The Ordinary is fantastic in the range of retinol formulations it offers for skincare enthusiasts of all levels of experience and skin sensitivity. The retinol range consists of 6 retinol/retinoid formulations to choose from depending on if you have never used a retinol before to the highest strength for those who have worked their way up and would like a more potent formulation.
This 0.2% retinol in squalane is a a low-activity retinol that has low-mild irritation levels. higher dose of retinol are recommended for mature, sun damaged skin or experienced retinol users looking for potent strengths. For the next level strength formulation try Granactive retinoid 2%Emulsion, Granactive Retinoid 2% in squalane, Retinol 0.5% in Squalane.
Benefits of retinol
- increases dead cell turnover
- can markedly improve appearance of skin tone
- aids in smoothness of skin texture
- treats acne
- can increase clarity and radiant look of skin
- reduces appearance of blemishes
Retinol formulations are ideally used at night and sunscreen is recommended in winter as well as summer. Increased hydration may be needed when using retinol.