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 next product to be realised is the new Salicylic Acid & Activated Charcoal Masque which will be live May 29th.
The Ordinary can be really confusing, so to make it easier, this page is just about The Ordinary products and their targets. You can narrow down the products you’re interested for your skin concerns.
Once you are familiar with all the products, you can then read more information about all The Ordinary products including targets, when and how to use and their conflicts.
The Ordinary 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 favourites are the Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Hyaluronics, Natural Moisturising Factors, Rose Hip Seed Oil and the Squalane Oil.
|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 newbies the Granactive Retinoid 2% or 2% in Squalane is a good place to start.
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 an antioxidant in our life. All of them except for the Pycnogenol have conflicts, so check 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 and the AHA is a masque which should only to be used once 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.
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 |
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 all this skincare business, there are 3 that have no conflicts which could be a good place to start. These are the Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate and the Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.
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 water based solutions which would be applied as one of the first layers in your regimen. Niacinamide is the only one that has conflicts to look out for.
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 so be aware you may have to use these either in the morning or evening.
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 but my favourite has to be the Silicone Primer. My make-up has never looked so smooth or stayed on so long.
|The Ordinary Serum Foundation||The Ordinary Coverage Foundation|
|High-Adherence Silicone Primer||High Spreadability Fluid Primer|
What is The Ordinary?
The Ordinary is brand which allows you to be your own little chemist and in control of what you are applying to your skin, really targeting your specific skincare needs rather than buying one cream with lots of different ingredients in it.
Who owns The Ordinary?
The Ordinary was launched in 2016 and is owned by Deciem who are the umbrella company and have other including NIOD, Hylamide and The Chemistry Brand.
The founder of Deciem was a genius called Brandon Truaxe, who sadly died in January 2019. It still doesn’t feel real that we will never see him again.
In 2017 Estee Lauder became a minority shareholder and since the death of Brandon Trauxe, Nicola Kilner who was always Co.CEO is now acting CEO for Deciem.