I am always looking for the latest and greatest especially in skincare! Technology changes so quickly and so do makeup and skincare formulas. Now, I’m not saying that using your old stand by isn’t great but why not try something different when you run out of your current?
I have been struggling with skincare since Bare Minerals changed ALL their skincare formulas. I have extremely sensitive skin. I’m not talking about breaking out (most of the time that happens when you start any new skincare), I’m talking about redness, itching and peeling. It is no fun!
I have a few favorites on YouTube that I admire. 3 to be exact and 2 are WORKING makeup artists, not just YouTube gurus. So, when one of those favorites, Wayne Goss, did a video about a brand called The Ordinary, I just had to give it a shot and I am so happy I did. My skin looks great, healthy, hydrated and smooth.
Here is what The Ordinary says about itself…. “The Ordinary was founded by skin care enthusiasts who were fed up with the lack of transparency and fairness in the the beauty industry. By formulating products in their in-house lab and producing them in their own factory, The Ordinary brings you effective skin care at an honorable price”.
The two things I love about the brand is that . . .
#1, it is inexpensive especially for the quality of ingredients that you get.
#2, is that The Ordinary products, are free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, benzalkonium chloride, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzone.
I ordered mine directly from their website. Here is what I went with . . .
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 for multi-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin solely to improve temporary surface hydration.
Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane uses next-generation retinoid active technologies which have been shown to achieve better reduction in signs of ageing than retinol without irritation.
100% Plant Derived Squalane is an exceptional hydrator and can prevent ongoing loss of hydration that impairs dermal suppleness.
However, it can be difficult to figure out what you need. After doing tons of research, I found this to be the best site to guide you in the right direction on what your skincare might need . . . Beautylish. However, The Ordinary products are always sold out so try The Ordinary website after deciding what you want on Beautylish.
Next, I will talk about The Ordinary’s line of foundation!!! I love that too.
So, tell me . . . what skincare brands or products are your favorites?