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Drugstore beauty – The Ordinary Co.

When it comes to my skincare routine, I’m still in love with Rodan & Fields (I wrote about it here) and have found it to be a game changer with my skin. Sadly – it’s expensive and it’s awkward to buy (you need a rep). Although I’m usually brand loyal when I find a product,  I’m trying to break up with the brand because the relationship is making a dent on my bank account. I’m not quite ready to give up on them yet, but I do admit to seeing “others” on the side.

I occasionally try new products to see if they give me some nice results in between my uses of my R&F routine. Last week I picked up some of The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Masque when I was making a purchase from I don’t know why I picked it. I just liked the idea of adding a mask into my routine.


It arrived, and before bedtime I decided to use it. The first thing that I noticed was that when I opened it and put a dab of the mask on my finger to see black. Usually with acid masks they are clear. Turns our there is charcoal in it! That explains it.  (I didn’t obviously read it too well before applying.) Anyhow, I didn’t know how well this was going to wash off, so I went light on the application. I left it on for ten minutes as per the bottle and washed it off  with warm water. It came off my skin easily without any leftover residue and my skin felt clean and brighter.

It was pretty mild, and from my research, it’s a good mask to start with if you’re adding in exfoliation into your routine. (Which I am)  After this, I followed it up with my normal bedtime routine of Vitamin C Serum, Evening Moisturizer and Leaves of Trees Argan Oil to seal it all in. This morning my skin looked AMAZING, so this little mask is staying in my weekly skincare routine.

Recommend? Yes!
Thoughts: Pretty mild, but leaves your skin feeling super clean
BuyThe Ordinary Salicylic Acid Masque

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