Four New Products from The Ordinary


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.

*PR Samples


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