8 Alternatives For Your Favorite Deciem Beauty Products


All isn’t lost!

Earlier this week, controversial Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe announced in an Instagram post that the brand is shutting down operations “until further notice.” Though this isn’t exactly surprising for anyone that’s followed the very long saga of Truaxe and his claims of wrongdoing and public pleas for help, it’s still a major blow for fans of the company’s many brands.

One is The Ordinary, which we've long called "the best high-end skin care duper around" and is beloved for a couple of reasons. For starters, the products are ridiculously affordable. Second, the quality is similar to that of far pricier products. Plus, the ingredients are minimal yet effective, and the simplicity of its products provides customers a kind of transparency rarely seen in the beauty space. Its tagline “clinical formulations with integrity” actually holds a lot of truth to it.

Now that it looks like The Ordinary’s time may be coming to an end, we decided to find some alternatives to the brand’s most popular products. The ones we recommend won’t be dead ringers for the originals, and the prices for some may also be higher, but you can, and should, consider buying them just in case the company doesn't stage a comeback.    

For fans of The Ordinary's Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Formulated with 2 percent glycolic acid rather than 7, this Mario Badescu toner will still help do all of the things The Ordinary's solution does, like fade acne scars and exfoliate the skin.

Mario Badescu, Glycolic Acid Toner, $18, available at Ulta.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.