Welcome back to my review series! Today, I'm going to give my initial thoughts on the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% from The Ordinary.
To start with, I'd like to talk about the purpose of this particular offering from The Ordinary and why you might like to try this kind of product. This formula is aimed specifically at those with blemish prone and oily skin (that's me!), it's claims are that it reduces the appearance of blemishes and congestion. The zinc content is also purported to reduce visible sebum activity, which should result in a less oily appearance, for all of the oily girls and guys out there. Sounds awesome, right? Well...yes and no. If you'd like to know why, please read on.
I'd like to note, as with previous reviews, that I have an acne prone, oily but also maturing complexion. I also have somewhat sensitive skin, though which ingredients will 'set me off' can be a little unpredictable. With that in mind, here's my first impressions…
So....lets talk about The Ordinary. I first heard about this brand last year from the fabulous Wayne Goss, via his Youtube channel. He was really quite enthusiastic about it, which struck me as kind of cool, so I set out to gather more information before deciding if I would try some of these products out.
As it turns out, this wasn't difficult - there's been a huge amount of buzz all over the internet about the brand, and it's not hard to see why. The products are completely transparent in what they're for, are full of proven active ingredients and the price point is spectacularly low. I'm on quite a tight budget, so the price point is kind of a big deal to me ;)
I started small, picking up the Matrixyl 10% + HA and the Lactic 10% + HA 2%. I found these in-store at Myer and paid the princely sum of $33 odd for both. I had my fingers crossed that these would work well for me and they certainly haven't disappointed.
Well, I've definitely been a little slow getting to my next review in the Deciem series. Apologies, life sometimes gets in the way of my best intentions, with it's merry-go-round of sick kiddies and various appointments. Ah, family life!
So, without further ado, lets get into my next review; this time we're talking about the Matrixyl 10% + HA, from The Ordinary.
First up, a quick rundown of what this product is, and what it targets. This is a peptide and HA formulation; it contains two kinds of Matrixyl (a peptide formulation developed by a company called Sederma) in a Hyaluronic Acid base. As with all products from Deciem, this one is cruelty free; I believe it's also vegan. The products purpose is to target wrinkles, so for someone with ageing skin (aka me), this certainly seems a worthwhile product to try.
Now, for my first impressions of this particular serum. I must confess that when I was planning out my initial haul, this particular product wasn't hi…