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The Ordinary Retinol Serum 0.5% in Squalane 30ml

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.

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.

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.

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

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The Ordinary
Volume:
30ml

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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.

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.

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.

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

Brand:
The Ordinary
Volume:
30ml

Transparency lies at the heart of our philosophy which is why we have partnered with tech-platform – Provenance – to cut through the industry ‘noise’ and equip you with key facts that matter. A 'proof point' with a green tick means a third party has verified the accuracy of the statement whereas no green tick means that there isn't independent confirmation (yet!), but that the brand has still supplied substantiating evidence (which you can view yourself). Discover the proof points for this product below.

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.58 / 5 (38 Reviews)
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Amazing!

I’ve only been using this a few days but oh my, it’s absolutely amazing and I’m already noticing a difference! It’s started to clear my skin up already! Love this :)

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Great product

I just love how skin feels after using retinol from The Ordinary. I highly recommend it.

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Amazing

Started using this three weeks ago and can definitely see a huge difference in my skin. I went through a couple of weeks of dryness but that's to be expected. Whatever you do please persevere. I am in my early 40s and my skin has honestly never looked this good in years. Reduction of open pores, reduction in fine lines, and generally just glowing skin. I always apply at night and make sure to wear factor 50 during the day

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Odličan proizvod

Odličan proizvod za postepeno navikavanje kože na retinol. Lice je sjajno i meko. Prezadovoljna sam. ****** An excellent product for gradually accustoming the skin to retinol. The face is shiny and soft. I am very satisfied.

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Would recommend

I wanted to try retinol to see what all the hype was about. It has helped to reduce the fine lines and the appearance of my skin is much improved on my face. However, my neck has a number of dry patches since I started using this product which has never happened before so I’ve reduced the frequency of application to see if this improves.

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Stick with it - the results are worth it!

Great product. Haven't used retinoids in over 20 years but am loving the results.... after the going through the dreaded skin purge. Love the price, love the addition of squalane, and love the smooth, fresh results.

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Awesome

Received promptly, love the packaging. Really impressed with this product! Highly recommend!

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O.5 retinol

Received promptly, love the packaging. Really happy with the product, i use it at night and my skin is feeling softer. Very happy.

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Great product for the price

This was my first experience using retinol and I found this product to be a great introduction to it. I used it every night as part of my skin care routine and had no adverse reactions. I used the bottle up quite quickly but I did feel my skin looked more plump and vibrant. I’ve not been able to repurchase due to it being sold out so tried to pixi retinol tonic and I definitely don’t have the same glow. It took about 2-3 weeks to see any improvements but I’m very happy. Will definitely repurchase!

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It's okay

I think this is very nice and mild if you have just started to use a retinol. I personally have not experienced any side effects and haven't also noticed any real improvements. I have increased my use to 4 times a week and will try to further increase to daily with a 1 day a week rest. I will use the product to the end and possibly move to a stronger retinol before really investing my money in something more expensive.

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