My first experience with The Ordinary skincare left me feeling wanting. I guess I had a lot of high hopes for it, due to the affordability and the strength of the company behind it, and also due to the raves it’s been getting all over the world.
One of the products that I know many people love and which I was urged to try was The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%. I bought this way back when I did my The Ordinary haul, because I was curious about adding a retinol product into my skincare routine, and this was affordable. I also bought The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil, because I had very good results from the Pai Bioregenerate Rosehip Oil, and this was more affordable, so I wanted to see if it would be a good replacement.
I’d put both of these into my routine over quite a long period, which you’ll understand why below, and I think I’ve finally reached a conclusion.
If you want the short answer, I’m going to be that party pooper, throwing cold water all over everyone, and telling you that I’m afraid that whatever I’ve tried from The Ordinary so far just doesn’t work for me. If you want to read about how I worked it out, then read on.
It isn’t to say of course, that I dislike the brand. I’ve nothing against them. I just haven’t found anything to work, which isn’t to say of course, that it won’t work for you.