The Ordinary is a great skincare brand that has taken Kenya by storm! On the Sugar Punch Beauty Instagram account, we are getting a lot of inquiries about the products; how they are used and what they help with. The Ordinary’s ingredients are of high-quality and you will notice instant results no matter your skin type or skincare concern.
Creating your skincare routine may seem a little overwhelming, however knowing which order the products should be used in will help build your morning and evening routines. It will also help the products work efficiently.
Double cleansing is encouraged before any step to ensure your skin is free from makeup and dirt so the ordinary products work better.
If you’re using The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, it’s recommended you use this after your cleanser and before any other products.
The Ordinary products typically are either water-based or oil-based, and it’s important you apply your water-based products first. For your morning routine these include:
- The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
- The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
- The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
- The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA
- The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%
- The Ordinary Buffet
- The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA
- The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
If you are using a retinol such as The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane or The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Emulsion 2%, these should be used only at night time as retinol can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays and they work best overnight.
After Water Solutions
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% should also be applied after water solutions and before oil-based products but should only be used in the evening, and not in the same session as The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% as the two ingredients can react and weaken each other.
Oil-based Products and Creams
Once you have applied you water-based solutions and suspensions, it’s time to use your heavier oil-based products and creams. These can all be used in both the morning and the evening. It’s recommended you start with only using one of these especially if you have an oily complexion.
- The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil
- The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil
- The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
- The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F
The Final Step
The Ordinary does offer a more traditional moisturizer, The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA which can be used in the morning and evening to rehydrate skin. It should be the final step of your skincare routine to lock in moisture.
We will be sharing another blog on which ordinary products conflict with each other and which ones to use only at night.
If you have any more questions about the ordinary products, kindly contact us on 0738 332 665, on Instagram or Facebook.