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The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane 30ml

4.4 of 30 reviews

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  • First signs of ageing
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The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane

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4.4 of 30 reviews

90% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Really nice and light for the skin
I love the ordinary retinol 0.2% serum - its super light feels great on the skin. I didn't experience any redness or irritation when using. Would definitely recommend this product!

Most Helpful Criticism

Not the best for oily skin
This product is really good for people who want to have retinol in their skincare routine, so they can work their way up to the stronger products. Though this product is quite oily for my liking as my skin is very oily, and would rather opt for the other formulas
  1. Not the best for oily skin

    This product is really good for people who want to have retinol in their skincare routine, so they can work their way up to the stronger products. Though this product is quite oily for my liking as my skin is very oily, and would rather opt for the other formulas
  2. Really nice and light for the skin

    I love the ordinary retinol 0.2% serum - its super light feels great on the skin. I didn't experience any redness or irritation when using. Would definitely recommend this product!
  3. Love

    I love the ordinary. This makes my skin more even, smooth, toned, and soft! An amazing product for the price and lasted a fair while considering the size of the bottle! This is my favorite!!!!
  4. It’s amazing?

    This was the first retinol product I ever used and when I first started using it, my skin broke up like crazy for 2 weeks. I just kept pushing through and kept using it and my skin did end up clearing, but even before it cleared my skin was incredibly soft and very radiant despite the breakouts. But after it cleared I had smooth, radiant skin and I swear it made my pores smaller!
  5. Love it

    Retinol products are always so expensive so this is a great trial for someone to see how it will react with their skin.
  6. Great at home result

    This acid is the perfect solution for an at home treatment for some minor fading of sunspots and erasing some superficial fine lines on my forehead and eyes.
  7. A great introduction to retinol at a low concentration.

    A great introduction to retinol at a low concentration. The first morning after I used this product my skin was clearer, smoother, brighter and the fine lines around my eyes looked less obvious. It’s amazing! I’m so impressed for less than $10 it can make such a bit improvement in the texture of my skin. I can’t go a day without it!
  8. Nice oily texture, best used with a roller.

    Did not experience any retinol breakouts. I liked the oily texture and hydration property.Like any good product you have to wait to see any benefits. Would recommend to anyone beginning to use retinol.
  9. First Introduction to Retinol

    After absolutely loving the other Ordinary products that I had tried, I started using this one after reading great things about retinol. In under a week I noticed that my sun spots above my eye browns started fading and my skin was definitely more even. I am in my forties and had been recommended to start of slow with retinol so as not to cause irritation and I've been very impressed with this product. I use it as part of my nightly routine and follow with the Ordinary moisturiser with HA and it's a great duo.
  10. Decent enough

    While I was not immune to retinol-breakout from this product, it was a much more controlled and manageable breakout than when I had used the Granactive Retinoid 2%, which was a breakout disaster. (Rumour has it that retinol is more manageable with oil...?)

    It's very cheap so I also apply this everywhere on my body, such as on my hands, on stretch marks, scars, etc, with no adverse reactions. I also did the same with Granactive before, and I was breaking out at places I never knew had oil glands to breakout even. I found that my stretch marks have SIGNIFICANTLY reduced!!

    THIS is a much more preferable option for a retinol beginner, in my opinion, among The Ordinary's retinol arsenal. I would go easy first though, like once a week. Also, a very good, cheap retinol staple to mix with lotions to apply on the body without spending heaps.
  11. Great starter retinol

    I'm 23 and started with this as my first retinol. I use this on alternative nights and my skin feels and looks super smooth and fresh the next morning. It's quite oily but once you apply moisturiser on top it seems to absorb straight into the skin. Didn't experience any irritation at all, think I will try a stronger retinol once I finish this bottle.
  12. Great product

    I didn't have a reactions to this product and saw an improvement in my skin.
    It is oily but I just use a small amount and massage it into my skin. When I finish it I think I will try a different retinol in this range now.
  13. An Excellent Retinol

    It just works so well. When I wake up in the morning (after wearing it overnight) my skin just feels insanely soft and fresh. By far my favourite product by the ordinary. It's a bit oily, so I tend to sleep with my hair tied up when I have it on. So well priced too!
  14. Nice product

    Hard to say yet if it’s anti-ageing but makes my skin feel soft and moisturised
  15. My Skin is so soft!!!

    This product works so well!!
    Its a little sticky when you first put it on but it dries quickly. The redness in my face has drastically improved and my skin is so unbelievably soft even after the product is washed off. I'm only 19 so I can't see how well Its doing for anti-ageing (I'll update if I wake up one day looking 9) but this is a great product and I'll be purchasing again!!
  16. Amazing for clearing redness and uneven skin tone

    The ordinary's retinol is actually pretty good, it helped to even out my skin tone (in conjunction with the company's other products) in only a few weeks. It's not too strong either which is good for my sensitive skin.
  17. Great result

    Just entered my 30s and added this to my night time regime. My skin has been glowing with only little to no redness (does not feel irritated at all). My fine lines and dynamic lines are definitely still there but skin texture is much better and thus making the fine lines less visible (can still see up close in the mirror). Only draw back is that it’s a very thin oil which makes it harder to apply (the Retinoid emissions are thicker milky solution and easier to apply - but a smidge more expensive).
  18. Retinol for beginners

    This is my first use of retinol, I noticed my skin is stronger and my acne cleared up after a couple weeks. I have combination skin (normal/oily) I would highly recommended it and am planning to buy the slightly stronger bottle soon.
  19. Good results so far

    I have oily/acne-prone skin and this works very well for me. I definitely notice clearer skin and it seems to reduce any pimples I have overnight. Even though I have oily skin, it doesn't leave my face too greasy.

    I'm excited to try the 0.5% bottle next.
  20. Ordinary

    This product was neither useless or useful. I personally didn't really see any results but this may of being because I was using so many other products at the same time and was not patient enough. I feel like product would be good for someone who is just starting to use Retinol and are getting their skin used to it. I was not disappointed though as it is very well priced.
  21. A bit drying but I’m in for the long term results

    I’ve previously used The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid but have swapped to this as I want a more direct form or retinol. Even though this is the 0.2% I find it makes my forehead quite dry the morning after I have used it. I’m going to persist and see what the longer term results are like. I know that retinol takes persistent use to see results so I will be patient!
  22. Good first step reintol

    I found this product to be a good first step when applying retinol to my skin care regime. My only negative would be that it does leave you skin a bit oily
  23. a little goes a long way

    I am turning 30 in a few months and purchased this to start combating fine lines and uneven skin tone. I noticed a difference in skin clarity within a week. Only a very small amount required, I was initially using far too much which left my face super greasy. I use this at night after lactic acid. You may find, which I did, that your skin breaks out when you first start using it, apparently retinol has a purging effect on the skin.
  24. Great for beginners

    I hadn't used retinol before this product so this was a great introduction to it. My skin reacted well and after months of use I've definitely noticed a difference in my skin and will now move up to the next level. Plus it's so affordable!
  25. I love the Ordinary!

    I have so many products of the Ordinary and decided to give this one a shot due to the reviews. It hasn't irritated my skin and I am sure I will see results in the coming weeks.
  26. Great for starter

    I started using retinols with this product - so good for beginners as it didn't irritate my skin or anything. I used this 3 times a week and slowly worked up to using it nightly until the bottle was finished. My skin is so nice and plump the morning after use. Have now moved on to the 0.5% in squalane.
  27. Great Starter

    I've never used Retinol before, so thought it was wise to start with the 0.2%. I've been using it about 3 nights a week for a total of 4 weeks now. I must say it's much gentler than I expected - no tingling sensation whatsoever which I was expecting after reading up on Retinol. This product doesn't sink into the skin as quickly as I was expecting and so I try to give it some time before sleeping on my pillow, but in the morning my skin seems softer. From what I understand of retinol it will take a while to see the benefits, but I also plan to move on to the stronger one earlier than expected since this is a lovely, gentle retinol for beginners.
  28. Great starting point

    It's a good idea to start with this and then continue up to 1% retinol in squalene. I was doing some research and the granactive is significantly less useful and costs effectively double, so this is a better value proposition, especially at the higher end.
  29. Good Starting Point

    I love this retinol, it is a great starting point for someone looking into vitamin A. It is a nice milky texture and did not cause me any irritation. I saw results in my file lines fading after a few months of use and will continue to use this
  30. Great retinol for beginners

    I purchased this retinol after seeing an article from Adore Beauty on my Facebook feed. I started with this strength as I'm a beginner with retinol. I really like it so far, haven't noticed a difference in regards to fine lines but I haven't used it long enough for a result. I use it after serums and before moisturiser at night.
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