The Ordinary – What to Buy In Your First Order Over 50

In this video I’m sharing my thoughts on what to buy in your first order from The Ordinary when you’re over 50 with mature skin.

If you’ve been to The Ordinary website, you know first hand how confusing it can be! It’s not what we’re used to and I’m sharing a few tips on how to navigate it and find what you’re looking for.

In addition, I’ve got a few tricks that I’ve learned on how to work with the products and what’s the best website when you’re looking to place an online order.

Join me for this little trip around The Ordinary website and a few insider secrets I’ve learned along the way!

AHA BHA Peeling Solution

This is one of my all time favorite products from The Ordinary.

This has been in my skincare regimen almost from the start, and I still use it twice a week. It’s a very effective exfoliator and keeps my skins ‘smooth as a baby’s bottom’.

It’s easy to use, simply apply a thin layer over the skin, wait 7-10 minutes and rinse it off. Viola! Baby soft skin.


This fabulous skincare active makes a mark for itself by helping almost all skin types to function more efficiently. In other words, it encourages your skin to be the best it can be!

Both my 30 year old daughter and I use Niacinamide from The Ordinary and get amazing results.

It’s a mild formula and works effectively on almost all skin types. It’s been in my routine for several months now and I love it!

Hyaluronic Acid

This magical formula hydrates the skin by drawing in moisture from the environment. It’s said to hold over 1000 times is molecular weight in water. Amazing!

Offering superb hydration, this active works best with ‘sealed’ into the skin with an occlusive moisturizer.

Caffeine Solution

Puffy eye bags be gone! This dandy little serum will help you hide last night’s sins by helping to reduce those dreaded ‘bags are packed’ under eyes.

Simply pat on a thin layer to the skin, wait a few minutes and notice a reduction in puffiness.

This little formula is in my skincare arsenal for those mornings after a big ice cream binge!

Squalane Oil

This wonderful skin nourishing oil is what I often use for my facial massage and Gua Sha treatments.

It’s a lovely formula and provides just the right amount of slip needed on my skin.

It’s super affordable and a bottle usually lasts me for a couple of months!


One of the most nutrient-rich formulas from The Ordinary, the Buffet includes Matrixyl™ 3000 peptide complex (with palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7), Matrixyl™ synthe’6™ peptide complex (with palmitoyl tripeptide-38), SYN™-AKE peptide complex (with dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate), Relistase peptide complex (with acetylarginyltryptophyl diphenylglycine), ARGIRELOX™ peptide complex (with acetyl hexapeptide-8, pentapeptide-18), Probiotic complex (with lactococcus lactis lysate), in a base of 11 skin-friendly amino acids and multiple hyaluronic acid complexes.

It’s a powerhouse of skin nutrition and is a staple in my routine. This formula is a ‘must have’ for anti-aging skincare!

Products Mentioned:

AHA BHA Peeling Solution 
Lactic Acid 5% + HA 
Lactic Acid 10% + HA 
Niacinamide 10% Zinc 1% 
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 
Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 
100% Plant Derived Squalane
Rose Hip Seed Oil 
Buffet + Copper Peptides 1% 

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M O R E  T O  W A T C H   

⊛ Beginner Skincare Routine Over 50
⊛ Top 5 Affordable Anti-Aging Skincare Tips
⊛ The Ordinary Best Anti-Aging Products Over 50
⊛ AM Skincare Routine
⊛ PM Skincare Routine

⊛ DIY Vitamin C Serum


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