If You Love The Ordinary, Keep One of These Products With You For Blemishes

Chloe Song Beauty Expert
If You Love The Ordinary, Keep One of These Products With You For Blemishes

Everyone has their own way of handling pimples or other blemishes. Some of us love covering our faces in acne dots before we go to sleep. Others prefer a salicylic acid infused cleanser or mask, or benzoyl peroxide. And then there are some who find success by doing nothing at all and simply riding out the inflammation. Our personal preference is a mix of all these things, but frequently switching of products poses the risk of doing more harm than good. So we'll try to help you narrow down your routine by sticking to one of the best acne-prone skin products in The Ordinary.

NB. When it comes to The Ordinary, just be sure to read the instructions first, as the application method can vary from product to product (and affect the results).

the ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

This is a high-strength vitamin and mineral formula that visibly targets the look of blemishes and signs of congestion. Niacinamide has also been shown to have a visible brightening effect. Pro tip: if you already have a vitamin C product in your routine, just be sure to alternate with this one so your skin doesn’t experience any adverse effects.

the ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Dehydration can actually lead to an overproduction of sebum as the skin tries to balance itself. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is a lightweight hydrating serum that uses 3 unique hyaluronic complexes to flood the skin with water. It also features Vitamin B5 to support skin health and further improve hydration levels.

the ordinary squalane cleanser

Squalane Cleanser

This cleanser and makeup remover is mostly squalane, a multitasker that is naturally derived and hydrates the skin in such a way that it balances the production of oil in such a way that blemishes are less likely to form. It's a balm to oil texture that is good for all types of skin, is gentle on the skin, and removes all the makeup and sunscreen. 

the ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution


This features salicylic acid to unclog the pores and refine skin texture, charcoal and clays to absorb excess oil and build-up, as well as squalane to nourish and moisturize the skin.

the ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

A combination of exfoliating acids to transform skin texture, the appearance of blemishes, and improve radiance from the first application, with extended benefits after continued use. Just be sure to only use once per week at night, as it’s very strong. It’s pretty much a facial in a bottle!

the ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

This is an alpha-hydroxy acid that will help to exfoliate the skin to enhance radiance, clarity, and texture. This also helps to speed up your cellular turnover rate to prevent trapped sebum, dirt and oil which can lead to congestion and sign of blemishes.

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