Shari Sperling, a famous doctor and owner of Sperling Dermatology Institute (USA), highly rated the following 5 products of The Ordinary’s famous brand.
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
If you do not know, Azelaic Acid is a very good exfoliating, brightening, acne treatment acid, but it is gentler and more skin-friendly than other acids. Dr. Shari Sperling credits this ingredient’s ability to brighten and smooth the skin, so she recommends The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%. According to Dr. Sperling, this is the ideal dose for acne-prone, sensitive skin with rosacea. This product has a gel-cream texture that is easy to spread; used before the cream step will effectively treat acne, even skin tone, smooth skin in just a short time.
Salicylic Acid Masque
Among acids, Salicylic Acid or BHA is consistently rated as the best in acne treatment and pore cleaning. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Masque is formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid combined with activated charcoal and clay to effectively deep cleansing pores, purifying the skin. Sperling commented that this is the perfect mask for acne-prone skin by the effect of unclogs pores and smoothing skin from dullness.
Hyaluronic Acid 2%
Dr. Sperling is a fan of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% serum. Because this product combines small, medium, and large hyaluronic acid molecules to help hydrate multiple layers of the skin, providing an optimal moisturizing effect. In addition, its composition also contains B5 to help increase the effectiveness of skin nourishment. Dr. Sperling considers this product to be one of the best hydrating serums, among others.
Dr. Sperling highly appreciates the combination of Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid in this serum. If Vitamin C is a beautiful antioxidant, protecting the skin from aging agents from the external environment. Then Hyaluronic Acid is the champion for skin moisture; combining these best ingredients creates a combo of nourishing + protecting formidable skin, maintaining moist, youthful skin. Dr. Sperling recommends using this product in the morning before applying sunscreen to enhance the skin’s protective effect.
Mandelic Acid 10% HA
The Ordinary’s peels own high-end quality at a highly affordable price, not much different from professional chemical peels performed by a dermatologist. “This product has similar ingredients to the peels that dermatologists use to lighten the skin. We call it the ‘red carpet peel’ because it reduces redness and lightens the skin just after a few days,” said Dr. Sperling. It contains Mandelic Acid at a relatively heavy concentration of 10%, but this peel is suitable for all skin types thanks to the addition of Hyaluronic Acid to minimize irritation. However, you should still be careful if your skin is sensitive.