The Ordinary


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Product Overview

Quick Product Notes
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EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients

Promotes Wound Healing from 1 Ingredient(s):
Sodium Hyaluronate

Anti-Aging from 1 Ingredient(s):
Citric Acid

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Sensitive Skin

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 51 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
(Skin Conditioning,Fragrance,Antistatic Agent,Hair Conditioning,Buffering Agent,Skin-Conditioning Agent -Miscellaneous)
(Humectant,Flavoring Agent,Skin-Conditioning Agent- Miscellaneous)
Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate
(Skin Conditioning)
(Skin Conditioning,Masking,Humectant,Flavoring Agent,Moisturising)
(Skin Conditioning,Masking,Fragrance,Antistatic Agent,Hair Conditioning)

Latest User Reviews

(Showing 3 of 4 Reviews)
combination AcneAnti-AgingBlackheads+ 2
Just okay

Hard to tell if it fights signs of aging yet, but it doesn't make me break out and it mixes well with other parts of my routineroutineroutinerouroutineroutiroutineroutineroutinerouroutineroutineroutineroutinetineneroutineroutinetine, i combine it with the natural moisturizing factors and the niacinamide

dry BlackheadsSensitiveDehydrated+ 2

It's hard to comment on the anti-aging effect of this product after using up a bottle, simply because I'm in my twenties, so I will talk about its other aspects.

~ For one, have you seen that ingredient list? No matter how you look at it, it's suitable for so many while providing great benefits. Not clogging, not irritating, yet full of amino acids and peptides. These prices almost make me question Deciem's sourcing for the Ordinary line, but even if I get a little portion of the benefits without having anything to loose, it's still completely worth it in my mind.
~ In terms of experience, applying this product was very pleasant. It has a faint chemical smell, nothing noticeable. The texture is phenomenal: weighty, slightly tacky, hydrating but not greasy in any way. Perfect to follow up with a moisturizer. Sinks in fast and serves as a great morning serum. Haven't gotten a single break out when paired with other trustworthy products. I used it on others with combo and oily skin types, and they all loved it, even my bf.
~ Lasts at least 6 months of daily use, you only need a little.

This serum is simply a hustle-free way slip in those anti-aging ingredients, while keeping your skin hydrated. Gotta be one of the most well-rounded skincare products I've tried.

dry Anti-AgingDehydratedUneven
interesting but you need to give it time

My thoughts on The Ordinary Buffet
On Deciem’s homepage underneath every product there is a box with some great fast information. This is a feature I really love and if your skin is sensitive to certain ingredients this is a really simple way to do a basic screening when choosing what to buy.

This is a product that I find really hard to review. When a product claims to target multiple signs of aging it really takes a long time to test and I will let you know that I have tested a full bottle of this before even thought of writing a review on it. According to me this is still way to short time to tell you if it this is really working or not.

But I will try not to think about all the other stuff and really tell you what I think about The Ordinary Buffet as a product on its own.

I really find this product to be interesting. When analyzing all the good it is supposed to do I really believe that this product can make your skin appear younger.

It contains no alcohol, which I love since my skin is sensitive to alcohol and I really try to avoid product with this ingredient. pH is around 4,5-5,5 which is a great pH value for skincare and really great for sensitive skin types.

This serum has a smell to it, but it is more on the chemical side and not added perfume, so it really doesn’t bother me at all.

When applying it I use a few drops and massage it in all over my face. It will feel a little tacky on the skin but it absorbs really quickly and the tackiness is gone when applying the rest of my routine

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