Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.
Finding anti-aging products that are budget-friendly, effective and top-rated can sometimes feel like an endless search. For beauty enthusiasts (myself included), it can definitely take some time to solidify the perfect anti-wrinkle regimen for your pores, especially when the set you’re eyeing seems to be sold out everywhere.
While The Ordinary No-Brainer Set is out of stock at Sephora and Amazon, we thankfully found that it’s still available at Beauty Bay. However, it is limited to one per person, so be sure to grab it if you’re already a loyalist. With plenty of raving reviews and an undeniable demand, it’s clear that it has become a cult-favorite.
Because of The Ordinary‘s affordable price points, and simple yet clinical formulas, it’s totally understandable why many beauty gurus have made it their go-to brand. Whether it’s serums or retinol, the brand provides dozens of effective options that won’t break the bank.
If you haven’t tried the wildly popular three-piece set before, this is an excellent opportunity to take the plunge. Packaged with The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion and The Ordinary Buffet, this kit can help with fighting signs of aging and fine lines.
Shop: The Ordinary The No-Brainer Set, $31
Dermatologist Dr. Sharon Wong swears by the retinoid formula included in this kit and told Allure, “Retinoids are the cornerstone of an anti-aging skincare routine but often cause irritation and flaking of the skin, particularly if you have dry, sensitive skin like mine. This formulation is a much gentler, but equally effective solution, so I can still enjoy the benefits of a retinoid without the irritation.”
Along with being dermatologist-approved, many customers can’t help but rave about it.
“Finally! No other words needed,” one shopper wrote. “Oh this is perfection. I have mature skin, and this set has completely knocked every other product out of the game. Happy days.”
Another reviewer exclaimed, “Best skincare I have ever used in my life. I have been using the products for three weeks and have noticed the difference in my face.”
While results won’t be the same for everyone, it’s important to note that these ingredients can also cause irritation, particularly if you have sensitive skin.
One reviewer wrote, “Firstly ‘Buffet’ serum is very sticky, but with time, you get used to it. [Retinoid] definitely felt tingly, but it wasn’t irritating, and the hydrating cream was definitely nice to feel and left my skin super soft.”
Just in case you don’t want to splurge on the set or want to take it one step at a time, you can also buy these items separately. However, the granactive retinoid on its own is already sold out at most online retailers.
Shop: Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, $9
Shop: The Ordinary Buffet, $14.75
If you enjoyed this article, you can also snag The Ordinary’s $6 serum that people call the “best budget retinol.”
More from In The Know: