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The Ordinary

Retinol 1% in Squalane

€ 9,50

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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.


34 Reviews


Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews


Location: London

Reviews: 15

Age: Under 30

Skin Type:: Combination

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

Recommends this product: Yes

February 02 2023

Works well

I like this a lot. I built up from lower strengths to this one over the course of a few months so didn't notice any sensitivity or redness. Its oily so I would only use it in the evening, but it feels nice and absorbs relatively well. You get a lot of use out of the small bottle and the price is great. I have this as part of my regular skin care routine

Best Use: Breakouts & Acne, Minimise Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Anti-Aging


Location: Almaty

Reviews: 10

Age: 30-45

Skin Type:: Combination

Do you have sensitive skin?: Yes

Recommends this product: Yes

February 01 2023

Выравнивает текстуру кожи!

НАСТОЯЩАЯ ЖЕМЧУЖИНА! Мне 38 лет, и я начала использовать ретинол год назад. Что сказать... после ПЕРВОГО ПРИМЕНЕНИЯ (нанесенного перед сном) я проснулась утром с такой ГЛАДКОЙ кожей, что меня просто поразило... Закрытые комедоны на лбу (которых я чувствовала на ощупь, но не видела ) исчезли - мой лоб был ооочень гладким под кончиками пальцев. Это самый большой эффект, который я заметил от использования этого продукта. Он выравнивает текстуру моей кожи, и мне это нравится. Если я не использую его всего пару дней, я снова чувствую небольшие шишки на лбу, поэтому я стараюсь использовать ретинол как можно чаще. к сожалению, приходится чередовать его с гликолевой кислотой и AHA BHA, иначе я бы использовала его каждую ночь!

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

Maxim Yefremov

Location: Казахстан

Reviews: 9

Age: 30-45

Skin Type:: Combination

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

Recommends this product: Yes

February 01 2023

Отличные результаты!

Я купил это и был очень скептичен, потому что у меня были проблемы с прыщами у взрослых, и мне нужно было выписать лекарство, отпускаемое по рецепту, для его лечения. Поэтому я очень скептически отношусь к тому, что наношу на лицо, чтобы избежать прыщей. Я рискнул с этим, и я так рад, что сделал. У меня не было никаких прорывов с этим ретинолом. Сквалан в нем потрясающий. Я просыпаюсь с мягкой, увлажненной, сияющей кожей. Что касается борьбы со старением. Я видел больше результатов в первых нескольких применениях с этим продуктом, чем с рецептурным Третиноином. Я сочетаю его с раствором аргирелина, и мои вертикальные морщины на лбу почти исчезли в течение первой недели. Мне 35 лет, и я перепробовала почти все увлажняющие крема и сыворотки под солнцем. Это работает.

Best Use: Breakouts & Acne, Minimise Fine Lines & Wrinkles


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.

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