Our Top Serum Picks For Summer From Your Favourite The Ordinary!

Rachel Gibbons Beauty Expert
Our Top Serum Picks For Summer From Your Favourite The Ordinary!

With the sun being stronger this summer, it is more important than ever to protect your skin from free radicals and prevent oxidative damage from ultraviolet (UV) light which can cause premature skin aging and wrinkles.

Serums are a great way to do this and they are perfect for summer as they're lightweight and won't feel heavy on the skin during this hot and humid time. A bonus point is not only do serums absorb nicely after cleansing (as they are made up of smaller molecules that penetrate deeper than a moisturiser + they deliver higher concentrations of active ingredients!) but also that sunscreens layer nicely over serums. Double whammy! When applying your serum, use your fingertips to gently  tap, pat, and smooth the serum out over your face, neck and chest. 

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Concentrated Serum

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Concentrated Serum (30ml)

This gel-like serum targets dark spots, hyperpigmentation, scarring, or any marks for that matter, due to the high levels of alpha arbutin - a safe skin brightening ingredients that inhibits melanin production, revealing a more even and younger-looking skin. With the addition of hyaluronic acid to ensure and enhance the delivery of the active ingredients deep into the skin and its efficacy.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (30ml)

A must-have hydrating product that won't break your bank. Featuring 3 types of hyaluronic acid - low, medium and high molecular weight - as well as a next-generation HA crosspolymer at a combined concentration of 2% for multi-depth hydration in a water-based formula. This system is supported with the addition of Vitamin B5 which enhances surface hydration, heals damaged areas by strengthening the skin's barrier. This treatment works to deliver lasting hydration and moisture retention which makes the skin appear smoother, plumper and healthier.

The molecular size of HA determines its depth of delivery in the skin, hence, why 3 different molecular weights are chosen to ensure that the product penetrates deep into the skin and covers every crook and cranny. This system is supported by the addition of Vitamin B5 which also enhances surface hydration.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (30ml)

A must-have for those with oily skin. This vitamin and mineral serum features 2 of the most effective blemish-battling ingredients out there - niacinamide and zinc - that minimises enlarged pores and breakouts, evens out the skin tone, as well as soothing the skin and improving its overall health. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) works to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion, along with strengthening moisture retention. Independent studies suggest that niacinamide is also an effective ingredient for brightening skin tone. A high 10% concentration of this vitamin is supported by zinc salt of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid to balance visible aspects of sebum activity.

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (30ml)

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) exfoliate the skin's topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance. Beta hydroxy acids (BHA) also exfoliate the skin with an extended function to help clear pore congestion. This combined 29% AHA/BHA solution offers deeper exfoliation to help fight visible blemishes and for improved skin radiance. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture and reduces the look of fine lines with continued use.

This formula contains a Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time. This formula is further supported with a crosspolymer form of hyaluronic acid for comfort, Vitamin B5 to assist healing and black carrot as an antioxidant.

The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density

The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density (60ml)

This concentrated formula is designed to support hair health so that it looks thicker, denser, fuller and healthier. The technologies used in this product include a combination of potent natural extracts (Larix Europaea Wood Extract and Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract), peptide complexes and caffeine power, all in an ultra-lightweight, emollient base for efficient penetration.

The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane

The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane (30ml)

This water-free solution contains 0.2% pure Retinol - a form of vitamin A - an ingredient that can reduce the appearances of fine lines and pigmentation, revitalise the skin and make the overall complexion appear more youthful and healthier. It does so by encouraging cell turnover that reveals younger and fresher skin cells which are less damaged.

While Retinol has been studied extensively, it can be irritating to the skin, including peeling and redness. So for those with sensitive skin or who is using retinol products for the first time, we suggest starting small and building your tolerance over time.

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