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 retinol 1% in squalane is a high strength retinol oil solution for those experienced in using retinol. It has an oil like finish.
If retinol is irritating for you, try using The Ordinary’s Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane or Granactive Retinoid 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.