The Ordinary Retinol Reviews & Polls
- 64% of the Deciem Addicts love Retinol 1% in Squalane
- 61% of the Deciem Addicts love Retinol 0.2% in Squalane
- 58% of the Deciem Addicts love Retinol 0.5% in Squalane
The Ordinary Retinol 1% Unboxing – See the product before you buy it!
If you are totally new to Retinol, start with The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane. You can then move up to The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane. If you are an experienced user of Retinol, then you can try Retinol 1% in Squalane.
The Ordinary Retinol Reviews
The Ordinary Retinol 1%, 0.2% & 0.5% in Squalane – There are 3 retinol products from The Ordinary. Retinol 1% in Squalane is the strongest. If you are new to Retinol, it would be a good idea to start with Retinol 0.2% or 0.5%. If you are not keen on the oily texture, then have a look at The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2%.
Remember to read reviews by many people of all different skin types and concerns and of all ages in The Facebook Group, The Ordinary & Deciem Chat Room.
The Ordinary Retinol Targets
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Textural Irregularities
- Signs of Ageing
- Unboxing The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane & Reviews
- What is The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane?
- How to use Retinol 1% in Squalane
- Products you can and cannot use with Retinol 1% in Squalane
- What is the PAO? 3M
- Does The Ordinary Retinol have to be kept in the fridge? Yes
- What is the texture of Retinol 1% in Squalane?
- Other Retinol & Retinoid products
- Size 30ml. Check the price in your currency here.
The Ordinary 1% in Squalane – Reviews & Unboxing
Retinol 1% Squalane currently scores 4.3/5 on the Deciem website. Find more reviews by the Deciem Addicts on Instagram and chat with them directly. This product was purchased directly from Deciem.
The Ordinary Retinol Before & After
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What is The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane & what does it do?
The Ordinary says: Highly-Stable, Water-Free Solution of 1% Pure Retinol and is a water-free solution that contains 1% pure Retinol. This ingredient can reduce photodamage, the appearance of fine lines, and of general skin ageing.
While Retinol has been studied extensively, it is irritating to the skin, and newer technologies exist that mimic the visible effects of Retinol without causing skin irritation. For this reason, we generally recommend using Granactive Retinoid 2% or Granactive Retinoid 5% instead of this formula.
Which Retinol is best to start with if I´m a beginner?
If you’re new to Retinol, start with Retinol in Squalane 0.2% or Retinol in Squalane 0.5%. See the guide to retinol & retinoids here.
Retinol 1% in Squalane Targets:
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Textural Irregularities
- Signs of Ageing
When and how to use Retinol 1% in Squalane
- Retinol 1% in Squalane is best used in the evening
- Start with cleansed, dry skin
- Apply 2 or 3 drops to the face after water-based serums (if using) and before heavier treatments.
- Retinol can cause irritation, redness and peeling, particularly around the eyes and mouth, in the early stages of treatment while skin builds tolerance. This is why it is important to start with 0.2% or 0.5% Retinol first.
- Always use SPF
Example Routines Incorporating Retinol – Where does Retinol go in my routine?
Retinol in Squalane is a Anhydrous solution and should be applied after water-based products (if using and before heavy moisturizers (if using). I say if using because you do not have to use all these solutions. This is just a guide on how to layer the products in their solutions so they absorb well. If you are someone who is short on time or just wants a very minimalistic routine, here are some ideas of how to layer Retinol in Squlane. If you feel Retinol in Squalane is hydrating enough and using a moisturizer on top feels too much, don´t use a moisturizer.
- Cleanse + Retinol
Which products can and cannot be used with this product?
It is best to avoid using the following products in the same routine. You can use them in alternate routines, AM/PM or on different days.
- Other retinol/retinoid products
- Direct Acids
- Pure vitamin c
- Copper Peptides
What is the PAO? The period after opening is 3 months, and it needs to be kept in the fridge. So before using this, be sure you will put this back in the fridge each time.
What is the texture of The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane? The solution is Anhydrous. It is oily. You can see the product in the video above.
What colour is Retinol 1% in Squalane? It is a light yellow colour. See the video above.
Does Retinol 1% in Squalane need to be refrigerated? Yes, once opened, keep it in the fridge.
Photos of Retinol 1% from The Ordinary
FAQS about The Ordinary Retinols
Which retinol from Ordinary is the strongest?
The strongest Retinol from The Ordinary is the 1% Retinol in Squalane.
What is the lowest strength Ordinary Retinol?
The lowest strength is The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane
Is The Ordinary 0.5% retinol good for beginners?
If you are totally new to Retinol, it would be a good idea to start with 0.2% and then build up to 0.5%. Always patch test products before using.
When should I use Ordinary 1% Retinol?
Retinol is best used in your evening routine.
How do I layer The Ordinary Retinol?
This is an anhydrous solution and would be applied between water-based products but before oils/creams. An example would be Cleanse + Hyaluronic Acid + Retinol + Natural Moisturizing Factors.
What not to mix with Retinol from The Ordinary?
Avoid using in the same routine as Copper Peptides, Direct Acids, Direct Vitamin C & other products containing Retinol. Always check The Ordinary products you cannot mix here.
Can I use this if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
The Ordinary says: When pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended to avoid any skincare products containing retinoids, such as formulations with Granactive Retinoid or Retinol.
Can I use Hyaluronic Acid with Retinol?
Yes, you can. Apply Hyaluronic Acid first.
The Ordinary Retinol & Retinoids
Click here for more information about The Ordinary Retinol & Retinoids. All the different strengths and polls on each one.