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