Acne, aging and dry skin are amongst some of the most common skincare concerns. Women can spend an average of $300 on skin care per month, purchasing and trying a chest full of products claiming miracle results.
The Ordinary, a Toronto based skin care brand, reforms skin care to revolve around the keyword, “minimalism”. Stripping key beauty ingredients from other mixes that contributes to a higher price tag, this brand gives you the “chemicals” in their purest, isolated forms at affordable prices. The products which comes in its bare minimum forms also allow users to mix and match ingredients to formulate a personalized skincare routine targeted at what your skin really needs.
Let’s explore some of the extraordinary ingredients which addresses key skin concerns.
Retinol has been known and proven as an extraordinary ingredient for its anti-aging properties and skin-restoring abilities. When retinol and other retinoids come into contact with the skin, the body converts it into retinoic acid which will increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen and elastin production. This results in multiple benefits for the skin – minimizing fine lines, unevenness, dullness, acne, hyperpigmentation and even helps with unclogging congested pores!
If there’s one thing to fault this ingredient for, it would be how it makes the skin more sensitive to UV radiation. It is best to avoid using products containing retinol when skin will be exposed to the sun. The Ordinary’s Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion, a solution that combines Solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate and pure Retinol in a protective capsule system which help improve the appearance of ageing and acne-prone skin.