In a recent bajillion-tabs-open-internet-browsing-wormhole, I stumbled upon Deciem. After reading a little bit about them, I soon discovered they are a Canadian-found company (go, Canada!), who believe that quality isn’t defined by price point – which is great, because who doesn’t love trying new products, while saving a little dough!? I immediately ordered some products and put together a short unboxing video for you guys on my YouTube channel (and below). Have a quick watch to find out my first impressions of The Ordinary by Deciem.

PS: In a few weeks, I will also be doing a follow-up video of sorts, to chat about how the products have worked and share any results I’ve experienced.

PPS: If you want to watch the video in HD, head to my YouTube channel HERE


Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

This particular formula uses three forms of hyaluronic acid with low, medium, and high molecular weights, which allows for deeper penetration into the skin. HA is known for its incredible hydrating abilities, which will help visibly plump the the skin without drawing water out of the skin. Vitamin B5 also enhances surface hydration, and hydrated skin means beautiful skin!

“Buffet” Multi-Technology Peptide Serum

This serum contains a bunch of fancy named peptides (that are too long to write out), that target multiple signs of ageing at once. Peptides are fragments of proteins, and proteins are the fundamental building blocks of skin. Without them, skin will experience a loss of firmness, wrinkles will be more prominent, texture changes, and skin doesn’t bounce back as it once did. Peptides on their own, however, are not enough. This serum also includes 11 skin-friendly amino acids and multiple hyaluronic acid complexes (you remember our good ol’ friend HA and their amazing hydration benefits right?), so this is a long-term ageing system, not a quick fix like some creams.

Advanced Retinoid 2%

Retinol is basically a godsend to those who want to reverse past and future damage – it prevents wrinkles, colour discoloration and even helps acne. This product is not a pure retinol formula, but instead uses retinoid active technologies, which have actually been shown to achieve better reduction in signs of ageing than retinol, but without the irritation.


So that’s it for now! First impressions: I love the packaging, I love the philosophy behind the company, and I love supporting a Canadian beauty company! There are lots of other products I want to try from Deciem, including The Ordinary Marula Oil (it is the same size as the marula oil from Drunk Elephant, but one costs $90 and one costs $10), and I also want to try their Fountain Liquid Beauty Supplements, because it’s no secret that great skin starts within.

Have you heard of this company or tried any of their products?

Until next time,