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.
I do love this retinol, and I do love the brand, The Ordinary. But I will say, when you are using this retinol, you really need to be careful of layering other serums or creams on top of it. Because it sometimes rolls/peels off all of all of your product(s), and I had only used one other serum before that one.
It only happens with certain products and you may just need to play around with your night routine to see which products pair the best with this retinol.
I still will definitely be buying this product again, I am still trying to figure out the best routine, but again it is such a great price point!!! And I have definitely seen results in my skin being softer and definitely helping with fine lines.
this product was life saver along with others like the bha peeling solution the bottle has a decent amount of retinol that helped my face become smoother and clearer and is very affordable but it did make my face feel very oily so i applied a moisturizer on top of it
I accidentally bought this product instead of the granactive retinol emulsion, and it made me break out all over my face. I think the squalene was the problem
Made me break out and returned product
After washing and drying my face I apply prior to using face cream