I suffer from acne-prone skin that gets both super oily and dry. I try to keep my skincare routine as simple as possible, but as the seasons change, I often have to switch up my products. This Winter, I started using this The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Serum (£6), and it has totally transformed my once flaky, dried-up face.
I was introduced to the brand over the Summer when a lot of my friends started raving about this "cool, new, affordable" brand. It promotes creating clinical formulas that are free of harmful ingredients such as parabens, sulphates, and mineral oils at an accessible price point. This was right up my alley. I quickly decided on this serum because it contains hyaluronic acid, a chemical known for its hydrating properties, which has always worked well on my problematic skin.
I had never used a serum before; I was always a simple cleanser, toner, and moisturiser kind of girl. I have to admit I was a little nervous it might break me out. After cleansing and toning, I light tapped a few drops onto to my face with my fingertips. I was impressed by the lightweight formula that melted right into my skin, leaving it feeling softer than ever. I then followed up with my usual moisturiser a few minutes later. The next morning, I could see my face looked brighter and revived.
I now use the product every morning and night, especially on my problem areas. My forehead and chin get especially dry in the Winter. Since adding this to my routine, not only have I experienced fewer spots, but I saw an overall improvement in my skin. My makeup even feels fresher and like it lasts longer.
At this price, it was easy to make the jump and fall in love with this affordable line of clean products.