The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane (30ml) is a medium-strength, highly-stable, water-free solution containing 0.5% pure retinol. A form of Vitamin A which has been shown to even out fine lines, treat dark spots and blemishes whilst rejuvenating the skin, retinol encourages cell turnover, revealing smoother, plumper skin.
With sensitive skin types, retinol can cause irritation initially while the skin develops resistance, in which case the newer technology used in The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Squalane is recommended. Minimising irritation by excluding silicone, alcohol, nut, soy and gluten, the solution is vegan-friendly and is completely cruelty-free.
- Apply a small amount to the face in the PM.
- Use after water serums but before heavier treatments.
- Sunscreen protection is recommended during UV exposure.