CLAIM TO FAME: A highly-stable, water-free solution of 0.2% pure retinol
FAST FACTS: Low-strength formulation minimizes risk of irritation; works to reduce the appearances of fine lines, photo damage, and of general skin aging; vegan, cruelty-free formula doesn’t contain water, alcohol, silicone, nut, gluten, and soy
PERFECT FOR: Aging skin
January 10, 2018
”I already adore this formula! I’ve been using it for about 5 days only and I was impressed to see the smoothness in my skin right away, as well as improvement in my hyperpigmentation. I came to this forum to see if the responses in general are similar to mine (just to be sure the magic really was from this product), it really is :) So far, absolutely no signs of irritation as I was expecting, looking forward to up my retinol game as my skin gets more and more used to it.”
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WHAT YOU GET: (1) Retinol 0.2% in Squalane
NET WEIGHT: 30ml
INGREDIENTS: Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinol, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, BHT
The Ordinary’s formulations are updated from time to time as part of the brand’s 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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