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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Serum 2% in Squalane 30ml

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Too greasy !! Skin does not absorb it!

by Mm

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Does the job…I think

I’ve bought this a couple of times, mostly because it’s a less-expensive option and I like The Ordinary. Pros: price, my skin feels moisturised in the morning thanks to the squaline. Cons: less it more because it’s so oily, so it’ll ruin your pillowcases. Also, I’m not totally sure it works but that’s just my opinion on topical nonprescription retinoids in general.

by Love Verified Purchase

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Very good serum

In general I love The Ordinary for great price/quality ratio. This case was the same, it’s a very good retinol for this price, worth the money. I would repeat again. Thank you for affordable beauty!

by Iri Verified Purchase

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good for mature skin

This is a repeat purchase because I LOVE this product. It' perfect for my skin which is dry, sensitive but needs a lot of exfoliation. I see improvements the next day on skin texture and clogged pores. The most important thing is to keep the product in the fridge after opening and use it up in three months.

by Vaszilia Verified Purchase

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good starting point for sensitive skin

I've used up the entire bottle already and while I didn't see major results it has allowed my sensitive skin to get used to retinol without having irritation. I'm using the 5% now from the same brand.

by Elisa Verified Purchase

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So far so good (and hydrated)

I have been using this for a week or two and notice my skin evening out and it’s super hydrating and makes my skin glow.

by NR Verified Purchase

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I like this

I was using this at night and actually enjoyed that it was a little oily because it moisturized my skin and I didnt have to use anything after also it does soak in, it didnt cause any irritation so I would order it again with a higher %

by RR Verified Purchase

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Try this before the expensive ones

I always love The Ordinary products. I've been using them for years, and they're always my go-to before I search anywhere else to see if an active ingredient is going to really work for me. The squalane is a nice addition, but it's a bit tacky so I have to avoid burying my face in my pillow before it's had time to really absorb.

by Luv Verified Purchase

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Affordable retinol

I think it is a safe way to adjust to using retinols at an affordable price

by Gyte Verified Purchase

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I really like this serum! It’s a good value for money and non irritating! I wish the expiry date would be longer than 3 month after you open it. But that means the ingredients are always fresh.

by Lillaaa Verified Purchase

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