My feature on the arrival of The Ordinary near the end of last year was extremely popular and still one my most popular posts on a daily basis, because you all can’t get enough of this fabulously innovative, budget skincare brand. Since they first launched they’ve added quite a few bits to their range (there’s also a colour collection coming shortly – woo!) and I have four of their new launches to show you, broken down into two categories: acids and primers.
The Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% is designed as a treatment product you use 2-3 times a week (not designed for daily use) and it’s housed in a water-free formula which apparently ensures it’s more stable. It’s a potent acid that’ll help with skin texture and is apparently a very good antioxidant for general skincare. It’s £5.90 here – link. The next acid is the one I’m most excited about, Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, which is meant to be amazing for spot-prone skin types and is another great skincare all-rounder. This particular version is housed in a cream-gel formula which might provide just enough hydration for the very oily; I used this for the first time last night and didn’t follow with a hydrator – I wouldn’t say my skin is dry, but I’ll definitely need something over the top. It’s £5.50 here – link.
Now on to the very exciting primers! The High Adherence Silicone Primer is a creamy, pretty traditional primer that does it all – it’s kind of like a perfector as it adds hydration whilst also mattifying and blurring, making it a great all-rounder. It’s £3.90 here – link. Saving the best ’til last, the High-Spreadability Fluid Primer is a really interesting product; supplied in a dropper bottle, it kind of feels/looks like a thick, almost balm-like oil, but it doesn’t feel greasy on the skin and melds with skin brilliantly. Again, it offers pretty typical primer properties, but I think this would be a particularly good choice for those who are spot-prone but dehydrated as it adds a feeling of hydration and blurring which is exactly what this type of skin needs. It’s £5.50 here – link.