The Best The Ordinary Products, According To You

It’s no surprise that The Ordinary is killing the game, from their skincare to their haircare products, they’re a budget-friendly, staple brand that we’re obsessed with. And if you’re like us, the last thing you want to do is buy something that isn’t worth the money. But with The Ordinary providing both affordable and effective products, it’s the perfect brand for both beginners and beauty experts, that don’t want to break the bank. However, with so many must-haves available, it’s important to know how to incorporate their products into your routine and understand what’s suitable for you.

To take away that shopping stress, we’ve hunted down the best The Ordinary products for all skin types and hair needs with the best reviews, from our fellow beauty obsessives (our customers) that will guarantee great results. Listen up!

1. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

“Love it”

I’ve been using this for a year now and this product is very good for my skin . I use it once a week . I would recommend this product



“You need!”

My skin is so smooth and clear after using this for 2 weeks



“The only product that saved my skin”

I’ve been using this for almost 4 years now (long before it became a trend) and I can never recommend this product enough. It’s the only product that’s been able to save my skin. Literally cleared my skin and got rid of blemishes.


2. The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Lash And Brow Serum

“Sparse brows be gone!”

Been using this serum for a week now and can see my brows are filling in. I had a few sparse patches in my brows but since using this serum the hairs have grown a lot longer even in the short space of time.



“Effective product”

I have seen results from this product within three weeks of using and will definitely continue to purchase this lash and brow serum. I have sensitive skin and this product has not irritated my skin and does not sting on applications of it either. Highly recommended.



“Miracle serum!”

Seeing new lash growth after 2 weeks! My lashes are thicker and stronger too.


3. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

“A classic in skincare”

This has really transformed my skin! I love the product, won’t do my skincare without it

Chloe M.



This is the second time buying this. It has helped my skin so much as I suffered with really back acne and this is what I use to clear it up



“Great skin repair”

I swear by this product in my skin routine , it massively helped my breakouts and scaring I love it. My partner kept using it as it stopped his dry skin (he is outside a lot due to his job) and he loves it also . I’ve bought him some too and he LOVES it


4. The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

“It’s so beautiful!”

This is beautiful! I am so happy I finally purchased this. I have acne prone skin and struggle with the thought of using oil. I bought that and add a few drops to the ordinary moisturiser every night for last month and I have noticed a dramatic different in the quality of my skin, it doesn’t leave any oily residue, it leaves my skin feeling lovely and I wake up with a glow, this is holy grail for me now.

The J.


“Absolutely wonderful oil.”

I love this oil, I use at night and by morning my face is soft and soothed, it has a nice smell and isn’t too heavy or overly greasy. I’ve tried a few different brands and this one is the best especially for the price.



“Good for acne prone skin”

It’s really working!!! So I tried this twice a week and I started to see changes to my skin, my spots are almost gone.


5. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

“This is my favorite serum!!!!!!!!”

I absolutely love this serum!!!! I have normal/dry skin and it makes my skin feel so healthy and hydrated. It also makes me look very dewy and glowy which I love.



“So hydrating!”

Great product! Will buy again definitely. Very hydrating. I have a mild acne scarring and i find this helps to add more moisture back to my skin as well as using moisturiser.



“Product on repeat!”

Leaves skin feeling hydrated and soft, great value


6. The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

“Plump skin!”

Love this moisturiser. Got it after a long time and trying out different creams. I’m glad i purchased this again and remembered why i loved it! It makes my skin feel hydrated and plump. My go to moisturiser from now on.



“Lovely texture, great moisturiser.”

A lovely creamy moisturiser that absorbs quickly. It doesnt leave a sticky feeling like some other brands do. Seems to be keeping my skin smooth & soft! Would recommend.



“Great value & quality”

This is my third time buying this moisturiser as its just such good quality and value for money. I have very sensitive, dry skin so I can’t wear many moisturisers without them bringing me out in a rash but all of the Ordinary products are fine on me. I love that they use natural ingredients also, I really can’t recommend this brand enough.


7. Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

“Another great product from TO”

I loved the feel of this product on my skin, non-greasy and just helped clear my skin, reduce any texture and i felt like it added a shine




this is sooo good and especially for that price, nothing can beat it, i have large pores and this has been a miracle worker



“My favourite ever serum!!!”

This serum is my holy grail, I absolutely love it! It helps with everything from breakouts to fine lines and pigmentation/scarring. Leaves my skin feeling so smooth with an even complexion. Often when I have gone to get a facial the beauty therapist has asked if I had had fillers as my skin is so plump and smooth and I honestly think it is because of this serum. I will continue to repurchase forever!


8. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

“Love this!!!!”

Love this product, helped with acne scaring, makes my complexion a lot smoother and brighter.




Eyes definitely look brighter and more awake after a few times using this product. Love love love



“BE GONE Puffy eyes!!”

Puffy bags be gone! Been using this for quite some time and i love this product, instantly shrinks those bags!

Sam B.

9. The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

“Good for sensitive skin”

This is really gentle on my skin and I always struggle to find cleansers that work with my extremely sensitive skin.

Lou H.


“My skin has never been so soft!”

A unique cleansing experience, starts off as what looks like a moisturizer and turns into an oil. Feels really nice to rub into your skin and when you wash it off it leaves your skin amazingly soft and smooth! I’m honestly so impressed by how soft this makes my skin, try it, you won’t regret it.



“Beats all other cleansers!”

Great cleanser, takes off make-up super well. Been using this cleanser for over a year, definitely the best on the market


10. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

“Swear by this”

I have sworn buy this for years. My skin is very uneven with a lot of pink patches. When I use this my face feels fresh and it has minimised the appearance of my uneven skin.



“Massive skin improvement”

Fantastic product! Seen improvement in my skin already. Most products make my skin flare up and become worse but this doesn’t. Skin feels smooth and looks so much better. Been using for two months now and will continue to use




Staple in my morning routine, it keeps my face exfoliated and hydrated, so I don’t have to use any additional exfoliating products.


11. The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum For Hair Density


Very happy with this ! I wasn’t sure if it would make any different to hair growth but thankfully it did.



“Helps my inflamed itchy scalp”

This helps me with my inflamed itchy scalp! What a nice surprise. I’ve been suffering from a topical condition that no dermatologist could solve – itchy, flaking scalp, super oily hair, redness and wounds especially if I feel stressed. This serum made this disappear! Only 3-4 uses and the relief was so good, my scalp is healthy and I’m so thankful I found this. I know it’s for hair density but I can say it helps me with something very different



“Really works”

Within few uses, noticed drastically reduced hair fall out and my hairline looks fuller with new baby hairs that definitely never grew there before.


12. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

“Best skincare product I’ve ever bought”

I hadn’t tried this before but heard so many good reviews. I kept putting off buying it bc I didn’t expect it to do much. I’ve used it about 5 times now and it has made a HUGE difference in my skin. It’s so much smoother, literally feels like baby skin, my skin looks glowy and healthier. My texture is starting to reduce but that comes with time. It’s a brilliant product 10/10




The best to give you that glow! I have really sensitive skin and this works wonders, especially for the winter



“Great for smoother face and feet!”

I use this on my face and my face feels so smooth and appears brighter. My feet usually starts to crack 2 weeks post pedicure but I’ve been using this everyday and they’re still super soft! Definitely a product that I’ll be keeping in my skincare routine for the foreseeable future.



“A little goes a long way”

Easy to apply & I felt this serum helped soften my forehead wrinkles & crows feet. Not at all irritating on the skin

M J.



Amazing product which really makes a difference to my skin. I love The Ordinary. Affordable and effective.



“Excellent skin additive with smoothing properties.”

I use this morning and night. It softens my face and seems to help smooth the lines.This is my second purchase of this product and I’m very happy with the results.


14. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque

“Highly recommend”

One of the best masks I’ve used for clearing up blemishes. Left my skin super soft and redness was hugely reduced, very happy with this



“Great mask if you suffer from spots/acne.”

Had spots on my chin area for months.. Nothing seemed to help. Saw this mask and thought I would give it a try. From the first use it calmed down the redness of the spots and now a couple if weeks later they’re almost gone! Great stuff.

Meg W.



Its definitely the best mask i have tried, it really does work and it’s really exfoliating, it shrunk my pores and definitely helps with acnee. I LOVE how my skin feels after this and i will definitely going to buy more when i run out of this.


15. The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

“Simply the best”

Probably my fifth time repurchasing, love this retinol and you cannot go wrong with the price. Feels very gentle and nourishing – especially as I have sensitive skin and other retinols have caused extensive irritation and purging.



“Nice product”

One of the best products I’ve ever tried from the ordinary. It makes my skin super hydrated and it absolutely erased the fine lines I had in my frown.



“Oh my”

This is the fountain of youth. It reduced my fine lines all over in just 2 weeks. It left my skin super radiant, plump and glowy. The texture is amazing, it is perfect for sensitive skin too.


16. The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

“Helpful for Rosacea!”

Really helping with my Rosacea and clearing up my skin in general so far. Really love this product!



“Fades Hyperpigmentation really well”

I’ve tried a few products meant to fade hyperpigmentation and this one does it the best! Within a month, the spot that I’m trying to fade with this has almost completely gone. The serum is super gentle on the skin and isn’t sticky. Sinks in really fast.



“Holy grail for combination skin with melasma”

This is the perfect product for me. It balanced out my oily skin, I used to have dry cheecks and an oily T-zone and this turned my skin into normal skin. No more excess oil whatsoever. My skin is plump, hydrated and I saw the change from day one on my stubburn melasma. Another product from Ordinary that I will stock like a crazy hoarder forever. Deciem just change their name to Decieheaven because they are god send


17. The Ordinary High-Adherance Silcone Primer

“Best primer ever”

Best primer ever. Have tried many until i found this one. Great price too.



“My go to primer”

My go to primer, I have really bad dry skin and this primer has always helped my make up look flawless



“Great Primer!”

Love this primer, second time buying it. Has great hold and works really well with the ordinary foundation. Gives a nice blurring effect to my skin



“Miracle worker”

Visibly improved my skin to the point where people are commenting on how well I’m looking, so this is now a staple in my routine!



“Great day serum”

I’ve found this to be a really nice day serum. My skin isn’t oily afterwards and looks fresh and plump



“Loving Buffet + Copper Peptides 1%”

Loving how this makes my skin feel and look – People have been telling me how much better my skin looks . I tend to not wear Makeup to work now because my skin is looking better without it 🙂 I use along side Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA & Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Rose Q.


“Perfect product!!”

Works like topic Botox. Loved the texture and consistency



“Feeling a difference after one week!”

Honestly it does kinda feel like how I imagine botox to feel. My skin feels more taught and relaxed after use and I’ve noticed reduction of wrinkles. But you have to use consistently.




I am actually lost for words (which isn’t often!!) at the power of this product. Have used this now for 2/3 weeks and can honestly say it has done wonders with the lines/wrinkles on my face/neck. I am, unfortunately, in the senior years of my life (although very young at heart!) and didnt expect much, if any, improvement, but I am quite frankly amazed at the results. I have tried umpteen high end products over the last few years that profess to finish lines/wrinkles, none of which remotely lived up to their claims. I just cannot believe the effectiveness of this little, cheap, bottle of magic. I have now stocked up with many bottles, just in case they ever discontinue it!! – very scary thought!! I also have very sensitive, spot prone skin, and this has not caused any problems. My husband of 40 years actually commented on how “lovely and smooth” my skin looked and if he has noticed then it MUST be working!!! I am delighted to have found this miracle product and can highly recommend it.