The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% is a stable emulsion of next-generation forms of Retinoid. This formulation combines two forms of next-generation retinoid in a combined concentration of 2% by weight: a) Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate is a highly-advanced form of retinoid that offers a multi-fold better effect against signs of ageing than retinol, retinyl palmitate and nearly all other forms of retinoid; b) a sustained-delivery form of pure retinol in a protective capsule system. Both forms of retinoid used minimize irritation associated with retinoid use while delivering better visible results.
Directions: Apply a few drops to face in the PM as part of your skincare regimen. Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Use sun protection in the AM.
Retinoids can make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation. Sun protection is particularly important when using retinoids. This product must not be used in conjunction with other retinoids including retinol or retinoic acid. This product is not a treatment for acne. Acne-prone skin may experience a temporary increase in acne during the first few weeks of using any form of retinoid including those used in this formulation.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Ethyl Linoleate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Bisabolol, Retinol, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carrageenan, Acacia Senegal Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Palmitate, Sucrose Laurate, Polysorbate 20, Behentrimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
cruelty free, alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, nut-free, gluten-free,
soy-free, pH 6.5-7.0
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liz: about a week ago
I love this product! By far, this has given me the best results in the shortest amount of time. It has helped my picking scars look so much better in just a month! Of course, it isn't magic and they are still there, but the improvement in the way the look is so worth 10! I mixed it with their Rose Hip Seed Oil and it has become something I absolutely need to keep using.
Monique: about a month ago
I have been using this product for several weeks now (2-3x/wk) and I had a couple of white heads appear on my cheek (could also be from makeup) but some say this product does often lead to breakouts in the beginning. So far I don't notice any difference; it will probably need long use (several months ) to notice anything.
Christina: a few months ago
After 2 weeks of using this product, I have seen amazing results as it reduced the redness of my acne on my cheeks. It has been preventing the spread of acne, as my acne usually does from my cheeks to my chin. The formula itself isn't thick or heavy at all, its serum like consistency that is a milky yellow colour. I apply this after massaging in the alpha arbutin and niacinamide only to the areas with acne. Just remember that with using this product, your skin will be come more sensitive to the sun therefore wearing sunscreen is very important!