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Invest in a really good suncream, a fabulous hat and avoid direct sun.
- Alpha Arbutin
- Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP)
- Azelaic Acid
What Your Regimen Will Look Like
|Morning||Cleanse | Alpha Arbutin | Niacinamide | MAP | SPF|
|Evening||Cleanse | Alpha Arbutin | Azelaic Acid|
Deciem say you could add the vitamin c Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution in the evening just before Azelaic Acid for added support.
The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin
Alpha Arbutin is a water based serum that helps fades dark spots and pigmentation. It can be used in the morning and evening by applying just a couple of drops to cleansed skin. Once you feel the Alpha Arbutin has been absorbed, apply Niacinamide followed by MAP.
- Fades pigmentation
- Dark Spots
- When & How: Use AM & PM before oils / cream
- No Conflicts.
The Ordinary Niacinamide
Niacinamide is a water based serum that regulates sebum and minimises pores. It can be used in the morning and the evening, although in this routine you would only use it once a day. Apply a few drops on top of the Alpha Arbutin and follow with MAP and your sun cream.
A common problem with Niacinamide is that people find it can foam a bit. Try using less product and patting the product on rather than rubbing it. Also make sure you skin is cleansed really well with no residue from your cleanser.
- Regulates sebum
- Minimises Pores
- When & How: AM & PM before creams and oils
- Conflicts: Vitamin C Ethylated Ascorbic Acid and ´L´Ascorbic Acid Powder.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a great vitamin c to use, especially if you’re new to skincare because it doesn’t have any conflicts. It´s a lovely emulsion which is applied after your water based products. It can be used in the morning and evening.
- Brightens skin
- Evens tone
- Signs of ageing
- When & How: AM & PM after water solutions
Azelaic Acid is a fabulous emulsion product that brightens your skin and evens skin tone. It should preferably be used in the evening only as your final step in this routine.
- Evens skintone
- Texture Irregularities
- When & How: Preferably PM after water solution
If you are new to The Ordinary and skincare in general, I highly recommend starting with a set regimen or asking Deciem for a personalised regimen where you will save time, money and a lot of stress.