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The ordinary....an idiot's guide, anyone?

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bedsocksandbroomsticks Tue 18-Apr-17 21:56:23

I'm sure it's not rocket science but my delivery arrived today, Hyaluronic acid 2%, Advanced retinol 2% and Rosehip seed oil (plus one other still to arrive) but it's a whole new world from my previous cleanse and moisturise routine.....what do I do? When do I do it? How do I do it?!!confused

bedsocksandbroomsticks Tue 18-Apr-17 22:27:00

I'm sure it's not rocket science but my delivery arrived today, Hyaluronic acid 2%, Advanced retinol 2% and Rosehip seed oil (plus one other still to arrive) but it's a whole new world from my previous cleanse and moisturise routine.....what do I do? When do I do it? How do I do it?!!

ArtemisiaGentilleschi Tue 18-Apr-17 22:31:53

Do the retinol gradually, couple of times a week to begin with.
Hyaluronic as normal serum
Rosehip instead of or on top of moisturiser.

I use the HA most nights, really like it. Am still only a month into the other stuff, so am doing a week of Vit C and then a week of retinol as I find both a bit harsh.
Have used other rosehips before, was never moisturising enough on its own for me, as my skin is dry, so I used it as a top up for my normal moisturiser.

SavoyCabbage Tue 18-Apr-17 22:35:31

I'm finding it bewildering too. I'm using the rose hip oil at night only. I'm using buffet twice a day before moisturising.

ArtemisiaGentilleschi Tue 18-Apr-17 22:41:15

I use buffet after HA in the evening.

Ollivander84 Tue 18-Apr-17 22:43:38

Retinol is PM too and before moisturiser on bare dry skin

user1471558436 Tue 18-Apr-17 22:44:35

How do they all work? Does the combination work well together (but on separate nights)

Ollivander84 Tue 18-Apr-17 22:49:06

Bit of a breakdown here (ignore the sold out bits)
https://www.beautylish.com/b/the-ordinary/about#acne

bedsocksandbroomsticks Wed 19-Apr-17 07:25:15

Brilliant, thanks all! smile

Softkitty2 Wed 19-Apr-17 16:53:26

Generally it says use water based stuff before the oils.. The retinol you must use sunscreen during the day

Brokenbutbreathing Mon 24-Apr-17 21:48:27

Sorry to have spotted this late, if you are still not completely sure, they give a guide here on their website: http://theordinary.com/regimenguide

I am following the top one and my skin looks so much better already!

Example regimen for general signs of age: 
AM: Buffet, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5; PM: Buffet, Advanced Retinoid 2%, 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
*Example regimen for pigmentation issues:*
AM: Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Solution 10%; PM: Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% or Advanced Retinoid 2%
Example regimen for dehydration: 
AM: Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA; PM: Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

bedsocksandbroomsticks Tue 25-Apr-17 13:17:56

Thanks broken I've got the same products as you I think. That's really helpful bit I'm still a bit confused....in the evening do you literally put one on top of the other, so buffet, retinoid then rosehip? Excited that you're getting results....tell me more!!

Brokenbutbreathing Tue 25-Apr-17 14:58:37

Yes, layer them in that order. In the morning I use the Caffeine eye stuff, Buffet, Hyra and then moisturiser. In the evening, Caffeine, Buffet, rosehip oil then moisturiser. Haven't used the Retinoid yet as haven't sorted out decent sunscreen. I need to order TO moisturiser to replace mine when I finish.

My skin feels so smooth and plumped after just a couple of weeks. Eyes much better too. Loving it!

bedsocksandbroomsticks Tue 25-Apr-17 15:11:40

What's TO moisturiser? I don't have the caffeine eyestuff yet....but I will get some now I think!

Brokenbutbreathing Tue 25-Apr-17 16:11:23

The Ordinary, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, haven't tried it yet.

http://theordinary.com/product/rdn-natural-moisturizing-factors-ha-30ml

hollyisalovelyname Tue 25-Apr-17 17:11:26

I have bought Buffet.
What cream should I use afterwards?
Just an ordinary moisturiser?
How long should I leave between Buffet and moisturiser?

Kez0777 Tue 25-Apr-17 17:11:54

I've ordered they caffeine eye stuff, hyaloric acid and moisturiser for the dehydrated skin. So would I do sun cream, eye stuff, acid and then moisturise in the morning? Thanks

Brokenbutbreathing Tue 25-Apr-17 17:41:49

I would try and leave a few minutes before each thing if you have time (I certainly don't always)!

Holly their recommended regime is in a post above, that's what I'm following.

Kez yes, that's what I do.

Kez0777 Tue 25-Apr-17 18:33:56

Thanks broken it's been dispatched and I can't wait for it to arrive smile

Shamoffour Tue 25-Apr-17 18:44:29

I use the general signs of ageing routine. I don't use the rose hip though I use th Clarins orchid oil instead. I also use the moisturiser which I really like.
I'm thinking about adding the caffeine thing too, is it worth getting?
I also got a peel thing too which I preordered and arrived the other day.

I'm really impressed over all. The only thing I wasn't that keen on was the vitamin c serum it bloody hurt and I have skin like an elephant usually. It felt like rubbing broken glass on my face.

Brokenbutbreathing Tue 25-Apr-17 18:54:21

I adore the Caffeine stuff and really think it's worth trying, I'm sure I can see a visible difference already.

I've only heard awful things about the Vit C stuff and haven't ordered it.

Off to order the moisturiser and a primer now... and dying to try the new foundation too!

anxiousnow Tue 25-Apr-17 19:23:47

I emailed Victoria health who were very helpful. They gave me this:

AM: Buffet; Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid, Natural Moisturising Factors.
PM: Buffet; Alpha Arbutin, Advanced Retinoid, Natural Moisturising Factors.

Buffet is a powerful antioxidant serum contains peptides that works to soften and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains amino acids to manufacture moisturising factors in skin.
Hyaluronic acid helps hydrate dermal layer because dehydration of skin cells causes inflammation leading to dryness and enhances wrinkle and line formation
Niacinamide + Zinc helps to normalise oil production, improve pore appearance
Natural Moisturizing Factors helps provide surface hydration without clogging pores.

Alpha arbutin prevent pigment deposition and improves appearance of hyperpigmented skin

Advanced Retinoid – gentler than retinol, retinoids also help smooth skin and are the gold standard for anti-aging.– use once or twice a week and gradually build up to daily usage.

anxiousnow Tue 25-Apr-17 19:25:34

I have found that something in the morning routine makes my foundation roll up a bit as if I had used one of those body shop peels. I am going to try leaving each one to soak in longer and have just bought the bodyshop spf50 moisturiser to go on top.

Brokenbutbreathing Tue 25-Apr-17 20:52:42

Thank you for sharing that Anxious, useful to see an alternative regime... did you ask them for a regime for something in particular?

Wtfdoicare Tue 25-Apr-17 21:00:09

Brokenbutbreathing what does the caffeine eye stuff do?

I like the Vitamin C serum. It's horrible to apply and sometimes stings slightly but I think it does some good.

I also like the natural moisturising factors and the squalane, which is very soothing. I am very prone to dry flaky and dehydrated skin though.

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