The Ordinary FAQs Answered
- Why is The Ordinary so popular?
- What celebrities use The Ordinary?
- Who owns The Ordinary?
- Is The Ordinary a Korean brand?
- How do you use ordinary step by step?
- Which of The Ordinary products is best?
- Is Ordinary good for aging skin?
- What are The Ordinary products for beginners?
- Which ordinary products to use for what?
- What serums to avoid together?
- Which 2 serums can be used together?
- How do I apply ordinary to my face?
Why is The Ordinary so popular?
The Ordinary has become popular for several reasons:
- Affordability: The Ordinary offers high-quality skincare products at surprisingly affordable prices, making it accessible to a wider range of consumers.
- Transparency: The brand is known for its transparency in product formulations and ingredients, which appeals to consumers who are interested in knowing exactly what they’re putting on their skin.
- Simplicity: The Ordinary’s minimalist packaging and straightforward product names make it easy for consumers to understand what each product does and how to use it.
- Customization: With a wide range of products that can be mixed and matched, The Ordinary allows consumers to create a customized skincare routine tailored to their specific needs.
- Effectiveness: Many users have reported seeing noticeable improvements in their skin after using The Ordinary products, leading to positive word-of-mouth recommendations and reviews.
Overall, The Ordinary has gained a loyal following by offering effective skincare solutions at affordable prices while prioritizing transparency and simplicity in its approach.
What celebrities use The Ordinary?
Holly Willoughby, Kim Kardashian and Mia Regan have all been spotted using The Ordinary.
Who owns The Ordinary?
The Ordinary is/was under the umbrella company called DECIEM. DECIEM was founded in 2013 by Brandon Truaxe and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. DECIEM also own NIOD. Sadly, the founder, Brandon Truaxe passed away, and Nicola Kilner is now CEO. Over the years, Estée Lauder´s investment has grown, and they now own around 76% of Deciem.
Is The Ordinary a Korean brand?
No, it was created by Brandon Truaxe and Deciem HQ is in Toronto, Canada.
How to use The Ordinary Step By Step
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use The Ordinary products:
- Start with clean skin: Begin by washing your face with a gentle cleanser and patting it dry.
- Apply water-based products first: Use just a couple of drops to start and add more if you feel you need. You can read more about How To Layer The Ordinary here. Apply a small amount to your fingertips or the palm of your hands and gently pat or massage into your skin. Start with 2/3 drops and add more if you require.
- Follow up with anhydrous, oil-based and emulsion products – See how to layer The Ordinary products here. Just 2 or 3 drops is all you need and if you feel you need more, add, more.
- Moisturizer: After applying any serums or oils, finish off with a moisturizer like the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. This will help lock in all the other products and keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. A pea-sized amount is all you need. It´s best to use less, massage and allow it to absorb and add more if you need.
- Use sunscreen during the day: If you’re using The Ordinary products during the day, make sure to follow up with sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
See the quick starter guide to The Ordinary here.
Which of The Ordinary products is best?
The Ordinary offers a wide range of effective skincare products at an affordable price point. The best products for you will depend on your specific skin concerns and needs. However, here are some of the most popular and highly rated products from The Ordinary by the Facebook Group members: The best Ordinary products voted by the Deciem Addicts here.
Is Ordinary good for aging skin?
Yes, The Ordinary has several products that are good for aging skin. Some of their most popular products for anti-aging concerns include:
- Multi-Peptide Serum + HA (was called Buffet) Multi-Technology Peptide Serum: This serum contains a blend of peptides, amino acids, and hyaluronic acid to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
- Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion: A gentle yet effective retinoid serum that helps improve skin texture, tone, and elasticity.
- Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F: A stable form of vitamin C that helps brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Matrixyl 10% + HA: A peptide-rich serum that helps stimulate collagen production to improve skin firmness and elasticity.
The Ordinary is great for most skin concerns. You can find lots of skincare routines here.
What are The Ordinary products for beginners?
For total beginners, I would recommend starting with some of The Ordinary’s simpler products that are easy to incorporate into a basic skincare routine. Here are a few products that I would recommend:
- Squalane Cleanser: This gentle cleanser is perfect for removing makeup and dirt without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
- Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA: A lightweight moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid and other ingredients to help hydrate and protect the skin. There is also Natural Moisturizing Factors + PhytoCeramides which is even more hydrating.
- Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5: A hydrating serum that helps plump and smooth the skin by retaining moisture.
These products make a great starter kit for anyone who is new to The Ordinary or to skincare in general. They are all affordable, easy to use, and suitable for most skin types.
My personal advice is to avoid acids, direct vitamin cs and the powders if you are completely new to skincare.
Which ordinary products to use for what?
The Ordinary offers a wide range of products that are suitable for all skin types and concerns. Whether you have dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin, there is likely an Ordinary product that can help address your specific concerns. Find all the best Ordinary products for skin concerns here.
What serums to avoid together?
Find a quick sheet or serums to avoid using here.
The Ordinary products may conflict if they contain ingredients that are not meant to be used together or if they are used in the wrong order. Some active ingredients, such as vitamin C and niacinamide, can interact with each other and reduce their effectiveness when used together. Additionally, some ingredients may be too harsh for certain skin types and can cause irritation or sensitivity.
To avoid conflicts, it’s important to read the product labels carefully and follow the instructions provided by The Ordinary. They often provide guidance on which products can be used together and in what order. It’s also a good idea to patch test new products before incorporating them into your routine to make sure that they don’t cause any adverse reactions.
The Ordinary serums you can and cannot mix.
The Ordinary FAQs Answered
Which 2 serums can be used together?
There are many products that have conflicts. A general rule is not to mix Retinol/Retinoids, Direct Acids & Vitamin Cs in the same routine. But there are more products that should not be using in the same routine. Check here for which 2 serums can and cannot be used together.
What not to mix with niacinamide?
The Ordinary say that Vitamin C and niacinamide, can interact with each other and reduce their effectiveness when used together. If you are new to The Ordinary, choose Niacinamide serum over the powder as it has less conflicts. Check niacinamide conflicts here.
What Ordinary products go first?
How to Layer The Ordinary here.
In general, it’s best to layer The Ordinary products in order of thinnest to thickest consistency. This allows each product to fully absorb into the skin and prevents them from pilling or balling up on top of each other.
Here is a basic guide on the order in which you can layer The Ordinary products:
- Cleanser: Begin with a cleanser to remove any dirt, oil, and makeup from your skin.
- Toner: Apply a toner to help balance your skin’s pH levels and prepare it for the rest of your skincare routine.
- Water-based serums first. Then follow with anhydrous, oils, emulsions and suspensions as per the regimen given to you by The Ordinary or using the How to Layer The Ordinary page.
- During the day, finish your routine off with sunscreen and then follow with makeup if you wear makeup.
How do I apply Ordinary to my face?
This is a guide to layering products by The Ordinary.
Always start with cleansed, dry skin. If using a serum, just add a couple of drops to the palm of your hands and then pat or massage into your skin. It is best to use less and then add more if you need. Apply too much and it could take longer to absorb and you also waste product. Once you feel the product has been absorbed then you can add another product. If using a cream, just use a small pea-sized amount and massage it into your skin.
How many drops of The Ordinary should I use?
2/3 drops is recommended but if you feel you need more, then add more. It is best to use smaller amounts so the product can absorb and add more if required. There are some products like Niacinamide that can foam up if you use too much.