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Skin care routines with The Ordinary for different skin types



The Ordinary has a range of products to choose from that you can include in your routine. However it's important to remember that you do not have to use all the products mentioned below. You can start with just a few products and as your skin gets use to it, you can build on from there. Also, if you are satisfied with the results from the few products you use, you can continue using them as it. Remember skincare is personal and everyone’s needs are different.


If you do plan on using more than one active in the same routine then it is better to use less of each product than you would normally do. This will reduce the chances of it balling up on your skin.

Example of The Ordinary Skincare Routine for Dry Skin


If you have dry skin then you need to opt for products that draw moisture to your skin and help protect your skin’s barrier. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% +B5 is one of our top choices for this and it can be used twice a day. They also have a wide range of oils that will help lock in moisture into the skin, such as Squalane, Marula or Argan oils.


Morning:

· Squalane Cleanser

· Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

· “Buffet”

· Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (for eye contour pigmentation and puffiness)

· Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

· Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants

Evening:

· Squalane Cleanser

· Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

· Optional: Lactic Acid 5% + HA if your dry skin can tolerate direct acids (on alternate nights replace with Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane if your dry skin can tolerate retinoids)

· Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (for eye contour pigmentation and puffiness)

· 100% Plant-Derived Squalane*

Example of The Ordinary Skincare Routine for Aging Skin


The Ordinary has a good selection of products for aging skin. Their retinoids are some of their most popular products. So you can start with Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane, Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane and Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion. This will help increase the rate of turnover for younger skin.

100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil is another great product that helps reduce the signs of ageing. It contains linoleic acid, linolenic and pro-vitamin A that helps reduce dehydration, dullness and fine lines.


Morning:

· Squalane Cleanser

· Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

· Optional: Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%

· “Buffet”

· Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (for eye contour pigmentation and puffiness)

· Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

· Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants

Evening:

· Squalane Cleanser

· “Buffet”

· Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane*

· Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (for eye contour pigmentation and puffiness)

· 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil or Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA


Weekly:

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, a weekly 10-minute exfoliation facial will help remove all the dead skin cells. However it should only be used regularly only if you are an experienced user of exfoliation. Use it in the evening after cleansing and follow it up with Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. This should not be used on sensitive skin or compromised skin. If this product it too strong or irritates your skin then opt for something less potent such as Lactic Acid 5% + HA or Mandelic Acid 10% + HA.


Example of The Ordinary Skincare Routine for Combination, Oily and Acne Prone Skin


The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is really good for oily and combination skin that is prone to breakouts. It helps regulate sebum and minimize pores. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and 100% Plant-Derived Squalane offer lightweight hydration.


Morning:

· Squalane Cleanser

· Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

· Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

· Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (for eye contour pigmentation and puffiness)

· Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

· Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants

Evening:

· Squalane Cleanser

· ”Buffet”

· Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

· Optional: Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

· Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (for eye contour pigmentation and puffiness)

· 100% Plant-Derived Squalane


Weekly:

· Salicylic Acid 2% Masque, helps remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Use once a week in the PM after cleansing and follow with Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA only. This masque is not intended for sensitive, peeling, or otherwise compromised skin.


· AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, a weekly 10-minute exfoliation facial will help remove all the dead skin cells. However it should only be used regularly only if you are an experienced user of exfoliation. Use it in the evening after cleansing and follow it up with Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. This should not be used on sensitive skin or compromised skin. If this product it too strong or irritates your skin then opt for something less potent such as Lactic Acid 5% + HA or Mandelic Acid 10% + HA.


Example of The Ordinary Skincare Routine for Hyperpigmentation and Texture Skin


If you have dark spots, hyperpigmentation or textured skin, exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and retinoids helps promote cell turn over. Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA will help reduce hyperpigmentation. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% is a derivative of Vitamin C that help improve your skin.


Morning:

· Squalane Cleanser

· Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

· Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

· Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (for eye contour pigmentation and puffiness)

· Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% or Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

· Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants

Evening:

· Squalane Cleanser

· Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

· Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

· Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (for eye contour pigmentation and puffiness)

· Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA


Weekly:

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, a weekly 10-minute exfoliation facial will help remove all the dead skin cells. However it should only be used regularly only if you are an experienced user of exfoliation. Use it in the evening after cleansing and follow it up with Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. This should not be used on sensitive skin or compromised skin. If this product it too strong or irritates your skin then opt for something less potent such as Lactic Acid 5% + HA or Mandelic Acid 10% + HA.


Example of The Ordinary Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin


If you are someone who has sensitive skin then you need to include products in your routine that support your skin’s barrier. Also before using any product make sure you do a patch test first.


The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% (vitamin C derivative) and Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion are good for sensitive skin. They have gentle formulas that don’t disrupt your skin’s barrier. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA will hydrate and support the skin barrier, while 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil helps with redness, sensitivity, and inflammation.


Morning:

· Squalane Cleanser

· Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

· Optional: Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%

· “Buffet”

· Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (for eye contour pigmentation and puffiness)

· Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

· Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants

Evening:

· Squalane Cleanser

· Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

· Optional: Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion if your sensitive skin can tolerate retinoids (on alternate nights replace with Lactic Acid 5% + HA if your sensitive skin can tolerate direct acids)

· Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (for eye contour pigmentation and puffiness)

· 100% Plant-Derived Squalane or 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil


Example of The Ordinary Skincare Routine for Normal Skin


If you have normal skin, that’s really good. Use products that provide hydration and protect your skin. In regard to actives in your skincare routine, try adding vitamin C in the morning and a retinoid in the evening.


Morning:

Evening:




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II DISCLAIMER: Every skin is different, not everything works for everybody. I recommend you test the product before completely using any new product. II