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    The OrdinaryGranactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane<p>Keen to improve your skin with the age-defying prowess of a retinoid but put off by the potential side effects? The Ordinary&#8217;s Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane could be the solution &#8211; a high strength, zero-to-low irritation serum that&#8217;s been proven to soften fine lines, improve pigmentation problems and revitalise skin, causing it to look fresher and more youthful. &#8216;Granactive Retinoid&#8217; is a next-generation retinoid active technology, which can not only achieve better anti-ageing results than traditional retinol but do so without the irritation commonly associated with it (it often causes redness and flaking). It still makes the skin more sensitive to UV radiation, however, so thorough protection is recommended.&nbsp;</p>ORD0277699151940745 stars, based on16 reviews 11.95Cult BeautyNew

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    Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane
    ( 30ml )

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    • Why it's Cult

      This high-strength, low-irritation serum has been proven to soften fines lines, improve pigment problems and revitalise skin. A water-free solution, this stars a 5% concentration of advanced retinoid active ‘Granactive Retinoid’, which has been shown to defy ageing without any of the irritation commonly caused by retinol use. This is The Ordinary’s higher strength formulation, for a more moderate version, try {Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane}.

    • Description

      Keen to improve your skin with the age-defying prowess of a retinoid but put off by the potential side effects? The Ordinary’s Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane could be the solution – a high strength, zero-to-low irritation serum that’s been proven to soften fine lines, improve pigmentation problems and revitalise skin, causing it to look fresher and more youthful. ‘Granactive Retinoid’ is a next-generation retinoid active technology, which can not only achieve better anti-ageing results than traditional retinol but do so without the irritation commonly associated with it (it often causes redness and flaking). It still makes the skin more sensitive to UV radiation, however, so thorough protection is recommended. 

    • 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.

      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.

    • Full ingredients list

      Squalane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Bisabolol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

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    The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane

    The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane Reviews

    Love it!
    Really helped me get rid of bumps and blemishes! So don‘t be afraid to buy it if you have no lines. I will buy it again!
    5% Amazing product!
    It`s really great product! I love it! The improvement to my skin is visible not only for me. My skin is smoother and the imperfections have disappeared.
    Granactive Retinoid 5%
    I’ve previously used the Granactive 2% in Squalane which suited my skin. I thought I’d go up a level and use the 5%. I wasn’t keen on the oily consistency of the 5% and felt it creep onto my eyelids from my forehead. Unfortunately, it broke me out in really bad acne around my mouth, chin, jawline and sides of my forehead. The spots are only just starting to go after 1 month. I did suffer from acne from age of 11-25 and it only cleared up after a few courses of medication. I do get the occasional spot but this was a proper breakout noticed by colleagues. I’ll begin using the 2% again when my face is totally cleared up.
    If you have texture, you need this
    I have been battling with little bumps and rough patches on my forehead and cheeks for years. I decided to try this after my Emma Hardie cleansing balm and REN aha tonic in the evening. The first time I woke up and I looked refreshed. Six months after my first use and the bumps and unevenness of my skin has gone and I feel like the combination of the two has regenerated my face incredibly. This stuff used after the Ren tonic has completely changed my skin texture and it looks like glass. Amazing!
    Retinoid 5%
    Has made a big improvement to my skin. It is softer, smoother and I’m sure I have fewer wrinkles! I will certainly buy again.
    Skin smoother
    I (42) have been using this product for a week, and my skin is looking and feeling very smooth and even - so good, in fact, that I have decided to go make-up-free today. My skin is used to glycolic acid peelings, so all the retinol did was give me a warm glow, no irritation. At the moment I have stopped all other peelings because I feel the retinol is doing such a fine job I don´t need more. Very happy, this product is here to stay.
    Lovley way to use retinoid
    Lov this the ordinary retinoid 5 in squalane product. Never had any reaction. Even with though my skin is prone to eczema. Lov it. Use it at night. Feels like a night oil and leaves my skin super soft.
    Be careful with this
    So after hearing all the hype about retinols and finding the brand "The Ordinary" I decided to try this out! (With such a brilliant price tag, it is not going to break the bank trying it). I, unfortunately, cannot recommend this product as I have not been having past (and frankly do not want to get past) the "purge" stage. After using this for a few weeks, I had a massive breakout and using the trusty internet found out that if you are prone to breakouts retinol will make your skin "purge” (basically a suuuuper breakout). If you persist (for up to three months) this purge will complete and you will have the best skin ever of your life…..I could not do it. I have read other articles that say if you use retinols carefully at a low % and gradually you can avoid this, so as this one is 5% (quite a high %), then maybe use a lower % first (which I am going to try). So a warning to all those prone to breakouts…research first and use this product carefully!
    Love
    A fantastic product for the darker patches on my face, I have noticed that they are much lighter! Delighted :)
    Great value for money
    I have always tried to spend as much as I could afford on skincare usually paying £50 + for a serum. I have only recently started using retinol and thought I'd try this. I've been using it every other night for a couple of weeks and haven't had any issues with stinging or redness at all. It's a no-frills product but feels nice on the skin. I also purchased the matrixol serum, I use that on alternate nights too, I found in this weather it made my skin feel a but greasy during the day. My skin is definitely feeling smooth and possibly more even in tone. I'm very pleased with both products and I will buy them again.
    Love
    Really love this retinoid in squalene. Feels lovely on the skin l use it every night and my skin has never felt better.
    Good for beginners
    I've used a fair amount of both prescription and over-the-counter retinol/ retinoids, some I've liked (Sunday Riley's Luna has a terrible price tag, but is much more effective than this) and others less so. This one's interesting in the sense that I have experienced *zero* irritation, but for me, it seems to come at the price of not doing much. The fine lines that my previous products kept at bay returned once I started using this. I think it's a decent introductory vit A product, but if you've dabbled in the field before, I'd give it a pass.
    Great introduction to retinols
    This is an amazing introduction to retinol for more mature skins, where you can actually see a difference. Please use every second or third night, as it is potent. It can be used combined with your acids. Cannot praise this enough, despite being underwhelmed by almost all other Ordinary products (I have tried them all, not kidding), Matrixyl being the other stellar one.
    Original retinol 5%
    This is the best product I have come across. It is my first retinol cream and at 5% I have had no reaction to it. My skin has never been this good. It has a healthy glow and make's my skin feel silky and I have had no dryness. Absolutely love it.
    Brilliant potion
    This is the most amazing stuff. Has made a massive difference to skin texture and really improved the skin on my neck. Can't do without it now. It's amazing.
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