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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Emulsion 2% 30ml

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  • Age Prevention
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  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles and loss of firmness

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  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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4.6 of 442 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Emulsion 2%
I have repurchased this product, as I feel it has considerably helped with minimising pigmentation on my skin. I having ageing skin, in my late 50's and I really feel this product has helped my face look refreshed and less mature. I have not experienced any irritation at all, and like the texture. I also like that each bottle seems to last about six months, and I use it every day. I love this stuff!

Most Helpful Criticism

Great, but not the best
I heard really rave reviews about this product, especially for its price so thought I'd give it a go. Not sure I can say it worked, I don't feel like I saw a change in my skin. So it didn't do anything bad, but don't feel like I got any benefit from using it either.
  1. The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Emulsion 2%

    I have repurchased this product, as I feel it has considerably helped with minimising pigmentation on my skin. I having ageing skin, in my late 50's and I really feel this product has helped my face look refreshed and less mature. I have not experienced any irritation at all, and like the texture. I also like that each bottle seems to last about six months, and I use it every day. I love this stuff!
  2. Love this stuff!

    I've been using this for approx eight months and I really have noticed some great changes with my skin. I use it at night as part of my routine and I love how it adds moisture, plumps, brightens and evens out my skin tone. I'm hooked and will continue to purchase it! I've also found that it doesn't irritate my skin as some other products have been known too. Plus you can't beat the incredible price!
  3. Excellent product

    Excellent for the price, I really notice a difference if I ever stop using it. My acne scars and redness fade a lot faster and leaves my skin looking clearer and fresher.
  4. Helps with my hormonal acne

    I have pretty temperamental skin and I still suffer with bouts of hormonal acne. I kind of purchased this product on a whim because I didn't know which product from The Ordinary to buy for the first time and then I saw all the rave reviews after purchasing. It's a lot creamier than I thought it would be and hasn't dried my skin as much as I thought. It's been helping my acne calm down a lot more, my acne isn't as aggressive as it used to be since using this. I use it every couple of days after dermarolling my skin. I let it absorb and then I use a bit of my regular night time moisturiser. It makes my skin super soft. Love it, definitely will be purchasing again...if it's not sold out!
  5. Great anti ageing

    Really great for fine lines and clearing skin overall improvement in texture as well
  6. Start here!

    This is the best starting point! I started adding this product to my skincare routine every second night, the difference it made to my skin was amazing.
  7. Feels lovely

    Silky smooth to apply, I use moisturizer maybe 10 minutes after as it is quite drying.
  8. Great

    great serum on my third bottle for oily ance prone skin
  9. good product

    This was my first retinol product that I purchased for my combination skin, I'm 39 and have some pigmentation, large pores and redness. I didn't notice much difference in my skin after a few weeks of using this. I did like the formulation though as it absorbs nicely into the skin. It was a good starter to get my skin used to retinol products and I have now moved on to stronger products and have seen more improvement using these.
  10. Good for acne

    I've used multiple bottles of this and finds it works well to help calm and prevent blemishes. It can dry the skin so you need to moisturise adequately.
  11. Fabulous starting point

    The creamy texture of the emulsion is beautifully moisturising, which is great for my eczema-prone skin.

    When I first started using this product, I did experience some flakiness, redness and unevenness, but that settled about 3 days after the first use.

    I love my skin's radiance now that I have introduced a retinoid into my skincare regimen!
  12. Great product

    I have tired many products to calm my problem skin and this is by far the best and the most well priced.
    I use this daily with other products from The Ordinary and I couldn’t recommend them more.
  13. Great, but not the best

    I heard really rave reviews about this product, especially for its price so thought I'd give it a go. Not sure I can say it worked, I don't feel like I saw a change in my skin. So it didn't do anything bad, but don't feel like I got any benefit from using it either.
  14. Amazing

    I waited for agessss to buy this because it was out of stock everywhere. Once I got my hands on it I could see why it was always out of stock. I use this once every 3 days, my skin has looked so much more lively then it did. I have brought one for all the females in my family who are into skin care. They all have raved to me about how much it has improved there skin! I highly highly suggest trying this if you're on the fence about a retinoid, this is the best place to start.
  15. Love it!

    Great consistency, perfect and says what it is advertising to do!

    I love how the creamy texture melts into my skin so well.

    I alternate with other Ordinary products, how good? So good.
  16. Amazing product for stubborn cystic acne

    I had been suffering deep, painful cystic hormonal acne for 2-3 months after changing birth control. Being nearly in my 30's it was very embarrassing. I tried changing face creams and face wash with no results. After seeing many great review I tried The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Emulsion 2% and within a week I was seeing great results. I did a bit of research before starting and noted there might have been a purging period, or flakiness, but I have had nothing but clear, soft skin.

    VERY excited. I have been been keeping progress pics.
  17. It works!

    I have bad Hyperpigmentation under my eyes and have tried other very expensive products that seemed to do very little if nothing. I can’t believe how affordable this is, and have just ordered another bottle and 2 more increased 5% emulsions! My skin seems to be more on sensitive/dry side, and it does not leave your skin dry and I had no discomfort. I noticed a dramatic change on day 3 and am so happy I purchased this :). Thank you
  18. smoothes skin

    i have fine lines, acne scarring and pimentation and find this smoothes and evens out out my skin. would repurchase but in a higher percentage retinol for increased results. am using in conjuction/ alternating between this and the ordinary L ascorbic acid powder, having great results with my pigmenation and just over all appearance of my skin.
  19. improved skin texture

    I don't have any wrinkles yet and was using it for prevention measures. It has made my skin smooth.
  20. Pretty good beginner retinoid

    I used this for years and years because it really helped make my skin clearer... I used it for so long that it stopped working and I eventually had to upgrade to the 5% one. But if you're in your early 20s and want to get started on the retinoids then this is a good choice.
  21. Worth a try

    I've only used this twice and while I like the feel of my skin afterwards it did cause blemishes both times the next morning. Go easy on it, I did get slight peeling patches after the second time but I do have sensitive skin that's prone to blemishes. It's worth giving a try.
  22. Not sure...

    I really liked this product to begin with but found if I used it more than once, it would severely dry out my skin and I would get nasty dry patches and stinging when applying any form of skincare the next morning. Couldn’t wear makeup the next day either due to how sensitive my skin was. I have naturally oily and blackhead prone, sensitive skin that just does not like this product if I use it more than once a week/fortnight. Really liked how my skin felt to touch and looked a few days following so will still use once every 10ish days at night
  23. Fantastic Product

    Loved this product from the first use. Help dramatically even out my skin tone, no longer blotchy. I use this and seems to help clear up my hormonal acne breakouts along with scars and bumps from previous breakouts. Love it, will definitely rebuy. A little goes a long way.
  24. The ordinary products are amazing!

    This is by far my favourite! I am addicted to the ordinary products! The best thing is they are reasonably priced!
  25. best affordable retinol

    I love this retinol so much, will continue to repurchase!
  26. Good

    Use it more as a preventative measure so Can’t really tell how it work but it feels lovely on the skin and is an important part of my skin routine
  27. A gentle serum !

    Being in my mid 40s i use this to help in keeping the "smile lines" at bay. But there are plus mores ! My skin texture has smoothed out and the pigmentation isn't so blotchy making for less "debris" on my face.

    This has been a periodic staple product for almost 2 years and i know this serum works (for me) as i'd never before used any kind of Retinol or Retinoid before in all my (at the time) 40 years of oily yet dehydrated skin life.
  28. Essential part of my routine

    Originally purchased as part of the No-Brainer Set but has become a staple in my nighttime routine. Upon initial use, I was using it 1-2 times a week and I experienced irritation and dry/flaky patches on my skin. However, now I use it every night and notice a considerable difference in my forehead lines and overall skin texture!
  29. Love this!

    Very gentle for a retinol and quickly smoothed out little textured bumps on the sides of my nose/eye area!
    A little goes a long way too!
  30. Recommended by a GP

    When the doctor said she used this product, I am sold. Nice texture. Do use it at night time your skin will thank you for it. Did not experience any irritation but a bit of dryness after the first few uses.
  31. GENTLE & AFFORDABLE

    I was really excited to try this product given the amount of positive reviews and the SUPER affordable price!!

    I was not disappointed! I am using this as a preventative/anti aging product and given I have super sensitive skin eased my way into using it. I use this once every 3 days and wake up the next morning with hydrated & even skin!

    Will continue to repurchase

  32. Goodbye crow's feet!

    Although I had acne prone skin - this product helped reduce the unsightly red scars without adding more useless oil to my already oily skin. My forehead, under eyes and laughing lines are less profound and my crow's feet have definitely lightened!
    I am very sensitive to texture and have however found that after application I can feel a thin layer on my face that took some getting use to - not at all uncomfortable, just slightly noticeable "feeling-wise".
  33. Good product

    I use this every second night and I like the texture and consistency. Im 26 and using as a preventative measure.
  34. Too intense for retinoid beginners

    I don't know why this was marketed for retinol beginners. This serum is potent. I broke out severely (angry red breakouts) from this product compared to the actual retinol range by TO. Also the breakouts didn't subside until months. It was the worst breakout of my life.

    I'd be very careful about using this if you've never had retinol in your routine. Also 2% is way too high for beginner retinol users, granactive or otherwise...
  35. Amazed!

    I love this retinoid, especially for ani ageing purposes.

    I am 30 years old and doing my best to get into a minimal but effective skin routine and this emulsion will be part of it for now.
  36. Oil but not oily

    doesn't make me feel sweat on my skin
    its finishing product for my night routine
    it is an oil but dissent feel oily and that makes me love it more.

    I just don't like the smell of it personally.
  37. Gentle and effective

    I've been using this for a few months. I've used retinol before, so maybe I have some tolerance to it, but this was very gentle and non-irritating. It sinks into the skin after a few minutes and doesn't feel greasy not tacky in the skin. It seems to last a long while, too, even though I'm using it 3 to 4 times a week. Will repurchase!
  38. Holy grail

    I'm onto my 3rd bottle of this and I'm addicted. It's gentle and a great option for treating or preventing wrinkles around the eyes for this reason. I also have occasional eczema issues and have found this retinoid is gentle enough for me to safely use. Have bought it for friends as well. I strongly recommend this product, especially at the price point.
  39. Gentle and effective

    After sustaining a nasty chemical burn (even after weeks of slow build up) from a 1% retinol solution in another brand, I was anxious about trying another retinol-based product. This is lovely and silky in texture, and no stinging! Win! I love it, and can’t beat the price point.
  40. Must have!

    I was skeptical of The Ordinary’s products with their low price point but I couldn’t live without this one. After just a few weeks of use my skin looks completely resurfaced. My pores are smaller, it looks brighter and I’m experiencing less of the painful dryness I usually get the second I wash my face! My skin type is dry and I’m prone to the odd breakout here and there and I’ve seen a reduction in those too. So, so pleased.
  41. Great retinoid

    This retinoid formula is very gentle for my oily and acne prone skin. My skin also feels tightened and fresh after using this product and my acne scars have been diminishing over time along with dull skin.
  42. Essential!

    I've been using this product for several months now and it's made a massive difference to my skin - way less breakouts and the overall texture of my skin is a lot better. I've had problems adjusting to higher strength retinol products in the past but this one has been great, it's fairly gentle but great results. The emulsions also fast drying and easy to apply.
  43. Made my skin soo oily

    I us3d this religiously and in the morning I was seriously an oil slick !!!!!!! Not sure if it did to much For my skin except making it oily and break out gross
  44. Will never live without this!

    This has done wonders for my skin!! it has smoothed and tightened my skin. I use this every second night and it leaves my skin plump and young looking. can't get better for this price point
  45. Love this product

    I think its the best most gentle and effective retinol for my acne prone skin..ive seen a vast difference when combined with benzol peroxide and rosehip oil on top
  46. Retinoid Rejoice

    I have combination skin which can sometimes become quite dry whilst trying to clear breakouts. I use this product every second night as per of my night routine and my face feels soooo fresh after. I find that it causes little to no irritation on my skin, and does help pigmentation over time.
  47. Secret weapon

    I struggle with very small, under the skin pimples around my chin and have tried so many products to get rid of them...but alas, I stumbled across this little gem! It’s best used at night after cleansing and toning and I have noticed a significant change in my skin! It’s clear, it’s smooth and there’s no little annoying pimples on my chin ever! Even at that time of month! A few drops goes a long way so this bottle is definitely value for money.
  48. Good but not great

    I was hoping to love this product and see some noticeable changes in my skin but sadly I don't. Sure the consistency is nice, feels great on your skin and the price is fantastic but haven't really seen results. I have oily skin and use many products with salicylic and glycolic acid so maybe my skin would respond to a stronger dose of retinoid which I will try from The Ordinary range. I will finish the bottle but will not be repurchasing.
  49. Great entry level retinoid!

    I've been using this product for about 18 months now and I'm really pleased with the results.

    I find that my skin and pigmentation really evens out when I'm very consistent with it.

    When I've travelled and not used this product as frequently I can definitely tell the difference.

    I introduced fairly slowly and my skin was initially a little dry when I started using it but this no longer happens.

    Great value for money! I'm a big fan of the ordinary products.
  50. LOVE

    LOVE this product. Makes my skin feel great and also helps my blemishes.
  51. Good but not strong enough for my tough skin

    I have a lot of sun damage and while I did see some improvement in tone and fine lines I think I’d benefit from a higher strength.
  52. Good for the price

    Decent emulsion, haven't seen results yet. Sinks into skin well and doesn't bother my sensitive skin at all.
  53. Don't hesitate!

    I'm loving this anti aging wonder! I understand it takes time for significant results... But from night one of using it, my skin felt and looked lustrous! They say with retinoid products "don't quit before the miracle happens," so I look forward to seeing longer term results too!

    Before purchasing, I used live chat to make sure I was buying the right products for my needs... They were super helpful!! Also, my package from Adore also came with some surprise little gifts that also made me feel super special!
  54. Beautiful product

    This is my first try of a retinol product and i’m Really happy with it. I’m in my early 30s and have some lines and also some pigmentation from pregnancies. It’s made more of a difference for the lines but also overall brightening of my skin. Very effective and amazing price.
  55. SO glad I bought this!!

    Lately my skin has been breaking out like crazy, has looked super dull and the texture has been horrible. I used makeup to hide my insecurities but after using The Ordinary Granactive Ertinoid Emulsion I've noticed a huge difference in my skin! Seriously could not go past the price (very good compared to other products). It is worth your money and MORE! I don't even wear makeup to work any more. My skin looks smooth, more even and instantly brighter! You won't regret buying this product.
  56. Good results!

    Is not too intense on my somewhat sensitive skin. Works well, I intend to stock up again soon!
  57. Affordable product to work wonders on the skin

    I've been using The Ordinary for almost 3 months. I alternate nights, using one night Glycolic Acid + Lactic Acid and the other night Retinoid + Matryxil. I can see my skin more hydrated, soft, brighter. I had been under a lot of stress for over a year and my skin started to suffer, looking dull and dehydrated. Using The Ordinary has brought my skin back to life, I can get away with not using any make up at all. I had tried a wide variety of brands from all price ranges and non has worked as effectively and quickly as The Ordinary.
  58. An investment in your skin

    I can’t believe how noticeable these results are. Yes retinoids are good for anti ageing, but this has also completely evened our my skin tone, stops break outs and softens my skin. I have a sensitive skin type that does not react well to big changes so I was very glad this product did nothing but good for me. Definitely noticeable in terms of anti ageing too. Highly recommend this, and such a bargain!!!
  59. Good so far!

    I've only just started using this product but so far, so good! If you have dehydrated or sensitive skin and are worried about retinol products then this one would be a great starter as it's very gentle. I'm still new to retinol and unknowingly tried a very strong one - which made my face so dry and dehydrated. After using this my face looks smooth and my pores look reduced. I'm looking forward to seeing more results long term.
  60. Good introduction to retinol

    This was a good introduction to using retinol products. It is completely non irritating and I found that I could go straight into using it every 2 days with no unwanted side effects at all. The emulsion doesn't seem to absorb fully into the skin and leaves you shiny looking but using it at night means that it does not bother me.
  61. Good

    Nice product, good for my skin. Have noticed a change!
  62. Good product at a good price

    Very affordable. I have found my skin is plumper, softer and just looks more refreshed when I use this. I use at night after cleansing my face about 3 times a week l. I will keep buying when the bottle (eventually) runs out
  63. Hello plump skin

    I have combination skin which can sometimes become quite dry whilst trying to clear breakouts. I use this product every second night as per of my night routine and my face feels soooo fresh after. I find that it causes little to no irritation on my skin, and does help pigmentation over time.
  64. Doesn't seem to work as well as the Retinol with Squalene

    Doesn't seem to work as well as the Retinol with Squalene. I used it for a couple of weeks and just found that it was too intense for my skin. When I switched to the Retinol in Squalene, I found that my skin responded much better.
  65. Must have if you are over 40

    I have combination to dry skin and some signs of age - regular use of this product has made a huge difference to the appearance of my skin. Its smoother and fine lines have definitely reduced. I use it with Buffet and Rosehip Oil at night, and alternate with Vitamin C every other evening. You cant go past it in terms of value for money.
  66. My skin feels amazing!!

    I've used other Retinoid products & this is the best product for seeing results so quickly. I started out using every third night but noticed a small irritation on both cheeks. I have dry skin & my skin went red & dry in patches. So I continued to use it once a week & then using the The Ordinary Vitamin C serum the night after & my skin feels & looks amazing! No irritation now, so will try increasing my use to maybe 2 nights a week. Love this product & would definitely recommend
  67. Love it

    Only been using for a few weeks but already seeing good results. X.
  68. Love this!

    I can't believe how good this product is especially at this price! This was my first ever retinol product that didn't make my skin freak out.

    I started applying a small amount every second night and now use it every night. I makes my skin feel clear and hydrated!
  69. Very close to high expectations!

    I have been recommended retinoid products so much recently, and have heard a lot of other success too. In my research for The Ordinary products, the reviews on how retinoid products made me a bit paranoid, so hence why I chose this formula. It is creamy and has no stinging effect, but for someone who doesn't have sensitive skin like me, I think I could handle a stronger formula for greater results. It's definitely had an impact, but I don't think it was the perfect match for my skin.
  70. Great Value

    I have been using this for a few weeks, and have noticed quite a difference with my skin in the morning. I purchased this along with the The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, and both have been working so well. I will definitely be purchasing this again.
  71. Love

    Great product. No irritation and noticeable changes to my skin
  72. Not decided

    My skin is a lot plumper and just glows the day after using this.
    I'm prone to redness so I find once a week is enough for my skin - you definitely feel it working on your face. It does have a drying feeling and I'm not sure why but I sometimes get a dull headache when I use this.
  73. Decent

    I use this as a spot treatment and it does a good job.
  74. This has been a miracle serum for me

    At 27 it was time to start using a light retinoid to combat the signs of ageing, I did not expect at this price point to find the best skin treatment I’ve ever come across. I’ve battled acne and an oily T zone up until now and after using the first bottle I had a 4 month break, I can definately confirm the skin improvements are from this product.

    Within 2wks, my complexion was almost perfect when waking and though my skin is already soft; it was noticeably softer. I’ve had to buy several for friends and family as it was super fast acting and obvious.
  75. Amazing as part of nightly skin routine

    This is the first retinol product I have ever used and wow is it amazing! I have combination skin which can sometimes become quite dry whilst trying to clear breakouts. I use this product every second night as per of my night routine and my face feels soooo fresh after. I find that it causes little to no irritation on my skin, and does help pigmentation over time. I love this product and will forever have it in my night routine!
  76. Skin loves it!

    I use this product along with The Ordinary's Niacinamide and have noticed such a change in my skin.
    i suffer from intense hormonal acne along with acne across my back, shoulders and chest, and this stuff is incredible.
    after using it the first night, i woke up with soft and less irritated skin.
    have stocked up on multiple bottles to keep me going for a while!!
    must have!
  77. Great!

    It took a week or so to start seeing an effect, but after it did, I was amazed. My pores are smaller, my skin feels smoother, it's just lovely. As for adverse reactions, I was really cautious and started out slowly, but I'm not even sure it was necessary - I didn't experience any problems at all, not even slightly.
  78. Lovely! Great Value

    So good! Being in my 30's, I was looking for something that would help with my skin texture, pores, plumpness and combination skin. I'm an ex acne sufferer and have also been on roaccutane. I am very weary with skin care products but the ordinary products especially this product have blown me away. My skin is super soft and plump. I love the whole ritual of layer all the products at night!
  79. Better than the previous formula

    I find that this formula is much better than the previous formula.

    The previous formula made my face very sensitive and I ended up with contact dermatitis around my eyes and lips. This new retinoid formula is much better and I have had reduced sensitivity with continued use. I use this product 3 times a week with a simple vitamin e cream and eye cream and find that my skin has slightly improved over time. My breakouts (due to hormones) has also reduced. Highly recommend this new formula to anyone who has sensitive skin and is wanting to try a retinoid product.
  80. Favourite product from the Ordinary

    This is by far my favourite product from the Ordinary. I was blown away by how AMAZING my skin looked when I woke up the next day after trying it out the night before. My skin was clear, bright and less red. It's honestly a game changer. I think I've purchased this more than 4 times and the only reason I've stopped using is because my skin has gotten used to it and the results are not as amazing anymore - however, that might have something to do with the fact that my skin is just getting better. For the price, this is an absolute must. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  81. Will probably repurchase a stronger version next time

    I have oily dehydrated skin, with some hormonal acne around my jawline and bumpy texture on my forehead, that is starting to show some fine lines around my eyes and mouth. I’ve been using this product for a week and have noticed improvement in the “glow” and texture of my skin. It is thicker than a normal serum and is almost creamy. The colour is also “creamier” than the other serums in “The Ordinary”s ranges. This product does not tingle or sting. Being the first time I’ve tried a retanoid I haven’t been too sure what to expect, so will probably aim for a higher strength one next time.
  82. Absolute skin saver.

    I bought this mainly to help with pigmentation, but it's transformed my skin in multiple ways. It's almost done away with my break-outs entirely, and has changed my skin tone and texture significantly. I started out using it every three days in order to let my reactive skin adjust, and gradually increased the frequency to daily with absolutely no adverse reaction, no shedding, and no purging. It's hard to accurately judge the difference it has made in the pigmentation when just scrutinising my naked face, but when I apply make-up I can absolutely notice how much easier my foundation applies, how much less concealer I have to use, and how much smoother & more even the overall effect is. Will definitely continue using (though I may step up to the higher percentage at some point), and would recommend even to those with reactive skin. I'm 41, with dry-ish skin, and have been using it for about 6 months, in combination with an increasing number of The Ordinary products.
  83. It works!

    This product has helped to even out my skin and reduce my acne however you should only use it maybe 2-3x a week max, otherwise it can make your skin very sensitive and breakout.
  84. AMAZING

    I have repurchased this product so many times - I think I'm on my 6th or 7th bottle now, it is that good! it completely smooths out any texture and makes your skin glow! i've also found it helps a lot with reducing acne/speeding up the recovery process, as well as fading scarring over time. could not recommend more!
  85. So good

    I loved this for my skin, totally cleared my pores and reduced congestion, improved texture and added glow. This one is just the right strength for me and I don’t suffer from any dryness or chemical burns from it. No complaints
  86. Fantastic product - I will continue to repurchase

    I have combination skin and I love love love this - I use it every second day and I haven't had any issues with sensitivity. I find I wake up with a smoother and more even skin tone in the morning. I've repurchased this already and will continue to do so.
  87. Gentle on Sensitive skin !

    Initially upon purchasing this product I was quite afraid my eczematic skin would react negatively to this product as I have heard from many people that retinol was quite harsh on the skin. I did my research and found out that retinoid is a less reactive form of retinol and decided to give it a go. Im so glad I did, not only did not react badly with my skin, I find that the number of breakouts I got after introducing this into my routine has also decreased significantly. However if you do use this product be sure to use it at night and after plenty of sunscreen during the morning to ensure your skin is getting full protection of UV
  88. Amazing product

    I absolutely love this product! I first tried the ordinary product 6 months ago and have continued to repurchase. It makes your skin feel fresh and soft and when I didn't use it for a week I could notice the dullness in my skin.
  89. This product reduces uneven skin tone, pigmentation and is SO affordable

    I have been using this for the past 4 months and it has really reduced my uneven skin tone and pigmentation.
    I use it at night after cleansing and toning with The Ordinary Glycolic Acid.
    Such a great product for such a great price!
  90. Initial results didn't last

    I used this product for more than 6 months. Initially I noticed improvements to the quality of my skin but I found that over time these changes were not sustained and it was not worth continuing to use it.
  91. Definitely A YES!!!

    Helps on my breakouts. Love how it feels on the skin while it say it does, it does not irritate the skin. Its only been a week but i can see the different. Slowly but surely my pigmentation and breakouts will diminish soon. Price are affordable too!!!
  92. perfect for nightly regime

    I use this at night, after Buffet and before Hyaluronic Acid. Maybe it's due to all of them, but my skin feels plump and hydrated and my fine lines are gone. Love this, and love all products I've tried from The Ordinary. I finally feel like I have a regimen I feel comfortable with and which really works. I have sensitive skin with dry patches and this works wonders!
  93. Couldn't be happier

    This product seems to be working well with my skin. I've only been using it for a week in the mornings and so far happy with the results. Make sure you wear sunscreen when using!
  94. Great starter retinol

    I've been using this for around 2 months and its great. I am in my mid 20's so I wanted to implement a gentle retinol in my nightime routine to help prevent early signs of ageing. This is a great non-oily formula that I find sinks into my skin really nicely.
  95. enjoying this product

    am really enjoying using this product. my skin looks lovely!!
  96. Goodbye aging.

    THIS PRODUCT! amazing, leaves me flawless smooth even skin toned and goodbye fine lines and spots, legit a freckle I’ve had my whole life has almost disappeared because of this holy grail product.
  97. Love this product

    Hi have combination skin.. shiny forehead & the odd brake out & sometime dryness .. I’m always hesitant to put too much on my skin as I’m worried it will become congested however this product is light & my skin sucks it up instantly. I’m only a few weeks into using it (in the PM) in conjunction with “The Buffet” (in the AM) but have to say I’m loving it & my skin’s overall texture & appearance seems better!
  98. Skin reaction

    I reacted to this product so didn't get a chance to see if it worked for me.
  99. Non irritating and effective

    I have only been using this for a week as my nightly serum. I was too scared to use retinol for its irritating and peeling factor but this one is so gentle and great to use every night. I’d rather use something that works slowly, gently than something that’s too harsh like other retinol products. I thought my skin was already good but adding this to my routine was the best thing I ever did! Only a week and made my skin texture even better. I had so many compliments at work how smooth my skin is! It’s the only product that eliminates the stubborn little whiteheads and bumps around my mouth and chin, my under eye is so smooth, fine lines gone. And I couldn’t believe how fast this works! It’s my first TO product and will venture more on this brand. The price is unreal too!
  100. Not harsh like some retinoids

    This is a pretty good retinoid serum - I like that it isn't as harsh as many on the market so you can use it a bit more without worrying about what it will do to your skin (assuming you've got a tolerance already). I use it twice a week and it gives my skin subtle but definitely good results - the next morning my skin looks smoother and brighter but without any red or dry patches. Would recommend.
  101. Review & Earn

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