On this page, you will find all The Ordinary products and what each one of them targets.
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.
When putting a routine together, bear in mind that you should use only one of the following products in a routine. You can use a Peptide in the morning and Acids in the evening. See The Ordinary conflicts.
- Peptides (non-copper peptides can be used with retinoids)
- Vitamin C (direct/pure)
- Direct Acid
The Ordinary Products
- 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 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 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 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.
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 are currently 3 The Ordinary Antioxidants to choose from. Alpha Lipoic is either being reformulated or has been discontinued.
All of these antioxidants have conflicts. Pycnogenol has the fewest conflicts and would therefore be a good one to start with. The Ordinary Pycnogenol comes in a 15ml bottle. It´s actually become my favourite antioxidant. 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 Direct 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|
|Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution|
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 bear in mind you should use only one acid in any routine – The Ordinary Conflicts.
The acids start at just £4.20 for the Salicylic Acid up to £6.80 for the Glycolic Acid.
|*Ascorbyl Glucoside |
*Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
|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
- There are 8 different Vitamin C products to choose from.
- If you´re new to skincare, I would advise starting with one of the derivatives (marked *).
- Find a guide to The Ordinary Vitamin Cs here.
- Prices vary from just £4.90 up to £18
The Ordinary 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 and would go directly after cleansing.
- 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|
NIOD CAIL Copper Amino Isolate Lipid
|Overall skin health|
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 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.
The Ordinary Regimens
You can find lots of new routines by Deciem here.