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The Ordinary Products & What they do?

The Ordinary Products – What does The Ordinary do?

The Ordinary range includes around 60 products. On this page, you will find all The Ordinary products and what each one targets.

If you’re new to skincare, I highly recommend building your own skincare routine with the regimen builder or looking at all The Ordinary Skincare Routines and many Personalized Routines here.

How to put a skincare routine together

If you wish to put a routine together yourself, I would advise starting with 1, maybe 2 products from each category and preferably products with no or few conflicts. You can find more pages on this website, like How To Layer The Ordinary and The Ordinary Conflicts.


There are many product conflicts, which I highly recommend looking through here first: The Ordinary Conflicts. 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.

The Ordinary Peptides

The Ordinary Peptides - Products Page
Multi-Peptide + HA Serum (Buffet)Signs of Ageing | Firming
Multi-Peptide + Copper Peptides 1%Signs of Ageing |Firming
Skin Health
Multi-Peptide Eye Serum Signs of Ageing | Dark Circles | Puffiness
ArgirelineSigns of Ageing
MatrixylFine 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

The Ordinary Moisturisers - The Ordinary Product Page
Natural Moisturising FactorsDryness
Natural Moisturizing Factors + PhytoCeramidesDryness (the richest of of all)
Natural Moisturizing Factors + BetaGlucanDryness (lightweight, clear gel moisturizer)

The Ordinary Oils

Some oils have been discontinued, and now there are just 5 oils to choose from.

Moroccan Argan Oil Dehydration
Marula Oil Uneven Tone
Antioxidant Support
Great For Hair
Rose Hip Seed Oil Dehydration
Signs of Aging
Squalane Oil Dehydration
“B” Oil Dehydration | Irritation
Uneven Tone |Antioxidant Support
The Ordinary Soothing & Barrier Support Serum
The Ordinary Hydrating Serums
Hyaluronic Acid Hydration | Skin Repair
Marine Hyaluronics Hydration | Skin Repair
Amino Acids Hydration | Skin Repair
Soothing & Barrier Support SerumBarrier 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 Hyaluronics, Natural Moisturising Factors + PhytoCeramides, Rose Hip Seed Oil and Squalane Oil.

The Ordinary Retinol & Retinoids

Retinol / RetinoidTargets
Retinal 0.2% Emulsion
Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion
Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane
Signs of Ageing |Textural Irregularities
Retinol 0.2%, 0.5%, 1% in SqualaneSigns of Ageing |Textural Irregularities

There are 3 Retinol, 2 Retinoids and a Retinal to choose from. Here´s a complete guide to Retinol, Retinoids and Retinal. If you are new to skincare, starting with the lowest strength is recommended.

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The Ordinary Antioxidants

The Ordinary Antioxidants - The Ordinary Products Page
EUK 134Antioxidant Support | Redness
Resveratrol & Ferulic Acid Signs of Ageing
Textural Irregularities
Pycnogenol Skin Hydration
Rebuild Skin Elasticity

All of these antioxidants have conflicts. Pycnogenol has the fewest conflicts and would be a good one. 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

The Ordinary Acids - The Ordinary Products Page
AHA 30% Peeling SolutionDullness | Textural Irregularities
Azelaic AcidDullness | Uneven Tone
Textural Irregularities
Antioxidant Support
Glycolic AcidDullness | Uneven Tone
Textural Irregularities
Lactic Acid 5%Uneven tone
Textural Irregularities
Fine Lines
Lactic Acid 10%Uneven tone
Textural Irregularities
Fine Lines
Salicylic AcidLackluster Tone
Appearance of Blemishes
Mandelic AcidDullness | Uneven Tone
Textural irregularities
Salicylic Acid MasqueLackluster Tone | Appearance of Blemishes
Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous SolutionUneven Skin Tone | Signs of Congestion | Textural Irregularities | Dullness

Nine different acids are available. 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. Remember that you should use only one Acid in any routine—The Ordinary Conflicts.

The Ordinary Vitamin Cs

2 Vitamin Cs have been discontinued, and we now have 5 to choose from.

Vitamin CTargets
Ascorbyl Glucoside
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate
Dullness | Uneven Tone
Signs of Age | Antioxidant Support
Vitamin C Suspension 23%Uneven Tone | Signs of Age
Antioxidant Support
L ´Ascorbic Acid Powder
Ethylated Ascorbic Acid
Uneven Tone |Signs of Age
Antioxidant Support

You can find a quick guide to The Ordinary Vitamin Cs here.

The Ordinary More Molecules – other products

The Ordinary More Molecules - Ordinary Products
More MoleculesTargets
Caffeine SolutionPuffiness | Dark Circles (Eyes)
Niacinamide PowderVisible shine
Enlarged pores
Irregular skin texture
NiacinamideRegulates Sebum
Minimizes Pores
Alpha Arbutin Hyper-pigmentation |Dark Spots
Aloe 2% + NAGTextural Irregularities, Uneven Skin Tone, Look of Redness
Soothing & Barrier Support

Cleansers | Hair Care

Squalane Cleanser
Glucoside Foaming Cleanser
Glycolipid Cream Cleanser
Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density*
Natural Moisturizing Factors for Scalp
Shampoo – Sulphate 4% Cleanser
Conditioner – Behentrimonium Chloride 2
Lash & Brow Serum

Hair & Scalp Care is a huge thing, and The Ordinary now has 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, and my skin looks fresh. The other 2 are great, but this just works so well on my skin.

The Ordinary Primers

The Ordinary Primers - The Ordinary Products Page

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.

High-Adherence Silicone PrimerHigh Spreadability Fluid Primer

Find more The Ordinary Guides

The Ordinary for all skin concerns

How to layer The Ordinary

The Ordinary Conflicts

The Ordinary Regimens/Routines

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