CLAIM TO FAME: A moderate strength, no-irritation, water-free solution containing super-lightweight anti-aging Granactive Retinoid
FAST FACTS: Contains a 2% concentration of an advanced retinoid active complex; offers a multi-fold better effect against multiple signs of aging without any of the irritation common with retinol use; vegan formula and cruelty-free and doesn’t contain water, alcohol, silicone, nut, gluten, and soy
PERFECT FOR: Aging skin
November 17, 2017
”I’m in my late twenties and began noticing faint worry lines on my forehead, so I knew it was time to get serious about anti-aging. I chose this product as a great intro to retinoids plus it has squalane. My skin is highly tolerant and resilient, but it is important to ease this product into your routine! I used it at most twice (maybe thrice) a week, but I was still experiencing pilling. So I chose to add it after letting other acids (AHAs or BHAs) sit on my face for 20 min and then letting this sit for an additional 20 min before my creams. Three drips on the back of my hand is enough for my entire face and neck. Almost three months later and those worry lines are gone and my face is noticeably firmer!”
–FR (from theordinary.com)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane
NET WEIGHT: 30ml
INGREDIENTS: Squalane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Bisabolol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
The Ordinary’s formulations are updated from time to time as part of a commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.
Apply a small amount to face in the PM as part of your skincare regimen, after water serums but before heavier treatments. Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Avoid unprotected solar exposure. Store in a cool, dry place.
Caution: Retinoids can make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation. Sun protection is particularly important when using retinoids. This product must not be used in conjunction with other retinoids, including retinol or retinoic acid. This product is not a treatment for acne. Acne-prone skin may experience a temporary increase in acne during the first few weeks of using any form of retinoid including those used in this formulation.
Note: When pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended to avoid any skincare products containing retinoids, such as formulations with Granactive Retinoid or Retinol.
“Clinical formulations with integrity”—that’s what The Ordinary is about. Created to celebrate truth, veracity, and reliability, the beauty company is focused on advanced functional beauty while honestly communicating its products to its consumers. The end goal? Bringing to market effective, well-known technologies at reasonable prices. As part of DECIEM’s brands, The Ordinary is also free of Parabens, Sulphates, Mineral Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Animal Oils, Benzalkonium Chloride, Coal Tar Dyes, Formaldehyde, Mercury, and Oxybenzone and does not test on animals. All you need is to try out one of their bestselling products, extremely affordable and effective skincare products and you’ll realize what makes The Ordinary, extraordinary.
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