Skincare: The Ordinary

Welcome back to another Tuesday post! It’s such a rainy & dull day today, but hopefully we will power through & be productive.

This weather is the perfect weather to speak about this subject. I always get worse skin during winter, as probably others will do to. Autumnal & winter weather can fluctuate. Sometimes it’s super sunny & other days it’s dull & cold. (Mostly dull & cold in England).

So with this kind of weather, I focus on my skin even more. My skin is typical of drying up & getting just a bit meh.

I’ve recently bought some new products that I hope you’ll love & purchase yourselves!

The Ordinary (Deciem)


This has been my favourite beauty brand for foundation. For foundation, I use the serum foundation in 1.1N (for reference).

They are my go to now for skincare. I have many spot treatments that work perfectly, such as Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion, but I wanted to venture out and I’m so glad I finally have.

I’ve always wanted to try out their skincare range. Their packaging is so simple yet perfect for their company.

My mum uses their skincare range & has raved about it for so long, so I thought, why not try it out for myself!


I’ve tested out both of these products and I must say they’re both fabulous.

Ok so lemme tell you the difference of these products…

Salicylic Acid Solution

Salicylic Acid Solution is for blemish-prone skin. You might have seen it or used it yourself if you’re prone to spots. It’s used in lots of spot treatments.

You use this in the AM & PM. Apply a small dot onto the spot, as it will dry it up completely by the morning. It’s a very Drying Lotion, so just put it directly onto the spot if the rest of your skin is fine.

However, saying this I spoke to the nicest lady who works at the Rushden Lakes Store, and she said people use it on all of their face as a 10 minute face mask, and then rinse it off completely with warm water & a flannel. I haven’t tried using it as a full face mask yet but I will this week.

Once application of the tiny dots onto the spots, you DON’T rinse it off. It just stays on your skin, so it gets rid of the spot completely & it’s more effective if you don’t wash it off.

It visibly targets Lackluster Tone & Blemishes. For the ingredients list, I’d recommend popping into their stores & having a look yourselves. But on the packaging it says “with 2% Salicylic Acid & Witch Hazel”. Witch Hazel is meant to be great for your skin.

Peeling Lotion: AHA 30% + BHA 2%

This is a 10 minute exfoliating facial, (pH~3.6).

This comes out onto your skin as a red colour. Kinda looks like you’ve completely peeled off your whole face when putting it on hahaha! But I assure you that it’s just the red tint of the product.

If left on, you could wear it for Halloween as blood I’m sure hahah! (Joking)

For use: Clean face and wait for skin to dry. Do not use on wet skin. Apply evenly across face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Use your fingers to apply the product! For use up to 10 minutes long. Rinse thoroughly with warm water & a flannel.

Obviously if irritation occurs on either of these products with your skin, then rinse off immediately, discontinue use & consult your pharmacy / doctor.

However, these products are truly a blessing & you should really try them out!!

This product contains AHA & BHA which could increase your skins sensitivity to the sun, so the day after, just make sure you use suncream or lotion on your face.

As you all know, I’ve written a previous post on other products I use on my skin, such as moisturisers. So if you’d like to check that out have a mooch at my previous blog posts.

I hope you’ve all enjoyed having an insight into my newest spot treatments. I always get people ask me about my skin & what I use, so I hope you have a look at these in store & try them out yourselves.

The Prices:

  • Salicylic Acid: £4.50                
  • Peeling Lotion = £6.50

Any questions, feel free to ask via Instagram or comment down below. If you’d like to have a look at my skin or have any questions about skin types then feel free to ask me if you’re not sure what to use. I can try to help!

Love, Sophie Eleanor / Styled by Sophie xo

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