The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane


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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane is a potent anti-aging treatment to combat lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and visible pores.

Why you need it

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane is a water-free solution that contains a 5% concentration of an advanced Retinoid active complex called Granactive Retinoid that has been shown to offer better results against multiple signs of ageing than Retinol without any of the irritation and drawbacks common with Retinol. Granactive Retinoid is a solubilized system of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate which offers a multi-fold better effect against signs of ageing than nearly all other forms of non-prescription Retinoid.

If you have never used Retinol or active Retinoids before, we recommend using The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane initially so skin can build tolerance.

Do not use products containing Retinol or Retinoids when pregnant or breastfeeding.

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

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.

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. This product is not a treatment for acne. Acne-prone skin may experience a temporary increase in acne during the first few weeks of using any form of retinoid including those used in this formulation.

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. Do not use with other Retinoid/Retinol treatments. Avoid unprotected sun exposure - always wear 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 5% in Squalane?
A: This is a higher-strength solution that offers a 5% concentration of an advanced retinoid complex called Granactive Retinoid. This solution is designed to offer significant anti-aging effects, potentially with a reduced risk of irritation commonly associated with traditional retinols.

Q: How do I use this product?
A: After cleansing and toning in the evening, apply a small amount to your face. Avoid using other retinoid treatments at the same time. Always follow with moisturizer.

Q: How often should I use it?
A: Start by using it a few times a week in the evening to assess your skin's tolerance. Gradually increase the frequency as your skin becomes accustomed.

Q: Can I combine it with other The Ordinary products?
A: Avoid using it with other retinoid treatments. Be cautious when combining with products containing vitamin C or acids.

Q: Why is the product in Squalane?
A: Squalane is a hydrating ingredient that mimics our skin's naturally produced oils. It helps deliver the retinoid effectively while offering added moisturization to counteract potential dryness from the retinoid.

Q: Is it suitable for all skin types?
A: While most skin types can benefit from retinoids, those with sensitive skin should proceed with caution. Patch-testing is recommended.

Q: How is Granactive Retinoid different from traditional retinol?
A: Granactive Retinoid is a newer generation of retinoids. It offers similar benefits as traditional retinol but is believed to cause less skin irritation.

Q: Can I use it in the morning?
A: Retinoids are recommended for evening use due to the potential for increased skin sensitivity to sunlight. Always wear SPF when using retinoid products.

Q: What are the benefits of retinoids?
A: Retinoids are known for their anti-aging benefits, including reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, as well as improving skin texture.

Q: Are there side effects?
A: Potential side effects of retinoids include redness, peeling, dryness, and increased sun sensitivity. Introduce the product gradually to minimize these effects, and immediately cease use if these occur.

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

Q: Can I use it around the eyes?
A: Use caution around the eye area, which is more delicate and sensitive. If considering use near the eyes, apply sparingly and avoid getting the product directly in the eyes.

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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