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The Ordinary

(97 Posts)
LazySusan11 Tue 04-Oct-16 20:40:35

I have just bought the following..

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc PCA 1%
Advanced Retinoid 2%
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
High Adherence Silicone Primer

Guess how much..go on guess..

£46!! It's about time someone did what Brandon from Deciem has done. Has anyone else tried any of this lovely lot?

evelynj Tue 04-Oct-16 22:06:28

I've just ordered the buffet & hyaluronic. Have retinoid to use up. Do they do cleansers? Looking forward to trying it out, so cheap! Just ordered the tili box from qvc too which has niod hyaluronic-same brand family

Wellhellothere1 Tue 04-Oct-16 22:58:54

I am so excited by this range! I want the hyaluronic acid and vitamin c serum but can't justify buying as I have bottles at home. How did you get the primer? Website says out of stock. I have about 6 primers at the moment but really, really need to try The Ordinary one grin

MinervaMcG Tue 04-Oct-16 22:59:43

I'm so tempted.

Dulcimena Tue 04-Oct-16 23:57:33

I ordered the retinoid, buffet, vit c and lactic acid at the weekend. Quite excited to get them and I hope at least one actually does something positive, my skin really needs a boost at the moment.

phoolani Wed 05-Oct-16 00:02:58

Is it only on qvc?

Dulcimena Wed 05-Oct-16 00:07:41

I ordered from Victoria Health, you can buy direct from Deciem's site too.

huntersmum Wed 05-Oct-16 01:14:06

I have the buffet, retinol and rose hip oil and I'm waiting for the hyaluronic acid to be delivered. I'm currently using the retinol followed by the oil at night and the buffet in the morning to be followed by the hyaluronic acid. It's too early to report on results but my face feels lovely in the morning.

LazySusan11 Wed 05-Oct-16 05:21:08

I sent Victoria Health an email and they sent me a regime. The primer is on pre order not sure I'll like it but was only £3.90!

Jointhejoyrun75 Wed 05-Oct-16 09:25:38

I have the Buffet and quite liking it so far! No outward skin changes but quite moisturising. I have very dry and dehydrated skin. I am interested in getting the vitamin c serum next - any reviews?

wowfudge Wed 05-Oct-16 11:05:38

Just had a look - it all seems quite complicated. Can anyone break it down/explain?

Nabootique Wed 05-Oct-16 11:13:04

wowfudge Have a look here:

It helps explain it a bit and has some example routines on the bottom. No one needs everything from the range, don't panic!

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 05-Oct-16 11:16:17

I have the vitamin C serum and niacinamide serums. Have been using them for a couple of weeks. The vitamin c serum certainly tingles on the skin. but maybe I put too much on.

HeyMacWey Wed 05-Oct-16 11:56:39

I've got the retinoid 2%.
To early to see if it makes a difference but I like the look of the rest of the products so will consider when current products run out.
I currently use a lot of Korean products that have niacinamide etc in.

HeyMacWey Wed 05-Oct-16 11:57:06

Too not to

LazySusan11 Wed 05-Oct-16 12:16:02

I bought everything I was recommended. The response was quick and very informative. I'm looking forward to trying these hopefully they'll be brilliant and I no longer will get sucked in to paying out the equivalent of a mortgage payment on skincare!

HeyMacWey Wed 05-Oct-16 12:25:21

Did they do an email consultation with you?

LazySusan11 Wed 05-Oct-16 12:34:37

HeyMac I emailed Victoria Health described my lifestyle and how my skin felt/looked and I got a response within an hour with what she felt would benefit me and in what order to use them.

HeyMacWey Wed 05-Oct-16 14:44:50

That's good

Shop Wed 05-Oct-16 14:59:05

Anybody know if I can use the retinoid 2% if I'm already using AHAs?

HeyMacWey Wed 05-Oct-16 15:17:32

Yes you can - use the aha in the morning and retinoid at night.

HeyMacWey Wed 05-Oct-16 15:19:35

Or you can use the aha in the evening, wait 15-30 mins then use the retinoid and wait another 30 mins before next step.

Shop Wed 05-Oct-16 16:26:44

Thanks Hey, it's a glycolic night cream so not sure that would be possible as it will need to go on before cream. Could I alternate or would that be a waste of time?

HeyMacWey Wed 05-Oct-16 16:30:06

If it's in a night cream then there's probably a v low percentage in it so I'd just slap it on half an hour after the retinoid. (unless you have v sensitive skin in which case alternate nights may be better) Try it and see how you get on.

Make sure you wear spf during the day time.

Wellhellothere1 Wed 05-Oct-16 17:10:33

I use a salicylic acid toner at night, a glycolic acid toner in the morning and I apply Retin A straight on top of my salicylic acid toner (or maybe 5 mins or so after once my skin feels dry). Have done for the last couple of years with no problems. Retin A is much stronger than retionoids so sure it will be fine.

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