The Ordinary skincare products can be really confusing. To make it easier, this page only lists The Ordinary products and what they target.
If you’re completely new to skincare, I would personally ask Deciem for a skincare routine or have a look at 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 By Categories
- Hydrators & Oils
- The Ordinary Retinols & Retinoids
- Vitamin C
- More Molecules
- Cleansers, Hair Care, Sun Care & Colours
The Ordinary 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 Aging|
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
Retinols & Retinoids by The Ordinary
|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.
|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 have conflicts.
If you’re undecided, read all about The Ordinary antioxidants and reviews here. The antioxidants range from just £5.50 to £8.60.
|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 which have no conflicts
- If you´re new to skincare, I would advise starting with one of these and make life simple for yourself. 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 More Molecules
|Alpha Arbutin||Hyper-pigmentation |Dark Spots|
|Niacinamide||Regulates Sebum |
|Caffeine Solution||Puffiness | Dark Circles (Eyes)|
These three products are
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|
Everyone should add one of these in their basket. 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 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. The hair serum has some very mixed reviews too.
The Ordinary Colours & The Ordinary Primers
|Serum Foundation||Coverage Foundation|
|High-Adherence Silicone Primer||High Spreadability Fluid Primer|
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