The Ordinary – Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 & Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Say what? These names aren’t that ordinary.

I will be honest, just bought these because of their packaging. But they look so effective with their sleek aesthetically white and black packaging. And the price is very low, they start from +/- €6.

The Ordinary

This is the newest brand from Deciem. The Ordinary is an evolving collection of treatments offering familiar, effective clinical technologies positioned to raise pricing and communication integrity in skincare. The brand was created to celebrate integrity in its most humble and true form. Its offering is pioneering, not in the familiar technologies it uses, but in its honesty and integrity. The Ordinary is born to disallow commodity to be disguised as ingenuity. The Ordinary is “Clinical formulations with integrity”.


I’ve bought two formulas from their line. One is a High-Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula (Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%) and the other one is a Hydration Support Formula with Ultra-Pure Vegan Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5). Both of them contain 30ml.

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

This one is alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, nut-free, vegan & cruelty-free. These are a lot of good characteristics. This product regulates sebum (oil) and minimizes pores. The ingredient that reduces blemishes is Niacinamide (Vitamin B3). As you can see in the name there’s 10% of it in the product along with 1% of zinc. Vitamin B3 reduces the signs of aging caused by sun exposure and environmental pollution.

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B

This formula is also alcohol-free, silicone-free, nut-free, vegan & cruelty-free. But it isn’t oil free. It supports hydratation and repairs the skin. Hyaluronic acid swoops in with the ability to replenish moisture that is crucial to having younger-looking, supple skin. It makes the skin look & feel smoother and especially hydrated. You can use it mixed with your day or night cream or just on it’s own before you apply your cream.

General pros
  • This is the cheapest product you’ll find
  • Lovely packaging
  • It’s made with a dropper, so you can just use the amount you need
  • It has no fragrance
General cons
  • Some of the formulas can feel a little bit sticky
  • Can be a substitute for higher end products but will never be 100% the same

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Filipa says:

    Ive been waiting for a review of this products! Just like you I want to buy them just because of the package and price! I’m glad for your honest review (as always!!). I think I might give them a try! Have a lovely day dear 😘


  2. These products look amazing!! Thank you for reviewing them! Xx Susanne –


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