The first thing I noticed about the Ordinary skincare day and night creams was the packaging. It’s simple, straight-to-the-point and well, ordinary. But keep in mind that by ordinary I don’t mean the creams themselves are boring. The no-fuss packaging allows the actual products to do all the talking. This South African brand represent their products as honest skincare – especially for those with sensitive skins, and those who have “hardworking” skin – when the years of sun, sand, sea or stress make finding the right product hard. There are currently five products in the range and I was lucky enough to be given two for review purposes. The range consists of three face creams, a moisturising balm (R329) and an eye gel (R450).
First up we have the day cream (R302) which contains a blend of green rooibos, grapeseed oil, olive oil and shea butter. This also offers soothing, antioxidant skin protection in the way of Coenzyme Q10. This day cream is available in two variants – one with added SPF 30 and one without. The night cream (R306) on the other hand is abundant in antioxidants and contains a few extra ingredients like mango butter, vitamin E, vitamin B5, avocado and evening primrose oil.
I’ve been using both of these for about a month now and I feel like I’m in a good position to report back. The first thing I started to love about these products was the scent. Every time I use them I can smell all the ingredients that have been used. Natural and fresh. No plastic-like, artificial scents here. They feel non-greasy and sink quickly into my skin. Their packaging is also pretty awesome in the way of their award-winning airless pump dispensers. You are able to get every last drop of product out and I love that I only need one pump to cover my face and neck. These creams feel ultra moisturising on my skin and work beautifully as a base for makeup. To be honest I can’t find anything that I don’t like about these two. The packaging works well for travelling, they use animal- friendly ingredients and the packaging is recyclable. Ordinary? Pfft… I don’t think so!