The Ordinary products can be really confusing so to make it easier this page only lists The Ordinary products and what each one of them targets. If you’re completely new to skincare, I would highly recommend asking Deciem for a skincare routine or have a look at all The Ordinary Routines here and lots of personalised The Ordinary routines here. If you wish to have a go at working out a regimen for yourself, I would advise 1 maybe 2 from each category and preferably products with no or few conflicts.
The Ordinary Products
- Hydrators & Oils
- The Ordinary Retinols & Retinoids
- Vitamin C
- More Molecules
- Cleansers, Hair Care, Sun Care & Colours
The Ordinary Products – Hydrators & Oils
|Moroccan Argan Oil||Dehydration|
|Marula Oil||Uneven Tone |
Great For Hair
|Rose Hip Seed Oil||Dehydration|
Signs of Aging
|Chia Seed Oil||Supports Healthy Skin|
|“B” Oil||Dehydration | Irritation|
Uneven Tone |Antioxidant Support
|Borage Seed Oil||Redness | Sensitivity|
Inflammation | Dehydration
|Hemi Squalane Oil||Supports Healthy Skin & Hair|
Tames Hair Frizz
|Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil||Dehydration | Signs of Ageing|
Inflammation | Antioxidant
|Natural Moisturising Factors||Hydration | Skin Repair|
|Hyaluronic Acid||Hydration | Skin Repair|
|Marine Hyaluronics||Hydration | Skin Repair|
|Amino Acids||Hydration | Skin Repair|
There are 13 different products in the Hydration & Oils category with prices varying from just £2.75 for the Hemi-Squalane Oil to £14.90 for the Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil.
I would recommend adding 2 or 3 of these products to your basket. Some of my personal
The Ordinary Products – Retinol & Retinoids
|Granactive Retinoid 2%, 2% & 5% in Squalane||Signs of Ageing |Textural Irregularities|
|Retinol 0.2%, 0.5%, 1% in Squalane||Signs of Ageing |Textural Irregularities|
There are 3 Retinols & 3 Retinoids to choose from. Here´s a complete guide to Retinol & Retinoids. For
Which Ordinary Retinol is the strongest?
Which Ordinary Retinoid is the strongest?
2% Granactive RetinoidEmulsion (Moderate Strength, No Irritation)
2% Granactive Retinoid in Squalane (Moderate Strength, No Irritation)
5% Granactive Retinoid in Squalane (High Strength, No to Low Irritation)
- Prices range from just £4.20 to £11.90
- Always use an SPF and avoid direct sunlight.
- These should now be refrigerated.
The Ordinary Antioxidants
|Alpha Lipoic (not available at the moment)||Dullness | Signs of Aging|
|EUK 134||Antioxidant Support | Redness|
|Resveratrol & Ferulic Acid||Signs of Ageing|
Rebuild Skin Elasticity
You have 4 The Ordinary Antioxidants to choose from. All of these have conflicts. Pycnogenol has the fewest conflicts. If you’re undecided, read all about The Ordinary antioxidants and reviews here. The antioxidants range from just £5.50 to £8.60.
The Ordinary Acids
|AHA 30% Peeling Solution||Dullness | Textural Irregularities|
|Alpha Lipoic||Dullness |Signs of Aging|
|Azelaic Acid||Dullness | Uneven Tone|
|Glycolic Acid||Dullness | Uneven Tone |
|Lactic Acid 5%||Uneven tone|
|Lactic Acid 10%||Uneven tone|
|Salicylic Acid||Lackluster Tone|
Appearance of Blemishes
|Mandelic Acid||Dullness | Uneven Tone |
|Salicylic Acid Masque||Lackluster Tone | Appearance of Blemishes|
There are 9 different acids to choose from. The Glycolic Acid is a toning solution. The AHA 30% and the Salicylic Acid masque are both 10-minute masques. Read all about The Ordinary acids and reviews here. The acids have quite a few conflicts which you can read all about here.
The acids start at just £4.20 for the Salicylic Acid up to £6.80 for the Glycolic Acid.
|Ascorbyl Glucoside||Dullness | Uneven Tone|
Signs of Age | Antioxidant Support
|Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate||Dullness |Uneven Tone|
Signs of Age | Antioxidant Support
|L ´Ascorbic Acid Powder||Uneven Tone | Signs of Age|
|Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate||Dullness | Uneven Tone|
Signs of Ageing | Antioxidant Support
|Vitamin C Suspension 23%||Uneven Tone | Signs of Age|
|Vitamin C Suspension 30%||Uneven Tone |Signs of Age|
|Ethylated Ascorbic Acid||Uneven Tone |Signs of Age|
|Ascorbic Acid + Alpha Arbutin||Hyper-pigmentation | Dark Spots |
Uneven Tone | Signs of Age
- There are 8 different Vitamin C products to choose from.
- 5 are pure form which all have conflicts.
- 3 are derivatives that have no conflicts except it shouldn´t be mixed with the Niacinamide Powder.
- If you´re new to skincare, I would advise starting with one of the derivatives to make your routine easier. Depending on which other products you are using will depend on which vitamin c you choose with regard to their solution.
- Ascorbyl Glucoside (water-based)
- Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (oil-based)
- Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (emulsion)
- Prices vary from just £4.90 up to £18
The Ordinary Products – More Molecules
|Alpha Arbutin||Hyper-pigmentation |Dark Spots|
|Niacinamide||Regulates Sebum |
|Niacinamide Powder||Visible shine|
Irregular skin texture
|Caffeine Solution||Puffiness | Dark Circles (Eyes)|
- These three products are
water – basedsolutions
- Apply as one of the first layers in your regimen.
- Prices vary from just £5 to £7.
The Ordinary Peptides
|Buffet||Signs of Ageing | Firming|
|Buffet + Copper||Signs of Ageing |Firming |
|Argireline||Signs of Ageing|
|Matrixyl||Fine Lines |Wrinkles|
|Hylamide Sub Q Skin||Fine Lines | Wrinkles | Dynamic Lines | Textural Irregularities|
|NIOD CAIS Copper Amino Isolate Serum||Overall skin health|
|NIOD CAIL Copper Amino Isolate Lipid||Overall skin health|
Everyone should add one of these in their basket. The Ordinary Buffet is probably the most popular peptide to start with along with the Buffet + Copper Peptides. Read all about The Ordinary peptides, reviews and conflicts here.
Prices vary from just £5.50 up to £28.90 for the Buffet + Copper.
Cleanser | Sun Cream | Hair Care
|Mineral UV Filters SPF 15 with Antioxidants*|
|Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants*|
|Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density*|
If you’re wondering about any of these products, you can check The Ordinary reviews in the Deciem Chat Room. The Squalane Cleanser is a great cleanser and is now available in 50ml and 150ml.
The sun creams have mixed reviews as some members have said it leaves a white cast. NIOD does a survival range which is really nice and leaves no white cast. The hair serum has some very mixed reviews too so please read all the reviews, the good and the bad before purchasing.
The Ordinary Colours & The Ordinary Primers
Read all about The Ordinary Colours here with reviews of the coverage and serum foundation plus colour matches. The primers are great too. My personal
The Ordinary Products For All Skin Concerns
To help you choose products by skin concerns, you may find this page useful. The Ordinary products for all skin types and concerns.