Shopping for new cosmetics can be a daunting task. There are so many options and alternatives out there! Some of them are expensive, others are cheap, there are also some cheaper, yet equally effective alternatives to expensive skincare products. You have probably heard about The Ordinary. This famous skincare line is believed to offer effective clinical treatment and that’s a fact – their cosmetics are really good. However, some price-sensitive customers might be a bit disappointed as the price doesn’t always reflect the quality. This is why it’s worth mentioning The Ordinary’s main competitor, and a cheaper alternative at the same time, Nacomi.

A few words about Nacomi

Nacomi is a Polish producer and distributor of extraordinary skin and hair care products. The brand was set in 2012 so one might say that they are already an experienced manufacturer in the beauty industry. Nacomi cosmetics are only made from natural and organic ingredients of the highest quality. They combine ecological natural oils and top-quality extracts. No parabens, harmful dyes, preservatives, mineral oils or SLS are used in the production process. Nacomi cosmetics are divided into three lines – for women, men and children. In their collection, you will find skin, body and hair care products recommended to use in an everyday routine. Nacomi’s product range is quite wide, yet it’s regularly expanded. The company’s mission is to provide the best quality at affordable prices so that anyone is able to use healthy, 100% natural hand-made cosmetics. Okay, you have been introduced to Nacomi, time to compare their cosmetics to The Ordinary’s offer.

It’s in your eyes…

The eye serum is everything, especially if you are already in your 30s. The Ordinary’s iconic serum is Retinol 0.2% in Squalane – a water-free solution with 0.2% pure Retinol. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and photodamage. However, it cannot be used on sensitive skin. A great alternative might be Nacomi Retinol 0.25% Face Serum. Thanks to 0.25% pure Retinol, not only does it improve skin tension and lightens discoloration but also works against acne. On top of that, the serum’s complex of 4 forms of hyaluronic acid ensures maximum hydration during treatment.

 

Let’s also have a look at The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG – a concentrated serum with caffeine and green tea catechin. It can help reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. Our cheaper answer to this serum is… the revolutionary Nacomi Bakuchiol 2% Face Serum. It has anti-aging properties and perfectly lightens discoloration. It soothes and regenerates skin and makes it elastic. Thanks to Vitamin E, the serum prevents cell aging and cares for the skin around the eyes.

Let’s stay smooth

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA Peeling Solution is one of the brand’s iconic products. It deeply exfoliates the skin, helps battle blemishes and boosts radiance. It radically improves the appearance of the skin, however, the price might be a bit discouraging. Also, the product contains a very high concentration of free acids which makes it not recommended for users with no previous experience with acid exfoliation. So, why not use Nacomi Anti-Aging Face Scrub? It’s designed for dry, sensitive and normal skin with the first signs of aging. The product helps get rid of the dead epidermis so that the active ingredients (Vitamin E, natural oils) can penetrate the skin deeper. The scrub also contains marula oil for perfect moisturizing and argan oil that soothes irritations and reduces and unifies shallow scars and wrinkles. Natural sweet oil moisturizes the epidermis and helps treat eczema.   

Natural oils

Cold-pressed, natural oils are something that provides the unmitigated power of a natural wonder. They are rich in acids, antioxidants and vitamins. One of The Ordinary famous oils is 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil. It boosts skin’s radiance and protects the skin, at the same time soothing and softening hair. Marula oil offers antioxidant support and hydrates the skin. The very similar properties might be found in Nacomi Marula Oil. The product doesn’t contain gluten, silicone, parabens, sulfates, alcohol. Like it’s the Ordinary’s equivalent, Nacomi oil is a 100% cold-pressed, delicate oil. It’s a vitamin bomb, rich in vitamins (mainly C and E), omega-9 fatty acids and flavonoids. It soothes and protects the skin, reduces acne, scars and discoloration. Also, the cosmetic moisturizes and soothes dry hair.

 

Let’s spend a second comparing natural argan oils, too. The Ordinary’s cosmetic -   100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil – is full of vitamins, acids, phenols and carotenes that hydrate smooth hair and skin. It reduces flaking and supports strong hair. On the other hand, its cheaper opponent – Nacomi Argan Oil – deeply moisturizes and supports the reconstruction of the protective water-lipid barrier. It’s a 100% natural oil from Morocco, designed for those who have problems with dry, sensitive and prone-to-irritation skin. It’s a real must-have, especially in the autumn and winter.

Day creams

One of The Ordinary’s famous cosmetics for every-day use is Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. It’s a non-greasy cream that offers effective hydration. It consists of multiple fatty acids, urea, amino acids, ceramides, hyaluronic acids etc. – this combination delivers a quick boost for your skin. Unfortunately, the product contains alcohol. A great alternative is Nacomi Moisturizing and Nourishing Argan Oil Face Cream – a natural argan day cream for dry and normal skin. It contains many powerful active ingredients like argan oil – the elixir of youth, Vitamin E with its anti-aging properties, shea butter that deeply moisturizes and nourishes the skin and natural avocado for irritation soothing. The cream also contains panthenol that softens and strengthens the skin and adds some extra nourishment. One more cream that is a great alternative to The Ordinary product is Nacomi Beauty Shot 3.0 with Face Cream Serum. It’s an often-chosen cream against the appearance of first wrinkles. It deeply moisturizes, hydrates and oxygenates the skin. The cream, as well as the serum, has many active ingredients that make your skin even healthier. Among the others, there is a honey extract that energizes and hydrates the skin, Sodium PCA that provides the skin with proper hydration and elasticity, Serine that strengthens the natural protective barrier of the skin, and yeast extract with its detoxifying and cleansing properties.

Summary

When it comes to cosmetics, more expensive products are not always better than their inexpensive counterparts. Nacomi cosmetics are slightly cheaper than The Ordinary, however, the key here is not the price. It’s the quality of ingredients and Nacomi has done their job really well.