AT A GLANCE | The Ordinary

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From top down, left to right: (1) High-Spreadability Fluid Primer, (2) Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, (3) Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, (4) Magnesium Ascorbyl Phospate 10%, (5) Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, (6) “Buffet”, (7) Serum Foundation in 2.1 Y

The Ordinary has been all over the internet, but for those of you who don’t know, it’s an affordable, cruelty-free skincare line under the Canadian company Deciem, which is “an umbrella of brands focused on advanced functional beauty”.

My brother had been pushing me to try The Ordinary products for a while, but I never really kept his recommendation in mind. Then, a couple months ago I went to visit him for his graduation, I got to see and hear about the products in person. They finally caught my attention, and when I came back from my trip, I took the plunge and bought quite a handful of their products to try.

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SKINCARE ROUTINE | 2017

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From left to right, top to bottom: Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser, Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser, Paula’s Choice 2% Salicylic Acid BHA Liquid Exfoliant, Pixi’s Glow Tonic, Caudalie’s Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum, Julep’s Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, Dermalogica’s Stress Positive Eye Lift, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye, Lancome’s UV Expert XL-Shield Fresh UV Aqua Gel

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve come to fully embrace the lazy girl attitude that was always in me, and my updated skincare routine reflects that. Looking back at my routine from last year was a bit shocking – I’d forgotten how extensive the routine I followed was. My skin has become less oily and less acne prone, so that helps with simplification of my routine as well. I’ve been following iterations of my current one for a while now, and it’s definitely more pared down than before. For one thing, my AM and PM routines are almost the same.

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SKINCARE ROUTINE | 2016 (Part 2)

Without further ado, my nighttime skincare routine. I know, it looks like a lot. But I promise, it isn’t as crazy as it looks!

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