the ordinary review| nateisha monique

The Ordinary Review | THE OTHER MAGAZINE.

Acne scarring gone, small bumps refined and a natural glow enhanced. All because of this skincare range.

First of all lets talk about the problem.

For the longest time during my teenage and early adult years, my skin has been my biggest concern. I wouldn't suggest that it was a huge insecurity of mine, but battling with acne and hyper-pigmentation from a young age and prematurely getting into make-up ( much to my mother’s dismay) lead to a very irritated, spot prone and oily skin.

I would spend hours reading articles, blog posts and watching videos around how to improve my skin, I would go from using drugstore brands, high-end products to black-targeted skincare to see if anything would alleviate the problem. Ive fallen in love with a range of products over the years from Origins, Clinique, Bobbi Brown and Clerasil until finding the perfect skincare routine for my skin - that being La Roche Posay.

I highly recommend their skincare products, they are perfect for sorting out any blemishes and skin concerns that you may have. Skin experts always recommend that you update your skin care routine after 6-12 months just because your skin gets used to the products your using on a daily entity. After starting to see small bumps arising on my skin more regularly and my own determination to beat my acne scars, I was recommended by a good friend to try out The Ordinary skincare.

Budget friendly, aesthetic packaging and concentrated ingredients, these serums proved to be the answer to everything. Trying the Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA and the Rose Hip Seed Oil as an addition to my skincare range, after three weeks, I've experienced results like never before - obviously this is inclusive of plenty of water, a healthy diet and wearing 0 make up 5 or 6 times of the week.

The Rose Hip Oil, only applied in the evenings and 2 or 3 times a week ( alternated between my glamgldw thirst mask). 

The Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, applied every morning only on my scarring and then an SPF moisturiser on top of the serum, has helped reduce my acne and spot scarring ( my main focus). Quoting from The Ordinary website it is, alcohol free and cruelty free - it is solely to improve the skins surface. The main ingredient ( Alpha Arbutin ) is focused on reducing the look of spots and hyper-pigmentation.

Recommend? - 10000% yes.

willing to try more product? - Sign me up.


Fashion Journalist Graduate with published work and musings around social commentary, fashion and beauty.


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