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on 5/13/2018 5:23:00 AM
More reviews by danyel02
Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
I have used prescription retinoids in the past and I found that they worked fine on the oilier parts of my skin by wreaked havoc on any drier areas. I don't have any wrinkles or fine lines yet so I decided to take a step back and start with retinol. I always had a hard time securing a retinol product I liked because they were so expensive. I could not fathom paying more money for a product that was weaker than prescription strength Retin A. I was really glad when The Ordinary introduced their retinol products. The Advanced Retinoid 2% Serum works very well. I did not experience any irritation. The formula went on nicely and absorbs quickly. After weeks I could definitely see that my skin was clearer and more even. By the time I finished the bottle I was hooked. I wish the formula included some other antioxidants or ceramides but it is excellent value and it works.
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 10/7/2017 2:41:00 AM
More reviews by missmelanierose
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Other
This is one of the more powerful OTC retinols available. It doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, although I have used retinols for a while now. My 65y old mother is obsessed with this, I have to bring her shipments back to the US whenever I see her.
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 7/26/2017 1:24:00 AM
More reviews by lisa2011
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Red, Curly, Fine
Sad face from the Ordinary 2% Retinoid. It has caused a bit of havoc on my face (havoc for me as I don't have skin issues) Had hoped to use this for fine lines. Surprised as it sounded like this would be a super star based on all the other reviews. Three Big raised pimples appeared after using it. I have never had any skin issues with pimples or acne. One or two pimples around that time of month. So was shocked at what happened. The pimples are large and deep. Oddly they do not hurt. I stopped using it to see if the Retinoid was the culprit. I had used a strong AHA/BHA Mask prior to staring the Retinoid so was not sure what caused the breakout. I took an antibiotic for a few days along with a steroid and my face cleared. I used it again ONE time and wham a giant pimple appeared! It is trying to heal right now. Very upsetting. Could my skin be purging? I plan to get in to see a Dermatologist. Hope others have better results with the product. Again, sad face as I did like it a first.
9 of 13 people found this helpful.
on 5/20/2017 1:28:00 PM
More reviews by MadMadamJess
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse
EPIC!!!! This is the perfect retinoid product for my skin! It doesn't irritate one bit or overly dry me out. This along with the Buffet is my HG night treatment. This is a watery, yellowish serum that absorbs immediately into the skin for me. I use about 4 drops for the face and 2 drops for the neck after my Buffet application and wake up to super smooth, clear, renewed skin! It has also lessened my fine lines on my forehead and smile lines greatly. You cannot beat the price either! I find this product along with the Buffet and this company groundbreaking and game changing. Fabulous! xoxoxox
11 of 11 people found this helpful.
on 5/20/2017 3:40:00 AM
More reviews by Viridian
Realised it was time I started adding some higher strength retinol to my skincare again, and given how much I trust these guys, this was my first choice.It's great - the most important thing is that there's pretty much none of the usual initial retinol soreness from using this stuff. (don't know if anyone else finds that off putting but it has stopped me from using other products in the past )My skin was a little on the pink/ fresh side the first time but I built up the dose gradually.It's a thin milky fluid so you need to layer it on damp skin or other product so it spreads properly but that really is the only downside. Other people may actually like that about it.Anyhow, I'm a few months and half a bottle down and this is helping my skin look fresher, firmer and clearer.Absolutely brilliant, especially considering the price.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
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