The Ordinary Skincare: Haul & First Impressions

the ordinary skincare

I haven’t wanted to try a range this much for SO long! The Ordinary Skincare, the latest range from super brand Deciem, is taking the (blogging) world by storm. Whilst I was doing some research before choosing which items to buy I absolutely fell in the love with the ethics behind the brand. My main love is that they don’t test on animals which I find is super refreshing and comforting when it comes to the products I’m using on a daily basis. Here are my first impressions so far…

Natural Moisturising Factors + HA > I have to admit I was totally overwhelmed with all of the technical terms for The Ordinary Skincare range but after doing a little research it wasn’t so hard to work out what did what. This moisturiser aims to protect and hydrate your skin on the surface whilst providing long term results with continued use. My skin has been so sensitive recently so I was sceptical about trying something new but this oil free, soothing formula has been perfect. I love using this in the morning as the final step in my skincare routine to ensure my makeup applies smoothly and skins stays hydrated. I am super impressed so far!

Hyaluronic Acid 2% > Although this might sound slightly terrifying it’s actually amazing for dehydrated skin. I have been on the lookout for a new serum and for £6 I couldn’t resist. Over 2 weeks of using this morning and night I have seen any stubborn dry patches almost completely disappear! Dehydration has definitely been my main skin concern recently so seeing my skin slowly regain it’s plumpness and glow has made me feel a lot more confident. It doesn’t cause any irritation either which is great for sensitive skin types.

Lactic Acid 5% > This is the one I have used the least so far as I have been keeping it as more of a treatment rather than a daily product. Lactic acid acts as a mild exfoliator for the skin to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity. Although it sounds slightly crazy to apply an acid treatment to sensitive skin it actually does an amazing job at improving the skins texture and condition come morning. If you’re still slightly worried you can add a drop into your daily serum to reduce it’s strength and allow your skin to build up tolerance.

So far on first impressions I feel totally amazed by The Ordinary skincare. I really can’t believe that such an affordable yet beautifully packaged range can have such effective results on my troublesome skin. I’m excited to try more from the Deciem line.

Have you tried anything from The Ordinary?

Daisy x




  • I ordered some ordinary stuff from ASOS and it arrived today, you’re right it’s so so confusing reading through all the different product names and uses but once you get used to it its not so bad! I went for the azeliac (?) acid and the lactic acid, I’m not gunna lie, I’m a bit scared to use them haha! You’ve definitely made me feel a bit less nervous about using the lactic acid!


    • The lactic acid has done wonders for my skin now! I definitely notice a difference in the morning xx

  • ninegrandstudent

    I’m so tempted to pick some bits up, I think the hyaluronic acid would work well for me…

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

  • I posted a review of some products from this brand yesterday too! I tried different products to you, but now I’m super interested in getting the ones you’ve mentioned as well 🙂
    – Ambar x

  • I’ve been wanting to try some of their products for a while and I am slowly getting to grips with what each product does. It’s definitely sounds a little confusing from just the names of the product. I’m glad you’re enjoying the bits you picked up.

    Kristy |

    • I totally agree as I had no idea where to start! But a few of the more simpler products are really great xx

  • everyone has been loving the ordinary skincare and i also have my eyes on a few of them and will get them super soon for sure.

    • It’s well worth a try! Very effective for the affordable price tag xx

  • Oh these sound so amazing, anything with Glycolic Acid always works wonders for my skin!
    Jen, Velvet Spring. xo

  • I recently picked up the hyaluronic acid and have been absolutely loving it – definitely want to try more from this brand, I have my eye on the moisturiser!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • Isn’t it good?! I recently picked up a few more items too xx