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5 Simple Beauty Hacks Using The Ordinary's best-selling products

5 Simple Beauty Hacks Using The Ordinary's best-selling products
By Agoo Azcuna-Bengzon
May 2021
 
Deciem’s most popular brand is still The Ordinary—and it's easy to see why. The Ordinary launched in 2016, and took the beauty world by storm with its wide array of products that spoke the derma lingo with terms like Squalene, Hyaluronic, and AHA/BHA strewn across their vintage drugstore-inspired bottled products. The Ordinary remains a number one bestseller because it manages to give its customers the best of both worlds: products that work, and at modest prices. At an average of about Php600 per product, it’s the reasonably-priced non-drugstore brand with formulas so elevated, they can definitely compete head to head with its bigger, more accomplished counterparts. But did you know that aside from performing big, The Ordinary's famed products also manage to multitask in their ability to address problems outside of their intended functions? Here are at least five beauty hacks we discovered while using The Ordinary's products:
 
 
  1. Body Exfoliation
The AHA 30%  + BHA 2% Peeling Solution can be used  as an exfoliating agent for arms and legs. All you have to do is apply the solution (a little goes a long way, really), paying extra attention to areas like elbows and knees, and let the solution sit for 10-15 minutes. Shower it off afterwards, and you're done. You'll notice brighter, smoother, more evenly toned skin in the next few days. 
 AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
AHA 30%  + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, P840.00
 
  1. Soothe Sun-Exposed Skin
Pop the Hyaluronic Acid B5 concentrate in your fridge for an hour, and you'll have a cooling and hydrating gel for sun-damaged skin. Hyaluronic Acid is renowned for its ability to revitalize skin's outer layer, provide weightless moisture and improve skin's texture so it'll definitely come in handy for days when skin is exposed to harsh elements like the sun, rendering it dry, irritated and rough.

 Hyaluronic Acid B5 30ML, P730.00
 
  1. Make Your Makeup Last
The Vitamin C Suspension in Silicone is actually a staple in most makeup artists' kits because it acts as a perfect base before applying foundation and concealer. It works well mostly because the antioxidants in it thoroughly nourish skin, and when skin is properly hydrated, products don't just apply more evenly, they also adhere better. The end result is a perfect canvass.
 
Vitamin C Suspension in Silicone, P735.00
 
  1. Contour A Bloated Face
Caffeine, when used as an ingredient in beauty products, has been known to constrict the blood vessels and reduce inflammation. This is why the Caffeine Solution 5 EGCG works so well not just to address puffiness and dark circles under the eyes but also as a de-bloater for when you're tired, lack sleep, haven't been eating healthy or are simply not feeling your best. When applied in an upward motion, close to the lymph nodes, this wonder solution can decrease heaviness on the jowl area, giving you a more lifted, contoured appearance.
 
 
 
Caffeine Solution 5 EGCG, P745.00
  1. Zap Zits Overnight
If there's one thing acne hates, it's retinol. Retinol has been successful at fighting acne for decades now because it works at both the surface and middle layers of the skin and manages to unclog pores. If you've got a zit or two that you'd like to treat, apply the Retinol 1 in Squalene directly onto the pimple before hitting the sack, and you'll see a major improvement in the morning. Pimples will noticeably be less swollen and red, and will no longer progress into monstrous zits.
 
Retinol 1 in Squalene, P729.00