The Top-Rated Skin-Care Products From The Ordinary at Sephora
There's a lot to love about the skincare brand The Ordinary. Right off the bat, the affordable prices mean you can experiment with a new skincare routine without adding hundreds of dollars of new products into your rotation, since most products ring in at less than $13 each.
But we also love that it's ingredient-focused so it's not a total guessing game in figuring out what the effective component is in each of its products. So, if you're thinking of trying skincare heroes like azelaic acid, squalane, and niacinamide, all you need to do is look at the label to know which item to choose.
And, even though we're not chemists, we're definitely expert researchers, so we've gathered The Ordinary's products sold at Sephora that have earned the best reviews from other shoppers. All of these skincare products have earned four stars or more, with thousands and thousands of reviews collectively. Check out the top-rated products from The Ordinary found at Sephora ahead.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
With more than 1,000 reviews and 173,000 loves from Sephora shoppers, the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ($7-$13) is a definite crowd-pleaser. It features hyaluronic acid in low, medium, and high molecular weights to provide immediate and longer-lasting results both on the surface and deeper into the skin. There's also a hyaluronic acid cross-polymer that helps hold moisture in even longer.
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA ($7) helps gently peel dry dullness off skin's surface, leaving your complexion smoother and brighter as a result. There are hundreds of five-star reviews for this product, and 92 percent of those reviewers would recommend this alpha-hydroxy acid to others as well.
The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
For superdry skin, squalane oil really seeps in to both instantly moisturize and also to limit the ongoing loss of hydration later. The Ordinary's 100% Plant-Derived Squalane ($8) is a popular facial oil that keeps skin soft and supple whether applied all over or targeted on problem spots only. (It's earned a 4.6-star rating from other Sephora shoppers, too.)
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
This oil-based Squalane Cleanser ($8-$20) helps makeup glide right off, but that's not all the top-rated product does. Its squalane helps moisturize and protect skin as it cleans and is also noncomedogenic (aka an oil that's less likely to clog your pores) in the process.
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
There are more than 1,100 reviews (and 171,000 loves) for The Ordinary's radiance-boosting Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution ($9). Featuring seven percent glycolic acid (for exfoliation), the toner also adds in other ingredients like pepperberry, ginseng root, and aloe vera to soothe skin and counteract any possible irritation that could come from that acid use.
The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
Unlike with other vitamin C products (whose acid doses are predetermined by the products themselves), this 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder ($6) lets you choose how little or much of the active ingredient you'd like to use to treat your dark spots or dullness. It may be a new product at Sephora, but it's already earned a 4.8-star rating from other shoppers.
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
There are more than 191,000 loves and 1,600 reviews for The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ($6-$11). Its highly concentrated niacinamide (vitamin B3) reduces the appearance of blemishes by reducing the sebum that can clog pores in the first place and is aided by zinc to help balance oil as well.
The Ordinary "B" Oil
The "B" Oil ($9) from The Ordinary is actually a blend of oils (like jojoba, baobab, argan, rosehip, and marula) that all work together to fight skin's dehydration and signs of aging. Several Sephora reviewers note how well this product protects against dry Winter air, especially when it's left on overnight.
The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
The Ordinary's Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA ($9) features a two percent concentration of hyperpigmentation-tackling alpha arbutin (instead of the standard one percent) and has earned more than 53,000 loves from other Sephora shoppers. That extract's paired with hydrating hyaluronic acid to let the serum seep into skin and start working even quicker.
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque
If you're suffering from dull, uneven skin tone, the top-rated Salicylic Acid 2% Masque ($12) is set to smooth and clarify your complexion thanks to the charcoal and clays inside. Its salicylic acid also targets acne and clears pores, and there's squalane for lasting moisture, too.
The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
Earning a 4.8-star rating from other Sephora shoppers, The Ordinary's Mandelic Acid 10% + HA ($7) gently peels the dead, dull cells off skin's surface. It's one of the milder AHAs to use as there's a larger molecular size that works more slowly but still effectively (making it great for sensitive skin).
The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
There are hundreds of five-star reviews for The Ordinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA ($6-$8). The cream features 11 amino acids alongside other hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, allantoin, fatty acids, and naturally moisturizing sugars so skin stays soft and supple in the long run, too.
The Ordinary "Buffet"
The Ordinary's "Buffet" ($15-$29) serum highlights several peptide complexes that improve skin's elasticity, firmness, and smoothness, all to tackle a range of aging signs or help prevent them from forming. This popular product has more than 135,000 loves from other Sephora shoppers and over 800 reviews. There's also an alternative, well-regarded version with copper peptides — "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% ($29) — to also aid with collagen synthesis and anti-inflammatory responses in addition to the above.
The Ordinary The No-Brainer Set
The No-Brainer Set ($29) combines three full-size products into one top-rated kit. There's the deeply moisturizing lotion, the antiaging "Buffet" serum, and the Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion that's less irritating on skin but still effective at tackling dark spots. (That last product is currently unavailable for purchase on its own at Sephora, so this kit is a way to get it.)
The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil
It's not just for your hair: The Ordinary's 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil ($7) is made from pure Moroccan argan seeds that are cold-pressed to lock in fatty acids, vitamins, and nutrients, making it more effective when applied right on your face. This oil supports healthy, nonflaking skin, with 94 percent of the Sephora shoppers who reviewed it (with an average 4.7-star rating) saying they'd recommend it to others as well.
The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA
The Matrixyl* 10% + HA ($12) tackles wrinkles head-on with different formulations of matrixyl, an antiaging peptide that targets visible signs of aging by promoting the production of collagen and elastin by the body. These ingredients are set in hyaluronic acid to be easily absorbed by the skin and leave a complexion more plump, too.
The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5
The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5 ($7) features 17 percent amino acids (and amino acid derivatives) to strengthen skin's barrier function, elasticity, and overall balance. The popular serum (with a 4.6-star rating from other Sephora shoppers) also includes five percent vitamin B5 to help skin repair itself and stay hydrated, too.
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
The top-rated Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% ($8) works to brighten and even skin tone so the looks of blemishes and dark spots are diminished. Its creamy gel consistency blends in easily, and the product is also antioxidant-rich, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory to help prevent future irritation.
The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil ($10) is a pure rosa canina seed oil that targets the signs of photo-aging, acne, and dryness. The top-rated facial oil — with more than 700 reviews and 105,000 loves — is rich in vitamin A and fatty acids like linoleic and linolenic acids.