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The Ordinary Pigmentation Routine/Regimen

The Ordinary Pigmentation Routine/Regimen – Some people say routine, some say regimen, so that´s why we have both. This Pigmentation Regimen is one of the older routines that used Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate. But this has been out of stock for quite a while, so I swapped it for vitamin C Ascorbyl Glucoside.

Pigmentation Regimen

The Ordinary Pigmentation Regimen Products

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The Routine will look like this

Alpha Arbutin
Alpha Arbutin
Ascorbyl Glucoside
Azelaic Acid

Your Step-By-Step Guide To Applying Your Product

  1. In the morning, start by cleansing your skin.
  2. You could use one of the Cleansers from The Ordinary or NIOD.
  3. Then, apply a few drops of Alpha Arbutin. Just 2 or 3 to start; massage or pat into your skin until it is fully absorbed.
  4. Do the same with Niacinamide. Be careful with Niacinamide, as too much can foam.
  5. Finally, add your SPF. You could also add one of The Ordinary Moisturizers before the SPF.
  6. Follow the same rules for your evening routine.

The Ordinary Pigmentation Routine Products

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin

  • Alpha Arbutin is available in 2 sizes, 30ml & 60ml.
  • Targets: Fades pigmentation & dark spots.
  • You can use this in the morning and evening.
  • No conflicts

The Ordinary Niacinamide

Pigmentation Regimen - The Ordinary
  • Niacinamide is available in 30ml, 60ml & 120ml
  • Targets: Visible shine, signs of congestion, textural irregularities, dullness, dryness.
  • You can use this in the morning and evening.
  • Conflicts: Niacinamide

The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate – not available

Pigmentation Regimen - The Ordinary

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid

Pigmentation Routine

Azelaic Acid is a fabulous emulsion product that brightens your skin and evens skin tone.

  • Available in 2 sizes. 30ml & 100ml.
  • Targets: Brighten, evens skin tone, textural irregularities.
  • Conflicts: Check The Ordinary Conflicts

The Ordinary Pigmentation & Melasma

Read more about Pigmentation & Melasma and the best Ordinary products to use.

  • Melasma tends to be symmetrical patches that can occur at the jaws, cheeks, under-eye, forehead or upper lip. 
  • Sunspots can occur anywhere the sun hits the skin
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation follows acne, leaving dark spots.

You may also find The best Ordinary products for uneven tone useful.

Please be aware that The Ordinary states that their products are not for Melasma, and you should consult with a specialist. If it is possible, I highly recommend speaking to a dermatologist who can prescribe you a mix of fabulous ingredients to really help the pigmentation. It´s crucial to invest in a good sun cream, a fabulous hat and avoid the direct sun whenever you can.

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