I am a marketing person professionally s when a product does no-frills packaging and wording, I am sold. It was time to get real with the ingredients I am slathering on my face as I have been quite unimpressed with many products recently.
I got this off ASOS and it was affordable. I think it might be cheaper than off the counter products. If you don't know what The Ordinary is, do read about it on their website. To me, they offer active ingredients that are usually in all your products but they don't mix it up with other nonsense just to make it "prettier".
I wanted to buy one of their Retinol products but since I was blinded with all their products while adding things to cart on ASOS, guess what? I didn't even purchase the Retinol products I needed. Silly me. I bought six products in total and gave one to my mom ( can't remember the name but it is for pigmentation)
How I chose these products are quite simple. I just followed their regime for anti aging - here.So let's talk about each product that I have been using for the past 3 weeks.
Buffet: Reviews online raves about this shit so I bought it. It is suppose to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as fades dark sport and promotes a firm smooth texture.
So what do I think after 3 weeks using it? I see a difference where my dark spots are actually fading away and it actually firms up. Wrinkles... I don't really have much wrinkles to begin with so I can't tell. Definitely a keeper.
Hyaluronic Acid 2%: It is suppose to hydrate my skin but I don't really like using it in the morning as it leaves the face quite sticky. So I usually only use it during the weekend if I plan to stay home and be a sloth. I won't buy it again though because of the way it feels on my skin.
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil : I LOVE THIS. I apply it most nights. It is quite oily but it leaves my skin magically soft and bright the next day.I can't see much difference yet on my skin ( the dark spots) but hey, Rome wasn't build in day.
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F: ANOTHER FAVOURITE! This Vitamin C solution after applying it my face, it feels like a velvet primer. However I usually use it at night as I feel I have quite a lot of products I used in the morning ( Buffet + Sunscreen from SuperGoop). Definitely will buy this again!
Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%: I have never tried a peeling formula before however everyone gave a good review about this online and I decided to give it a try. It is definitely stinging at first but it is bearable. It is quite sticky but the next day you can definitely see quite a difference especially if you have dark scars like me. Next round I will try the 10%.
That's all on my review for now! Drop me a message/ comment if you want to know more :)