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It is not a secret how much I love The Ordinary brand! I’ve been using their products almost a year and a half now and they really brought the revolution into my daily skincare regiment. Just a short notice, The Ordinary is a baby brand from Deciem, a lovely nerdy company that has multiple brands, all of them with lots of scientific knowledge implemented into bottles and tubes. Do I need to mention that prices are so affordable? Today you can see what Makeup Loving Me has to recommend. It is about several hits and misses, and I hope it‘s gonna be useful for you, like a guide for what (not) to buy.

Nije tajna da mnogo volim The Ordinary brend! Već skoro godinu ipo koristim njihove proizvode i stvarno mogu potvrditi da su uneli revoluciju u moj dnevni režim nege. Moram da napravim kratak osvrt i kađem vam da se ovi proizvodi mogu kupiti samo online i da je The Ordinary mlad brend kanadske kuće Deciem, simpatične “štreberske” kompanije koja ima i razne druge brendove, a za sve im je zajedničko što nauku (hemiju!) implementiraju u svoje bočice i tubice. Cene su im izvanredno povoljne imajući u vidu vrhunski kvalitet koji pružaju. Makeup Loving Me, tj. moja malenkost ima danas da vam preporuči nekoliko proizvoda. Neki od njih su sjajni, neki potpuni promašaj, a nadam se da će vam tekst koristiti kao vodič šta da (ne)kupite.

Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% (5.80 EUR)


Ingredients: Ascorbic Acid, Squalane, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Coconut Alkanes, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucomannan, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trihydroxystearin, BHT.

Firstly, I will start with one product I literally hate. I had so high hopes for this Vit C. The ingredients list is lovely. Having in mind how unstable ascorbic acid is in the aquatic environment, having it combined with squalene and other hydrophobic media seemed like a 100% goal. Also, encapsulated hyaluronic acid also seemed so attractive. L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamine C) is a pure form derivative and is currently the most popular and most recommended of all the variations. It is proven that Vitamine C has anti ageing, brightening, repairing environmental and sun damage, properties but it’s also unstable, prone to degradation/oxidizing and can be seriously irritating. I wasn’t afraid of irritations and I wanted to give a try to this product. It has potent 23% and is in a water-free formula, which means it should resist degrading much better. It also has “dehydrated spheres” of hyaluronic acid to boost hydration along with squalene. But the feeling of this when applied … agrhhhh! The texture is so grainy, greasy and waxy. It feels like a scrub on the face and it takes ages to absorb, if even then. It is impossible to layer any other product on top of it and it just feels like a mess on face. I didn’t try to use it every night, and mild tingling sensation is not something that I can’t survive, but all together it is just not worthy of effort when there are so much better and comfortable products with L-ascorbic acid. Skip it. That’s it.

Započeću sa proizvodom koji zaista ne podnosim. Mnogo sam nade polagala u Vitamin C suspenziju, jer je lista sastojaka sasvim fina. Imajući u vidu koliko je vitamin C nestabilan u vodenom okruženju, podatak da je u ovom proizvodu kombinovan sa skvalenom o kom sam već pisala u ovom postu, delovao mi je kao pun pogodak. Takođe, hijaluronska kiselina u vidu kapsulica je isto delovala privlačno u sastavu. L-askorbinska kiselina, odnosno vitamin C je najčistiji oblik i veoma je popularan u kozmetici jer pruža mnogo benefita koži. Ima anti ejdžing efekte, zatim posvetljujuće, potpomaže obnovu kože prouzrokovanu oštećenjima usled sunčanja, ali je veoma nestabilan i brzo oksiduje i raspada se čime gubi svoja svojstva i može takođe da iritira kožu. Nisam se plašila iritacija i želela sam da isprobam ovaj proizvod. Kremica sadrži moćnih 23 % vitamina C i s obzirom na to da u formulaciji nema vode, takođe znači da je otporna na  degradaciju. Dehidrirane sfere hijaluronske kiseline su tu da bi pružile dodatnu hidrataciju zajedno sa skvalenom. Međutim taj osećaj po nanošenju kremice na lice je u ž a s a n! Najblaže rečeno. Tekstura je gruba, masna i nekako voskasta. Osećaj je kao da se pilingom šmirgla lice, treba mu večnost da se upije u kožu, ako se uopšte i upije. Nemoguće je u slojevima nakon njega nanositi druge proizvode, što inače radim uveče i sve skupa deluje kao haos na licu. Nisam pokušavala da ga koristim svako veče, već svako drugo/treće, i peckanje na licu nije nešto što ne mogu da preživim, ali sve skupa to nije vredno maltretiranj ai truda, kad već postoji toliko raznih boljih i prijatnijih proizvoda koji sadrže vitamin C. Zaobiđite, molim vas, ovaj proizvod!

Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% (7.20 EUR)

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone, Azelaic Acid, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysilicone-11, Isohexadecane, Tocopherol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Isoceteth-20, Polysorbate 60, Triethanolamine, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

Azelaic Acid is a “saturated dicarboxylic acid” found in wheat, barley and rye and it gives incredible results when used on skin. It is one of the best ingredients for acne. It inhibits the growth of acne bacteria and regulates the production of keratin skin cells, reduces inflammation, prevents the hair follicles from becoming clogged and helps to diminish the hyperpigmentation and acne dark spots. I bought it mainly because of those acne spots, and it did wonder for my skin. It has a light, gel-cream texture so it’s more like a lotion/moisturizer than serum or treatment product. I used this after cleansing, toning and serums as a moisturizer at night. It absorbs quickly and easily and doesn’t leave behind any residue or detectable coating. I actually recommend this also as a makeup primer for those with acne prone skin. Quick note: it might induce peeling and itching, it is acid after all. I highly recommend this product, not only as an anti-acne treatment but also for brightening the skin.

Azelaična (azelainska) kiselina je zasićena dikarboksilna kiselina ( tj. sa dve kiselinske -COOH grupe) i prirodno se nalazi u žitaricama, pšenici, ječmu i raži. Kad se koristi na licu daje divne rezultate i jedno je od najboljih sredstava za tretiranje akni. Inhibira rast bakterija i reguliše proizvodnju keratinksih ćelija kože, smanjuje upale, sprečava začepljenje folikula dlake i pomaže u smanjivanju hiperpigmentacija i tamnih fleka od akni. Kupila sam je prvenstveno zbog tamnih fleka i pokazala se kao čudesna za moje lice. Tekstura joj je lagana i podseća na gel, više ostavlja utisak losiona i na osnovu toga se uopšte nema utisak da se ustvari nanosi pravi potentni tretman na kožu. Koristila sam je uveče, nakon čišćenja i toniranja lica, i nakon nanošenja hidratantnog seruma. Veoma brzo se upija u kožu. Ovu kremicu mogu da preporučim i kao prajmer za šminkanje osobama sa problematičnom kožom sklonom aknama, baš zbog toga što je efikasna protiv zapaljenja na koži, a lako se nadslojava ostalim proizvodima, bilo da su to još neka sredstva za negu, ili puder. Opaska: ova kremica ipak može kod nekoga da izazove blago perutanje ili peckanje, jer se ipak radi o kiselini, imajte to u vidu. Inače, mogu rado da vam je preporučim i to ne samo zbog pročišćujućih efekata, već i zato što posvetljuje kožu.

Matrixyl 10% + HA (11.50 EUR)

 

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

In my previous The Ordinary post (version in English will soon be available) I wrote about moisturizers and anti ageing serums. I seriously adore Buffet, and since it contains Matrixyl which is a potent anti ageing agent,  I was curious to try Matrixyl on its own. Matrixyl is a group of powerful anti-wrinkle peptides that boost collagen and elastin, and smooth and soften wrinkles from the inside out. If anti ageing is the main focus of your skincare routine then this ingredient is a must. I must admit that I like it even more than Buffet. This is the best serum that I have ever tried and I am amazed by results. My skin never looked better. It is a bit denser liquid with no scent that absorbs really fast. Should be used after the cleansing and toning and before your oils or creams. I use it every morning and evening beneath my creams and sleeping packs and it is a life changer. Highly recommend!

U prethodnom postu o The Ordinary proizvodima sam se fokusirala na hidratantne i anti ejdžing serume i zaista obožavam Buffet o kom sam pisala. Kako pomenuti Buffet serum u svojoj listi sastojaka sadrži moćni anti ejdžing molekul Matriksil, bila sam radoznala da ga tako samostalno isprobam spakovanog u ovu bočicu O Matriksilu (ili Matrikanima) sam već pisala u ovom postu o novim molekulskim trendovima u nezi kože i samo ću vam ovde skraćeno reći da je u pitanju grupa peptida koji dubinski popravljaju kolagen i elastin u koži i ublažuju i peglaju bore. Ukoliko vam je u nezi bitno da koristite neko dobro anti ejdžing sredstvo, onda ovaj proizvod morate da imate! Meni je čak draži od samog Buffeta. Ovo je verovatno najbolji serum koji sam ikad probala i oduševljena sam njegovim rezultaatima. Kupovala sma ga sigurno pet puta do sad i koža mi nikad bolje nije izgledala. Nešto je gušće formulacije, nema miris i izvanredno brzo se upija. Koristi se nakon čišćenja lica i toniranja, ujutru ili uveče, a pre gušćih krema ili ulja. Ja ga koristim i ujutru i uveče, i stvarno je life-changer! Svaka Preporuka!

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (5.90 EUR)

 

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Zinc PCA, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Xanthan Gum, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

This The Ordinary product was bought also in terms of the fight with small blemishes and PMS acne. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) works to prevent hyperpigmentation and is active against the UV damage. It has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant property. Zinc is amazing for healing the skin, reducing excess oil production and clearing acne. Just think of LRP Serozink which is HG for many. The scent is quite light and discrete. But this serum I didn’t like at all. The texture is like fluid gel and it seems to me that makes light white foam when massaged into the skin, being also a bit sticky. It layers well with all the other moisturizers, creams and oils, but I have noticed that it causes small white blemishes. It felt like irony, I bought it to fight blemishes and ended up with lots of them. Skip!

Ovaj proizvod sam kupila za borbu protiv sitnih bubuljičica i povremene PMS akne. Nijacinamid (vitamin B3) sprečava hiperpigmentacije i štiti kožu od UV oštećenja. Ima anti upalno i antioksidantno svojstvo. Ovaj serum sadrži takođe i cink koji takođe zaceljuje kožu, smanjuje preterano lučenje sebuma i čisti kožu od akni. Ukoliko ste ikad koristile La Roche Possay Serocink, onda vam su benefiti cinka poznati. Međutim, ovaj serum uopšte nisam zavolela. Tekstura mu je čudna i nekako gelasta i dok se razmazuje po licu kao da peni i ostavlja beli lepljivi trag. Dobro se nadslojava sa ostalim kremama i uljima, ali mi je izazivao sitne bele bubuljice, što je potpuno ironično, jer sam ga baš ciljano uzela za borbu protiv istih. Preskočite ga!

Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% (7.20 EUR)

 

Ingredients: Propanediol, Resveratrol, Ferulic acid

This is one of the newest The Ordinary bottles and it was love on the first try. Antioxidants protect the skin from free radical damage, which can lead to premature skin ageing (lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone and texture). So what is free radical damage? It is essentially damage caused by outside aggressors, such as pollution and UV rays. They can also help protect from internal aggressors like the stress hormone cortisol. So this serum basically contains two most powerful antioxidants. They are captured in a darkened bottle to prevent light and they do an amazing job. I am really trying to save my skin from UV induced ageing, and this product is the best fighter ever for that use. I use it nightly. The texture is somewhat oily but sinks fast into the skin. I use it as a final step in my night time routine, after water-based serums, namely Matryxil. If you have any doubt what to order from Deciem site, go for this!

Ovaj proizvod sa ferulinskom kiselinom i resveratrolom sam zavolela na prvo korišćenje. Jedan je od novijih iz The Ordinary asortimana. Antioksidansi štite kožu od oštećenja izazvanih slobodnim radikalima koje dovodi do preranog starenja (izazivaju duboke linije, bore i nejednak ton kože). Siguno se pitate šta je to tačno “oštećenje izazvano slobodnim radikalima”? U suštini to je oštećenje izazvano spoljašnjim faktorima kao što su zagađenost i UV zraci, tj. izlaganje suncu. Antioksidanti takođe pomažu i u borbi protiv unutrašnjih faktora, poput stresa kad se oslobađa hormon kortizol. Nadam se da sam vam bez previše filozofiranja približila kako ovaj serum sadrži upravo dva najsnažnija antioksidansa. Oni su zaštićeni tamnim staklom i odlično su se pokazali na mojoj koži.  Zaista se maksimalno trudim da zaštitim kožu od UV starenja i ovo je najbolji proizvod koji sam ikad probala u tu svrhu. Tekstura mu je nekako klizava i deluje uljasto, ali se brzo upija u kožu. Koristim ga svako veče kao završni korak, nakon nanošenja hidratantnih seruma i matriksila. Ukoliko ne znate šta da poručite od The Ordinary brenda, uzmite ovaj proizvod i nećete se pokajati.

I must underline that The Ordinary products can be bought only online, and I purchase them on Deciem’s website. For all orders above 25 EUR, it is free shipping.

Have you tried any of these products and which would you like to try? Da li ste probali neki od ovih proizvoda i koji biste The Ordinary voleli da isprobate?

Jelena
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