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Update – First week – Testing a skincare brand – The ordinary

Time for an update!

I have been using the products for a whole week.

In the morning
I am using the marine Marine Hyaluronics and the natural moisturizing factors + HA in my morning routine. I have also been applying a sunscreen everyday. I really want to get better at applying sunscreen, because we need to protect our skin from the sun.

In the evening
First I apply the squalane cleanser, the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, the Marine Hyaluronics, the Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (only under the eyes), the 100% Plant-Derived Squalane and the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA.
Some days I have been applying weleda skinfood – makes the skin really greasy, but is super hydrating.

On one of the days I applied AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution for only 2 minutes at night. It did sting a little bit, but I think first I have never used a peeler before, and my dry spots doesn’t like something with a lot of acid.
Remember if you use it, don’t let it sit more than 10 minutes and apply sunscreen when going out in the sun, because you skin can be more sensitive to the sun after using it. I only used it for 2 minutes because I have never tried it before on my whole face. Next time I am going to try for 3 minutes.

My skin definitely feels softer, and when I compare the 2 pictures I can definitely see a difference in my under eyes.
my skin still has some dry spots but I think I have some eczema (no fun)

Taken on the 7th of april
Comparing the 2 photos
Taken on the 7th of april Taken on the 1st of april

I haven’t noticed any irritation using this product.

If you want to read the original post where there is pictures of the products – click here

Much love
Maria

Testing a skincare brand – The Ordinary – Haul

I want to start using The ordinary line. I have heard many good things about the brand. And if any Danes follow you can get on many danes sites like cocopanda and matas.

It is really an affordable brand compared to other brands.
I want to try the the brand out for a good month. On the 1. of april is where I will start using it.

I want to document the process, therefor I want to take pictures and tell you about my experience. I will post once a week on how my skin is feeling.

Before I got these product I did do my research about the brand. They specifically have some for dry skin and that is exactly what I need. They also some for acne prone skin. I don’t have a lot of acne or other things. therefor I got these products because I think they will fit my skin pretty good.
I have also watched a lot of youtube videos and reviews.

They do have an example of a skincare regime on there website.

I just wanted to put a picture up, so you can see how my skin is looking, ofcourse you can get better view in real life. But I can tell you that my skin has dry patches, and no matter how much water I drink, how much moisturising cream I put on my skin they just won’t go away. I have always dealt with dry skin.
The other thing is I have these little bumps on my skin, not pimples but more of an irritated skin.
When I got in my teenage years I got really bad dark under eyes, and I always want to wear concealer because I think I look a little sick.

Products I got:

Glycolic acid 7% toning solution

A glycolic acid 7% toning solution
This claims to improve skin radiance and improves skin texture.

100% plant derived squalane

100% plant derived squaline.
This claims to hydrate the skin.

Caffeine solution 5% + EGCG

Caffeine solution 5% + EGCG
This is for my undereyes. It claims to reduce the looks of puffiness and dark circles .

AHA 30% – BHA 2% peeling solution

AHA 30% + BHA 2% peeling solution
This is an acid – and you are only allowed to apply it 1-2 times a week for a maximum of 10 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, then this is maybe not a product for you.
Using it for the first time it is recommended to start with 2 minutes, the next time you apply it for 3 minutes and so on. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) exfoliate the skin’s topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance. the formula is supposed to improve skin texture.

Marine Hyaluronics

Marine hyalorurnics
I originally wanted to get the hyaluronic acid 2% + B5.
This marine hyaluronics is a gentler version, but it also has hyaluronic acid which gives the skin a moisture boost . hyaluronic acid can hold a thousand times its weight in water

Squalane cleanser

Squalane cleanser
A cleanser to take of makeup or just to use as a face cleanser.
When you warm it up between your fingers it turns into and oil. I have experienced foam cleaners and they just doesn’t work for me.

Natural moisturizing factors + HA

Natural moisturizing factors + HA
A moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid.
Got this because it claims to moisturize.

Always do a patch test
Before using these or any other new skincare product, you should do a patch test on a small area, to see if your skin reacts to any of the ingredients in the formula. One time i bought a product claiming to be for sensitive skin and perfume free, and my skin reacted with getting super red and getting really hot, so always do a patch test on a small areal on your forearm or behind your ear.

Disclaimer!
I am not a esthetician or have any other education about skin/skincare. So you should really do your research before trying out new skincare. Just because something works for me, doesn’t necessarily means it will work for you.

The ordinarys website – https://theordinary.deciem.com/

Thanks for coming coming on this journey with me, can’t wait to update you.

Much Love
Maria