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    The OrdinaryRetinol 0.2% in Squalane<p>Water- and silicone-free, The Ordinary&#8217;s Retinol 0.2% 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 this to minimise discomfort.</p>ORD0377699151939855 stars, based on6 reviews 4.20Cult BeautyNew

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    Retinol 0.2% in Squalane
    ( 30ml )

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    • Why it's Cult

      This highly stable, water-free, high strength age-defying solution features 0.2% 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 this to allow skin to build up tolerance. 

    • Description

      Water- and silicone-free, The Ordinary’s Retinol 0.2% 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 this 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 0.2% in Squalane

    The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane Reviews

    Well it moisurises...
    I've been using this nightly for 3 weeks. I'm late 30's have large pores and areas of pigmentation. It moisturises but doesn't seem to do anything else. No peeling or irritations, just greasy moisturiser. I'll try the 0.5% to see if this does anything, Wouldn't recommend.
    Amazing
    Having used this serum in conjunction with rosehip seed oil for at least 10 weeks I have just started to notice a change. The texture is improving and skin is a little less dry - now that winter is over I'm hoping I will see much more of an improvement. However, the winning nature of this combination is definitely the improvement of pigmentation and dark areas on my skin. Alongside the hydration this is great! Will continue to use and will purchase the higher 5% retinoid once back in stock.
    Slowly but surely...
    I was previously using the Granactive Retinoid 2% and didn't experience any irritation with it and decided to give this a go after my previous bottle finished. Pleased to say this hasn't irritated my skin and I'm gradually building up to daily use. My skin is not the best but since use it's been the best that it can be. I use this every other day and it's worked well. I'm not the biggest fan of squalene though (too greasy!) but for the price, you really can't complain!
    Great product
    Have only been using this for a week but am really pleased with it. I use it every night before night cream. Yes, it is a bit greasy but by morning it has all soaked in a treat. Only on first use did I experience a little bit of sensitivity. Make sure you use sunscreen each morning and maybe stop using it for a week before going on holiday and whilst away to make sure you do not experience any problems.
    Wow-za
    Excellent results for my skin. Used this for the first time with a lot of trepidation as had never used a vitamin A product before. But there was no irritation or dryness or any problem, whatsoever. I think it's because of the gorgeous squalane oil. My skin has been looking radiant and glowy and overall even-toned. Love, love, love.
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