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Whilst keeping abreast of emerging effective cosmeceutical ingredients available, retailing them has never been a big part of the business; providing good advice has.

 

I’ve recently discovered an amazing skincare range from Canada called “The Ordinary”. I won’t be surprised if you’ve heard of this brand or even tried it. It’s fabulous.

 

They are very pure, comprehensive, inexpensive, and very effective. 

With so many products in the range, many of my clients have found it daunting as to which products to buy so I often get asked what I would recommend.

 

Displayed below is a daily regime that includes my hand selected products from “The Ordinary” and complemented with a few other products I regularly use.

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First step: Cleanser.

I do love ‘The Ordinary’ Squalane cleanser, it’s gentle and effectively removes makeup, leaving the skin soft and fresh, however, I found that it was often out of stock, so I tried the Hylamide cleanser, made by the same company as ‘The Ordinary’ (Deciem) and this one is fast becoming a favourite. 

It’s made with East Asian Kanuga and Mediterranean Crambe oils and Tomato Carotenoids.

With just a few drops, it emulsifies and removes even the most stubborn makeup, including mascara, then simply washes away with water.

 

Hylamide and Squalane cleanser

Second step:
Glycolic Toning solution

 

This is another new favourite. After cleansing, apply a few drops to a cotton pad and wipe over the whole face. The skin looks instantly fresh and ready to absorb serums and moisturisers. I recommend using this every third day initially, if your skin is sensitive.

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Third step: Booster Serums.

 

Third step: Booster Serums.

The Ordinary is big on serums; there are so many in the range to try.

This can be a little overwhelming and some don’t mix well with others so to start out, I recommend a couple of my favourites.

 

Marine Hyaluronic is light and very hydrating, mixing well with oil based products.

 

The Squalane oil is great if your skin feels tight and “parched”. Squalane is found naturally in the skin, an exceptional hydrator that can be used on all skin types, even oily skin. You can use these two together or alternate. 

 

Caffeine Solution is very effective for puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. It feels like a light, soothing oil and is an excellent accompaniment with a Gua Sha Jade face sculpting tool.

 

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5%+EGCG

Niacinamide serum is very good for congestion and break-outs and I recommend this serum  for spot treating. It’s light and non drying.

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Fourth Step: [Morning routine] SunBlock.

My favourite is by an Australian Brand called Ultraderm. It’s a  lightly textured, self adjusting moisturiser, rich in antioxidants and minerals with a broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect your skin from pollution and harmful UV rays, defending against free radical damage and inflammation. Suitable for all skins. Apply after cleansing, toning and serums.

 

Available at Blask

[Evening routine]

During sleep, the skin is at its optimal time to regenerate, repairing and rebuilding cells. It’s also the time of greatest water loss. That’s why it’s so important to use serums and nourishing creams before bed. After cleansing, toning and serums, I recommend the Ekseption range from Spain.

 

Available at Blask

These luxurious moisturisers are designed to optimise the skin PH, utilising powerful active ingredients to restore healthy glowing skin.

Great for mature skins.

 

The Ordinary is available to purchase on line or other selected retail outlets.

 

Ultraderm sunblock and Ekseption moisturisers are available at Blask Beauty.

 

I also recommend and use Doterra essential oils.

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