The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane is a water-free and alcohol-free solution. It has a rather high concentration of retinol which is aimed to protect the skin from fine lines, photodamage, and general signs of aging.
Retinol - derived from Vitamin A which helps accelerate the process of skin renewal, as a result, it reduces wrinkles on the skin. Being a collagen booster on increasing its production the skin automatically plumps and energizes the skin.
Squalane - a hydrogenated oil used in cosmetics and skincare for the purpose of moisturizing, soothing, and hydrating the skin. It mimics the natural skin oil, meaning when applied, the skin takes it as its own. Making it a stabilizing ingredient and reduce possibility of irritation.
The packaging of The Ordinary Retinol 1% is UV protected. has a dark-brown dropper glass bottle which keeps it from getting impacted by sunlight which is likely to oxidize the retinol.
The texture of The Ordinary Retinol 1% is oily as the squalane suggests. It will be greasy if used in access. The reviews suggest that there is an evident reduction in the pores once applied consistently. The skin gets softer and smoother leaving behind a visible glow. It also helps with an improved radiance on the skin.
Due to the high percentage of retinol, there is some redness to be expected from the serum. Thus, it is important that you slowly incorporate this formula into your skincare routine. It should be balanced with a hydrating formula and should not be used any more than twice a week. For first-time users, a lower and diluted version of retinol is preferable as it is a strong ingredient.
The Retinol 1% in squalene is a water-free, oil formula. It additionally is gluten and nut-free. Making its use dynamic. Its make up is Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Retinol, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone, Bht.
How to Use The Ordinary Retinol 1%:
- Use a small amount of the product in your PM skincare routine
- Do not apply following water-based serums but before heavy moisturizers
- Never combine with other retinoid treatments
- When in use you are to avoid excessive exposure to the sun
- Applu SPF when in use
- Some initial redness and irriatation is expected (if it persists the use must be stopped)