The Ordinary Products & Targets

All The Ordinary Products listed by their categories including their targets, when and where to use them, plus all The Ordinary products that conflict. You can find chart with just The Ordinary products that conflict here and a quick starter guide to The Ordinary here.

To save a lot of time, money and stress you can buy one of The Ordinary Regimens here or ask Deciem for a regimen too.

You can refer to this page to help understand how to layer The Ordinary. You will see that it´s not straight forward as there are some exceptions to the rule of layering. If in doubt, you can always ask Deciem.

ANHY = Anhydrous (solution)

Water = Where it says 1st layer, you can use up to 3 of these at the start of your regimen straight after cleansing.

The Ordinary Retinols & Retinoids

ProductTargetsWhen & WhereConflicts
Retinoid 2% EmulsionSigns of Aging
Textural Irregu-
larities
PM
Emulsion
after water before oils/creams
Other Retinoid Products
Retinoid 2% in SqualaneSigns of Aging,
Textural Irregu-
larities
PM
(ANHY)
after water before oils/creams
Other Retinoid Products
Retinoid 5% in SqualaneSigns of Aging,
Textural Irregu-
larities
PM
(ANHY)
after water before oils/creams
Other Retinoid Products
Retinol 0.2% in SqualaneSigns of Aging,
Textural Irregu-
larities
PM
(ANHY)
after water before oils/creams
Other Retinoid Products
Retinol 0.5% in SqualaneSigns of Aging,
Textural Irregu-
larities
PM
(ANHY)
after water before oils/creams
Other Retinoid Products
Retinol 1%
in Squalane
Signs of Aging,
Textural Irregu-
larities
PM
(ANHY)
after water before oils/creams
Other Retinoid Products

The Ordinary Vitamin C Products

ProductTargetWhen & WhereConflicts
Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% SolutionSigns of Ageing
antioxidant support
Uneven tone
AM & PM
(ANHY)
after water
before oils/creams
Niacinamide
EUK 134
Ascorbic Acid + Alpha ArbutinHyper-pig-
mentation
Dark Spots
Uneven Tone
Signs of Age
Antioxidant Support
AM & PM
(ANHY)
after water
before oils/creams 
Niacinamide
EUK 134
Vitamin C 23%Uneven Tone
Signs of Age
Antioxidant Support
PM
Suspension
(Deciem say last step)
Niacinamide
EUK 134
Vitamin C Suspension 30% in SiliconeUneven Tone
Signs of Age
Antioxidant Support
PM
Suspension
(Deciem say last step)
Niacinamide
EUK 134
Ascorbyl Tetrai-
sopalmitate 20% Vitamin F
Dullness
Uneven Tone
Signs of Aging
Antioxidant Support
AM & PM
Oil
After water based products
None
Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vit C serum)Dullness
Uneven Tone
Signs of Aging
Antioxidant Support
AM & PM
Water
1st layer
before oils / creams
None
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vit C Cream)Dullness
Uneven Tone
Signs of Aging
Antioxidant Support
AM & PM
Emulsion
After water based products
None
100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Uneven Tone
Signs of Aging
Antioxidant Support
PM
Powder
Mix with other treatments
Niacinamide
EUK 134
Direct Acids

The Ordinary Acids

ProductTargetsWhen & WhereConflicts
Lactic Acid 5%Uneven tone
Textural Irregu-
larities
fine lines
PM
Water
1st Layer
Before Oils / Creams
Direct Acids
EUK 134
Buffet
Buffet + Copper
Matrixyl
Argireline
Lactic Acid 10%Uneven tone
Textural Irregu-
larities
fine lines.
PM
Water
1st Layer
Before Oils / Creams
Direct Acids
EUK 134
Buffet
Buffet + Copper
Matrixyl
Argireline
Azelaic AcidBrightens
Evens skintone
PM
Suspension
After Water Based Products
Direct Acids
EUK 134
Buffet
Buffet + Copper
Matrixyl
Argireline
Alpha Lipoic AcidLackluster skin
Signs of ageing
PM
Use Alone
2/3 Times A week
Direct Acids
EUK 134
Buffet
Buffet + Copper
Matrixyl
Argireline
Glycolic AcidBrightens skin
Radiant even tone
PM
Directly after cleansing – before serums
Direct Acids
EUK 134
Buffet
Buffet + Copper
Matrixyl
Argireline
Salicylic Acid 2%Flights acne
Evens skintone
PM
Water Based
1st layer after cleansing
Direct Acids
EUK 134
Buffet
Buffet + Copper
Matrixyl
Argireline
AHA 30% Peeling SolutionLackluckster tone
Textural Irregu-
larities
Blemishes
PM
Water Based
Masque Use Alone
Direct Acids
EUK 134
Buffet
Buffet + Copper
Matrixyl
Argireline
Mandelic AcidDullness
Uneven Tone
Textural Irregu-
larities
PM
Water Based
Before oils/creams

Direct Acids
EUK 134
Buffet
Buffet + Copper
Matrixyl
Argireline

The Ordinary Antioxidants

ProductTargetsWhen & WhereConflicts
EUK 134Antioxidant SupportAM & PM
(ANHY)
Before Oils / Creams
L´Ascorbic Acid
Ethylated Ascorbic Acid
Buffet + Copper Peptides
ResveratrolAntioxidant SupportAM & PM
(ANHY)
Before Oils / Creams
Buffet + Copper Peptide
Alpha Lipoic AcidLackluster skin
Signs of ageing
PM
(ANHY)
Before Oils / Creams
Direct Acids
EUK 134
(peptides)
Buffet
Buffet + Copper
Matrixyl
Argireline
Pycnogenol 5%Antioxidant Support
Enhances Skin Hydration
Rebuilds Skin Elasticity
AM & PM
(ANHY)
Before Oils / Creams
None

The Ordinary Hydration

ProductTargetWhen & WhereConflicts
Hyaluronic AcidHydrates
Smooths and plumps

AM & PM
Water
1st Layer after cleansing
None
Marine HyaluronicsHydration
Repair
AM & PM
Water
1st Layer after cleansing
None
Natural Moisturizing FactorsHydrates
Protects Skin from moisture loss
AM & PM
Last step
None
Borage Oil Redness
Sensitivity
Inflammation
Dehydration
Supports Healthy Skin
AM & PM
Oil
After Water-Based Serums

None
Rose Hip Seed OilHydrates
Dehydration
Signs of Dullness
PM
Oil
After Water-Based Serums
None
Sea Buckthorn Fruit OilDehydration
Signs of Ageing
Inflammation
Antioxidant Support
PM
Oil
After Water-Based Serums
None
Marula OilHydrates
Radiant Tone
AM & PM
Oil
After Water-Based Serums
None
Moroccan Argan OilHydrates
Softens Skin & Hair
PM
Oil
After Water-Based Serums
None
Plant Derived SqualaneDehydrationAM & PM
Oil
After Water-Based Serums
None
Hemi-SqualaneSupports Healthy Skin & Hair
Tames Hair Frizz
AM & PM
Oil
After Water-Based Serums
None
Amino Acids + B5Hydration
Skin Repair
Supports Healthy Skin
AM & PM
Oil
After Water-Based Serums
Before oils / Creams
None
High Spreadability PrimerHydrates
Dewy Look
AM & PM
Last step before makeup
None
High Adherence Silicone PrimerBlurs
Hydrates
Reduces Look of pores
AM & PM
Last step before makeup
None

Peptides

ProductTargetsWhen & WhereConflicts
Buffet + Copper Peptides Signs of Ageing
Skin Health
Firming

AM & PM
Water
1st layer before oils/creams

Direct Acids
Pure Vit C
L´Ascorbic Acid
Ethylated Ascorbic Acid
 EUK 134
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Resveratrol + Ferulic Acid
BuffetSigns of Ageing
Firming
AM & PM
Water
1st layer before oils/creams
Direct Acids
Pure Vit C
L ´Ascorbic Acid
Ethylated Ascorbic Acid
Argireline SolutionSigns of AgeingAM & PM
Water
1st layer before oils/creams
Direct Acids
Pure Vit C
L ´Ascorbic Acid
Ethylated Ascorbic Acid
MatrixylFine Lines
Wrinkles
AM & PM
Water
1st layer before oils/creams
Direct Acids
Pure Vit C
L ´Ascorbic Acid
Ethylated Ascorbic Acid

 Other Molecules

ProductTargetsWhen & WhereConflicts
Niacinamide 10% plus Zinc 1% Regulates Sebum
Minimises Pores
AM & PM
Water
1st layer before oils/creams
Pure Vit C
Ethylated Ascorbic Acid
L´Ascorbic Acid Powder
Vit C 23% & 30%
Ascorbic Acid & Alpha Arbutin
Alpha ArbutinFades Pigmen-
tation

Dark Spots
AM & PM
Water
1st layer before oils/creams
None
Caffeine SolutionReduces Dark Circles
Puffiness
AM & PM
Water
1st layer before oils/creams
None

Conflicting Products – Remember, if you have products that conflict, avoid using them in the same routine. You one in the morning and one in the evening.

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