The Ordinary Sales Rarely Happen But When They Do, They’re a Must-Shop

Elizabeth Denton
The Ordinary Sales Rarely Happen But When They Do, They’re a Must-Shop
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Because it’s already so affordable, The Ordinary rarely goes on sale. Seriously, it’s a 1-2 times year occurrence and the brand is always excluded from Sephora’s big sales. But The Ordinary sales do happen, you just have to know when and what to shop when you see it. Don’t worry — we’ve got you.

The Ordinary boycotts Black Friday but does a month-long “Slowvember” sale featuring discounts throughout the entire month of November. This is the perfect time to stock up on your favorites. Also, keep an eye on skincare sales at Ulta Beauty and Target. You can often find a good deal that’s a bit under the radar.

The Ordinary is so popular because it has fans of all ages, skin types and tones. Dealing with dry spots on your skin? Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 serum is a must-try for locking in moisture. Have texture and uneven skin tone? Exfoliate with Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. The Ordinary even hawks anti-aging retinol with the Retinol 1% in Squalane, a less irritating formula for retinol newbies. There’s truly something for everyone. Check out a few of our faves, below to get started. 


The Ordinary.

The Ordinary.

Squalane Cleanser

Remove your makeup and cleanse the skin without drying It out thanks to this gentle cleanser.

The Ordinary. peel

The Ordinary.

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

You’ve seen this peel all over TikTok — because it works to fight blemishes, clear pore congestion and improve skin tone and texture. But start slow — it’s strong.


The Ordinary.

The Ordinary.

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Get smoother, plumper, more hydrated skin with this serum.

The Ordinary. glycolov acid

The Ordinary.

Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

This exfoliating toner targets dullness, texture and signs of aging. You can even use it on your scalp.

the ordinary buffet

The Ordinary.

“Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1%

This fan-favorite, skin-firming serum works to improve the appearance of fine and dynamic lines.


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