Exciting news! The insanely inexpensive skin care line The Ordinary is now available at sephora.com. I hate using the term “disruptor,” as it has become an hackneyed term, but here it applies, as The Ordinary has proven that you buy cheap skin care that works. It’s already been picked up by luxury brand e-retailer Beautylish.
I shopped The Ordinary for its foundation, but it wasn’t blendable. On the other hand, I liked the skin care products that I bought:
Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (formerly Advanced Retinoid 2%)
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is among the products that you can buy on sephora.com:
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
It’s a gentle, non-irritating exfoliating liquid. I apply it at nighttime. I love AHA products because the results are evident when I wake up in the morning. They also provide me a smooth surface for applying makeup.
Let me get this out of the way first: I love Ban Total Cooling Body Cloths. They are terrific in hot, humid weather (a typical Washington summer) and a blessing to have along when I travel to India.
Ban Total Cooling Body Cloths
The second ingredient in Ban Total Cooling Body Cloths is denatured alcohol, so it cools through the evaporation of the alcohol. But then there’s its patented PowderSilk™ Technology, which leaves behind a translucent, superfine powder so imperceptible that I can’t feel it. PowderSilk™ Technology must be a Japanese thing: Japan’s KAO Corporation acquired the Ban name, and the cloths are made in Japan. DHC has a similar product.
I use Ban Total Cooling Body Cloths where I tend to perspire: around the hairline, the nape of the neck, the armpits, and underneath the breasts. I feel comfortable for the rest of the day.
Ban Total Cooling Body Cloths come 10 to a package, but since they’re perforated, you can tear the cloths in half and get 20 uses per package. It comes in 4 different fragrances: Restore, Invigorate, Energize, and Enliven. I’ve seen various prices for Ban Total Cooling Body Cloths, but Ban’s website helpfully provides sponsored listings which allow you to compare prices from different sellers.