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The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane Serum #1
The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane Serum #1

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The OrdinaryRetinol 0.5% in Squalane Serum

Item 2551172

4.1 out of 5 stars. 574 reviewsQ & A
Size:1.0 oz


The Ordinary's Retinol 0.5% in Squalane Serum 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 and signs of aging.



  • Targets signs of aging
  • Improves skin's elasticity, texture, and radiance

Formulated Without

  • Alcohol
  • Gluten
  • Nuts
  • Silicone
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates

How To Use

The Ordinary recommends performing a patch test prior to incorporating a new product into your skin care routine.

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.