The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane is water-free solution contains 1% pure Retinol, an ingredient that has been proven to have significant anti-ageing benefits. Retinol (also known as Vitamin A) can reduce the appearances of fine lines, photo damage and of general skin ageing. Retinol works by communicating with skin cells, increasing skin cell turnover and collagen production. It also has powerful anti-oxidant properties helping to counteract environmental damage.
Retinol can cause significant irritation in the early stages of treatment while skin builds tolerance. If you have not used high-strength retinol formulas in the past, we strongly recommend that you start your retinol regimen with The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane and adjust to higher strengths as your skin builds tolerance. Alternatively you could use The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane or The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane, newer technologies exist that mimic the visible effects of Retinol without causing skin irritation. You will achieve the same end results without the unpleasant redness and peeling along the way.