With fall and winter around the corner, days are becoming shorter and the temperature is dropping. When the sun disappears and the weather becomes colder and more dry, our skin often suffers as a result of the changes. Whether you struggle with keeping your skin hydrated, or have dry skin that gets worse during winter, it can be difficult to find affordable products that work well.
We’ve put together four products from cult favorite beauty label The Ordinary, including cleansers, serums and more, that will help you tackle the seasonal changes in your skin. Take a look at our favorite products below, and for ore from The Ordinary, read all about what happened when our editor changed her entire skincare routine to products from the affordable label here.
Working as both a makeup remover and cleanser, The Ordinary’s squalene cleanser is gentle and leaves the skin feeling smooth and moisturized. Filled with Squalane as well as other lipophilic esters that help dissolve makeup as well as impurities. The product comes in a tube, and when rubbed between your palms for approximately 20 seconds it changes its consistency into an oil-like consistency that spreads easily across the face and washes off with water.
The cleanser is gentle and ideal for daily use, and is available over at Cult Beauty for £5.50 GBP ($6.80 USD).
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
If you’ve been looking for a moisturizer that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy, this is it. The formula acts as a direct topical supplement, and contains 11 amino acids, phospholipids, alpha/beta/gamma fatty acids, glycerine and more. The cream offers immediate hydration, and also has lasting results with continued use.
The moisturizer is ideal for applying after serums for surface hydration, and can be bought over at Cult Beauty where it retails at £4.90 GBP ($6 USD).
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Hylauronic Acid is naturally found in the skin, but its function is not hydration. The Ordinary’s formula uses three forms of Hyaluronic Acid that have varying molecular weights, in addition to a crosspolymer which offers multi-depth hydration, as well as visible plumping. The product can be used both morning and night, before heavier creams, and is key in targeting dehydrated skin.
Get it over at Cult Beauty where it retails at £5.90 GBP ($7.30 USD).
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Just like Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane is also found naturally in the skin. It helps prevent ongoing loss of hydration, and is non-comedogenic, meaning that it is suitable for all skin types. Ideal for giving your skin an additional boost on the daily, the Squalane is perfect following water-based treatments. It also works as heat protection and adds hydration when added to your hair.
Get your hands on the 100% Plant-Derived Squalane over at Cult Beauty where it retails at £5.50 GBP ($6.80 USD).