CLAIM TO FAME: A highly-stable, water-free solution of retinol that delivers a more youthful look to skin
FAST FACTS: Moderate-strength formulation contains 0.5% pure retinol; 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: Smoothing away the look of wrinkles and pores
January 17, 2018
”I love your granactive retinoids and its feeling on my face but I passed it out to my mother. I can’t see the point of using such product if I can’t see cellular turnover but only soft skin from squalane. So I decided to give this a try (my skin is somehow used to prescription adapalene so I know side effects, what to expect from vitamin A derivatives and I learned how to deal with fleaky skin). I’m not comfortable enough to use it on my whole face so I did exactly the same as I did with adapalene: used it as spot treatment on comedones, pimples, scars and PIE. And now I can see the cellular turnover! I use it just on the other day and the morning after my skin is a bit fleaky, but not something I can’t deal with. The squalane in it actually works, it makes your skin more able to get used to retinols. Love it so far.”
–GC (from theordinary.com)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Retinol 0.5% 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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