The Ordinary Skincare Haul |

I’ve heard many good things about the Deciem brand, The Ordinary and have been very keen to try it out for myself. were kind enough to hook me up with this affordable skincare brand and allowed me to pick out some products. The Ordinary skincare products’ prices range from $8.80 to $24.90.

the ordinary skincare

I found the names of The Ordinary skincare products quite confusing compared to conventional skincare. I am not use to identifying products by their ingredients, so it’ll take me a little while to properly learn their uses. But the ingredients are the most important part, so it does make sense to name them that way. I also feel like I’m learning some skincare science by researching each product :D.

Here’s the products I chose:

the ordinary skincare


  • The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
  • The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer
  • The Ordinary Retinol 1%
  • The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%

the ordinary skincare


  • The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%
  • The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer (super excited to try this one!)
  • The Ordinary Ascorbic Glucoside Solution 12%
  • The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil
  • The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
  • The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%
  • The Ordinary Salycylic Acid 2% Solution


There are so many different products to try, I’m not sure what to try first. Please help me out and let me know what The Ordinary Skincare products you recommend in the comments!

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  1. 07/08/2017 / 6:14 pm

    I so want to try this brand! But wow the names really are confusing aren’t they? I’d need a science Degree lol.

    • MEL
      08/08/2017 / 1:17 pm

      We all need Michelle from Lab Muffin to decode it for us 😂. But I like this new take on marketing. It’s makes so much sense

  2. 07/08/2017 / 7:13 pm

    Golly Mel I can’t be of any help I’m afraid – I’m counting on other gals to fill me in on what’s what in the chemistry department! I did read a helpful post over at which explains some of the ingredients and what to use them for, and with. What a beaut haul you scored though – well done! ♥♥♥

    • MEL
      08/08/2017 / 1:23 pm

      Ooo I’ll check out her post! I was SO EXCITED to get to work with for this brand! Hopefully I can provide some helpful reviews in future

  3. 08/08/2017 / 9:57 am

    Ooh nice haul! I’m currently using the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 that I picked up at the Priceline skincare sale last week along with the 100% Cold Pressed Argan Oil & they’re working pretty well together so far. If you need help figuring out what to use, I found a good guide on Beautylish that might help you: (About halfway down the page, there’s a sidebar with specific skin concerns & you can tap on any of them to learn about which products to use. At the end of the page, there’s also a treatment guide in case you couldn’t figure it out.)

    • MEL
      08/08/2017 / 1:21 pm

      Thanks so much for the guide! I’ll definitely use it. Glad the products are working for you 👍🏽. I had a look on the Priceline website and everything from The Ordinary was well sold out, looks like everyone was very keen

  4. 15/08/2017 / 12:19 pm

    I got the Hyluaronic Acid, the Ascorbic Glucoside Solution, the Natural Moisturising Factors and the Rosehip Oil (which I don’t use) but the other stuff is excellent, have already repurchased the moisturiser. I recommend reading the Beauty & The Geek post as well for how to best use it – spoiler alert: spritz first!!

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