The Ordinary is the OG skincare brand that launched ingredient-centric formulations at affordable prices in the international skincare market. Which is why, when The Ordinary finally launched in India on Nykaa.com, skincare enthusiasts all across the country were rejoicing. Not only does the brand have some effective skincare products, but most of their products are also available at very competitive and budget-friendly prices in India. So, what are my top 5 products from The Ordinary that you must buy? Let’s find out!
1. The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% is one of the slightly more expensive offerings from the brand, yet something that anyone with acne and pigmentation prone skin would love! My regular readers would know about my love for Azelaic Acid. It is one ingredient that truly makes a difference to redness and hyperpigmentation while also preventing active breakouts. The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension contains 10% Azelaic Acid in a creamy formulation that settles to a surprisingly matte finish on the skin. It is an effective product to reduce breakouts and fade acne spots when used regularly. Highly recommend it for oily and acne-prone skin, making it my number 1 pick for the top 5 products from The Ordinary.
Price – INR 950 for 30ml
2. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Solution 2%
The Ordinary offers various Salicylic Acid based products, including an oil-based treatment and a masque. However, I chose the water-based Salicylic Acid Solution that contains 2% Salicylic Acid. This is a slightly viscous water based formula that foams up a little on the skin unless you pat it in instead of rubbing. However, it settles to an invisible finish on the skin after a few seconds. It is a soothing formulation that helps active acne heal faster and unclogs the pores. It is particularly suitable for those with oily skin who suffer from frequent breakouts.
Price – INR 500 for 30ml
3. The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% In Squalane
While Retinol is the solution to most skin issues, its well-known con is that it can be quite drying. The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% In Squalane solves this problem with the help of its oil-based formulation. It has a slippery consistency and is ideal for oily skin in winters and for dry skin all year round. While I am not entirely sure how effective it is as a standalone product against acne, but it definitely gives an insane glow to the skin and makes it smooth and supple.
Price – INR 700 for 30ml
4. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution is an eye serum that depuffs and hydrates the under eye area from the very first use. While the opinion on the internet is divided when it comes to this serum’s efficacy against dark circles, in my personal experience, it did fade the darkness under my eyes to some extent. Plus it also helps to firm the under eye area, which my 30+ skin definitely appreciates.
Price – INR 700 for 30ml
5. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Definitely not a product for beginners, but if your skin is used to strong chemical peels, The Ordinary 30% AHA and 2% BHA Peeling Solution can offer you the smoothest, radiant skin. Use this peel as a fortnightly or monthly treatment to deep clean the pores and eliminate dullness and dead skin. Of course, you need to be careful not to use it on broken or sensitized skin or with other actives in the same routine. Pair it with soothing moisturizers for the best results.
Price – INR 750 for 30ml
Where To Buy The Ordinary Products In India?
Nykaa.com is the most reliable and affordable website to purchase authentic The Ordinary products in India.
I hope that you found this list of the best Ordinary products for oily skin in India useful. Which other products from The Ordinary should I review next? Let me know in the comments!