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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane 30ml


The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane is a rejuvenating, revitalising anti-ageing serum that minimises the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

By boosting the production of collagen, the light 5% granactive retinoid serum reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while moisturising squalane delivers a plump, supple and youthful complexion.

Active granactive retinoid is a system of hydroxypinacolone retinoate, which reduces the appearance of ageing more effectively than almost all non-prescription retinoids. It’s also incredibly gentle on skin compared to most retinoids, so you’re less likely to suffer from redness or irritation.

Why We Love It

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane is a higher strength formula of their 2% version; and, is a great option if use the lower strength formula, and you’re looking for more noticeable results.

Using anti-ageing can sometimes leave your hands to feel greasy and in general, can be quite messy. So, what’s great about this serum is that it comes with a pipette so you can apply the formula with no-fuss.

How To Use It

Using the pipette, apply a small amount to the face during the evening, after water serums but before heavy treatments. Don’t use this with other retinoid treatments. Use SPF protection the morning after use.

Works Well With

Looking for a lower strength of this formula? Explore The Ordinary’s full Retinoid collection for even more formulas.



Water-free, alcohol-free, silicone-free, nut-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free.

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Squalane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Bisabolol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil.
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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane 30ml is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I love this stuff, use it every night after cleansing and my skin looks so much better. Escentual was the best price I could find for it and love that I get a free gift too.
Date published: 2022-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ordinary Granactive 5% Retinol The purchase was extremely easy and delivery better than advertised. Items came packaged well with no damage. At the time was the cheapest I could find on the market and multi-buy made even more so. Product works very well with little skin irritation initially unlike some retinols. Overall pleasant experience recommending the product and the supplier.
Date published: 2020-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant product I've moved up from the 2% to the 5% without any adverse reaction. This product leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft and really helps my acne. Its a bit annoying that it has to be kept refrigerated, but if that is what is needed to preserve the optimum product that's fair enough as i'd rather that than they compromise the the product
Date published: 2020-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My wrinkles were dramatically reduced Hi, I’m 26 and I found a wrinkle who made me realized I had to something about it. I read a lot about what was the best ingredient to fight the wrinkles as I had two big ones around my mouth. Retinoid was the best so I bought this one mainly for the price. It did work, and I will be using it unless I find something better which I don’t think so. The only “bad” thing is that it is super oily, which is also a “good” thing because with very little it will be enough. It will last me for ever because it’s being a month and I still have 80% of the bottle while using it every day. Excellent Product.
Date published: 2019-08-11
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