So I’ve been meaning to post this review for a while now, I just wanted to do some trial error first to make sure this is what has had my skin so crazy lately. Found out it was these products.
The Ordinary has been all the hype lately, from the amazing prices, pure ingredients, to innovative packaging it was tempting to try. After selling out over and over on Sephora’s website I finally got my hands on the Salicylic Acid and Retinoid. I was so excited to try it! My skin was super dry and freaking out after my Utah trip and I was stoked to maybe find some super affordable products to help.
However, I wish I didn’t fall for the hype. This picture of my skin is super hard to share but I felt like it’s needed. These products damn near gave me a chemical burn.
I used the exact instructions and it didn’t matter. Within days I was red all over and breaking out terribly. I had never seen my skin react like this so I figured it must have been the traveling or maybe a dietary change.
But I cut out these products and switched back to my normal routine, my skin cleared up and calmed down within a week. I feel like it’s finally going back to normal, which I am grateful for, considering I’m traveling most of the month and that’s never easy on my skin.
I would not recommend these to anyone with sensitive skin, if they work for you, then great! However, for me, I feel for the hype and regret it. I did learn the lesson to listen to my skin instead of trying to force something onto it.
Have you tried any The Ordinary products? How did they work for you? Let me know below!