Part Three: Long-term Results Of The Ordinary vs. Rosacea

The third part of my The Ordinary vs. rosacea series comprises my final thoughts on the products and a more detailed review of this skincare routine. After more than two months of continuous use I can safely say that I’ve noticed a difference in my skin, so keep on reading if you’re interested in hearing about my experience.

Firstly, all products were very gentle on my skin and didn’t ever cause any inflammations or breakouts. You should also know that I’ve been lazy with my routine at times. Sometimes work was just too exhausting and I often couldn’t force myself to go the extra mile and follow my regimen properly. In these cases, I still used some of the Ordinary items, but not as religiously as I should have. Shame on me, I know. Now, let’s quickly head on to the details.

I can safely say that my overall redness was reduced at least a little. Luckily it hasn’t spread even further (which means that no additional capillaries are permanently visible on my face). Especially the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and Advanced Retinoid 2% always had an almost immediate effect on my skin. Using these two products made a massive difference and its effects are clearly visible even if I don’t use them regularly.

I also noticed a difference in how fast any hyperpigmentation and acne marks disappeared, which is probably due to the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%. Although my skin’s usually pretty clear, there are phases when the occasional spots appear. Most of them unfortunately leave dark marks which won’t disappear for weeks. However, since incorporating the Niacinamide and Azelaic Acid treatments into my skincare routine I’ve noticed how these marks faded quickly and were usually gone within one week.

To sum up, I think all four of these products are absolutely worth trying out in general. They’re low priced and work incredibly well. I will also continue using these items for my rosacea treatment, although my dermatologist said that I shouldn’t be hoping for too much. According to him even the best skincare can’t massively improve the condition.

Also, my apologies for the lack of before- and after-pictures. I totally forgot about including those when planning out and writing my post series. Since my dermatologist suggested me trying out a certain laster treatment which could improve things drastically, I have been thinking of continuing this rosacea series. If I end up giving this a chance, would you like reading more about it? And should I include images of my face next time?

If you have any recommendations for products that might help with rosacea, write it in the comments below or pop us a message on Instagram. Also let me know if you’ve tried out any of these products above – I’m dying to hear about other people’s experiences

Signature Kim.

10 thoughts on “Part Three: Long-term Results Of The Ordinary vs. Rosacea

  1. Maryem


    I was so happy to come across your post which doing some research on the brand!

    I wanted to check what other products (if any) you were using with these – cleaner, moisturizer etc?

    I’ve tried the laser treatments and am happy to tell you it works! But again, it is not something that will sort it out for your forever, but will definitely (after multiple sessions) reduce it significantly and your use of products which work will keep it at bay.


    1. blaNKspace

      Hi Maryem!
      Sorry for the late reply – we were on hiatus, but are back now ๐Ÿ™‚ I regularly use the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser ( and the CosrX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream ( – both of these products are really gentle on my skin and don’t seem to interfere with the Ordinary serums.

      Also, thank you so much on your info regarding the laser treatment. I have had one session so far, but it seems that it didn’t do that much to my skin. I may try another one (especially since you said it reduced your rosacea after a few sessions).

      I hope my response was somewhat helpful to you ๐Ÿ™‚ x


  2. Zoe Ford

    Thanks for these posts, Iโ€™ve just purchased this products and Iโ€™m hoping to see a difference in my skin and rosacea.


  3. Christine Conant

    Hi Kim, I was just wondering not you were still using these products? Are you still having success? I’m thinking about trying them myself. Thanks for all your words, trials and errors. Gives me hope for myself.


    1. blaNKspace

      Hey Christine! I’m still using the Hyaluronic Acid, Advanced Retinoid and Azelaic Acid on a regular basis. I think it has definitely helped calming down flares and prevented the spread of broken capillaries. But I have also spoken with my dermatologist about this issue and he clearly pointed out that using these products and ingredients can only help to soothe the condition, but will never cure or prevent it. Considering the low price of the The Ordinary items, I’d say you could definitely give them a try. Let me know if there’s any additional questions you’d like me to answer ๐Ÿ™‚ x


      1. Christine Conant

        HThanks so much. I’ve been trying to get my hands on the products. Sephora has vib this week but sadly all are sold out. Fingers crossed I can find some in the near future!! Thanks for your reply ๐Ÿ˜


  4. Jen

    Would love to hear how you go with laser treatments. Also before & after pictures would be great.


    1. blaNKspace

      Okay, I’ll upload something on this once I’ve gone through the treatment ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your feedback!


  5. Sarah Worth

    I am so relieved to find a skincare post about rosacea. Mine first started about 2 and a half years ago. I thought it was because we’d moved house and the change in water, stress, heat in the house etc. But it got steadily worse. I’m on the antibiotics on and off, but feel pretty exhausted by it all. Even as a teenager I had relatively clear skin but now I have redness and dryness and tautness and pimples. And there is so little written about it. Thank you for your suggestions. I’d value anything on other options and make up too.


    1. blaNKspace

      I’m glad to hear that this post has helped you a little in finding some more info on suitable products. In the past I found it so difficult to find anything on this topic, so I decided to write my own posts hoping that this would help others struggling with rosacea ๐Ÿ™‚ And I know exactly how you feel – my journey with discovering this condition was pretty similar! I will really try and tailor the majority of my future posts to issues related to rosacea and sensitive or dehydrated skin. Thank you so much for your feedback. I do hope your rosacea will improve! x


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