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I see they have a little bit of advice depending on what results you want but its not very in-depth.
So, I've ordered the buffet as that seems to be the 'to go to' item. For those of you who use this range, how did you work out your regimen? I'm in my thirties, combo-oily skin. Always stressed out and it shows on my face argh.
I ordered The Ordinary products via the Victoria Heath website and was bamboozled by the range of products too. I emailed their customer care team detailing my skin type and the concerns I wanted to address and they emailed me back with a suggestion of a regime, detailed the different products and when they should be used. My skin is looking the best it has in ages!
Easy peasy! My routine, for example: Hyaluronic Acid for hydration Caffeine under eyes Buffet - peptides/anti ageing Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F - antioxidant properties but gentle. Rosehip oil - used sparingly esp on dry lips/other dry bits!
I'm not into the acids, but you could try the 2% retinoid for anti ageing and/or 5% Lactic Acid a couple of times a week, but you have to use sunscreen in the AM after use.
Email customer firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll suggest a regime. Ditto Deciem but I've read that they're quicker to answer via their FB.
They are bringing out lots of new products soon but I'd suggest you start with basic things and add on if you like at a later stage. Just be aware that the Niacinamide does seem to break some ppl out, so monitoring is needed.
The 2% retinoid is absolutely fantastic, smoothing and soothing. I'm sure it's evened out my skin tone, reduced pore size, and helped sort my rosacea. I also love the niacinamide serum. I use it day and night, and under make up with primer, instead of a moisturiser. My skin seems to love it. I took it on holiday for 11 days, as my only active - and had the smoothest skin upon return. I also like the squalene oil. A drop added to moisturiser, or on it's own after serums, leaves my skin velvety soft. No break outs either.
I was all excited about the foundations too - until I read the reviews!
Also the hyaluronic acid isn't too bad. A bit sticky for my liking, and not my most favourite brand for a hyaluronic serum - but it's a good price, and worth a try. I wouldn't be without a hyaluronic serum for plump, glowing skin. Ever!
I think HA is my favourite product too, Beautifully. Couldn't believe how my skin just sucked it up the first few times I used it. All those years thinking it was dry and it was dehydrated (poor skin). Instant softer, plumper skin. I'm waiting for an order of the Hadalabo Gokujun premium hyaluronic solution 170ml. Less than half price of even the Ordinary
The Hada labo premium hyaluronic serum is my holy grail serum. I've been praising it highly on here for ages! You will love it. It visibly pumps up your skin, and doesn't break me out at all. I use it under make up, with no moisturiser - it's that hydrating.
Have you tried the Hada labo sheet masks? - if you use this, as well as the serum, you will not stop touching your skin!
Wow! You've been busy! Hope you like the products, my skin has never been better. Even in my teenage years. Hope you like the sheet masks. I put serum on underneath, and afterwards, patting it into the skin. Smooth as a baby's bottom!