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The Ordinary

Retinol 0.5% in Squalane


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Fine Lines & Wrinkles

The Good Stuff

Cruelty Free

Fragrance Free

Paraben Free

Silicone Free


Fight visible signs of ageing with The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane, a water- and silicone-free skincare treatment enriched with vitamin A to help revitalise the complexion.

The highly stable retinol present in this formula works to reduce the appearance of fine lines, photo damage and general signs of skin ageing. It also encourages natural cell turnover, helping to promote softer and healthier-looking skin while working to minimise the appearance of blemishes and dark spots.

As retinol can cause irritation to the skin, newer technologies now exist to mimic the visible effects of retinol without causing as much discomfort for the skin. With this in mind, The Ordinary recommends beginning with lower concentrations in order to build up tolerance.

Key Benefits

  • Works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and general skin ageing
  • Promotes healthier-looking skin while minimising the look of blemishes
  • Water and silicone-free solution with 1% retinol
  • Vitamin A-rich retinol helps minimise signs of hyperpigmentation
  • Vegan and cruelty-free

SKU# UK200029824


Apply a small amount to face in the PM as part of your skincare regimen, after water-based serums but before heavier treatments.

Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Avoid unprotected solar exposure.

Caution: Retinol can cause irritation, redness and peeling, especially around the eyes and mouth, in the early stages of treatment while skin builds tolerance. If persistent irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician.

Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Keep out of reach of children. Refrigerate after opening.

We fulfil internationally using our shipping partner Global-E, for information on the delivery and returns methods they provide in your shipping destination please click here for shipping or here for returns.

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44 Reviews


Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

TOP 500


Location: London

Reviews: 112

Age: 30-45

Skin Type:: Normal / Balanced

Do you have sensitive skin?: Yes

Recommends this product: Yes

May 10 2023

Excellent product

I use this product in the evening on face, neck and hands and I follow with a moisturiser once the serum has completely absorbed into the skin. I have seen great results relatively quickly - particularly on my hands - and the price is just perfect as I do not have to count every drop. Overall I am very satisfied with the product and will buy again

Best Use: Minimise Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Uneven Skin Texture, Anti-Aging


Location: Shropshire

Reviews: 2

Age: 45+

Skin Type:: Normal / Balanced

Do you have sensitive skin?: Yes

Recommends this product: Yes

April 24 2023

Great product - well done The Ordinary

I've previously used the 0.2% formulation of this product and was very happy with it, so have gradually moved on to the 0.5% strength. I'm not sure I can tell the difference between the two yet, but generally using this product has improved the overall look and feel of my skin

Best Use: Reduce Dullness, Uneven Skin Texture


Reviews: 1

Do you have sensitive skin?: Yes

Age: Under 30

Skin Type:: Combination

Recommends this product: Yes

April 08 2023

Love it

I only use this once a week at night but it is very effective, you only need to apply a little bit and results will appear quickly within 3 weeks. I will definitely be repurchasing this product because of the price and how great it is. It is best to use on non acne prone skin and combination to dry skin. Love this product!

Best Use: Treat Pigmentation / Dark Spots, Treat Redness, Barrier Repair, Anti-Aging


Reviews: 1

April 07 2023


Super love this as I really see a difference in my skin - it’s clearer, brighter and healthy looking after using this. I don’t use it daily but just a few times a week but can really see a difference in my skin. I get more compliments too! It really works and really happy especially as it’s in this price point.


Reviews: 1

Recommends this product: Yes

April 04 2023


Good product . My wife really loves it and help her with her pimples and pores. I will definitely recommend it to any one for its effectiveness and the price . Dont hesitate to try this miraculous product. I recommend to use it once daily followed by moisturizer or repairing cream if you notice any peeled skin

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