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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane


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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane is a next-generation retinoid which targets multiple signs of aging, minimising the appearance of lines, wrinkles, pigmenation and enlarged pores.

Why you need it

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane is a water-free solution to tackle multiple signs of aging. Retinoids (various forms of Vitamin A) are skin cell communicators that encourage skin cell turnover and regeneration. Fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and visible pores all appear considerably reduced with continued use.

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane contains a 2% concentration of an advanced Retinoid active complex called Granactive Retinoid, an active technology from Grant Industries that is a solubilized system of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate. This Retinoid has been shown to offer better results against multiple signs of ageing than Retinol without any of the irritation and drawbacks common with Retinol. It offers a multi-fold better effect against signs of ageing than Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate and nearly all other forms of non-prescription Retinoid.

Important: Not suitable for use when pregnant or breastfeeding.

Caution: Retinoids can make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation. Sun protection is particularly important when using retinoids. This product must not be used in conjunction with other retinoids including retinol or retinoic acid.

Free from:
Water-Free, Alcohol-Free, Silicone-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Cruelty-Free, Vegan

Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Do not use if pregnant/breastfeeding. Use of direct acids (Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid etc) may increase skin's sensitivity if used together with Retinols/Retinoids so please monitor how your skin responds and reduce or discontinue use if necessary.

SPF recommended:
Use of daytime SPF is strongly recommended when using Retinol/Retinoid products.

Size: 30ml

how to use

Apply a small amount to face in the PM as part of your skincare regimen, after water serums but before heavier treatments and creams. Do not use with other products containing retinoids or retinols. Avoid unprotected exposure to the sun - always use a daytime SPF. Store in a cool, dry place.

Key Ingredients

Granactive Retinoid: A stable ester of all-trans retinoic acid. Granactive retinoid helps to combat signs of aging by promoting cell turnover and collagen production.

Squalane: A hydrating and non-comedogenic oil. Squalane moisturizes and supports the skin's barrier without clogging pores.


Squalane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Bisabolol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil.


Q: What is The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane?
A: The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane is a water-free solution that contains a 2% concentration of an advanced retinoid active complex called Granactive Retinoid. It's designed to offer better anti-aging results without the irritations often associated with retinol.

Q: How do I use this product?
A: After cleansing and toning, apply a small amount to your face in the evening. Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Follow with your regular moisturizer.

Q: Can I use it every day?
A: It's advisable to start with 2-3 times per week and increase frequency based on your skin's tolerance.

Q: Can I use it with other The Ordinary products?
A: Yes, but avoid using it with other retinoid treatments and be cautious when pairing with products containing vitamin C.

Q: Why is it in Squalane?
A: Squalane is a hydrating and non-comedogenic oil that mimics our skin's natural oils. It helps in delivering the retinoid effectively while keeping the skin moisturized.

Q: Is it suitable for sensitive skin?
A: All retinoids can be sensitizing. If you have sensitive skin, it's crucial to patch-test the product before full application and start with infrequent use.

Q: What is the difference between retinol and Granactive Retinoid?
A: Granactive Retinoid is a newer generation of retinoids. It provides similar benefits as retinol but with reduced chances of irritation.

Q: Can I use it in the morning?
A: It's recommended to use retinoids in the evening because they can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight. If you do use it during the day, ensure you apply a broad-spectrum SPF.

Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Potential side effects include dryness, peeling, redness, and increased sun sensitivity. Always introduce retinoids slowly to minimize these effects.

Q: Does The Ordinary test on animals?
A: No, The Ordinary is a cruelty-free brand and does not test on animals.

About the Brand

The Ordinary skincare is the game-changing brand that's changed the face of beauty. With effective, trusted skincare solutions, The Ordinary products let you design your own skincare regime. No frills and no fuss means The Ordinary skincare gives you top quality ingredients at incredibly affordable prices. Hero products include The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, and Mineral UV Filters. Part of the DECIEM family, all The Ordinary products are developed by the in-house team of chemists. The Ordinary skincare formulas are vegan and cruelty-free, plus free of parabens, sulphates and mineral oil. 


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