If you’re someone who loves taking care of your skin, chances are you’re familiar with The Ordinary!
This is a brand we all know and love for their top-notch skincare products, so it might surprise you to hear that they’re discontinuing some of their releases.
We caught the news from skincare YouTuber Mad About Skin, who shared which products the brand will be phased out over time.
Whether you’re thinking of stocking up on the products that are being discontinued, or searching for better alternatives, we’ve got all the details right here.
Don’t worry if you’re a fan of the brand, because their beloved bestsellers will still be available.
The products that are being discontinued are the ones that didn’t quite make it big and remained relatively unpopular, as well as the ones that were once popular but have lost their popularity over time.
We’ve also put together a list of alternatives from the rest of The Ordinary’s skincare collection, which can serve as excellent replacements for these products!
1. Vitamin C 30% Suspension in Silicone
Back in 2017, this product gained popularity for its powerful vitamin C content, which was unmatched at the time of its release!
However, over the course of seven years, products with lower concentrations of ingredients like vitamin C have become increasingly popular.
Consistently using a product with a lower strength can actually be more beneficial in the long term, as it reduces the risk of stripping and damaging your skin.
If you’re looking for a replacement for this vitamin C formula, you can consider the Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%.
While it still offers a high-strength dose of vitamin C, it has a slightly lower concentration, making it gentler and kinder on your skin.
Users also report that it applies better and feels more comfortable on the skin, which explains its popularity!
The Ordinary’s Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% retails for RM80.16 on Shopee. It’s going at 53% off at the time of writing. Tap in to see its latest price!
2. 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil
Despite the popularity of facial oils and their numerous benefits, this specific oil failed to gain traction due to its limited appeal to a wide audience.
While it does provide hydration for dry skin, it couldn’t compete with other oils available in the market that offer a wider range of benefits.
Many skincare enthusiasts now prefer using products that combine different oils to maximise the oils’ advantages.
Moreover, the unique ingredients in this facial oil have an unpleasant smell that discourages many people from using it.
In fact, The Ordinary had to release an official disclaimer, clarifying that the oil is not actually rancid, as some users had mistakenly assumed based on its smell!
3. 100% Organic Virgin Chia Seed Oil
This facial oil is designed to hydrate your skin and can even be used on your hair to get healthier strands.
Unfortunately, this product didn’t perform as well as The Ordinary’s other releases, and will be discontinued for similar reasons as the 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil.
Although it doesn’t have a strong scent like the borage seed oil, both oils fall short compared to others available in the market and don’t offer the same wide range of benefits as more popular oils.
4. 100% Organic Virgin Sea-Buckthorn Fruit Oil
This product was known for its hydrating and soothing properties, which many users have found to be effective.
However, some people were put off by its unique bright orange colour, as it tends to stain easily.
This issue has caused a decline in its popularity, with users reporting stained pillowcases and clothing.
If you’re in search of a new facial oil to replace these products, you should definitely give The Ordinary’s highly popular 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil a try!
Rosehip oil has become extremely popular in the world of skincare lately, due to its remarkable benefits.
This specific oil has the ability to enhance and balance uneven skin tones, resulting in more supple and glowing skin.
The Ordinary’s 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil currently retails for RM83.18 on Shopee. It’s going at 55% off at the time of writing. Tap in to see its latest price!
5. Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane
This retinoid is specifically designed to fight against signs of aging and provide a smoother skin texture.
Nevertheless, some users have mentioned that because of its oil-like formula, the product tends to feel greasy and is difficult to apply, resulting in its lower popularity compared to other products.
A highly recommended alternative is the Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion.
With its rich and creamy formula, it effortlessly absorbs into the skin, which is why many people prefer this product!
Not only does it possess the same potency and retail price, it also offers a much easier application compared to the Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane.
The Ordinary’s Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion currently retails for RM86.76 on Shopee. It’s going at 54% off at the time of writing. Tap in to see its latest price!
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