The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane is a high strength highly-stable, water-free solution of 1% Pure Retinol, a form of vitamin A which has been proven to soften fines lines, pigment problems and revitalise skin.
Retinol is a powerhouse serum that encourages cell turnover, revealing healthy softer and smoother skin. Tackling blemishes and dark spots on the skin while slowing down the signs of ageing, such as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Firming and plumping to the skin. Tackles uneven skin tone, enlarged looking pores and works to give you younger looking skin that glows.
The Ordinary’s portfolio of retinoids includes the following formulations:
This water-free and silicone-free solution contains 1% pure Retinol, an ingredient that can reduce the appearances of fine lines, of photo damage and of general skin ageing. While Retinol has been studied extensively, it is irritating to the skin and newer technologies exist that mimic the visible effects of Retinol without causing skin irritation. For this reason, Deciem generally recommend using Granactive Retinoid 2% or Granactive Retinoid 5% instead of this formula.
Caution: Retinol can cause significant irritation, redness and peeling, especially around the eyes and mouth, in the early stages of treatment while skin builds tolerance. If you have not used high-strength retinol formulas in the past, Deciem strongly recommend that you start your retinol regimen with the Retinol 0.2% in Squalane and adjust to higher strengths of Retinol 0.5% in Squalane and Retinol 1% in Squalane as your skin builds tolerance. You will achieve the same end results without the unpleasant redness and peeling along the way.
Note: Water can affect the stability of retinol. Additionally, plant oils in retinol formulations can trigger lipid oxidation and can impair retinol integrity. This formula does not contain water, silicones, plant oils or alcohol.
EU Shipping Note: This product can be shipped within the European Union. However, please note that the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has published an opinion on April 20, 2016 suggesting that Retinol content of cosmetics should be limited to 0.3% as summarized on page 67 of the publication listed below. While this opinion has not yet affected regulatory restrictions, it may in the near future and such restriction would apply to all products sold within the EU containing Retinol. Deciem recommend considering Granactive Retinoid 2% or 5% from The Ordinary if you are concerned about use of Retinol products.
Read the European Safety Report here
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Directions: Apply a small amount of Retinol 1% in Sqaulane to face in the PM as part of your skincare regimen. Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Use sun protection in the AM.
DECIEM’s formulations are updated from time to time as part of their commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.
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