The Ordinary Textural Irregularities Regimen Guide

The Ordinary & Deciem products good for Textural Irregularities

Resveratrol & Ferulic Acid
Azelaic Acid
Lactic Acid 5%
Mandelic Acid
Hylamide Sub Q Skin
Hylamide C25

AHA 30%
Glycolic Acid
Lactic Acid 10%
Salicylic Acid Masque
Hylamide Sub Q Eyes
NIOD FECC Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate

*Please note that this is one of the original regimens by Deciem from 2016. The conflicts have now changed, and it is advised not to use more than one acid in a routine and not to use acids with retinoids. You can now build your own regimen here and find more information about Textural Irregularities below.

Textural Irregularities Regimen
This regimen is no longer recommended. You can alternate these products in different routines.

How Your Regimen Will Look

MorningCleanse | Azelaic Acid | SPF
Evening Cleanse | Glycolic Acid | Retinoid 2% or 5% in Squalane
AHA 30% solution is a treatment that should be used no more than twice a week for 10 minutes taking care of the eyes when applying and rinsing off. Use this alone, followed by something hydrating. Avoid acids, retinoids, direct vitamin c and peptides. You can start with one minute and work your way up to 10 minutes, but please patch test this first.

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid

The Ordinary Skincare Regimens

Quick Look At Azelaic Acid

Azelaic Acid Targets

  • Dullness
  • Uneven tone
  • Textural Irregularities
  • Antioxidant support

Azelaic Acid Conflicts

  • The Ordinary Direct Acids
  • EUK 134 Antioxidant
  • Peptides: Buffet, Buffet + Copper, Matrixyl and Argireline, and Hylamide Sub Q.

How To Use Azelaic Acid

  • Azelaic Acid should ideally be used in the evening; however, in this routine it is used in the morning.
  • Always avoid direct sunlight and use SPF.
  • Use this as your last step in your regimen. Some people use this before a thick moisturizer like Natural Moisturizing Factors, and some use after. Deciem now advises using this after.
ask Deciem for a regimen

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid

The Ordinary Skincare Regimen

A quick look at Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid Targets

  • Dullness
  • Uneven Tone
  • Textural Irregularities

How To Use Glycolic Acid

  • It´s best to use this in the evening only.
  • Apply a little on a cotton wool pad and wipe over your face.
  • Avoid the eyes
  • Patch testing is highly recommended.

Glycolic Acid Conflicts

  • Peptides Buffet & Buffet + Copper Peptides, Argireline, Matrixyl & Hylamide Sub Q
  • EUK 134 Antioxidant
  • Direct Acids in The Ordinary list.

Granactive Retinoid 2% or 5% in Squalane

A quick Look At Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane

Targets of Retinoid

  • Signs of Ageing
  • Textural Irregularities

How to use Granactive Retinoid

  • Best to use in the evenings.
  • Apply a few drops after your water-based products.
  • Patch testing is recommended.

Retinoid Conflicts

  • Avoid using this with other products containing Retinol or Retinoid
  • Whilst Buffet + Copper Peptides, Pure Vitamin C and Acids are not listed as conflicts, Deciem recommends avoiding using all these in the same regimen. You can alternate them morning/evening.

The Ordinary AHA 30% Peeling Solution

The Ordinary Textural Irregularities Regimen

AHA 30% Targets

  • Dullness
  • Textural Irregularities

How to use AHA 30% + BHA 2%

  • Use AHA 30% once or twice a week in the evening.
  • Apply a thin layer onto clean, dry skin avoiding the eye area
  • It is highly recommended to patch test first.
  • Take good care of your eyes when rinsing AHA.
  • Use something hydrating to finish.
  • Avoid the eyes
  • Patch testing is highly recommended.

AHA 30% Conflicts

  • Other Direct Acids
  • EUK 134 Antioxidant
  • Peptides including Buffet, Buffet + Copper, Argireline, Matrixyl, Hylamide Sub Q Skin.
  • Always check the official Deciem website.

All About Textural Irregularities

What are textural irregularities?

Texture occurs when the skin is not functioning properly.

What does it look/feel like?

Bumpy and rough, maybe dry and or red.

What causes it?

The skin might become textured due to dryness, inflammation and/or blocked pores.

Which The Ordinary Products are good for it? 

  • Hyaluronic Acid 2%– Hydration is very important to ease stressed, textured skin
  • Lactic Acid 10% + HA is exfoliating and hydrating. Lactic acid is the perfect choice for rough skin
  • Retinoids. Like Granactive Retinoid and Retinol, they have a great normalizing effect on the skin
  • NMF. You will need all the moisture to help tackle rough skin

Which ingredients should you avoid with Textural Irregularities? 

Avoid products containing alcohol and fragrance like the plague, they will only cause your skin harm and worsen your condition.

The Ordinary Skincare Routines & Skin Types

About Textural Irregularities page was written for Deciem Chat Room by Nia Patten who has 7 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, a Post Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine. Nia is one of the founder moderators of The Ordinary & Deciem Chat Room and has personal experience with the pain of cystic acne and melasma. Read up about Nia here