The Ordinary have developed this guide to offer suggestions on how to combine multiple formulations from The Ordinary in a single regimen.
In general terms, water formulations should be applied before oil formulations and we recommend using a maximum of three serum formulations in a single regimen. This document offers a summary on how formulations can be combined into a regimen.
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We have also provided some example regimens below:
Example regimen for general signs of age:
AM: Buffet, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5; PM: Buffet, Advanced Retinoid 2%, 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Example regimen for pigmentation issues:
AM: Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Solution 10%; PM: Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% or Advanced Retinoid 2%
Example regimen for dehydration:
AM: Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA; PM: Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Example regimen for signs of congestion & the look of blemishes:
AM: Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%; PM: Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%; Note - For non-comedogenic surface hydration, apply 100% Plant-Derived Squalane as the last step in the AM and PM
Example regimen for textural irregularities:
AM: Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%; PM: Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, Granactive Retonoid 2% or 5% in Squalane; Note - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution can be applied as a mask up to twice per week in the PM
Note: If using CAIS from the NIOD brand, it is important that CAIS is applied at least 30 seconds before the application of the following products from The Ordinary: Lactic Acid 5%/10% + HA 2%, Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%, Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%, Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, Retinol 1%, Advanced Retinoid 2%, Salicylic Acid 2% Solution.