My Ordinary Skincare routine

My Ordinary Skincare routine

Now I think you must have been living under a rock if you’ve not heard of The Ordinary skincare products. Ever since they first launched, they’ve been making waves in the skincare world for all the right reasons. They’re bringing high-quality ingredients to the market but at an incredibly affordable price. And I’m obsessed. The only downside, their products can be slightly confusing. With no directions on the packaging, it can be hard to know which products to use and in which order. The Ordinary is really marketed towards the informed beauty and skincare obsessive. You have to really know your skin and what you want, to get the most about of these products. Which is why I wanted to share with my Ordinary skincare routine.

Now I should start by saying that these products work for me and my skin type. Which is oily/combination skin, that is also trying to fight against the first signs of ageing. So if this is you, let me share my Ordinary Skincare routine.


Now I’ll admit, I don’t have a lot of time in the mornings, so my skincare routine tends to be quite quick, but also effective for setting my skin up for the my makeup. So after cleansing and toning my face, it’s time to add the serums. And for me I start with Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%For me, this serum helps to reduce oil production, leaves my skin soft and smooth and matte. While also improving the appearance of any blemishes. Before moving onto Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. This lightweight serum works to re-hydrate your skin on a multi-depth level. With three types of hyaluronic acid at varying levels with Vitamin B5, this serum really does offer your skin lasting hydration and visible plumping. And then to finish the morning routine, I moisturise.


Now moving onto the evening part of my skincare routine. Again, I cleanse and tone as I would do in the morning and then start by applying Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion aka Vitamin A. Now seeing as Vitamin A is what dermatologist and doctors prescribe for anti-ageing, you know that this Retinoid is going to work. It’s clinically proven to help your skin resist and reverse the signs of ageing. You just need to make sure you’re wearing SPF the next day as it’s sensitive to light. Next up is 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed OilFor me, as this is a dry oil, it really helps to balance my skin’s oil production overnight. Helping to hydrate and support healthy skin. It also helps to calm any redness, treat scars and brighten your skin.

And then I only use this a couple of times a week, but AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is an absolute must for me. It’s an exfoliating peel that leaves your skin looking brighter and your complexion looking clearer. Continued use can also help reduce pore congestion and fine lines. Just make sure you use it at night, and that the following day you apply a good SPF.

You can find all the Ordinary products on Beauty Bay right now, and if they weren’t already affordable enough. Beauty Bay also have a sale on!

So that’s my Ordinary Skincare Routine, do you use the Ordinary products? What’s your Ordinary skincare routine?


  1. November 15, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Sounds like you have the perfect skincare routine set in place. My skincare regime is so simple at the moment due to waking up early to care for the kids. I need to follow your routine.

  2. November 16, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    I have to admit I haven’t heard of this brand but it sounds fantastic. I definitely think I would have to brush up on my beauty knowledge before trying it out though lol!

  3. November 16, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    It sounds like you’ve got the perfect routine. I haven’t actually tried any of the brand’s products yet although I keep meaning to!

  4. November 16, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    These sound like really excellent products, and a very perfected skincare routine. My routine is far more basic, but now I am getting older I feel I need to rethink and use more suitable products!

  5. November 17, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    You have a better skin care regime than me as literally only wash my face in the morning. I’m so terrible. I like the idea of using the serum to help with oil levels and I think this would work well for me as my t zone can be very oily.

  6. Fatima
    November 18, 2018 / 1:44 am

    I wasn’t aware of this beauty/skincare brand before reading your post. The products seem promising!

  7. November 18, 2018 / 10:38 am

    I always hear such good things about The Ordinary. I really need to try them out for myself soon 🙂

    Louise x

  8. November 18, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    When I first read the title, I didn’t realize it was the name of your beauty care products, (chuckle :)) I’ve never heard of my ordinary skin care. It sounds wonderful.. I have tried so many products through beauty prescriptions which have helped me find the products that I love and work well with my skin… Taking care of your skin is so important and make you feel good.

  9. November 18, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    I’ve heard so much about The Ordinary skincare and its great to see how it goes together into a routine. I think I’ll have to give the AHA solution a go!

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