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The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane 30ml

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Discover a fresher and younger-looking complexion with The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane, an anti-ageing serum that will help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Formulated using pure retinol, this effective treatment from The Ordinary will restore the skin's youthful glow. It is the perfect product for those who want to counteract the first signs of ageing and reduce the symptoms of photodamage.

Retinol is a powerful form of vitamin A that encourages cell turnover and helps to reveal healthier, softer skin as well as tackling blemishes and dark spots, leaving your complexion looking radiant and well-rested.

Why We Love It

If you are considering using a retinol treatment but are unsure about how your skin may react or want to ease yourself into retinoid-based products, The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% is the perfect introduction. Once your skin has built up tolerance to this product, you can opt for something with a higher percentage of retinol to reap even more powerful results.

How To Use It

Drop a little of the solution into your hands and apply to the face as part of your evening skincare regimen. You should apply your retinol treatment after any water serum products but before any heavier or richer skincare solutions. Do not use with any other retinoid treatments and ensure that you wear a facial sunscreen while using this product.

Works Well With

If you’re looking for more products to tackle the tell-tale signs of ageing why not discover more products from The Ordinary retinoids collection? Whether you’re looking to smooth fine lines or improve the tone of your skin, each specifically targeted product in the range will encourage your complexion to glow like never before.


Water-free, alcohol-free, silicone-free, nut-free, gluten-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free, mineral oil-free, cruelty-free.



Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinol, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, BHT.

Shipping Restriction: Can only ship to the UK and European (EEA) destinations.

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The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane 30ml is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ordinary Retinol The ordinary has the best skincare solutions available.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great product and saw a difference within a few days
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As part of a range it appears to be effective. Deciding to upgrade my skin care regime, as the signs of aging were starting to get to me a little too much, in addition to 3rd party day & night moisturisers, then I started using this; having heard good things about the value for money vs other brands with retinol added. Now I've started on the lowest %age due to the warnings about sensitivity & building up tolerance - & whilst my initial thoughts (days 1 & 2) on using were that this was perhaps a little too much of a homeopathic dose, it's proven to be a good call since, whilst there were no issues with most of my face, a couple of days in I started getting very dry & slightly sore eyes; & was having to moisturise that area several times a day to alleviate. Two & a half weeks in & things have certainly gotten better though... (& have started with just this, i have also added in the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% & Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution - all from The Ordinary) ...however the big improvements were from - 1. Moisturising after using the Retinol solution in the evenings. 2. & also using some of their plain Squalane - after all of the other potions in the mornings. In terms of effectiveness, whilst it's still early days & I can't say that this is the one thing that's made a difference, the combination of treatments certainly appears to have made an improvement to the lines on my under eye area; which were the most problematic issue... ...but also has started to reduce the visibility of small areas of broken veins - to the level of not always feeling that I need to use concealer. Okay, I'm not yet being confused with a small child, but the initial signs are really promising & in my mid 40s then every little helps... ;)
Date published: 2019-10-26
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