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Product summary

"The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in Squalane" is effective for: Evens skin tone, Anti-aging and Anti-blemish

This product could be helpful for: Moisturizing, but its actives are not the most effective or are not well-studied.

Ingredient callouts

  • this product contains an effective form of Retinoids (vitamin A): retinol 3.00% - 4.60%. Retinoids are potent multitasking actives. They work to improve and prevent early signs of aging, reduce hyperpigmentation (age spots and post-acne marks), and prevent inflamed blemishes and clogged pores. The downside of Retinoids is that they can be irritating. If you are not already using a Retinoid in your routine, it is best to start slowly and apply the Retinoid product only a few times per week. If your skin tolerates it well, you can gradually increase the frequency to daily.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "The Ordinary" is cruelty free, but its parent company is not.


The product retails from 6.90£ up to 55.00£ in the United Kingdom, for 2400.00KSH in Kenya, from 13.10A$ up to 14.70A$ in Australia, from 8.00$ up to 13.49$ in the United States and for 67.00HK$ in Hong Kong.

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