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 is a mild retinol water-free solution is not The Ordinary’s weakest retinol and has the potential to cause for sensitive skin types.
If retinol is irritating for you, try The Ordinary’s Granactive retinoid 2% in Squalane, or Granactive retinoid 2% emulsion
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.