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Monday, 1 October 2018

Stepping Up My Skin Care Routine With Acids

The Ordinary - AHA + BHA, Retinol, "Buffet"

Acids used to have a bad name in the past and that it is something that no one would allow for it to be near the face, let alone be in contact with the skin. But these days, acids have become the buzzword of skincare. Almost every brand on the market had developed and introduced skin care products with acids as its one of, if not the main active ingredients.

Today, I wanted to share three acids products from The Ordinary range that I am currently using as a way to step up my skincare routine.

"Buffet" 
The Ordinary "Buffet" is known for its multi-technology peptide serum. It's an all-in-one treatment that could combat multiple signs of ageing. Containing multiple peptides, such as hyaluronic acids and amino acids, amongst others, it is aimed at improving surface hydration, reducing fine lines, wrinkles and improving any textural irregularities. You may recall what I thought of the Natural Moisturizing Factor moisturiser previously. Since layering the moisturiser after applying "Buffet" I have found my skin to be more hydrated and plump and the effect tends to last all day too. I am absolutely pleased with this discovery and how the combination is working for me. It simply means that I get to continue using the moisturiser without it going to waste.

Retinol 0.2% in Squalane 

Retinol is an active form of Vitamin A which helps with skin turnover, stimulates collagen and increase elastin production which all sounds good when you have reached a certain age group. I started with 0.2% because retinol could cause irritation and it needs time for the skin to get used to it. So please bear this in mind should you wish to add any retinol products to your skincare routine too. In addition, I decided to use "Buffet" and retinol separately because retinol can only be used at night so the "Buffet" is the perfect product for me to use as part of my daytime skincare routine. 

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

AHA + BHA are commonly known as a chemical exfoliant and I've written about this combination previously here. Without wanting to repeat myself, I wanted it to get a mention as it falls into the acids category and by far my favourite acids discovery. The AHA + BHA Solution has become a part of my weekly routine because I simply love the baby smooth soft and clear skin I get afterwards. 

What are your thoughts on acids? Are you using them as part of your skincare routine? 
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