I bought my first selection of products from Deciem The Ordinary back in October last year and wrote a post all about how much I loved them which you can read >> here << but I’ve had my eye on a few more products which I bought at the beginning of this year.
I’ve now had chance to test them all and wanted to share my thoughts with you.
Deciem: The Ordinary Round Two:
Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG: I’d read really good things about this product so I was keen to buy it but it was quite difficult to get hold of. I think the EU regulations changed in regards to one of the ingredients so it was recalled from stores while it was being formulated. Although caffeine isn’t great for the skin when we drink it, its amazing when its applied directly to your skin. The caffeine solution helps to reduce puffiness round the delicate eye area and reduce dark circles.
This comes in a small glass bottle with a pipette for easy application and I’ve been using it as part of my morning skincare routine. I’ve found that one drop is more than enough and I apply it with my ring finger with a light touch. The Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG costs £5.80 for a 30ml bottle.
Serum Foundation: After having great success with the coverage foundation, I was really excited to try the serum foundation. It feels really nice and light on the skin but I would say that the coverage is very lightweight with a matte finish. It’s quite a runny consistency due to the serum nature of the foundation. After a couple of weeks of testing, I think I prefer the coverage foundation purely because of the higher coverage but I’ll be reaching for this on summer days when I’d like a lighter makeup base.
So far, The Ordinary doesn’t offer a glowy foundation which I think its missing from its lineup but hopefully this is something that will come later this year.
I’m shade 1.1N in the serum foundation (normally NC20 MAC shade). The Serum Foundation costs £5.70 per bottle and comes in a plastic bottle with a pump although you can purchase a dropper separately if you’d prefer.
Salicylic Acid 2% Solution: I purchased this product after a recommendation from Bambi Does Beauty who says its her second favourite type of acid so I had high expectations. Salicylic acid is also in my beloved Clinique Clarifying lotion so I knew that I would get on well with it. This type of acid is a great exfoliant and its part of the BHA acid family so it penetrates deeper into the skin. I’ve been using this in my evening skincare routine and apply a couple of drops directly to my skin and massage it in but you can also use this as a spot treatment by applying a small amount directly onto a blemish.
The Salicylic Acid 2% Solution comes in a small glass bottle with a pipette and costs just £4.20 for a 30ml bottle. I’ve already bought another bottle ready for when I run out!
High Adherence Silicone Primer: This primer uses silicone to create super smooth surfaces for perfect, long lasting makeup. I have to admit that I’ve been a little on the fence about this primer, purely because of the high content of silicone. I find that it bobbles when I apply it, especially when I’ve applied serums or other products underneath. I’ve also found it slightly greasy when applying it which can make me look too oily after a couple of hours. I’m going to persist with this and see if I change my mind!
The High Adherence Silicone Primer comes in a squeeze tube and costs £3.90 for a 30ml bottle.
Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone: Finally, the last product I bought was Vitamin C based. Recently, I’ve started loving vitamin C based skincare products because I love the brightening glow they give. Unfortunately, I think my error here was purchasing the silicone based product from The Ordinary. I don’t like the consistency, it feels far too thick as it comes out of the squeezy tube and it felt very heavy on my skin. I also didn’t think it gave any brightening glow at all – it felt much more mattifying. This wasn’t what I wanted or expected from this product at all so I definitely won’t use this again but The Ordinary have a whole range of vitamin C products so I’ll head back to one of the stores to pick out another product to try so watch this space!
The Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone comes in a squeezy tube and costs £5.80 for 30ml. Its such a good price point that its worth trying out to see how you get on with it!
Have you tried any products from The Ordinary? What would you recommend?
Don’t forget to check out my first review of Deciem: The Ordinary.
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