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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> ORD0387699151940125 stars, based on7 reviews 4.90Cult BeautyNew

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    Retinol 0.5% in Squalane
    ( 30ml )

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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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    The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

    The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane Reviews

    BEST ORDINARY PRODUCT!
    Admittedly I really wasn’t expecting amazing results from this product, nor was I expecting immediate results but this really went beyond my expectations. I have used gentler retinoids before so I thought I’d jump straight to the 0.5%, luckily I didn’t have any dryness or irritation whatsoever and instead woke up with super smooth, glowing and healthier looking skin. Where it’s made the most improvement is the nasal labial lines that I worried were becoming more prominent from smoking, I noticed less depth in those lines after the first day of use. This is great for layering over other products from the brand and I’m currently using it for the Hyaluronic serum and Buffet. I will definitely repurchase this, in fact, I cannot imagine not being without it.
    Makes my skin glow
    I purchased this product around 3 months ago and I am very impressed with the results. I have been using AHAs and BHAs on my skin for a long time so I went straight for the 0.5% concentration retinol, increasing the frequency over time. I only had a small bit of dryness at the start but now I use it every other day and my skin is noticeably even and glowing after each use.
    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.
    So far sooo good!
    This my first retinol ever and after 2 weeks I can only say good things about it. I've bought it for me (31, dry, olive skin) and my mother (57, very dry, medium skin) and we both love this serum. It doesn't sting at all, no bad reactions and even though is an oil-based serum it's not oily at all. I can only see my skin more glowing. Definitely will buy more and more from The Ordinary. And also, 10 stars to Cult beauty team and Shipping... LESS THAN 5 WORKING DAYS (placed the order on Monday and on Friday morning I was opening it!) to get my package in Italy. So amazed! Thank you all!
    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.
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