When I first heard about The Ordinary back in January 2017, there were only around 20 products under The Ordinary brand. There are now around 60 and it keeps growing with new products being released all the time.
The Ordinary products can be really confusing, so to make it easier, this page only lists The Ordinary products and what they do for your skin.
If you’re completely new to the brand, I personally would ask Deciem for a skincare routine or have a look at the set routines here. If you do want to have a go at working out a regimen for yourself, I would advise 1 or maybe 2 from each category and if you can find a product with no conflicts, start with one of these.
The Ordinary Products By Categories
- The Ordinary Hydrators & Oils
- The Ordinary Retinols & Retinoids
- The Ordinary Antioxidants
- The Ordinary Acids
- The Ordinary Vitamin C
- More Molecules
- Cleansers, Hair Care, Sun Care & Colours
The Ordinary Hydrators & Oils
In this category there are 13 different products to choose from with prices varying from just £2.75 for the Hemi-Squalane Oil to £14.90 for the Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil.
I highly recommend adding at least 2 or 3 of these Hydrating products to your basket.
Some of my personal
|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 Aging|
Inflammation | Antioxidant
|Natural Moisturising Factors||Hydration | Skin Repair|
|Hyaluronic Acid||Hydration | Skin Repair|
|Marine Hyaluronics||Hydration | Skin Repair|
|Amino Acids||Hydration | Skin Repair|
The Ordinary Retinols & Retinoids
There are 6 different Retinols & Retinoids to choose from that all have different strengths. For
Which Oridnary Retinol is the strongest?
Retinol 0.2% in Squalane (Low Strength, Moderate Irritation)
Retinol 0.5% in Squalane (Moderate Strength, High Irritation)
Retinol 1% in Squalane (High Strength, Very High Irritation)
Which Ordinary Retinoid is the strongest?
Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (Moderate Strength, No Irritation)
Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane (Moderate Strength, No Irritation)
Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane (High Strength, No to Low Irritation)
Prices range from just £4.20 to £11.90. Please remember when using these products you must use an SPF and avoid direct sunlight.
|Granactive Retinoid 2%||Signs of Ageing |Textural Irregularities|
|Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane||Signs of Ageing |Textural Irregularities|
|Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane||Signs of Ageing |Textural Irregularities|
|Retinol 0.2% in Squalane||Signs of Ageing |Textural Irregularities|
|Retinol 0.5% in Squalane||Signs of Ageing |Textural Irregularities|
|Retinol 1% in Squalane||Signs of Ageing Textural Irregularities |
The Ordinary Antioxidants
You have 4 The Ordinary Antioxidants to choose from and we all need at least one antioxidant in our life. All of them except for the Pycnogenol have conflicts, so check all your other products before buying.
If you’re undecided which antioxidant to go for, come and chat with us in the Deciem Chat Room.
The antioxidants range from just £5.50 to £8.60.
|Alpha Lipoic||Dullness | Signs of Aging|
|EUK 134||Antioxidant Support | Redness|
|Resveratrol & Ferulic Acid||Signs of Ageing|
Rebuild Skin Elasticity
The Ordinary Acids
There are 8 different acids to choose from. The Glycolic Acid is a toning solution. The AHA 30% and the Salicylic Acid Masque are masques that should only be used once or twice a week. The rest you can use regularly but there are conflicts so you will have to alternate these in your routines depending on the other products you are using.
I highly advise not to buy too many acids. You should avoid using acids with other acids in the same routine as well as some of the vitamin c and peptides. Always check conflicts. Lactic Acid 5% is a nice acid to start with.
The acids start at just £4.20 for the Salicylic Acid up to £6.80 for the Glycolic Acid.
|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|
The Ordinary Vitamin Cs
There are 8 different Vitamin C products to choose from. How do you chose which one is good for you? You can read all about the different vitamin c products here , but it really depends on the other products you are using in your regimen.
If you’re already using an emulsion and/or oil in your routine, then you would maybe be better going for the Ascorbyl Glucoside which is a water based product. It´s all about the layering!
If you’re new to skincare, then there are 3 vitamin c products that have no conflicts which would be a good place to start. These are the Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate
Prices vary from just £4.90 up to £18 for the Ethylated Ascorbic 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
The Ordinary More Molecules
These three products are
Prices vary from just £5 to £7.
|Alpha Arbutin||Hyper-pigmentation |Dark Spots|
|Niacinamide||Regulates Sebum |
|Caffeine Solution||Puffiness | Dark Circles (Eyes)|
The Ordinary Peptides
Everyone should add one of these in their baskets. Buffet is probably the most popular one to start with as it targets so many signs of ageing.
These peptides do conflict with other products (Buffet + Copper as the most conflicts) so be aware you may have to use these either in the morning or evening. Peptides shouldn´t be used in the same routine as other acids or pure vitamin c.
Prices vary from just £5.50 up to £28.90 for the Buffet + Copper.
|Buffet||Signs of Ageing | Firming|
|Buffet + Copper||Signs of Ageing |Firming |
|Argireline||Signs of Ageing|
|Matrixyl||Fine Lines |Wrinkles|
Cleanser | Sun Cream | Hair Care
If you’re wondering about any of these products, you can check reviews in the Deciem Chat Room. The Squalane Cleanser is great!
The sun creams have mixed reviews as members have said they can leave a white cast, so check before you buy! The hair serum has some amazing reviews and then some not so great reviews.
|Mineral UV Filters SPF 15 with Antioxidants|
|Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants|
|Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density|
The Ordinary Colours & Primers
Looking for the perfect shade foundation? Then have a look at our “Colour” file in the Chat Room which has lots of useful links to Foundation Matching websites and a photo album with all the members sharing their tones for you to see.
The primers are great too and my
|The Ordinary Serum Foundation||The Ordinary Coverage Foundation|
|High-Adherence Silicone Primer||High Spreadability Fluid Primer|