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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion Review

I’ve been testing a lot of The Ordinary products over the past year, and so far I’ve been pretty impressed.  The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion  is no exception. I’m already on my second bottle of this stuff.  It’s so good I actually repurchased it.  That says a lot.  I hardly ever buy something twice. This is a light milky…

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Review of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is incredibly cost-effective ($8!) and is an excellent hydrator.  So if you’re looking for a basic hydration serum, you’ve found it!   It contains 2% hyaluronic acid (which can hold 1000x it’s weight in water btw…) and vitamin B5.  I don’t think it’s quite as good as the Hylamide Low-Molecular HA (read my review HERE),…

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Empties – June 2017: My Final Thoughts on Products I’ve Finished

Every now and then, when I have built up a box full of empty product bottles, I like to go through them all and post my final thoughts.  I planned to do this sooner, but it turns out I only ever get around to doing this every six months or so.  Multiple moves and a home purchase have taken up…

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The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% with Vitamin F Review

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% with Vitamin F serum is Just.  So.  Good.  Seriously, I’m in love.  This is exactly the type of Vitamin C serum I’ve been looking for.  It is super light, slightly hydrating, and brightens my skin.  Also a bonus: I don’t feel like I need to make a deal to sell my first born just to be…

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The Ordinary Alpha-Arbutin 2% + HA Serum Review

The Ordinary Alpha-Arbutin 2% + HA Serum is an effective and very affordable serum if you need skin brightening/evening.  It is a clear, medium-textured gel serum dispensed from a dropper style bottle.  I found about 4-6 drops was about the right amount for each use. The Ordinary serums are (mostly) really good options for sensitive skin, since they are almost…

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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is a very basic, but effective vitamin C serum for an extremely reasonable price ($6.50!!!).  This particular vitamin C serum is a milky emulsion dispensed from a squeeze tube.  It is a fairly heavy serum and has a bit of a gritty feel from the ascorbic acid powder.  In other brands’…

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The Ordinary Buffet Multi-Peptide Serum Review

The Ordinary Buffet Multi-Peptide Serum is a multi-peptide anti-aging serum that (based on the impressive ingredients list) should be very effective.  Peptides comprise the building blocks of skin.  Basically, over time (aging) they break down and without them your skin wrinkles, sags, loses firmness, and just overall looks older.  Hence why peptide serums are becoming even more popular than they already…

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We need to talk about new skincare brand The Ordinary

I recently discovered DECIEM laboratories, a Canadian company that makes several skincare and haircare brands including Hylamide and NIOD, and now they have introduced new skincare brand The Ordinary.  All the DECIEM lines are based on cutting edge technology and science to create effective, reasonably priced skincare products.  DECIEM’s skincare lines are also cruelty-free, vegan, and fragrance-free. The Hylamide line has…

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