The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

Deciem

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3.9

18 reviews

67%
would repurchase
4.1/5
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Reviews

Reviews


3.0
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2 months ago

I am reviewing the 5% retinol version of this squalane oil. In the last few years I've tried quite a bit of retinol products from drugstore to high end over the years to treat my acne scars, and...

About reviewer (240 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair, Neutral

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown



5.0
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3 months ago

Admittedly, I have not been able to get my hands on the much raved about Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion because it has remained sold out on Sephora's and Ulta's sites for most of the COVID...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesBlue


3.0
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6 months ago

price: € packaging: 3 Buy again? Most probably not. "Not great, not terrible" - that's exactly how I feel about this product. It was overall just a bit too meh, and having the excellent Granactive...

About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Coarse

EyesGreen


5.0
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8 months ago

This review is for the 1% in squalene. At night after double cleansing, I spray my face with a treatment toner several times and then massage in 4-5 drops of the retinol oil.This creates a sort of...

About reviewer (415 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Coarse

EyesHazel


2.0
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a year ago

From research on skincare forums and case studies I've learnt that Retinol such as this can NOT give you short term results, or even medium term results. In fact, people only start showing results...

About reviewer (1311 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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a year ago

Being used to using prescription retin a, I wasn’t expecting too awful much from this. Granted, I’ve not used retin a in a few months. But this stuff is amazing for my skin. My skin is clearer and...

About reviewer (3 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Curly, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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a year ago

I love this product. It's made the biggest difference to my skin. My skin is now 'mature' and I was waking up with rough patches every morning, cellular turnover slowing down now I'm in my 40's. I...

About reviewer (20 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


2.0
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a year ago

I have to agree with the previous reviewer.. this made my face breakout and I haven’t had a big breakout in a long time! I usually use the Skinstitut Retinol Serum and have never had any issues. I...

About reviewer (34 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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a year ago

After a disastrous experience with ROC's Retinol night treatment some time back which came been highly raved about online, I decided to give The Ordinary's a shot. Although touted as being more...

About reviewer (602 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Tan, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


4.0
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a year ago

Later edit: I had to stop using it cause it kept causing irritation. It turned out I am allergic to retinol, which is most unfortunate as I liked the product. This is a review for TO's 0.2 %...

About reviewer (34 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown



3.0
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2 months ago

I am reviewing the 5% retinol version of this squalane oil. In the last few years I've tried quite a bit of retinol products from drugstore to high end over the years to treat my acne scars, and...

About reviewer (240 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair, Neutral

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown



5.0
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3 months ago

Admittedly, I have not been able to get my hands on the much raved about Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion because it has remained sold out on Sephora's and Ulta's sites for most of the COVID...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesBlue


3.0
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6 months ago

price: € packaging: 3 Buy again? Most probably not. "Not great, not terrible" - that's exactly how I feel about this product. It was overall just a bit too meh, and having the excellent Granactive...

About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Coarse

EyesGreen


5.0
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8 months ago

This review is for the 1% in squalene. At night after double cleansing, I spray my face with a treatment toner several times and then massage in 4-5 drops of the retinol oil.This creates a sort of...

About reviewer (415 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Coarse

EyesHazel


2.0
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a year ago

From research on skincare forums and case studies I've learnt that Retinol such as this can NOT give you short term results, or even medium term results. In fact, people only start showing results...

About reviewer (1311 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue




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