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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.


269 Reviews


Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews


Reviews: 26

April 07 2024


This retinol product promises results but ultimately fell short in efficacy. Despite consistent use, it failed to deliver noticeable improvements in skin texture or appearance of fine lines, leaving me disappointed with its performance. I would not buy this again


Reviews: 22

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

Age: Under 30

Skin Type:: Oily

Recommends this product: Yes

April 05 2024


Such a great affordable option for retinol, also particularly love the vehicle for delivery of the active being an oil. Helps ameliorate any side effects of retinol use eg dry flaky skin. Definitely has a bit of an off scent but completely worth it. Has helped with acne, congestion and fine lines. Use it on stretch marks on the body also but not long enough to really see a difference

Best Use: Treat Pigmentation / Dark Spots, Minimise Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Visible Pores, Firming, Anti-Aging


Reviews: 1

Skin Type:: Combination

April 03 2024

I was so hopeful now I am just disappointed

I am so disappointed this has not helped with wrinkles or dark spots. It feels nice on the skin which is good but I want my product to ALSO do what it claims to improve. And it has not. I have given it enough time as well, just finishing my second bottle. So now I am on the hunt to find an effective product.


Location: Bristol

Reviews: 13

Age: Under 30

Skin Type:: Dry

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

Recommends this product: Yes

March 26 2024

Great starter retinol if used correctly

You don't want to overuse this product as it will break you out (found out the hard way) However, i still give this a 5 stars because you can feel and see the difference using just 1-2 drops of this per night (every other night to start). Plus! its not crazy expensive like other retinols

Best Use: Anti-Aging


Reviews: 1

Skin Type:: Combination

Recommends this product: Yes

March 21 2024

Time to move up to 1%

I have gone through 2 of the .5% retinol bottles and am now ready to increase the potency. I have read a few reviews that made me want to write my own. Retinol products are strong. They have the power to change your skin. I use a variety of skin care products and alternate between The Ordinary vitamin C with HA beads and a prescription tretinoin cream at night, followed by a night cream to prevent that dry feeling. During the day I usually use The Ordinary .5 serum but now I am ippibg the potency to the 1% serum. I live hiw it gludes on and that I can apply concealer over tge top of it. Once in a while I use The Ordinary peeling solution. It takes a few days before I see my skin start to slough off, and then I buff it with a mild cleanser. I do not use these products every single day and night. Sometimes I just wash and moisturize. About 4-5 times a week feels like plenty and keeps my skin looking good. I am currently in my 70th revolution around the sun. I worshipped the sun in my youth, and am so thankful for these products that help to undo the sun’s damage. The Ordinary has wonderful serums and solutions, just ease into them if you’re prone to sensitivity.

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