I am DESPERATE to find a skincare range that works well for my skin. I’m completely sick and tired of popping into Boots every weekend, scanning the shelves hopelessly, only to end up disappointed when I walk away with nothing. I currently own so many skincare products though I still have yet to find the right products for me.
I’ve heard so many YouTubers and bloggers praising the products from the brand, “The Ordinary” and, after eyeing them up for a few months, I decided to purchase a few of their goodies from Beauty Bay. The whole haul came to around £15 with my student discount which I’m pretty surprised with.
What I already love about this brand is that they believe skin care should be affordable and sold with integrity. The Ordinary boasts that it is honest skincare and, recently, has taken the beauty community by storm. After I ordered these products, I checked on Beauty Bay and saw that the niacinamide serum has already sold out!
As someone with sensitive skin, I need to be extra cautious when it comes to skincare, as I tend to erupt in redness if a product doesn’t completely agree with my skin. This is such a pain as I always end up chucking away products and wasting money. I read a few reviews on Beauty Bay and saw that many people who suffer from the same problems as me found that it was a decent brand for all skin types. That being said, I’m still a little wary to give a full review as I’ve only used the products a couple of times, but I will definitely get back to you on that.
The first thing I put in my basket was a moisturizing cream. I’ve tried so many moisturizing creams over the years as I suffer from dry skin, especially in the winter, and I find that they create a nice, smooth base for makeup. I’ve seen a lot of people raving about this product so, taking my chances, I purchased the biggest one which cost only £6! It’s quite a mattifying product and I’m unsure how it can be a hydrating formula as I hardly felt it on my skin, though I’m undecided as to whether this is a good thing or not.
The niacinamide high-strength blemish formula is probably one of their most popular products. The reviews read that it helps clear blemishes and minimise pores, so I’m rather excited to use this. I was quite sceptical about using this on my face due to the sensitivity, but I used it last night and this morning (recommended AM and PM), and haven’t had any problems so far. I’ll update if this changes.
I haven’t used this little guy yet. The lactic acid is apparently another popular option, again targeting blemishes and redness. I’m waiting to use this once I take a break from the niacinamide, as I don’t know whether I can mix the two but I’ll get in contact with The Ordinary just to double check.