I’m pretty sure you’d have come across Deciems new brand The Ordinary by now. I mean everyone has been practically losing their shit over this new range of skincare, wherever I look I see blog post after blog post promoting the new brand, so of course I wanted to know more. When something new on the market is hyped I’m usually one to feel intrigued by it, wanting to test the products for myself and thats exactly what happened in this case!
After searching the good old web, I found Deciem, The Ordinary available to buy on beauty bay. I chose the few products I wanted to try out, popped them in my basket and proceeded to the checkout where within minutes they were snapped up by another eager beauty lover!!! AHHH! The products I really wanted to try were now out of stock but I knew I had to try something, anything!!! So, I found myself searching through the products that were still available, thats when I found a 30ml bottle of Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F.
The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F claims to brighten the skins tone and reduce the effects of ageing. What I like about the brand is that they are cruelty free and suitable for vegans. This particular product is also Water, alcohol, silicone, nut, gluten and soy free, making it one thats suitable for a whole array of people and accommodating those with allergies! I was excited to get my hands on it, and very excited to get the results it promised! Vitamin C is a main ingredient in this bottle alongside vitamin F in fact the label describes it as a ’High strength oil-solubilized vitamin C Derivative in vitamin F’.
On receiving my Deciem order I could only admire the bottle in all of its simplicity. I love the clean cut, minimalist look of the overall design, it did play a part in my wanting to purchase something from them even more.
I’ve been testing the product daily for a month and a half only to find that my results have left a lot to be desired!! Unfortunately for me I can’t say I’ve noticed any clear difference in my skin, nothing has changed at all!! Sadly my skin is definitely not brighter than before use. I had high hopes, each product is formulated by a team that specialise in materials chemistry and biochemistry, and on their online website they state that they are a brand that communicate with integrity bringing to the market effective products at honourable prices. You can see why I had high hopes!
On applying the oil I find I need to use quite a few drops to cover my face completely, this is a liquid so the consistency is very runny, I find that I use it in a bit of a rush – working fast is your best option since its not like a classic facial oil. I expected that normal oily feel you usually get from other facial oils, a bit thicker in consistency and not quite as runny, but this one has more of a silky texture to it as if it were a dry oil – I wasn’t very keen on that aspect especially because it doesn’t feel hydrating enough on my skin. I found with this product that it doesn’t really sink into my skin very well, instead it sits on top for hours meaning I have to keep working it into my skin continuously. I certainly couldn’t apply this during the day as the bottle suggests, this is one that has to be for use over an evening when there are no plans of applying any makeup! I’m pretty sad this product didn’t work for me, I really didn’t enjoy using it and with seeing no benefits to the overall look of my skin its not one I’d be willing to carry on using.
Its probably good to remember that everyones skin is different and acts differently to certain products so I can’t speak for everyone, this review is based on my own experience on just one of The Ordinary products available. I would however be willing to try something different in their skincare range since each product offers different capabilities, you never know something might just tickle my fancy!