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The Ordinary Retinol Serum 0.5% in Squalane 30ml Customer Reviews

4.37 Stars

89 reviews






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Great retinol product
This really is amazing. My skin glows.
by PCD
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Great Starter
I have used the 0.2% so this percentage was next up. No irritation, redness or peeling from this formula. I love that it's an oil so it's moisturising enough for night. A great product for beginners.
by Emmeline
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Admittedly I really wasn’t expecting amazing results from this product, nor was I expecting immediate results but this really went beyond my expectations. I have used gentler retinoids before so I thought I’d jump straight to the 0.5%, luckily I didn’t have any dryness or irritation whatsoever and instead woke up with super smooth, glowing and healthier looking skin. Where it’s made the most improvement is the nasal labial lines that I worried were becoming more prominent from smoking, I noticed less depth in those lines after the first day of use. This is great for layering over other products from the brand and I’m currently using it for the Hyaluronic serum and Buffet. I will definitely repurchase this, in fact, I cannot imagine not being without it.
by Patty - CB Staff
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So far sooo good!
This my first retinol ever and after 2 weeks I can only say good things about it. I've bought it for me (31, dry, olive skin) and my mother (57, very dry, medium skin) and we both love this serum. It doesn't sting at all, no bad reactions and even though is an oil-based serum it's not oily at all. I can only see my skin more glowing. Definitely will buy more and more from The Ordinary. And also, 10 stars to Cult beauty team and Shipping... LESS THAN 5 WORKING DAYS (placed the order on Monday and on Friday morning I was opening it!) to get my package in Italy. So amazed! Thank you all!
by Italian New Entry
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Makes my skin glow
I purchased this product around 3 months ago and I am very impressed with the results. I have been using AHAs and BHAs on my skin for a long time so I went straight for the 0.5% concentration retinol, increasing the frequency over time. I only had a small bit of dryness at the start but now I use it every other day and my skin is noticeably even and glowing after each use.
by Freya
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