Sanskrit Saponins doesn’t make my skin look ‘nearly pore free’ or like it’s ‘radiating from within’ (I mean, come on). But my skin is breaking out less, and it seems healthier and less congested…
Props to The Ordinary for coaxing me out of my hood rich lifestyle with this glorious Foundation. You know that elusive Your Lips But Better lipstick hue that everyone, apparently, needs in their life? This foundation gives you Your Skin, But Better.
I didn’t like the way this foundation clung onto the dry, flaky bits on my face (another reason for being on team Tinted Moisturiser). I wouldn’t say it gave me the same level of coverage as other similarly priced drugstore foundations have done in the past, when I used to prioritise covering up my insecurities over anything else when doing my make-up
The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid Toning Solution will not make your skin glow, per se, but it will give it that little extra something. It will also get rid of those pesky little flakes around your nose if, like me, you’re a bit hayfever-y at the moment and keep rubbing your face with scratchy tissues.
This is not a luxe face mask to do with your friends, or to put on in the bath when you’re having a glass of vino; as The Ordinary advises, this stuff is ‘For Professional Use Only.’ I’m not profesh by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ve used acids in the past and, hey, I survived! Come at me!
This stuff is the bomb, particularly if you’re looking for an emergency fix for a bad outbreak. I’ve tried Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, Origins’ Super Spot Remover and Eve Lom’s Dynaspot (as well as various Boots and Body Shop-bought topical tea tree topical spot treatments), and absolutely nothing has been as effective as this one from The Ordinary.