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The Ordinary Retinol Serum 1% in Squalane 30ml

This highly stable, water-free, high strength age-defying solution features 1% 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 to allow skin to build up tolerance.

Water- and silicone-free, The Ordinary’s Retinol 1% 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 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.

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.

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 1% 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 to allow skin to build up tolerance.

Water- and silicone-free, The Ordinary’s Retinol 1% 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 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.

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.

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 : 4.26 / 5 (35 Reviews)
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I like it

Just started to try using 3 times a week so far I like it I do add a bit of moisturiser on top but feel very comfortable next day not dry and for the price I’m impressed 

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Doesn't do anything for me

Doesn't do anything for me.. My skin just doesn't want to soak it in, because it's so extremely oily. Then I go to sleep and it all goes everywhere except into my skin. There are much better retinols out there that have saved my extremely acne-prone skin.

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love it!!

I have been using it for a month now and I can confidently say my skin is improving. I'm happy with this product.

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Amazing!

Absolutely love this product. Seen a significant difference in my skin. Definitely recommend.

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Not a good experience with this retinol

I used this product for 2 months yet my skin never got used to it and I think 2 month is enough time to get used to any potential purging. It caused red eczema patches, itchiness and my skin became so sensitive and my skin barrier damaged. Note: I have used retinol before, I started slowly with low percentages, and then slowly moved to 1%). I continued to apply for 2 months and my skin got worse, and now I have eczema on my face and neck so I stopped use and am working on building my skin barrier back. I would not buy it again nor recommend it - there are so many better 1% retinol products on the market! Disappointed that this product ruined my skin!

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Hard to say...

If this worked or not. I have been using it 2-3 times a week. Haven’t noticed any difference or allergic reaction, but I used vitamin C serum before. It is possible that the vitamin C serum affects how well the retinol is working. It’s possible that the retinol has reduced marks on my face a little.

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Amazing product!

I started a regime with products from The Ordinary a few months ago and I'm so impressed. I use this retinol at night and wake up with glowing skin! It's amazing value for money, a little goes a long way and a bottle lasts for ages!

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Retinol

Čudovite izdelke ponujate. Veliko mojih prijateljic sem navdušila. V njihovem imenu in svojem se poslužujemo vaših izdelkov. Retinol ne je nadvse fasciniral. Uporabljam tudi izdelek s c vitaminom. Navdušila sem tudi svojo hčerko in ji za rojstni dan naročila nekaj vaših izdelkov. Hvala vam **** You offer wonderful products. I impressed a lot of my friends. We use your products on their behalf and on our own. Retinol was not very fascinating. I also use a product with vitamin c. I also impressed my daughter and ordered some of your products for her birthday. thank you

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Quite greasy

I know this is an oil formula, but I found that it doesn't absorb well into the skin and I didn't notice a difference in my skin after 2 months of using it. It was really hydrating and I had no irritation at all, so used it daily after my toner which was sufficient not to leave my skin dry. However, I prefer retinol in serum form so I can apply a moisturiser afterwards, which you cannot do with this being an oil. I would recommend it to those with dry skin but avoid if oily as it can clog pores.

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Good product but caused spots

I have been using this daily for the last 3-4 weeks and noticed firmer skin with a bit of a glow which was fab. However I have also developed a lot of spots, and despite using it for around a month now, my skin doesn’t seem to be getting used to the product and stop breaking out. I’ll continue using it for now but might not buy another if my skin continues to react with breakouts

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