“The Ordinary is an evolving collection of treatments offering familiar, effective clinical technologies designed to increase pricing and communication integrity in skin care,” the brand said on its website. “It was created to celebrate integrity in the most humble and true form. His proposal is pioneering, not in the familiar technologies he uses, but in his honesty and integrity. The common man was born to forbid goods to be disguised as ingenuity. The usual one is “Clinical formulations with integrity.”
So when we discussed the brand and five of its best-selling formulas during a recent editorial meeting, I couldn’t help but wonder what my 73-year-old mother would think. Although she loves a good deal and swears by certain drugstore brands and formulas, for the most part she is extremely picky about skin care and uses an impressively expensive product. To put The Ordinary to the best, millennial test, I asked my mother to use six of the brand’s favorite products for about a week when I was recently a guest at home. While you definitely need to give your skincare a lot of time to fulfill its magic, it’s also safe to say that many of us know pretty quickly whether we like a product or not. That’s why I knew that my mother would either like The Ordinary or hate it after the first day.
Next, a brief overview of my mother’s skin care routine and worries in addition to her honest thoughts and feelings about The Ordinary. Keep scrolling!