Let's look back a few weeks ago, it was only then when our gorgeous director Cher was singing the praises of a £6 caffeine solution for eyes that totally converted her skincare routine. Since then, she has been hooked, and so have I! Cher is no stranger to The Ordinary, she loves them for their affordable prices on products that are anything but their given name, they are truly extraordinary! The Ordinary's approach to skincare can seem a little overwhelming at first, but with our help, hopefully, we can make it a little more manageable for you. This brand is something you will want to get on board with.

Cher struggles with dry skin that is prone to frequent breakouts. She suffers from small dehydrated patches around her nose, under eyes, forehead and chin, and the beginnings of some fine lines around her mouth and eyes. This can all seem a little scary at first, but trust us! These problems are all-natural and totally manageable, and The Ordinary has everything she needs to tend to her skincare needs. Keep scrolling to shop Cher’s favourite products from The Ordinary, along with some top tips from us.

Squalane Cleanser


This product is perfect for all skin types. This one is for those who are looking for a great for a no-fuss cleanser and makeup remover.

Cher has been loving this one, this little guy keeps the price low and the quality high! She couldn't be more impressed with this cleanser. At first touch, it has the consistency of a balm, but once you rub your hands together, it melts into a nourishing oil that makes light work of removing stubborn makeup that usually tends to grip on. This product is no fuss and does what it says on the tin, but it leaves your skin clean, clear and soft without stripping away any of your natural oils. Perfect to use in the evening and then gently wipe away with a warm cloth.

Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG


Who is this perfect for? Raise your hands if your also a sufferer of a puffy under-eye, don't worry! My hands are up too! We've all been there, and sometimes a traditional eye cream just doesn't do the trick. Cher loves this caffeine-infused eye serum, this lightweight eye serum refreshes and brightens the under-eye area when you need it the most. Pop it on first thing in the morning after your everyday serums then wear the moisturisers and you're good to go! The “but first, coffee” strategy may work wonders for mental fatigue, but when it comes to your eyes, the best caffeine pick-me-up comes from green tea. This liquid-gel serum, which has the most delicate scent of tea leaves, taps epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the antioxidant-rich micronutrient in green tea, to deliver caffeine to the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps hydrate, while lactic acid helps reduce dark spots without irritation.



Who’s in need of this one? Are you ready to revitalise that tired skin and minimise those fine lines? You got it, this one’s for you! Cher remembers this product from The Ordinary as one of the first from their brand to send the beauty community wild! This little product differs from the brand's usual formula in that this product contains a concoction of lots of different ingredients (like a buffet!), all which work to nourish your skin and give it back a radiant glow. This magical product contains Matrixyl 3000 which stimulates collagen production in the skin, encouraging it to be plumper and healthier looking. The product works like a multivitamin for your skin, containing a whole host of ingredients specifically catered to making your skin the best it can be – including hyaluronic acid and amino acid which help hydrate and nourish the skin, repair damage and ultimately even out your complexion. If you're new to The Ordinary, be sure to patch test this on the skin first. From then on, use only a small dollop to see the best results. Try using this product in the morning to give you that perfect base beneath your makeup for a dewy glow.

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5


Who should use this one? We really think everyone could benefit with a little more hyaluronic acid in their skincare routine, and here’s why: This product has been a huge success with people in the beauty industry the world over, at its affordable price of just £6, this product proves you don’t need to pay through the nose to have hydrated, healthy and beautiful skin! Our director Cher loves this product for just this reason, it's a super accessible way to get a product that feels luxurious and really works! This oil-free product uses three forms of hyaluronic acid at different molecular sizes and is bursting with vitamin B5 to absorb quickly into the skin, totally hydrate and smooth your complexion. The Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 in this product offers unparalleled moisture retention and attracts up to 1000 times its own weight in water! We’re serious! This little potion goes the extra mile when compared to your standard moisturiser or lotion, this product penetrates deeper to achieve true, long-lasting hydration in the skin that leaves you feeling plumped and refreshed and promotes the rejuvenation of the skin in times of need.

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution


Who is this one good for? Those with congested skin, form a line, this one's for you! Exfoliating can seem a little scary at first, the thought of scrubbing at your skin seems a little counter-intuitive, but trust us - with the right gentle exfoliator and peel it can make the world of difference. However, be sure to ease yourself in, if you are new to using slightly harsher products on your skin then maybe take it easy at first and work your way up to this one. There's nothing wrong with taking your time! At just £6, this treatment gives you the same results as an actual facial with long-lasting results! Apply to clean, dry skin and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water to reveal brighter, clearer-looking skin. The AHAs exfoliate the top layer of the skin for improved radiance, while the BHAs work beneath to clear pores and diminish congestion. Cher tends to use this about once a week when her skin needs a little refresh, and she is always amazed at how much her skin is glowing afterwards! Our top tip would be to pop on a little SPF the next day before you head out, look after that skin girl!

Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA


Who is this little baby perfect for? Those of you who suffer from dry or flaky skin after a rough, cold winter, this one is for you! Cher, here at AZ, is right there with you, she's a lady who has definitely felt the toll of the cold weather on her skin and knows the importance of a product that truly hydrates! This moisturiser has a sunscreen like feel to it, it absorbs into the skin almost instantly and leaves you feeling refreshed. This rich, creamy formula feels luxurious on the skin and comes in a handy to use squeezy tube for ultimate convenience. The hyaluronic acid will leave your skin feeling primed and plumped as it locks in the moisture beneath the surface. A small dollop goes a long way, less is more! Use beneath your makeup to give your skin a dewy look that’s to die for.

100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil


Who should be looking out for this beautiful oil? Anyone in need of a luxuriating and nourishing lift for the skin! While most Rose Hip Oils tend to be at the higher end of the price scale, this little beauty doesn’t break the bank and definitely doesn’t disappoint. This lightweight oil hydrates the skin and leaves you feeling soothed and moisturised. This 100% organic oil is cold-pressed and goes through a complex extraction to make sure it is totally pure; this preserves the quality and maximises its abilities. This oil is rich in Pro-Vitamin A and Linolenic and therefore offers a multitude of anti-ageing benefits as well as being super beneficial for other skin conditions! For all our AZ girls out there, this might just be the product that is a winner for the whole crew! This oil can do it all from reducing the appearance of wrinkles and discolouration to fading post-acne hyperpigmentation, not to mention giving you the most radiant glow! Use about 4-5 drops of this and massage into the skin just before bed for some over-night magic.

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