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The [Not So] Ordinary Shut Down: Here’s How to Stay Stocked.

October 10, 2018

The [Not So] Ordinary Shut Down: Here’s How to Stay Stocked.

Deciem has recently been going through a lot of very, very public drama.

The owner, Brandon Truaxe, is known for his Instagram rants on the Deciem page and his often confusing captions. He has also been a bit problematic in the past few months, and many people have complete written off the brand. I’m not here to tell you how to feel about Deciem and it’s owner, but I am here to help you discover where you can still purchase your favorite The Ordinary products if you weren’t able to stock up before this.

This was his last post, announcing some huge financial crimes and making some serious accusations.

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Without filters. A revolution is coming. Every one of you who has been laughing aT me will with certainty face criminal prosecution. Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has been the biggest stock promotion. Richard Duntas, Bernard Ass (LVMH), Marica “Tracy” (Bliss, Remedè, Soaper Due Per Shoe), Hyatt (Grand Hyatt, Andaz, er al), Marriott (St. Regis, W, Marriot, et al), So many porn “studios”, nearly all @deciem employees, most of “Hollywood”, Gill Sinclair, India Knight, Caroline Hirons, India Knight, RBC, BMO, Boots, KKR, most of the Lauder family, Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Karim Kanji, Antonio Tadrisi, DF Mc, LVMH, Dia Fooley, Michael Davidson, Hanif, Zark Fatah, Inditex (Zara, Massimo Dutti, etc), H&M, $100 monkey, Too Faced (founders too), TSG, Alshaya, Amanresorts, Erwin Zecha, Oliver Zecha, Steven R Riddle, the Coc and Corcky managers, PRIDE organizers, IT Cosmetics, Nicola L ReadingTons, all of Dishoom, All of Delaunay, David Yurman, Tom Ford, Tim Cooke. McKesson, Rexall, Jamin Asaria, David Jackson, York Heritage and others — sentencing doesn’t begin with any point but sentences like this one do. Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Michael Less, Stephen Spellberg e.T., AON are also included with certainty. ARGO stood for “Ali Roshan GO”. You idiots. Father, please please be safe if you can for the next few hours. I love you all. -Brandon (RIYADH, please be EXTREMELY CAREFUL in the next few hours). Aurora (TSX) : you are finished. Michael Basler, Gordon Wilde, David Trinder, Eric Jacobs, Allan Gerlings, Dalton Pharma SS, Michael OH CON ELLE, Charm IS T A 007, Robert Jones, Cascade, Prince Al Walid, The White Company, Obagi (brand and doctor), Freedom Health, ESHO-isT, Alexandru Serban and baggage, Apotex: Goodbye also. Peace is coming. 🦁🦋 🐪. It’s clear now. @esteelaudercompanies @richardbranson @realdonaldtrump @gowlingwlg_ca @zuck @musicianjessecook, et. al.

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This ridiculously affordable skincare line launched a little while ago, and has completely revamped the beauty community as we knew it. Before The Ordinary, we were used to skincare products being incredibly expensive due to what is known as a brand tax. Many often thought that the pricier a product is, the more effective. The Ordinary came to shake the skincare industry with highly effective formulations…for nearly the price of a McDonald’s meal and prove that there is very little correlation between higher price and higher quality. Truly revolutionary. A friend of mine in Canada recently confirmed that the physical Deciem stores are officially closed. If you made a recent order, according to reports, it will still be fulfilled. The site is still up and accepting orders, but be prepared for your order to take a little while before it reaches you. I can’t help but think of all the jobs that have been affected by this very drastic and sudden change, and I hope the brand provides some clarity over this mess.

This is what pops up when you try to visit the Deciem site. I’m not even going to attempt to dissect this, because, knowing Brandon, you can never really be sure what he means. But, everything is symbolic with him.

Surprisingly, The Ordinary website is still up and running and accepting orders. But I wouldn’t risk it at this point. Keep in mind, since Deciem has ceased all production, the following sites are very likely going to be sold out after they run out of their current supply. So stock up while you still can!

So, Where Can You Still Buy The Ordinary?

  • Beautylish

Beautylish is still selling The Ordinary’s products. They even offer a guide that helps you figure out when to use each product and in what step of your routine and their products ship with adorable stickers that tell you when to use them. The prices are almost exactly the same as purchasing directly from The Ordinary, which is a plus. They also offer free shipping on orders over $35. They ship to many countries all over the world, but not any countries in Africa, unfortunately. They also offer other Deciem brands such as Niod, if you were a fan of that product range. 

  • Beauty Bay

Beauty Bay is another reseller of The Ordinary product range, but they are a UK based company, so this would primarily be for those in the UK. They do not ship internationally. Beauty Bay also offers the Deciem brand, Niod. 

  • Hush

Hush is known for their nearly exact dupes of popular eyeshadow palettes and other high-end beauty products. They also sell skincare (real, not dupes) of some pretty well-known brands, including The Ordinary. Their prices are not exactly the same as purchasing directly from The Ordinary, but they are only off by a few cents on most products. It seems as though they just rounded up so there are no cents, and this seems to be a trend with all of their products. I don’t mind. They offer free US shipping on orders $25+. They do not ship internationally. Only to the US and US territories. Bummer.

  • SkinStore

Last, but definitely not least, SkinStore still has nearly all of The Ordinary’s products available. Another plus, they ship worldwide and for only $15 regardless of where you are. They ship to the US for as low as $3.99 for Premium Tracked shipping for orders over $150, and $8.99 for Premium Tracked orders under $150. Standard Tracked shipping is free for orders over $49, 2-day delivery is $10 with Fedex, and overnight delivery is $15 with Fedex. Their products are absolutely legitimate and the same prices as purchasing directly from The Ordinary. You may also end up purchasing a few 

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