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Deciem Beauty Products

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Deciem Beauty Products

A friend just introduced me to these products and I wanted to go to the store to check it out.

They seem super cheap and less frills.

Anyone have experience with these products?
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speedyforme wrote:
Jun 27th, 2019 9:14 am
A friend just introduced me to these products and I wanted to go to the store to check it out.

They seem super cheap and less frills.

Anyone have experience with these products?
yes, lots of praise for The Ordinary. Search around the forums and look for reviews on youtube. It's sold on sephora and well.ca.

FYI, like any other skin care products, the results can't be the same for everyone.
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I've been using The Ordinary products for a while (maybe a year and a half?). I've tried various different products over this time. I don't really notice a difference in any one product vs not using it. I don't think I'll buy more of their products when the current ones I'm using finish. They're cheap enough to try out and see how you like them. If you don't like them after a few tries, you can return them.
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yesstyle wrote:
Jun 27th, 2019 6:08 pm
yes, lots of praise for The Ordinary. Search around the forums and look for reviews on youtube. It's sold on sephora and well.ca.

FYI, like any other skin care products, the results can't be the same for everyone.
Thanks. I like their 365-return policy so I guess there is no risk.
amz155 wrote:
Jun 27th, 2019 7:49 pm
I've been using The Ordinary products for a while (maybe a year and a half?). I've tried various different products over this time. I don't really notice a difference in any one product vs not using it. I don't think I'll buy more of their products when the current ones I'm using finish. They're cheap enough to try out and see how you like them. If you don't like them after a few tries, you can return them.
Thank you for the response. I am hoping to add to my skin care regime just to be more preventative.
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@speedyforme Another brand to check out is Paula's Choice. They're based in the US but ship to Canada. They often offer sales with discounts on all their products plus free shipping. Their customer service is prett good if you call or write in-- they can help you identify which products would be right for you.
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What products are you looking at, specifically? Just google each product and read Sephora or makeupalley reviews to help make a decision on whether to buy. I personally like The Ordinary's marula oil -- a steal at $10. Have been using their Niacinamide plus zinc formula for a bit which is definitely helping to fade blemishes/acne scars. Their foundation is also a great value too.
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every youtube reviewer seems to rave about Niacinamide.
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Jul 3rd, 2019 5:16 pm
What products are you looking at, specifically? Just google each product and read Sephora or makeupalley reviews to help make a decision on whether to buy. I personally like The Ordinary's marula oil -- a steal at $10. Have been using their Niacinamide plus zinc formula for a bit which is definitely helping to fade blemishes/acne scars. Their foundation is also a great value too.
question: for the serums, do you mix them then apply or do you layer? Have you found the formula (mix of the serums) for yourself?
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lemmiwinks wrote:
Jul 3rd, 2019 5:16 pm
What products are you looking at, specifically? Just google each product and read Sephora or makeupalley reviews to help make a decision on whether to buy. I personally like The Ordinary's marula oil -- a steal at $10. Have been using their Niacinamide plus zinc formula for a bit which is definitely helping to fade blemishes/acne scars. Their foundation is also a great value too.
I spoke to someone who works there and they recommended the Naicinamide + Zinc for my oily skin and another product for aging. Since the Niacinamide is so cheap I figured no risk so I bought one yesterday and did my first application. Hopeful to see some improvements to my oily skin.
yesstyle wrote:
Jul 3rd, 2019 9:08 pm
every youtube reviewer seems to rave about Niacinamide.

question: for the serums, do you mix them then apply or do you layer? Have you found the formula (mix of the serums) for yourself?
For the one I tried yesterday, I watched videos to ensure no pilling. Unless there are issues with application, you generally do not mix them with anything. Right after I tone, I put a few drops on my face and gently like spread it around my skin and let it soak up for 30seconds to 1min. Then I apply moisturizer.
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speedyforme wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 9:12 am
I spoke to someone who works there and they recommended the Naicinamide + Zinc for my oily skin and another product for aging. Since the Niacinamide is so cheap I figured no risk so I bought one yesterday and did my first application. Hopeful to see some improvements to my oily skin.



For the one I tried yesterday, I watched videos to ensure no pilling. Unless there are issues with application, you generally do not mix them with anything. Right after I tone, I put a few drops on my face and gently like spread it around my skin and let it soak up for 30seconds to 1min. Then I apply moisturizer.
i was wondering if i could mix a few drops of each serum (all from The Ordinary), in my hand then apply since layering can take some time exp in the morning when im in a rush.

Also, when you apply it, how do u do it? Rub it on? or pat on? I've found conflicting info on youtube regarding this.
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yesstyle wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 11:39 am
i was wondering if i could mix a few drops of each serum (all from The Ordinary), in my hand then apply since layering can take some time exp in the morning when im in a rush.

Also, when you apply it, how do u do it? Rub it on? or pat on? I've found conflicting info on youtube regarding this.
Not sure I would just throw them all in my hand since there is an order of doing some things due to their properties, PH level and finish.

I basically avoided as much contact so I placed drops on my face and then quickly spread it around with a couple of fingers to ensure it is coated. Then just tapped lightly on my skin. No rubbing. Then let it sit for 1 min before moisturizing. My main concern was pilling from the videos and reviews and so far, I did not experience any.
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yesstyle wrote:
Jul 3rd, 2019 9:08 pm
every youtube reviewer seems to rave about Niacinamide.



question: for the serums, do you mix them then apply or do you layer? Have you found the formula (mix of the serums) for yourself?
I use the niacinimide on a freshly washed face (3 drops), let it soak in for 5-10 minutes, then apply the marula oil.

Honestly, the only thing that actually works wonders for my skin is clindoxyl (and a clarisonic), it's a prescription acne medication. I haven't found any serums that compare with regards to keeping my skin break-out free and scarring to a minimum. I stopped using it when I get pregnant/breastfeeding with my first son, and now I'm pregnant again and plan to breastfeed so it'll be a couple years before I can get back on it again. Astonished Face
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lemmiwinks wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 5:21 pm
I use the niacinimide on a freshly washed face (3 drops), let it soak in for 5-10 minutes, then apply the marula oil.

Honestly, the only thing that actually works wonders for my skin is clindoxyl (and a clarisonic), it's a prescription acne medication. I haven't found any serums that compare with regards to keeping my skin break-out free and scarring to a minimum. I stopped using it when I get pregnant/breastfeeding with my first son, and now I'm pregnant again and plan to breastfeed so it'll be a couple years before I can get back on it again. Astonished Face
Do you have oily skin? My main reason for using this was to reduce sebum and less oily skin.
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I had good and bad experience with them, and some products suited some did not. So it really depends !

Anyone experienced the same?
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I like the NIOD (about 3* The Ordinary price) line better. However, I appreciate the Ordinary for getting more people into skincare at affordable prices. They also do have some good products (Buffet, oils, glycolic)
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I have always had very dry skin so oil is not an issue. However, I cannot use anything that contains niacinimide regardless of price. There is a very well known product (and it is expensive) that is based on niacinimide - and many people tried to return the product because of major irritation caused by the ingredient. Unfortunately (for me and others like me) the ingredient is increasingly being included in skin care formulations.

I cannot use (nor could I ever) anything with an acid in it - be it retinol, glycolic, Vitamin C etc. (even lactic acid) and neither can many others. I was born with thin skin and the referenced products can thin the skin. Having rosacea does not help.

I am just advising anyone who does experience irritation that it may be caused by the niacinimide. Essential oils are a nightmare for me as well - think evening primrose oil, lavender anything etc.

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