The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane is a medium-strength Retinol treatment that delivers excellent anti-aging benefits, minimising the appearance of lines, wrinkles and photo damage.
Why you need it:
The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane is water-free solution containing 0.5% 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.
The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane is an ideal follow-on treatment if you have previously used The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane.
As 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 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, Fragrance-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.