FEMALE Tries: The Ordinary, The Cult Skincare Brand That Boasts Basic Ingredients And Big Results

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Taking care of our skin can be a challenging task. From sourcing the right products to combat specific issues to monitoring the changes of our skin, the path to clear and healthy complexion can be long and weary.

While there are some people who are blessed with beautiful and clear skin, it’s common for many women to suffer from skin issues such as acne, hyperpigmentation and scarring. You may have a skincare routine you’ve been religiously following but fail to see any improvements on the skin after months or even years. Cleansing, toning, moisturising and perhaps additional acne spot treatments are some common skincare techniques but if the products you’ve been using for years are not relieving your acne issues, it’s time to explore into other alternatives.

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The Ordinary skincare rose to fame and became one of the most-loved skincare brands by beauty enthusiasts and skincare gurus in 2018 due to its jaw-dropping affordable price and single-ingredient-driven products. With countless of good reviews on the internet for its effective and no-frills products, I decided to put them through the test on my own skin for six months.

On the first impression, these Canadian skincare products can seem confusing and daunting due to the highly scientific names but this is exactly what makes it different and stand out from other beauty brands. Instead of traditional product names, the brand takes a straightforward approach to skincare with product names based on the main ingredients and their potency percentages. This allows consumers to have a clear understanding of what they’re applying on their skin and what it’s doing.

No matter your skin type and concerns you wish to address, there’s always something from The Ordinary you can try. With the brand’s dedication to transparency, consumers can easily access information on the pH and characteristics of each product: water-free, alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, nut-free, vegan and gluten-free. It’s also worth noting that all the products are free from parabens, sulphates and mineral oils. To manoeuvre around the potentially confusing products, the website has a full guide on how to combine multiple formulations in a single regimen to prevent conflicts in ingredients which can compromise the product’s effectiveness.

Read on to learn more about my experience using the products and how they performed on my skin!

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