The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane is a high-strength Retinol treatment to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and photo damage.
Why you need it:
The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane is water-free solution contains 1% pure Retinol, an ingredient that has been proven to have significant anti-ageing benefits. Retinol (also known as Vitamin A) can reduce the appearances of fine lines, photo damage and of general skin ageing. Retinol works by communicating with skin cells, increasing skin cell turnover and collagen production. It also has powerful anti-oxidant properties helping to counteract environmental damage.
Retinol can cause significant irritation in the early stages of treatment while skin builds tolerance. If you have not used high-strength retinol formulas in the past, we strongly recommend that you start your retinol regimen with The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane and adjust to higher strengths as your skin builds tolerance. Alternatively you could use The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane or The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane, newer technologies exist that mimic the visible effects of Retinol without causing skin irritation. You will achieve the same end results without the unpleasant redness and peeling along the way.
Products containing Retinol are not recommended for use during pregnancy or when breast-feeding.
Always use a daily SPF when using products containing Retinol.
Water-free, Alcohol-free, Silicone-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Cruelty-free
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. Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Avoid unprotected solar exposure. Store in a cool, dry place.
When to use:
Before Oils/Creams. PM Only.
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.
Use of daytime SPF is strongly recommended when using Retinol/Retinoid products.
Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinol, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, BHT.
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We hope that you will be pleased with your purchase. However, should you wish to return anything bought from us, we will happily refund any unwanted goods returned within 14 days from date of delivery. All unwanted goods must be returned in an unused, as new condition with the original packaging and any free samples/free gifts received along with a completed returns form. Please note all applicable free gifts and samples supplied must also be returned with your order. If not we will make a discretionary deduction to cover our cost for these items. We will refund the monetary value of the goods returned to us, at the price you purchased them less the true cost to us for shipping the item to you. Please note it is the customer's responsibility to ensure the goods are returned safely to us. We offer free returns in the UK and Ireland only.
In the unlikely event that your product is faulty upon arrival we will happily refund your item when it is returned to us within 14 days from the date of purchase. Please contact us within 7 days of receipt of the product and we will be able to assist you. We will offer you a refund or exchange within 14 days of receiving the returned item/s. We will refund the monetary value of the goods returned to us, at the price you purchased them including the delivery charges for sending the item to you.
We will refund back to the original method of payment charged only (e.g. credit card, debit card, gift voucher).
In some cases we can also accept returns of beauty products where you have experienced irritation or allergic reaction. If this occurs, please contact us so that we can determine the nature of the problem. Allergy returns must not be more than 20% used. For returns of this type, we will need to pass your name and contact details on to the relevant manufacturer, so that they can contact you regarding quality control if necessary.
It is not possible to return any products that are on final or are reduced to clear after the seven-day cooling off period for refund or exchange unless the products are faulty or damaged.