am a huge fan of hyaluronic acid and the benefits you see from using it. I have tried loads of other brands too. So naturally at such an affordable price tag I just had to add this to my basket to try

It totally lived up to my expectations. My skin was noticeably plumper and smoother looking, that healthy glow I like to have to my face

Designed to be used before moisturiser and or primer. Apply a few drops to your face give it a moment to absorb and then carry on with your usual make up routine


 THE ORDINARY Niacinamide Bottle



Not a serum I would usually just buy from just browsing the site. I had no idea of what it’s purpose was. After doing some research into a few of the products, I knew this was worth adding to my basket

Luckily I don’t typically suffer with spots and break outs except hormonal time of the month ones. This serum is designed to help reduce your pores to battle breakouts as it reduces your pore size

Niacinamide helps boosts your skins immunity and helps repair damaged skin


THE ORDINARY AHA Peeling Solution

AHA Peeling Solution

I purposely left this one til last as this was what I was most excited to try and I feel will benefit most skin types

Facial exfoliation is important in ensuring your pores don’t become clogged up. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) is used to exfoliate the top layer of skin and this will help achieve a clearer complexion and also reduce the appearance of those pesky fine lines

I have been using it twice a week before my evening double cleanse. I absolutely love it. Looks a bit frightful on my face as its the colour of blood. But this is because it contains Tasmanian pepperberry which helps reduce inflammation and black carrot giving the liquid its deep colour

I wouldn’t leave it on for longer than the recommended 10 minutes as it can become a bit irritated if you do. Just wash off with warm water once the 10 minutes have passed

If you haven’t done an at home facial peel before this products isn’t the best to start with as it is stronger than some of the others you can buy. Try using a brand like Pixi, who have pads for at home peels first. Keeping out of the sunlight for a week after is also advisable after all acid peels

Do you have any recommendations for me to try from The Ordinary?

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  1. Margaret Clarkson
    26/06/2020 / 07:26

    I have never used any of these before. Thank you for the informative article.

  2. Amy SIMPSON
    26/06/2020 / 07:39

    Never heard of this brand,but looks and sounds great

  3. Priscilla Stubbs
    26/06/2020 / 07:53

    I haven’t tried these products but I would love to give the a go

  4. richard field
    26/06/2020 / 09:29

    Nice stuff.

  5. Jo Dawkins
    26/06/2020 / 10:25

    My friend has told me how good these are! I need to try. I find I feel so down if my skin is bad. I have PCOS so i struggle either hormonal breakouts.

  6. Sheena Batey
    26/06/2020 / 11:52

    Always looking for some good products to help my skin at my age

  7. Tracy Nixon
    26/06/2020 / 12:13

    Sounds a great brand – I had not seen it before!

  8. Elaine Skye
    26/06/2020 / 12:38

    They sound excellent products with great results. I’m very tempted to give them a try, my skin is very dull and tired.

  9. Lisa Jones
    26/06/2020 / 12:42

    havent been lucky enough to try these before, but the reviews sound fantastic

  10. Janine Beeston
    26/06/2020 / 13:46

    Not a brand ive heard on before but after reading this article will definitely try .The caffeine serum sounds like just what I need 😍

  11. Hannah Austin
    26/06/2020 / 16:20

    The ordinary is great! My favourite products are the AHA/BHA, the Rose Hip oil and the Niacinamide + Zinc 😊

  12. Danika Lillelund
    26/06/2020 / 18:10

    I have about 8 of their products in my home and love them all! What is so surprising is the cost – really affordable and I have no complaints. One of the best beauty brand finds of 2020.

  13. Tayla Morris
    26/06/2020 / 22:25

    I have used their moisturiser & primer before but I really need to try their serums! It is so affordable, a great brand.

  14. 27/06/2020 / 10:19

    Now this is one of those brands that I’ve seen and heard a lot about but haven’t actually got round to trying. I really must!
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  15. Charlotte isobelle
    28/06/2020 / 07:10

    I need the caffeine one in my life! Haha

  16. Laura Wells
    28/06/2020 / 09:17

    I’ve never tried it but I am always looking to try new skincare brands

  17. Sally Collingwood
    28/06/2020 / 09:28

    This all looks fabulous!

  18. Katherine Allsop
    28/06/2020 / 11:25

    I love The Ordinary! So many I still need to try thought! xx

  19. R Lewington
    29/06/2020 / 19:58

    Never tried them but keep hearing about them 🙂

  20. ashleigh allan
    29/06/2020 / 20:07

    I’ve never tried these but they sound great!

  21. Em Gal
    30/06/2020 / 01:50

    The packaging looks so fancy and attractive. Im super tired and stressed right now so could definitely do with using the caffeine and niancinamide ones!

    30/06/2020 / 06:28

    I’d not heard of this range before. I’ll certainly be on the lookout for them now. Great post; Thank you.

  23. Mel Turner
    30/06/2020 / 10:16

    I have never used any of these products before but would love to try them

  24. Angela Treadway
    30/06/2020 / 12:07

    don’t have much time to pamper myself these days but these look fab x

  25. Emma Craven
    30/06/2020 / 14:22

    Finally – serums that are actually affordable! I’d love to try the hyaluronic acid one.

  26. Alice Gilkes
    01/07/2020 / 06:28

    I have never used these products before.

  27. Ruth Harwood
    01/07/2020 / 07:41

    Always looking for something that helps but isn’t mega expensive, and cheap doesn’t always equal value for money, recommendations are so important!

  28. laura milton
    01/07/2020 / 11:11

    I have heard so many people say great things about this company, Im going to buy some and treat myself, I havent been eating good during lockdown and its defo effecting my skin!

    • Joanne McDonald
      05/07/2020 / 06:56

      I’m currently using the ordinary moisturiser but didn’t know they had such exciting other products, may be making a purchase soon!

  29. Fiona jk42
    01/07/2020 / 21:38

    I’ve never tried any products from this company, but some of them sound as if they might suit me.

  30. Emma Walton
    02/07/2020 / 09:41

    I’ve heard really good things about The Ordinary and the best thing is that they are affordable.

  31. Susan B
    02/07/2020 / 16:26

    I like their ethics – they don’t charge a premium for ingredients that have already been discovered by other pharma companies – but haven’t tried their products before. Must put that right!

  32. Margaret Gallagher
    04/07/2020 / 18:52

    Something new to try – sounds a delight – – always looking for great recommendations thanks

  33. Sarah-Jane Carter
    04/07/2020 / 19:34

    I have never used any of these products but I have heard so many great things I will definitely be trying very soon x

  34. Susan Smith
    04/07/2020 / 21:10

    Ive never heard of this brand, i must live in another world, but i definitely would like to try them, especially as they are affordable

  35. Julie Cottingham
    05/07/2020 / 07:40

    I’m happy to try any products but haven’t used these before, so would love to try them

  36. Heather Haigh
    05/07/2020 / 11:06

    Haven’t seen this brand before, like the sound of it.

  37. Jenny McClinton
    05/07/2020 / 15:15

    I haven’t used any of these products before, and wasn’t aware of the benefits of these kind of products. It’s definitely something that might be worth a go.

  38. Nadia Josephine
    07/07/2020 / 12:51

    I haven’t tried any of the ordinary skincare products but I would love to try them

  39. Naomi Harrison
    08/07/2020 / 19:47

    I LOVE The Ordinary. Their Niacinamide and Zinc has changed my life!

  40. Amanda Walsh
    08/07/2020 / 22:21

    I have heard lots of good things about these products. I am really debating on trying them but am reluctant to leave my current brand

  41. Katie B
    12/07/2020 / 17:24

    I’ve never used any of these products! Would love to try the caffeine solution!

  42. Sue Harris
    12/07/2020 / 18:10

    What lovely products. Very much like to try.

  43. Sue Harris
    12/07/2020 / 18:13

    I have never tried these products. They look good quality at affordable prices.

  44. Sue Harris
    12/07/2020 / 18:15

    Could do with the eye serum. My eyes always look tired.

  45. Hazel
    13/07/2020 / 12:53

    I have never used the ordinary products before (never heard of them actually) but they sound pretty good. Think i might have to look in to them

  46. Allison Sherwood
    14/07/2020 / 07:51

    I haven’t used them yet but will be buying some products this month.

  47. Carolyn E
    20/07/2020 / 13:47

    I have not used them yet, but have been waiting for the sunscreen to come in stock so I can buy some. I have used other DECIEM projects though and love them all.

  48. Sandra Fortune
    21/07/2020 / 13:31

    I’ve not heard of this brand but it looks and sounds good enough to try

  49. Christine Constable
    21/07/2020 / 19:40

    I must try The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, I need my skin to look plumper and I love the idea of using it as a primer.

  50. Isabella Eaves
    29/07/2020 / 03:31

    I need some new skincare! Never tried the ordinary but maybe now I will!

  51. Michelle Lewis-Robertson
    31/07/2020 / 13:15

    I have heard of this brand and it is definitely on my wish list to try. Thank you for the information

  52. Megan Kinsey
    01/08/2020 / 08:31

    I’ve heard about this brand for a while now and wondered what it was like, so your review is really helpful. I’d love to try the Caffeine eye serum!

  53. Laura R
    03/08/2020 / 16:08

    I’ve not had chance to try this brand yet!

  54. Sarah Moorse
    07/08/2020 / 01:10

    I haven’t but I really want to!

  55. Joanne Smith
    12/08/2020 / 14:31

    It’s really important to look after your skin and something that I’ve been neglecting – thanks for the info

  56. Nicola Battensby
    16/08/2020 / 16:53

    I’ve never tried them but would certainly love to; the article was very informative

  57. Patricia Fowler
    18/08/2020 / 16:36

    I’ve never used any of these before. Thanks for the informative article.

  58. Charlotte C
    20/08/2020 / 08:28

    I have not used any, but I think I need to!

  59. Kas Grant
    20/08/2020 / 10:24

    I havent heard of this brand before. It was interesting to read as I am open minded to trying new products. Thanks love 💕

  60. Jennifer Rhymer
    20/08/2020 / 14:33

    I’ve never seen The Ordinary brand before, looks lovely x

  61. sarah morris
    23/08/2020 / 07:02

    No I haven’t tried them products before

  62. Helen Tyler
    23/08/2020 / 07:45

    I’ve never tried any products from this company before but I like the sound of the Eye Serum

  63. Emma Davison
    23/08/2020 / 09:34

    I have not heard of these before but they sound good.

  64. Lindsey Stuart
    23/08/2020 / 09:39

    I really need to start using skin care, I never normally bother with any! Yikes!
    I have noticed my eyes are beginning to look tired and baggy! I would like to give the caffeine product a go.

  65. Melissa Lee
    23/08/2020 / 17:19

    I use the Niacinimide too. Like you I had no idea what it was but saw lots of people recommending it. I have heard great things about the Caffeine solution. I also like their Salicylic acid which is good for pores.

  66. lynn neal
    23/08/2020 / 18:53

    I have not tried any of these yet but it is great to see whats out there!

  67. AJ
    23/08/2020 / 19:22

    Thanks for putting this together! I haven’t tried any of these products yet myself.

  68. Jillanne David
    23/08/2020 / 20:37

    I bought the Peeling Solution after reading a few reviews by beauty editors. I haven’t felt any tingling sensation, even after 12 minutes but my skin feels much tighter and smoother. I haven’t tried any other The Ordinary products yet.

  69. Orange23
    23/08/2020 / 20:47

    I’ve never heard of or used any of these “the ordinary” products before but they sound great, the caffeine eye serum sounds nice

  70. Georgie Wright
    23/08/2020 / 20:50

    I have tried the The Ordinary range before but I’d like to, the products sound wonderful.

  71. V Poulston
    23/08/2020 / 20:54

    I’ve heard of the brand recently but not yet tried any products.

  72. Tracy B
    23/08/2020 / 21:20

    I’ve never tried this brand before but it sounds wonderful

  73. 25/08/2020 / 16:00

    My sister introduced me to The Ordinary. It’s such good value! I’ve only tried the hyaluronic acid so far, but i am keen to try some of the other products you’ve mentioned above!

  74. 26/08/2020 / 14:41

    I’ve been using The Ordinary for years now, they are hands down my favourite company for serums. I am not a huge fan of the moisturisers. But the glycolic toner is a firm favourite!

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