About two years ago budget beauty brand The Ordinary gained momentum, and quite quickly too. Everyone was talking about them and it seemed that anyone who tried their products, loved them, and couldn’t get enough of them. They have an extensive range of products for all different skin types, concerns et al. They have some make up products, but so far their only make up items are foundations and primers. According to their website they have some watercolours coming soon, they will have both matte and non-matte formulations of them.
Since I first heard of them I have been intrigued by their products and I always wondered if they were as good as everyone was saying they are but anytime I looked at their product range I was overwhelmed by the sheer vast variety of items they had and so never bought anything, mainly because I didn’t know what I wanted to try first.
I finally bit the bullet earlier this year and decided to try their 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil (such a long name!). When I read the description of this oil I thought this one would be a good one for me to start off with. It sounded pretty amazing, so I thought for £9 why not give it a go. Facial oils are something I love to use so it is unsurprising that I chose an oil for my first product from them.
I have been using this for around six weeks at this stage, although I don’t use it every day because when I did, it overloaded my skin and broke me out, so I prefer to use it twice a week, usually every three days and I find that for me, that is enough. Sometimes if I have a long day and if my skin is particularly dry I will mix this in with my foundation for more hydration and also because it just makes my foundation look and apply better. It gives my foundation a glowy finish without looking greasy or oily.
I am quite impressed by this, it has certainly helped to even my skin tone and brighten my complexion along with hydrating my skin. I love how quickly it absorbs too and it doesn’t leave a greasy film on my skin so there’s no fear it will stain pillow cases or clothing or anything. It’s very lightweight too, I have in the past used oils that felt quite heavy and felt greasy and uncomfortable so I was concerned this would be like that but thankfully it wasn’t.
I like to use 2-3 drops for my face and neck and find this is enough and if I am mixing it into my foundation one drop is enough, anymore and I imagine it would be greasy and possibly cause foundation to separate or break down more quickly.
The oil, as I expected, comes in a brown glass bottle with a dropper, so it’s very easy to measure out how much you need without wasting product.
I would love to try more products from The Ordinary, but I am, once again, unsure what to pick up so I will have to do some reading and see what takes my fancy.
If you would like to purchase this product you can do so from Cult Beauty or from The Ordinary directly where is it €9.80 so slightly cheaper than Cult Beauty (excluding shipping charges). For €9 / £9 you really can’t go wrong at all. This is a great product and one I would recommend trying out.