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The Ordinary Skincare

Have you heard about The Ordinary? It seems everyone is talking about it lately, beauty bloggers, youtubers, fashion magazines, and so on.  The company is called The Abnormal Beauty Company, DECIEM.  The first time I learned about them was from Caroline Hirons’s blog. They have so many different brands, Hylamide, Niod, Chemistry Brand, White RX, and more. Although I don’t quite get the reason behind this. I do like most of their products I tried.

I have been using Hylamide products for quite a while. The SubQ Anti-Age serum and the Booster Low-Molecular HA are my favourites. Apparently, The Ordinary is a new line of products from the same company. Out of curiosity, I purchased three different products from this brand to try out.

Advanced Retinoid 2%, 30ml – AUD 12.90 (


By now, we all know retinoid probably is the most effective anti-ageing skincare product. It helps to minimize fine lines or wrinkles, and improve skin elasticity. However, most of the products with retinoid ingredients can be quite expensive. This serum with 2% of retinoid is only  12.90 AUD for 30ml. Why not? Right?

According to The Ordinary website, the formula has two next-generation retinoid actives, Solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate and a sustained-delivery form of pure retinol in a protective capsule system. They reckon the combination provides a better result of reduction in signs of ageing without the irritation. It also has an oil-free formula.

Hyaluronic Acid 2%+ B5, 30ml – AUD 12.90 (


This is the second product I want to try. I have dry skin. I have been using the Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA serum which is $29.95 in Australia. It provides hydration to the skin. In general, I am quite happy with it. However, from time to time, I find it’s hard to get hold of it. It is sold out very often from my local store.

The formulation has a combination of”low-, medium- and high-molecular weight HA”. It does sound like a product tackles different levels of dehydration problem.

Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, 30ml- AUD 15.50 (ASOS)


This is the third product I chose to try out. Since I have hyper-pigmentation skin, I always look for a good skincare product that can reduce or prevent the pigmentation. Currently, I am still using the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution. Once it’s finished, I will try this one out. I certainly have high hope for this serum since Alpha Arbutin is very effective to reduce brown spots and pigmentation. We will see. 😉

I will probably report back after I test these products. Have you tried any products from The Ordinary range? What’s your thoughts?



    • I haven’t started using any of these products yet. I’ll probably do a review after I use them for few weeks. Thanks for stopping by. 😘

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    • I have dry skin. So I wouldn’t know for sure if they are good for oily skin or not. The Advanced Retinoid is an oil-free formula. I read quite few good reviews. The other two are not oil-free. You can have a look at their website. There are mixed comments/reviews for both products from people who have oily or combination skin. I just started using these not long ago. Personally, I like Retinoid and Hyaluronic Acid. However, the Alpha Arbutin seems break me out a little bit. I hope my answer helps. I wish I could help more. 🙂

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