The Ordinary Products
There are around 60 products in The Ordinary range. On this page, you will find all The Ordinary products and what each one of them targets.
If you’re completely new to skincare, I would highly recommend building your own skincare routine with the regimen builder or looking at all The Ordinary Skincare Routines here and lots of Personalised Routines here.
How to put a skincare routine together
If you wish to put a routine together yourself, I would advise 1, maybe 2 from each category and preferably products with no or few conflicts to start. You can find more pages on this website, like How To Layer The Ordinary and The Ordinary Conflicts.
There are quite a few product conflicts which I highly recommend looking through here first The Ordinary Conflicts. Basically avoid using Acids, Retinol & Direct Vitamin C in the same routine. Peptides should not be used with Acids. Avoid Niacinamide and Vitamin C. There are a few more, so check the conflicts chart.
- Hydrators & Oils
- Cleansers, Hair & Body Care & Sun Care
- Hydrators & Oils
- The Ordinary Retinols & Retinoids
- Vitamin C
- More Molecules
The Ordinary Peptides
|Multi-Peptide + HA Serum (Buffet)||Signs of Ageing | Firming|
|Multi-Peptide + Copper Peptides 1%||Signs of Ageing |Firming |
|Multi-Peptide Eye Serum||Signs of Ageing | Dark Circles | Puffiness|
|Argireline||Signs of Ageing|
|Matrixyl||Fine Lines | Wrinkles|
|NIOD CAIS Copper Amino Isolate Serum|
NIOD CAIL Copper Amino Isolate Lipid
|Overall skin health|
Everyone should add at least one of these to their basket. The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum + HA is probably the most popular peptide to start with.
The Ordinary Moisturisers
|Natural Moisturising Factors||Hydration | Skin Repair|
|Natural Moisturizing Factors + PhytoCeramides||Dryness|
|Natural Moisturizing Factors + BetaGlucan||Dryness|
The Ordinary 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
|Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil||Dehydration | Signs of Ageing|
Inflammation | Antioxidant
|The Ordinary Hydrating Serums|
|Hyaluronic Acid||Hydration | Skin Repair|
|Marine Hyaluronics||Hydration | Skin Repair|
|Amino Acids||Hydration | Skin Repair|
|Soothing & Barrier Support Serum||Barrier Support | Look of Redness|
There are quite a few products in the Hydration & Oils category and they vary in price in price quite a bit. There are now 3 Natural Moisturizing Factors to choose from.
I would recommend adding 2 or 3 of these products to your basket. My favourites are Hyaluronic Acid, Marine
The Ordinary Retinol & Retinoids
|Retinol / Retinoid||Targets|
|Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion|
Granactive Retinoid 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 Retinol & 3 Retinoids to choose from. Here´s a complete guide to Retinol & Retinoids. If you are new to skincare, starting with the lowest strength is recommended.
- These should now be refrigerated.
The Ordinary Antioxidants
|EUK 134||Antioxidant Support | Redness|
|Resveratrol & Ferulic Acid||Signs of Ageing|
Rebuild Skin Elasticity
All of these antioxidants have conflicts. Pycnogenol has the fewest conflicts and would be a good one to start with. The Ordinary Pycnogenol comes in a 15ml bottle and is one of my favourite products. If you’re undecided, read about The Ordinary Antioxidants and reviews here.
The Ordinary Direct Acids
|AHA 30% Peeling Solution||Dullness | Textural Irregularities|
|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|
|Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution||Uneven Skin Tone | Signs of Congestion | Textural Irregularities | Dullness|
There are 9 different acids to choose from. Glycolic Acid is a toning solution. The AHA 30% and the Salicylic Acid masque are both 10-minute masques. You can read all about The Ordinary Acids and reviews here, and remember that you should use only one Acid in any routine – The Ordinary Conflicts.
|Ascorbyl Glucoside |
|Dullness | Uneven Tone|
Signs of Age | Antioxidant Support
|Vitamin C Suspension 23%|
Vitamin C Suspension 30%
|Uneven Tone | Signs of Age|
|L ´Ascorbic Acid Powder|
Ethylated Ascorbic Acid
|Uneven Tone |Signs of Age|
|Ascorbic Acid + Alpha Arbutin||Hyper-pigmentation | Dark Spots |
Uneven Tone | Signs of Age
The Ordinary More Molecules – other products
|Caffeine Solution||Puffiness | Dark Circles (Eyes)|
|Niacinamide Powder||Visible shine|
Irregular skin texture
|Niacinamide||Regulates Sebum |
|Alpha Arbutin||Hyper-pigmentation |Dark Spots|
|Aloe 2% + NAG||Textural Irregularities, Uneven Skin Tone, Look of Redness|
|Soothing & Barrier Support|
Cleanser | Sun Cream | Hair Care
Hair & Scalp Care is a huge thing at the moment, and The Ordinary now have a shampoo, conditioner and 2 treatment products. The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors for the Scalp and Multi-Peptide Hair Density.
We now have 3 cleansers to choose from. My personal favourite is the Glucoside Foaming Cleanser. It´s just so quick and easy to use. Removes all my make-up with no irritation whatsoever, and my skin looks so fresh. The other 2 are great but this just works so well on my skin.
There are 2 SPF products in The Ordinary range. Please read reviews before buying, particularly if you have medium to darker skin, as some people find this leaves a white cast.
The Ordinary Primers
Both primers are great, and both can be worn with or without makeup. My favourite is the silicone primer. It works so well under my makeup, leaving a flawless finish, and my make-up lasts all day.
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