Ultimate Guide to ​The Ordinary

The Ordinary
The Ordinary

Adore Beauty's guide to The Ordinary

The Ordinary has taken the beauty industry by storm with its high quality products available at affordable prices. However, It can take a little while to decipher their scientific product names and non-traditional marketing approach to figure out which products you should actually be using.


Discover all you need to know about The Ordinary, which products are right for your skin and how best to use them with our extensive guides. Soon you'll be able to build a morning and evening routine of potent and effective products for a healthy and flawless complexion.


What makes The Ordinary different?


The Ordinary are already infamous for their straight-talking approach to skincare, and that includes some very scientific product names.


Whilst we are all used to our anti-aging creams, brightening serums and blemish-preventing toners, The Ordinary defy all traditional marketing techniques with product names based on the main ingredients and their potency percentages.



The Ordinary Range



We've simplified The Ordinary. Read our guide.


On first impressions, The Ordinary can be confusing and off-putting, but with the great results you can get from The Ordinary skincare, their products shouldn't be missed out on.


Discover which products are best for your skin type by reading 'The Ordinary Skincare Guide: What product is right for me?'Choosing a product from The Ordinary can be daunting as the names are highly scientific, but our guide breaks it down into your main skin concerns.


Whether you're looking for anti-aging products, skincare for dry or dehydrated skin or have sensitive skin, you'll find Adore Beauty stocks a product from The Ordinary that can change your skin.


How to find the best Vitamin C for your skin.


If you've decided that the anti-aging and brightening superstar ingredient, vitamin C, is what you need in your routine, then The Ordinary have four different options available for varying skin types.


Head over to 'What are the differences between The Ordinary's vitamin C serums?' to discover the best option for you.


Niacinamide: find out what it can do for your skin.


The Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Serum is one of The Ordinary's best-selling products as it has so many benefits on the skin. We can't stop raving about this product!


If you want to know exactly why it's Adore Beauty's best-seller, read 'The Ordinary Niacinamide Serum: What you need to know' to find out if you could benefit from these high-quality ingredients.

Learn more about The Ordinary

How Do I Layer The Ordinary Skincare Products?

Building a skincare routine from The Ordinary can overwhelming, and that’s not just picking products but knowing how to use them. Discover the best order to apply your products in.

Which is the right primer from The Ordinary for my skin type?

Primers make makeup apply easier and last longer, but it's important you pick the right one. Discover which primer from The Ordinary is best for your skin type.

The Ordinary Skincare Guide: What product is right for me?

We've compiled the ultimate guide on shopping with The Ordinary, so you can find out which products to try no matter your skin type or skincare concern.

The Ordinary Niacinamide Serum: What you need to know

Take a closer look at one of the bestselling skincare products from The Ordinary. Find out why the Niacinamide Serum is so popular and how best to use it.

How does The Ordinary stay so affordable?

It's rare to find a skincare brand that works so well yet manages to keep the costs low. Find out just how The Ordinary manages to keep their products affordable.

How do I use hyaluronic acid, and why do I need it?

Hyaluronic is one of the trendiest skincare ingredients at the moment. Discover just why it's so popular and how you can benefit from including it in your skincare routine.

What are the differences between The Ordinary's vitamin C products?

The Ordinary offer four vitamin-C rich skincare products. Find out which one to include in your skincare routine based on your skin type and skincare concerns.

Why Hyaluronic Acid is the ingredient that your skin needs!


Hyaluronic acid is a brilliant hydrating agent that binds moisture to your skin to target fine lines, and protect the skin. Hyaluronic acid is another fantastic ingredient that is used regularly in products from The Ordinary.

It can be used either on its own in the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, which is another bestseller, or it features in many other products such as The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% and HA 2%. Hyaluronic acid is so popular as it can benefit all different skin types, from dry to oily.

Have a browse through 'How do I use hyaluronic acid, and why do I need it?' to read the many benefits.



How do I build a skincare routine using The Ordinary?


If by this point you've found some key products from The Ordinary which you are keen to try, it's important to understand how best to use them to feel their full effects. Building a new skincare routine can be daunting, especially when there is no set out system like with The Ordinary.

If you're looking for some tips on how to layer your new skincare products, read 'How do I layer The Ordinary skincare products?' to start building your new morning and evening regime.



Which The Ordinary Primer should I use?


The Ordinary are most known for their skincare, however they've recently dipped their toes into high-quality and affordable makeup. Their primers are a hybrid of skincare and makeup which promise smoother application and long-lasting results.

Read 'Which is the right primer from The Ordinary for my skin type?' to take a look at their two face primers, to find out which one is best for your skin type.


Why is The Ordinary so cheap?


The Ordinary are not only known for high-quality ingredients that actually work, but they're also loved for their affordable pricing.

With such high concentrations of potent and active ingredients, it can seem a little baffling as to how they keep their prices so low.

Read 'How does The Ordinary stay so affordable?' to find out just how they do it.


We just love The Ordinary and their ability to produce honest and affordable skincare which actually works. You can browse the entire range from The Ordinary on Adore Beauty to start building a new and effective skincare routine.

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