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Retinol 1% in Squalane

AU$ 11.50

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Retinol 1% in Squalane


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Fine Lines & Wrinkles

The Good Stuff

Cruelty Free

Fragrance Free

Paraben Free

Silicone Free


Helps treat: Signs of ageing and uneven skin texture

Feels like: An oil-like serum

Recommended for: This high strength retinol will help reduce signs of ageing and improve skin’s radiance

Fight visible signs of ageing with The Ordinary Retinol 1% 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# UK200029826


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

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.

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Explore and shop The Ordinary science-backed formulas, from their vitamin C in the morning to their retinol serums at night, find the best match for your skin at Space NK.


31 Reviews


Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews


Location: East Yorkshire

Reviews: 7

Age: 30-45

Skin Type:: Combination

Recommends this product: Yes

January 09 2023

A bit harsh on young sjin

I found this a bit harsh so I had to jump down to a lower percentage. As an oil it lively and absorbs well without being greasy and a little goes a long way so the bottle will last ages but if you have sensitive skin or are new to purer types of retinol I would start lower

Best Use: Firming, Anti-Aging


Location: South west

Reviews: 7

Recommends this product: Yes

January 07 2023


Quite a high strength, it is not overly irritating though. I would obviously suggest building up your retinol using to this so you don’t suffer irritation and peeling but it’s quite a nice formula but it does feel quite oily; I don’t mind this however as this is a product I would only apply in the evenings.

TOP 1000


Reviews: 65

January 04 2023

Nice product

I really like products from The Ordinary. good value for money. Retinol is one of my favorites, works really well on problematic skin, if you have oily skin you will love this product too. Reduces acne marks and oily skin with regular use. I recommend to try


Reviews: 50

Age: 30-45

Skin Type:: Combination

Do you have sensitive skin?: Yes

Usage?: Once per day

December 10 2022

Feels oily on

I really enjoy The Ordinary brand and their retinol range, but this one feels very oily on the skin. It does not absorb very well and sort of just sits on top. Try retinoid in emulsion from the brand instead, it is a much better product than this in my opinion

Best Use: Anti-Aging


Reviews: 4

Recommends this product: Yes

November 24 2022

Alright for neck

I use tretinoin on my face, but wanted the anti ageing effect for my neck and chest area (well hands too!) but tretinoin is too strong. This does not irritate the thinner skin on the areas but I wish it was not in a oily solution. Thats my problem tho as i thought i was purchasing the one in the milky white solution and only saw later.. will still use up the bottle regardless. Wouldnt use it on my face though.

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