The Ordinary: The Skincare Regime for Hyperpigmentation

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If you know a thing or two about skincare, you’ve noticed the hype about The Ordinary products. As someone who loves skincare, I feel that this affordable, Canadian brand is a  gamechanger for the beauty industry. I knew I had to try it and I ordered a bunch of it online from The Ordinary Website. My concerns were my hyperpigmentations and blemishes since I occasionally break out.

Upon looking into the products, I was confused with what I really wanted as there are so many to choose from. Luckily, The brand has a regimen guide, which is really helpful if you’re trying to combat a certain skin problem. For me, I decided to blend the regimen for Pigmentation Issues and for Signs of Congestion. Two of the skin problems that I often deal with every month and have been doing so for years now.

What I  found interesting is that this brand offers the ingredients that you’re always reading about in blogs and magazines. And if you’re a skincare “intermediate”, you will love EVERYTHING it offers.  Retinoids, Direct Acids, Vitamin C, Suncare, Hydrator and Oils–It seems like Deciem really wanted to appeal Skincare Enthusiasts who are constantly looking for these products and are paying way more than they should. And that’s not all, they also create makeup and has foundations in varying shades from the lightest to the darkest of skin tones. More reasons to love them!

Also, if you’re like me and spend quite a bit on skincare, prepare to be pleasantly surprised! The most expensive product is the Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F, which retails for only $17.80. I bought 7 products and I paid like $66.04, which is what 2 higher end products would equate to. But, expensive products don’t always show results and neither does cheap ones. Good products show results.

It’s been almost 2 months and I’ve noticed considerable improvements in my overall complexion. My skin feels softer and my breakouts are under control. Almost every day for the past few weeks, I woke up with glowing, clean skin. The blemishes that I usually get from sporadic acne every month fades quickly and my skin looks like amazing.

Mornings

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Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

Alpha Arbutin is an amazing product that fades any blemishes or pigmentation issues. It is a much gentler than it’s cousin Hydroquinone. If you’re someone who is desperately looking for something to fade your acne scars and wants a more even-toned skin, you should keep Alpha Arbutin in your skincare regime. The product also contains hyaluronic acid, which is great for retaining moisture. As we age, the ability of our skin to hold moisture declines and we get wrinkles.

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Niacinamide 10%+ Zinc 1%

Niacinamide is a well-known ingredient in the market for reducing pigmentations and unevenness. But I’ll be honest, I don’t think Niacinamide comes close to hydroquinone or alpha arbutin in terms of strength. But what it can do is brighten dull skin and with zinc, as an ingredient, it certainly helps with balancing the oil in the skin.

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Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is Vitamin C in a water-soluble format. It provides all the benefits of vitamin c and helps to brighten skin making it more radiant and glowing.

Nights

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Lactic Acid 10 % + HA

I use Lactic Acid 10% in the days my skin feels completely out of whack. Maybe when I have a lot of blemishes and my skin feels rough,  I like to include it in my routine in those days. Lactic Acid is very mild and still does its job without being too harsh for the skin.

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Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

Salicylic Acid is great for sudden breakouts. Sometimes I will just use it on the pimple itself and the next day the pimple shrinks. Overall it is a good exfoliator a little bit stronger than lactic or glycolic acid.

Over the last months I’ve noticed my skin looks amazing. My sunspots have faded quite a bit and my overall skin quality has improved. What do you guys think about The Ordinary? Which ones are your favourite products?

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