I've wanted to try The Ordinary products for a long while now. So I decided to cave in and buy three of the serums/oils which seemed most suited to my skin type, or products i'd happily have in my skin care routine. I bought the products from ASOS as they were the easiest place for me to get them from with Next Day delivery. I've read many reviews about The Ordinary products especially their foundations however they're sold out most places in my shade, so maybe next time. For now i'll use and no doubt fall in love with the serums/oils. I haven't used all the products just yet however I will follow up with a review of these products.
Product 1 - The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil 30ml.
Ingredients - Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil.
This formulation uses 100% pure Moroccan Argan Seed Oil extracted through a cold pressing that preserves the integrity of the oil's fatty acids, vitamins, phenols (including caffeic acid) and carotenes. Argan oil's main fatty acid content is made up of oleic acid and linoleic acid. The oil supports healthy skin and reduces the appearance of flaking. It also adds soft sheen and strength to hair. Notes: Supplied in UV-protective packaging. Our Moroccan Argan Oil is completely unrefined and imparts a natural scent. This scent is not an indication of rancidity. Argan Oil that does not have a scent is refined and offers reduced benefits.
Product 2 - The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% 30ml.
Ingredients - Aqua (Water), Ascorbyl Glucoside, Propanediol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Triethanolamine, Isoceteth-20, Xanthan gum, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Ethoxydiglycol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.
Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant, brightens the skin tone and reduces signs of ageing. In its pure form, Vitamin C is unstable in water. Ascorbyl Glucoside is a water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C. It is much more stable in water but it is less potent than direct L-Ascorbic Acid. Being more compatible with water allows for a very pleasant serum texture. It is considered a gold standard of Vitamin C derivatives due to its high stability and comfortable use, but it's impossible to achieve extremely high L-Ascorbic Acid potency with this solution. Aside from the general benefits of pure Vitamin C, Ascorbyl Glucoside has been shown to offer specific skin brightening benefits.
Product 3 - The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%.
Ingredients - Propanediol, Resveratrol, Ferulic Acid.
This formula combines very high concentrations of two of the most powerful and important antioxidants in skincare: Resveratrol and Ferulic Acid. Resveratrol is a natural phenol found in several plants and our pure source is 100% derived from Japanese Knotweed. Ferulic Acid is a high-potency phytochemical antioxidant found naturally in walls of plant cells. Skincare formulations generally incorporate Resveratrol at 1% or less and Ferulic Acid at 0.5% or less. This formula contains each at 3%, an exceptionally high concentration. Note: Water can impair the stability of any antioxidant. This formula does not contain any water, silicones, oils or alcohol.
I can't wait to try these products, when I placed them on my hands they felt amazing so I can't wait to use them in my skincare routine. I shall follow up with an update on the products like I previously said. Please give feedback if you've used them too!
Love, Ellie x
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The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil 30ml.
The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% 30ml.
The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%.
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