THE ORDINARY – a review of 13 products

THE ORDINARY got so much hype on IG and YT that I decided to try it out. DECIEM is the umbrella company and THE ORDINARY is a very affordable line and is sold worldwide. This is unheard of.

It was the first skincare brand that helped me really learn about my skin and what it needed. To say it transformed my skin is an understatement. When I started using THE ORDINARY my face was covered in acne, Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) and Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE).

I made my first order at the end of December 2016. It is now October 2017 and I have tried quite a few products since then. I have repurchased some and I have looked for alternatives for others. Read on to find out what I think about the products I have tried.

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Cleansing balm – GOODNESS Break-Up Make-Up Balm review


GOODNESS Make-Up Break-Up Balm. Yes, I dropped it and the packaging has a dent.

In Korean skincare, double cleansing in the PM is essential. Skincare expert Caroline Hirons is also an advocate of the double cleansing method. A cleansing balm or cleansing oil is the first step of the double cleansing method. Balms or oils are recommended as they dissolve makeup and SPF easily.

So I was on the hunt for a cleansing balm or cleansing oil. Chemist Warehouse had the GOODNESS Break-Up Make-Up Balm on sale so I snatched it up. GOODNESS is a New Zealand based company that creates affordable products filled with ingredients from nature.

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