Starting Fresh

My skin has always been my worst enemy. My mom told me I was born with bad skin, and it has plagued me all the years since. I’ve had it all–oily skin, dry skin, acne, dark spots–and while one thing might clear up after a number of years, it’s usually replaced by something else to keep me occupied. I guess if I didn’t have to worry about my skin, I wouldn’t have anything to worry about at all. (Total lie there, but you know what I mean.)



These past few years have been about breakouts—serious ones—mostly on my chin. Hormonal, from everything I’ve researched. It’s pretty common for women to go through stages like this, but I’m done. Done. I want out.



So, I’ve been hearing all about this crazy strange little company called Deciem–their slogan is THE ABNORMAL BEAUTY COMPANY–and their skincare line called “The Ordinary”. As far as I can tell, there is nothing ordinary about them at all. The line is clean, well packaged, and CHEAP!  Seriously….super cheap, as far as skin care goes. And no one can keep them in stock. If you see The Ordinary somewhere, and you’re thinking about getting some to try….order it right away! Chances are, it won’t be there when you go back.


After doing a ton of research (like, scientific research because these products are really just a long list of ingredients), I picked several items I want to try, recommended by beauty bloggers, makeup artists, skincare specialists, and the company themselves. They tell you to start with no more than three products at a time, and honestly, I understand why. I received my box yesterday, and just learning when and how much to use will take charts and graphs. But I’m determined to give it a try.





I’ll follow up with a post in a few weeks to let you know what I think. But for now, I’m enjoying opening up these little tinctions in their glass bottles, and squeezing out a few drops of what I hope will be a miracle in a bottle. Wish me luck!



heidi sinnett

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