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Reviewed: The Best (And Worst) Skincare Products From The Ordinary

What’s worth buying from the world’s number one skincare brand.
The Ordinary

If you’re into skincare, then The Ordinary needs no introduction. Launched in 2016 by parent company DECIEM, it has revolutionized the beauty industry by offering active ingredients in no-frills packaging at crazy-affordable prices. I repeat, crazy-affordable: most products are under $10!

They’re also cruelty-free, 100% vegan and made without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury and oxybenzone. 

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No wonder The Ordinary has become the world’s most popular skincare brand according to Google search data.

And that’s why I’ve put together this comprehensive review to help you navigate the entire Ordinary skincare line. Below, you’ll find my thoughts on each product, what’s really worth buying, and the closest dupes that I’ve found. But first, an overview of my top picks....

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  • Best acne treatment: Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution exfoliates dead skin and deep-cleans pores with minimal dryness and irritation (thanks to its squalane base).
  • Best cleanser: Squalane Cleanser effectively removes dirt and makeup without stripping your skin. (Since it’s a cream-to-oil format, just be sure to apply it to dry, not wet skin.)
  • Best exfoliator: Lactic Acid 10% + HA is gentle enough for most skin, and will soften, smooth and brighten without causing irritation.  
  • Best eye treatment: Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG contains a high concentration of caffeine to reduce puffiness and dark circles while lightly hydrating.
  • Best face mask: Salicylic Acid 2% Masque has an immediate skin-smoothing and brightening effect, and also helps to combat the oil and debris that lead to breakouts.
  • Best face oil: Although it’s technically a hydrocarbon (and the brand categorizes it as a “serum”), 100% Plant-Derived Squalane works to soften the skin and seal in moisture while remaining extraordinarily stable.
  • Best hydrating serum: Marine Hyaluronics has a thin, fast-absorbing and non-sticky texture, and protects skin from dryness and redness caused by cold weather conditions. 
  • Best moisturizer: Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is lightweight, fragrance-free and silicone-free, and keeps skin hydrated and protected with ingredients that mimic our skin’s naturally-occurring amino acids, fatty acids and ceramides.
  • Best niacinamide serum: Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% not only helps to control oil production and minimize pores, it can also reduce breakouts, fade pigmentation and calm redness.
  • Best peptide serum: “Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1% works to stimulate healthy collagen production while breaking down damaged collagen and relaxing dynamic wrinkles.
  • Best retinoid: With 1% pure, non-encapsulated retinol in a squalane base, Retinol 1% in Squalane is one of the strongest and most stable over-the-counter retinoids. (But if you're new to retinoids, start with a lower strength first.)
  • Best sunscreen: Although its concentration of zinc oxide is just slightly below what I look for, Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants gives you SPF 30 protection along with antioxidants and lightweight hydrators.
  • Best vitamin C treatment: 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder is the most proven and effective form of vitamin C, in a stable powder that you can mix fresh with your favourite hydrating serum or cream.


The Ordinary AHA 30 BHA 2 Peeling Solution
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7 Toning Solution
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5 HA
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10 HA
The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10 HA
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2 Anhydrous Solution
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2 Solution

Eye Serums

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5 EGCG

Face Masques

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2 Masque

Face Oils

The Ordinary 100 Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil
The Ordinary 100 Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil
The Ordinary 100 Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil
The Ordinary 100 Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
The Ordinary 100 Organic Virgin Chia Seed Oil
The Ordinary 100 Organic Virgin Sea-Buckthorn Fruit Oil
The Ordinary B Oil

Facial Cleansers

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser


The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors HA


The Ordinary 100 L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
The Ordinary 100 Niacinamide Powder
The Ordinary 100 Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane
The Ordinary 100 Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2 HA
The Ordinary Amino Acids B5
The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10
The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8 Alpha Arbutin 2
The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12
The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20 in Vitamin F
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10
The Ordinary Buffet
The Ordinary Buffet Copper Peptides 1
The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15 Solution
The Ordinary EUK 134 0.1
The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2 Emulsion
The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2 in Squalane
The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5 in Squalane
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2 B5
The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10
The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics
The Ordinary Matrixyl 10 HA
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10 Zinc 1
The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5
The Ordinary Resveratrol 3 Ferulic Acid 3
The Ordinary Retinol 0.2 in Squalane
The Ordinary Retinol 0.5 in Squalane
The Ordinary Retinol 1 in Squalane
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23 HA Spheres 2
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30 in Silicone


The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF 15 with Antioxidants
The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants

Further Reading

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  3. Arif, Tasleem. (2015). Salicylic acid as a peeling agent: a comprehensive review. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology. 2015; 8: 455–461.
  4. Kaidbey, Kays, Sutherland, Betsy, Bennett, Paula, Wamer, Wayne G., Barton, Curtis, Dennis, Donna & Kornhauser, Andrija. (2003). Topical glycolic acid enhances photodamage by ultraviolet light. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine. 2003 Feb; 19(1): 21-7.
  5. Smith, W. P. (1996). Epidermal and dermal effects of topical lactic acid. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 1996 Sep; 35(3 Pt 1): 388-91.
  6. Sarkar, Rashmi, Ghunawat, Sneha & Kumar Garg, Vijay. (2019). Comparative Study of 35% Glycolic Acid, 20% Salicylic–10% Mandelic Acid, and Phytic Acid Combination Peels in the Treatment of Active Acne and Postacne Pigmentation. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. 2019 Jul-Sep; 12(3): 158–163.
  7. Dayal, Surabhi, Kalra, Kirti Dudeja & Sahu, Priyadarshini. (2020). Comparative study of efficacy and safety of 45% mandelic acid versus 30% salicylic acid peels in mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2020 Feb; 19(2): 393-399.
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