Retinol 0.5% from The Ordinary is a water-free formula containing 0.5% retinol. This Oil-like serum (anhydrous) is great for experienced users of pure retinol products looking for solutions for textural irregularities/signs of aging.
The Ordinary recommends performing a patch test prior to incorporating a new product into your skin care routine. Click here to view The Ordinary's Patch Testing Guide.
Apply a small amount to the face in the PM, after water serums but before heavier treatments. Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Use sun protection in the AM.
Contraindications: Do not use in the same routine as other retinoids, direct acids, pure or ethylated vitamin C, or ''Buffet'' + Copper Peptides 1%.
Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Retinol, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone, BHT.
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The product is quite good but I find the size of the bottle quite inappropriate regarding its PAO of just 3 months, it's impossible to use even a third of the bottle with regular use before it spoils. Please consider a smaller packaging. DECIEM Response: Thanks so much for your review and feedback regarding PAO and product size. We will be highlighting this our team to look into.
This should be in bold, really. Maybe with a graphic element. Because I completely missed it until reading a recient marketing email.
After a few days I read this needs to be kept refrigerated. So I'm hoping the potency is still good, it's my first bottle. My skin hasn't gone through the "purging" stage of retinol, maybe because I started with another brand at a smaller dosage and my face is already acclimated to retinol? I hope it's not because I didn't keep it cold right away. But my face looks good, no forehead wrinkles that a lot of my 30 something friends are getting. At the price point, I'd recommend to give this product a try!! I'm going for the 2% next time!
I have used this for a year or so. I think it's helped my skin out a lot. My one complaint is that it takes awhile to dry down but I like it enough to continue to use it.
This is by far my favorite Ordinary product. I have purchased it multiple times. It has helped combat my oily skin and I think it has slightly helped with my acne.
This product gives me big, juicy white heads. Not cute.
it really helps my skin. i use it at night before i put on my moisturizer and my skin is smoother and helps tighten a little bit. it also helps with the little bumps i have on my forehead.