The Ordinary

BEAUTY
Decoding the Science of Skincare

A new addition to the Arnotts Beauty Hall, The Ordinary’s range of skincare products is scientifically formulated to provide help for all kinds of skincare concerns.

The Ordinary products are best used in combination with each other and you can create a unique cocktail to target your own specific skincare concerns.

The Ordinary products are quite simple and fuss-free. There are no added fragrances, and the pricing is friendly for all budgets – but the scientific names can be confusing. We’ve put together the ultimate skincare regimes for you to try, plus decoded some of the jargon.

Combat Signs of Aging

In the Morning
Buffet and Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Apply Buffet to the entire face after cleansing. Peptide complexes promote collagen generation, which gives skin a more youthful appearance, while probiotics strengthen the skin’s barrier and restore the skin from within.

Apply a few drops of Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 before your moisturiser. The hydrophilic molecule of Hyaluronic Acid attracts water and this formulation combines three different sized molecules to allow for multi-depth skin hydration, while Vitamin B5 enhances surface hydration so that skin does not become dry.



In the Evening
Buffet, Granactive Retinoid 2% or 5% in Squalane , 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

Apply Buffet to the entire face after cleansing.

Apply a small amount of Granactive Retinoid 2% or 5% in Squalane after serums and do not combine with any other retinoid treatments. Retinoid stimulates growth of skin cells, meaning that the sagging and wrinkled appearance is replaced with renewed plumpness and elasticity.

Use 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil just before you go to bed. Rich in linolenic acid and pro-vitamin A, rosehip oil has powers of hydration along with anti-inflammatory properties.



Banish Blemishes

In the Morning
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Apply Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% to the entire face before any heavier creams. Niacinamide (aka Vitamin B3) increases elasticity, strengthens the skin barrier, helps to create an even skin tone and reduces inflammation, while zinc regulates hormone balance leading to clearer skin.



In the Evening
Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Apply a small amount of Salicylic Acid 2% Solution to the entire face, or use a small dot directly on a spot for visible improvement. Salicyclic acid exfoliates the skin and cleanses the inside walls of pores to fight the appearance of blemishes.

Apply Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% to the entire face before any heavier creams.



Re-Hydrate

In the Morning
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

Apply a few drops of Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 before your moisturiser. The combination of three different sized molecules allows for every layer of the skin to receive equal amounts of hydration, while Vitamin B5 enhances surface hydration so that skin does not dry out.

Apply Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA after using any serums. This non-greasy formulation contains amino acids that stimulate collagen production, as well as hyaluronic acid, fatty acids and phospholipids that promote immediate hydration and lasting results.



In the Evening
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, 100% Plant Derived Squalane

Apply a few drops of Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 before your moisturiser.

Apply a few drops of 100% Plant Derived Squalane to the entire face as needed, after using any water-based serums. Squalene is a naturally-occurring liquid compound which helps to lock moisture into the skin, prevent wrinkles and ease dryness.



More Skincare Routines

Persistent Acne:
• Morning: Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
• Evening: Retinol 1%, knowing that the skin will peel and go through purging in the first 4-8 weeks. It can be diluted with other creams at the start phase to reduce irritation.



Sensitive skin:
• Morning: Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
• Evening: 100% Plant Derived Squalane, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA



Sensitive skin:
• Morning: Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F
• Evening: Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% or Advanced Retinoid 2%
• Twice per week: AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution



Oily Skin:
• Morning: Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA (if the skin becomes too dry).
• Evening: Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%