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    The OrdinaryRetinol 0.5% in Squalane<p>Water- and silicone-free, The Ordinary&#8217;s Retinol 0.5% in Squalane features highly stable retinol, an ingredient that can reduce the appearance of ageing with impressive results. A powerhouse form of vitamin A, retinol encourages cell turnover, revealing healthier, softer skin while also tackling blemishes, dark spots and defying signs of ageing &#8211; including softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and uneven tone. Retinol can cause significant irritation, including redness and peeling &#8211; but many feel that its significant effects counterbalance this; The Ordinary recommends building your skin&#8217;s tolerance to retinol with lower concentrations such as <a href="https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/the-ordinary-retinol-0-2-in-squalane.html" target="_blank">{Retinol 0.2% in Squalane}</a> to minimise discomfort.</p> ORD0387699151940124 stars, based on4 reviews 4.90Cult BeautyNew

    The Ordinary
    Retinol 0.5% in Squalane
    ( 30ml )

    £4.90
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    • Why it's Cult

      This highly stable, water-free, high strength age-defying solution features 0.5% pure retinol. This special form of vitamin A has been proven to minimise fine lines, improve pigment problems, revitalise skin and make its overall appearance fresher and more youthful. As retinol can cause irritation, The Ordinary recommends beginning your regimen with lower concentrations (such as {Retinol 0.2% in Squalane}) to allow skin to build up tolerance. 

    • Description

      Water- and silicone-free, The Ordinary’s Retinol 0.5% in Squalane features highly stable retinol, an ingredient that can reduce the appearance of ageing with impressive results. A powerhouse form of vitamin A, retinol encourages cell turnover, revealing healthier, softer skin while also tackling blemishes, dark spots and defying signs of ageing – including softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and uneven tone. Retinol can cause significant irritation, including redness and peeling – but many feel that its significant effects counterbalance this; The Ordinary recommends building your skin’s tolerance to retinol with lower concentrations such as {Retinol 0.2% in Squalane} to minimise discomfort.

    • How to use

      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.

      Note: When pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended to avoid any skincare products containing retinoids such as formulations with Granactive Retinoid or Retinol.

      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. 

    • Full ingredients list

      Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinol, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, BHT

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    Reviews
    The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

    The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane Reviews

    Superb, will upgrade to higher percentage
    I’ve bought this because it was one of the cheap retinol. Because I’m new to retinol I know that I have to wait till my skin will get used to it. First couple days of using it was fine, then my skin got dry and started to peel after a week or so. Now my skin got used to it and it’s not drying anymore. My skin feels soft and more glowing.
    Lovley serum for a lovley price
    Bought this as a preventative as I'm nearing 30 & thought I best start doing something about ageing. Has the texture of an oil, no smell, easy to use the bottle. Nice to apply, doesn't leave me feeling greasy, facial oil & moisturiser go on top of it well. Have noticed a small difference in big frown lines but akin looks altogether more clear and airbrushed.
    Amazing!
    I’ve had p.d for YEARS and when it cleared I wanted a retinol that would be suitable for my sensitive skin, yet effective, and this one cleared basically all my spots, blackheads, redness and less visible pores (also noticed firming and less visible fine lines, but that’s not an issue yet) in a week or two! If you haven’t used retinols before; start slow! Like once a week. It will cause peeling in the beginning.
    Dried my skin horribly.
    I got this product as it was recommended by an article I read. Thinking it would help my skin, I purchased it. However, it has done nothing but dried my skin making it feel tight and very itchy. I thought it was just like this as it was the first time I used it, but I persisted thinking that my skin might take to it, but a week later there was no change. This is going to the bin unfortunately. Very disappointed.

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