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2 months ago

Got this to get benefits from retinoic acid without irritation. I have a normal to oily skin prone to blocked pores and dehydration. This product is a thick oily liquid (apparently squalane is not "real" oil, just has similar properties) with barely noticeable "medicinal" scent. It spreads easily but doesn't sink completely into my skin. I do enjoy adding a drop of pure …Read more

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SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine


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7 months ago

Items Applied and order
AM - Buffet, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc, Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Moisturizer
PM - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B%, Buffet, Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane, Moisturizer

I have been using since 10/2018 without any side effects. I broke all the rules and tried all but the moisturizer at the same time, I started it about a month later, using up what I had and …
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Age56 & Over

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine


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9 months ago

This is one of the most effective products of The Ordinary line.
I am always on the hunt for a good vitamin C based serum, and this one proves to be very stable.
It is oily, so you will control it very well (generally Vitamin C serums are runny and you end up using too much) but is does take forever to get absorbed. I use it in the evenings only (no way to have this thing working under …
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SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Other, Fine


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12 months ago

This is my first foray into the Ordinary's Retinol /Retnoids. I've been using it 4-5 times a week and am liking it. I usually use it in conjunction with their AHA 7% liquid, which has its own pros and cons but overall is wonderful for plumping up my dry/combo skin in conjunction with gently exfoliating it.

Anyway, back to this product. I have noticed a (modest but noticeable) …
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SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairOther, Wavy, Medium