61%
would repurchase
3.1/5
package quality

price range

description

Retinol and supportive peptides restore bounce, resilience and a brighter clarity to skin while helping to even skin tone and texture … without the associated redness and irritation. Vitamin F, along with a curated blend of comforting passionfruit, apricot, marula and jojoba oils replenish essential lipids and moisture while antioxidant packed kale, winter cherry and xanthophylls defend against environmental stressors. It’s like a reboot for your skin back to its most healthy, youthful state.

ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate, Stearic Acid, Coconut Alkanes, Glyceryl Stearate, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Retinol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Chrysin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Ceramide NP, Xanthophylls, Phytosphingosine, Phytosterols, Jojoba Esters, Physalis Pubescens Fruit Juice, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorium (Safflower) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Cetyl Palmitate, Trehalose, Lauric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glucosamine HCL, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Tocopherol, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Laureth-23, Steareth-20, Propanediol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Reviews

Reviews


2.0
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4 years ago

I've used medical grade Retin-A years ago as a teenager, so I knew what to expect with a retinol product. However, I was not expecting the complete opposite to happen. My skin is super oily to...

About reviewer (21 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinVery Oily, Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Coarse

EyesGreen



2.0
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4 years ago

This is an almost great product, there are a few things to bear in mind. This is quite thick, I can feel the oil and needs more water based content for it to be moisturising enough however if I use...

About reviewer (856 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesHazel


4.0
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4 years ago

OMG this stuff is dangerous. Put it on the 1st night and no peeling the next day. Kept using it on the 2nd night because I thought it was weak. I was like, "I'm gonna return this because my face...

About reviewer (82 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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4 years ago

As a long term user of The Ordinary products I waited a long time before deciding to purchase this product, given the hefty price tag. But I feel it is worth the money as I have seen results I...

About reviewer (96 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


2.0
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4 years ago

I'm in my 60's and already have good skin, thanks to carefully taking care of it for years. I was using a 3% retinol serum from Peter thomas roth every night with moisturizer on top. As I could no...

About reviewer (14 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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4 years ago

I have been using Retinol products for years. Prescription strength is just too much. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get past the flaking peeling stage, so I've shifted to OTC the highest...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOily

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


3.0
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4 years ago

Love DE products, this was just too intense for my sensitive skin (combo, fine lines and age spots showing up). Have had great success with other products and use the Beste Cleanser, Cfirma and...

About reviewer (23 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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4 years ago

I'm 55 with combination skin. I've been using granactive retinoid and similar retinol products for about 2 years now, but nothing compares to A Passioni. It's absolutely the best otc retinol...

About reviewer (55 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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4 years ago

I started to use this once a week coz i was afraid of any purging. I started to get flaking skin after about 4 days after my initial use -very minimal. I’ve been keeping this routine for 2 months...

About reviewer (61 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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4 years ago

UPDATED REVIEW AFTER 1 YEAR USAGE: I’ve been using this for almost a year now, slowly working my way up from once a week to every day usage. I can't speak too much to the results yet, as I've been...

About reviewer (36 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


4.0
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4 years ago

UPDATE 1.5 years later: This turned yellow after less than a year, and I just didn't enjoy using it. I've still got about half the tube left, and I think I'll throw it out. It just wasn't for me....

About reviewer (42 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


4.0
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5 years ago

I have been user of ROC Deep Wrinkle Night cream for years but I wanted a retinol treatment that was stronger. I received a deluxe sample of this from Sephora (it might have been a 500 point perk...

About reviewer (325 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


2.0
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5 years ago

Oh HELL NO ..... I truly wanted to love this product and I did initially ..... I used this for two weeks and my skin was sensitive, dry/peeling and would burn (even though I mixed with Marula oil...

About reviewer (496 reviews)

Age

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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5 years ago

I've been less than wowed by most of what I've tried from DE - I find them nice but outrageously overpriced for stuff that is actually pretty mundane ($90 for the same marula oil I can get at the...

About reviewer (1685 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


1.0
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5 years ago

A volcano of pimples is how i would describe this product.

About reviewer (38 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOther, Fair

HairBlond

EyesBlue


5.0
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5 years ago

Oh my GOSH! this thing took 3 days. 3 DAYS! to work on my skin. After I got pregnant, my skin got pretty messed up, large pores and rashes everywhere on my face. Nothing I tried worked except...

About reviewer (119 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Dark

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

I am so in love with this product! With me, it’s either hit or miss with some of their products. I love the protini face lotion, the Marula oil, and the lala retro cream. I don’t like the face...

About reviewer (31 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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5 years ago

I awaited the release of the new Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream with baited breath, and now that I have it I am so excited to write this preliminary review.  My skin does look a little...

About reviewer (705 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBrown