The ordinary skincare guide: Top 5 products for oily skin

July 12, 2020rumaisah

The ordinary is a skincare brand you’ve probably heard of if you’re a skincare addict like me or if you’re on TikTok. Everyone is raving about the brand and how good they are.


Well, the ordinary is a Canadian brand that has already revolutionized the industry by offering active ingredients in no-frills packaging at affordable prices (most things are under $10!)

best the ordinary products for acne
If there is one fact about this brand, it will be that their products work.
We all suffer from acne and hyperpigmentation and getting rid of them can be such a headache because they take forever to fade away.

In this post, I will be sharing the best products for hyperpigmentation and acne from the ordinary. You need to seriously try them out.

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 The ordinary skincare guide: Top products for Hyperpigmentation

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

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This has to be among my favorites. Alpha Arbutin is a water-based serum that helps fades dark spots and pigmentation. It is a derivative of hydroquinone and treats pigmentation by inhibiting the formation of melanin.

One thing you need to keep in mind is you have to be patient and consistent to see the results you need. Depending on how bad your hyperpigmentation is, you need to use at least 2 bottles before it fades completely. It should be used in the morning and/or evening before oils or cream.

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The Ordinary Azelaic acid suspension 10%

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Azelaic acid is an amazing product that brightens and even out your skin. It is lightweight and should preferably be used at night after water-based serums.

The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

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This is a great vitamin C to use especially if you’re new to skincare. It brightens the skin, evens out your skin tone, and even get rid of any signs of aging. I love how it just brings back that glow to your skin. It can be used in the morning or evening after water-based products.

 The ordinary skincare guide: Top products for Acne

The ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

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This product is currently the brand’s best-seller. Niacinamide is a water-based serum that regulates sebum, decongests, and minimizes your pores. The reason why there is zinc in there is to reduce the skins sebum activity so that your skin won’t get so oily during the day.

It also tackles fine lines and dullness for a more even and glowing skin. It can be used in the morning and/or at night before you apply your creams and oils.

Some people complain that it foams sometimes. If it happens to you, try using less product and pat it into the skin instead of rubbing. That should help.

The ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% peeling solution

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Before I say anything about this product, let me explain what AHA and BHA mean and what they do.

AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acids, BHA stands for Beta Hydroxy Acid. AHAs exfoliate the top surface of the skin leaving it brighter and ultimately giving you a more even appearance, whilst BHA’s go deeper into the pores which are great for congestion and blocked pores. As this product targets the top surface and goes deeper into the pores it makes it a fantastic product for the exfoliation of the skin.

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It fights blemishes, improves texture, and is good for congested skin. If you have sensitive skin, please stay away from this product and go for Azelaic acid. You should use it only once or twice a week for up to 10mins at night.

The ordinary AHA/BHA Peeling solution can increase your skin sensitivity to the sun Which is why it should be used at night only. Avoid the sun as much as possible and invest in a good sunscreen.


The ordinary skincare guide: Conclusion

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I must say the ordinary is an amazing brand that I believe everyone should try out. I know how overwhelming it can be when there are so many products to choose from. If you don’t want to get all of them at once, try these 2 first. For hyperpigmentation, I will recommend the Alpha Arbutin while for your acne, start with the Niacinamide.

With everyone jumping on this trend, please make sure you know the kind of information you’re consuming. Don’t just follow someone’s skincare routine. Create your own. Also, make sure you know your skin type so that you will know the right kind of products that you should be buying.

There is no better time than now to start clearing your skin for that post quarantine glow up. Go and place that order sis.

best the ordinary products for hyperpigmentation

5 must have products from the ordinary if you have an oily skin
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Comments (6)

  • Kayleigh

    August 21, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    I actually really love the ordinary skincare I think it’s so affordable and such good quality! Thanks for sharing these bits I’ll be checking them out x

    1. rumaisah

      August 23, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      Yes you should and i hope you will end up liking them the way I did. thanks for reading.

  • Lauren

    August 28, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    I have some of these products and I’m trying to figure out which order I should be applying them if you could give some advice on that. I too have oily acne prone skin. Looking forward to hearing more

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  • Kashmir Raju

    January 20, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    I bought ordinary products for hyperpigmentation (dark spots) but don’t know which order to apply

    1. rumaisah

      January 23, 2021 at 12:17 pm

      Hy. What products exactly did you buy? I need to know before I can give any further information 🙂

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