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Am I using too much?

So, I have a The Ordinary skincare routine and I’m just wondering if I’m using too many products...


so my evening routine is:


alpha arbutin


lactic acid (for spot treatment) 

And squalene


is this too much?


Re: Am I using too much?

That seems like an nice & easy routine to me!  There's lots of room to work in additional products later if you decide you want more (don't we all?).  I hope it's working for you @CalleyH 

RE: Am I using too much?

Are you having any sort of negative reaction? Is your skin responding as you had hoped? What’s making you question the routine?

Re: RE: Am I using too much?

Someone just told me that “any beauty expert will tell you that you’re using way too much” so I questioned it 

RE: Re: RE: Am I using too much?

Gotcha. If it’s working for you, do it girl! 🙂

Re: Am I using too much?

@CalleyH That doesn't sound like too much to me.  Esp considering that many of The Ordinary's products are kinda one-note, so you often need to combine their products.

Re: Am I using too much?

I didn’t think so, it’s what was suggested to me!!


thank you 🙂 

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