The Best The Ordinary Products, According To You

It’s no surprise that The Ordinary is killing the skin care game, for both newbies and skincare obsessives alike. In need of something new in your routine or looking to expand your collection? We’ve got the ultimate round-up of top-rated and best reviewed from our fave skin care brand. From a TikTok famous peel  to a beginner-friendly retinol , these products are just waiting to be added to your next haul..

Meet the essentials that live up to the hype… we’ve got the proof.

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

An exfoliating peeling solution, perfect for reducing blemishes and clearing clogged pores to reveal a brighter, clearer complexion. Use twice a week, max.

“Amazing product and great formula. I’ve been using this product for a couple of weeks now, twice a week and I’ve seen some impressive results. I will definitely buy again.” AnastasiaB

“Absolutely love how glowy my skin is after using!!” Izzy

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Containing two of the most efficient blemish-battling ingredients (niacinamide and zinc), this lightweight serum is ideal for combatting existing and future blemishes. Say hello to cleaner calmer skin with consistent use.

“Love this product! Been using it for over a year and my skin has been flawless. People keeps asking what my secret is.” Gisele

“Made my skin clear and left me feeling fresh I would recommend this product.” Chelsey

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Don’t be afraid of the name! This lightweight serum keeps your skin visibly hydrated and plump, thanks to its combo of three different hyaluronic acids which help to heal dry and damaged skin. It’s been tried and tested, and it really works.

“Always a trusty purchase!!! Leaves me feeling fresh and ready for the day, or beautifully cleansed at night! Would highly recommend if you’re a first time Ordinary user” Jess

“My skin has literally never been more hydrated and smoother” t2003

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

A protective and hydrating daily moisturiser. This gentle daily moisturiser is jam-packed with amino acids which soak into the skin, offering immediate and long-lasting hydration. It’s a daily staple.

“Brilliant little moisturiser. I use with two other serums. Hydrating and lightweight.” Laura A

“This product is amazing, its smooth and hydrating. My skin feels amazing after using it and its not too thick” AFoster

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

If you struggle with eye pigmentation and puffiness, this targeted serum is one for you. Formulated with a super high concentration of caffeine (not the type in your iced coffee), the serum works to brighten and tighten.

“Great product. My dark circles are almost unnoticeable. Just two months after first application.” RLee

“The perfect product for puffiness especially, makes the eye skin smoother and brighter!” Ariadni

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10%

A lightweight and mildly exfoliating serum, perfect for treating uneven tone, texture and fine lines. It offers quick and effective results, just remember to always follow up with SPF.

“This stuff is great for getting rid of bumpy textured skin. Really affordable and it’s nice knowing exactly what it is you’re putting on your skin.” GeoDav

“I’ve been using this for about 3/4 weeks & I’ve just started to see results. It’s started to smooth out the bumps on my skin, and I’ve also been breaking out less. Definitely the best exfoliator I’ve used.” Emily

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Formulated to be used once a day, and applied directly onto skin, this glycolic acid toner is perfect if your end goal is brighter, smoother skin. It also contains aloe vera to soothe irritation.

“I have been using this toner every evening for 2 weeks and I can already notice the difference. My pores have shrunk and my skin feels so much smoother! I can’t wait to keep seeing the results.” Cecilia

“Just wonderful. Strong enough to make a difference but not to irritate my skin. I’ve tried others (high end and value) but nothing works as well” Rachael


Formulated to specifically target fine lines and wrinkles, this anti-aging serum utilises one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients, matrixyl. Safe to use twice a day, this serum stimulates collagen and elastin production deep beneath the skins surface.

“I’ve seen a difference in my lines around my mouth for sure. Under my eyes have less surface lines too. The HA also makes my skin feel nice and hydrated.” Merissa

“My skin literally looks like it did when I was 20! I looks refreshed and flawless. You only need a little as it goes a long way!” VickyDee

The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

An anti-aging serum designed to minimise fine lines. This product is a perfect intro to retinol as it helps to build up the skin’s tolerance to retinol, for the safest and most effective results.

“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.” Eden

“Great for a starting retinol! Didn’t have any problems even with my super sensitive skin.” AL_PAL

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

This gel serum works to target hyper-pigmentation and dark spots. The high concentration formula sinks deep into the skin to combat the issue from the source.

“I brought this back in January and didn’t think it was going to do much, but after just using it for 6 weeks I’ve seen massive changes, most of my dark spots are gone and I have less hyperpigmentation, my skin tone is pretty much even compared to before. Definitely buying again!” Melissa

“Cannot praise this product enough. It has become a staple in my routine, evened out my skin tone and how!” Saloni Sehgal

The Ordinary High-Adherance Silcone Primer

A lightweight primer which feels like a serum, designed to be applied before makeup application. This primer contains adaptive silicones which blur pores, perfect for achieving a flawless base with maximum wear time.

“This primer is definitely worth the hype. It makes my makeup last forever and it’s very affordable too. It also smoothes your face and makes your pores look less visible. Love it!” Bonita

“Makeup sits really nicely on top, super good if you’re going for a full coverage look aswell.” Katie


A multi-purpose serum perfect for preventing signs of ageing, whilst improving the skins health. Use day and night to help skin maintain a constant state of repair.

“I’ve been using Buffet + Copper for more than a year and it’s my musthave product when it comes to anti-aging. My sensitive skin loves it as it looks plumped and healthy thanks to this serum. Highly recommended!” Realet

“Love the texture. Love what it does! I took it both in AM and PM and just love to see how it makes my skin looks better.” Karen



A powerful water-based serum, that works to prevent wrinkle formation and appearance, especially around the eyes and forehead. Perfect if your goal is smoother, younger looking skin.

“Love this product it really helps with fine lines and wrinkles, makes my skin look much smoother. Noticed a difference in my skin when I ran out” Dee

“I apply this to my forehead, under eyes, neck and marrionette lines. I find that this had eased some of the fine lines and has generally smoothed things out!” ElsB