Today I wanted to put into light some products that are making so much for my skin since I moved to Canada. As many of you probably already know, here, we have just 2 seasons: winter with -30 degrees Celsius and summer with +40.
This huge difference between the seasons messed up seriously with my skin that somehow from normal to oily became dry & sensitive. It took me a while to adjust, because it took me a lot of time to figure out what’s happening with my ski. I had to change a lot in my every day routine because all the products that I used were doing nothing for me anymore.
About 5 months ago, I finally settled down to 3 products from The Ordinary and they making wonders for my skin.
- The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 – I started using this product after doing a lot of research in the field, and this is the one with the best quality / price ratio. For those of you who don’t know (no shame, I didn’t knew either 😀 ), the hyaluronic acid is the best thing that you can use for hydration, so this was a smart decision for my dry & cracked skin. I can totally say that my skin loved this formula almost from the first application, so I started using it twice a day: in the morning immediately after I clean my face & in the evening after The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA. To this day, I finished almost 2 bottles, so one bottle keeps me safe for about 2.5 months, which is pretty good if you ask me 😉 . Each bottle contains 30 ml and the price is CAD$ 6.50.
- The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA – This formulation offers a mild exfoliation without causing inflammation and sensitivity. What this is doing to my skin is amazing actually : it’s making my skin uniform and it helps me a lot with my acne. My skin looks bright and healthy. A very important thing when you use a chemical peeling formula is not to forget to use SUNSCREEN because exfoliating products increase the sensitivity to sunlight. I use it every evening, right after cleansing my face, this is the first product that I apply on my skin, all the others came after it. Each bottle contains 30 ml and the price is CAD $ 6.50.
- The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG – This formula contains a high concentration of caffeine + epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside – an extract from green tea leaves. I use this product twice a day and it is doing great things for the area below my eyes. The effects are not showing themselves right away, as it needs a long time before you start seeing the results. But if you are like me and all your life you saw dark circles & puffiness on your eye area, what costs you to wait a little more? In my case, I started to see improvements after about 2 months of daily use, so be patient 😉 . Don’t forget to moisturize after applying this solution, because is very drying. Like all the others, the bottle contains also 30 ml and the price is CAD $ 6.70.
Every product that I mentioned here is vegan, gluten free and cruelty free.
I really hope you found this review useful & I hope I’ll have you back for my next one 😉 .