The Ordinary

4.5 2,110 Reviews

The Ordinary crafted functional, affordable clinical skincare with integrity

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The Ordinary Reviews

The Ordinary reviews

Best of Thingtesting4.48

Best of Thingtesting #1 in Skin Care

93% of reviewers would recommend to a friend

Reviews mention

  • Affordable quality products
  • Wide variety of treatments
  • Minimalistic and simple use
  • Significantly improves skin conditions
  • Inconsistent product texture
  • Slow customer service
  • Some ineffective products
  • Potential for skin irritation

The Ordinary is a well-loved skincare brand known for its affordability, quality ingredients, and variety of targeted treatments. Its products are highly effective and offer a simplistic approach to skincare. Despite its strengths, the brand has been criticized for its texture issues, customer service, and ineffective products for some users. Some customers also reported skin irritation and found the need for individual research overwhelming.

AI summary based on Thingtesting reviews

2,110 reviews

All2110Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 303Niacinimide 249moisturizer151glycolic acid150ordinary147AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution53squalane cleanser26caffeine solution25rosehip face oil24salicylic acid24Lactic Acid 10% + HA23Caffeine Eye Cream18Buffet18retinol17Cleanser16Azelaic Acid16multi-peptide serum15Retinol squalane serum 0.2%14Lash & Brow Serum13Ordinary AHA serum12Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Oil Control Serum10Hyaluronic acid 10Vitamin c10Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA10Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density9peel mask7Primer7squalane7Multi - peptide lash and brow serum7The ordinary7Salicylic acid mask6High-Adherence Silicone Primer5Matrixyl5Soothing & Barrier Support Serum4Vitamin c suspension 30%4These are great for uneven texture skin. Good size and price are super affordable.4Mandelic acid 4Oat Cleansing Balm3ceramide hydrating night treatment3Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants2Retinoid emulsion2Marine Hyaluronic 2Caffeine eye serum2Toner2Argireline2Marula Oil2Value2Alpha arbutin1The INKEY List Omega Water Cream Moisturizer1100% Moroccan Argon Oil1B oil1Ascorbic acid1Euk 1341chia seed oil1aloe 2% + nag1Copper Peptide Serum1charcoal1

5 days ago

the best skin care brand! cares about science and formulas rather than looking pretty or smelling good. very affordable, I already recommend this brand to skincare beginners.

13 days ago

It’s more than ordinary ! HA cream is great for skin.

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

18 days ago


Love the Ordinary as a company with their fuss free packaging and fantastic value for money. AHA 30% + BHA 2% Exfoliating Peeling Solution is one of my most favourite products from the brand. My skin literally glows after using it.

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

20 days ago

Very high quality products at a very affordable price. No gimmicks, no excess marketing, just exactly what you are looking for which i really appreciate.

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 glycolic acidNiacinimide

23 days ago

Pure, singular ingredients at prices that can be beat. Top picks: glycolic acid, niacinimide, Hyaluronic acid, Azelaic acid and AHA/ BHA solution.

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling SolutionCaffeine Eye CreamAzelaic AcidHyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 glycolic acidNiacinimide

a month ago

Great value and products! The HA is very nice.

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Niacinimide

6 days ago

Influencer for The Ordinary

I specifically love the Squalane cleanser that also works as a makeup remover. I have sensitive skin that usually breaks out with most cleansers, but I have not had this issue with this product, also it’s a very reasonable price and fast shipping. I also have a couple of the serums which I enjoy as well and are reasonable in price


9 days ago

I love all my Ordinary products. Such an affordable price point for quality skincare. My favorite is the Niacinimide. Would highly recommend to those both new to and experienced in skincare!