Skincare Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum versus The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane .

    that both contain retinoid.
  • they both do not contain any common allergens, parabens or sulfates.
  • they both contain oils.
  • they're both likely to be good for fighting acne, anti aging, brightening skin, oily skin, reducing pores, scar healing, dark spots and better texture.
  • they are reef safe.
  • these products have a total of 1 ingredients in common.
Serum French Brand France
Facial Treatment Canadian Brand Canada

Serum

Serums are highly concentrated with ingredients to provide skin with benefits. They should be used after cleansing and before moisturizing.

Facial Treatment

Facial treatments are specially designed to treat a skin concern. Acne treatments and anti-aging products are common examples of facial treatments.

Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

AHA
Retinoid (2)
Vitamin E
Niacinamide
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Good For Oily Skin (3)
Redness Reducing
Skin Texture (2)
Reduces Large Pores (3)
Anti-Aging (2)
Dark Spots (2)
Scar Healing (2)
Acne Fighting (3)
Brightening (3)

Concerns

Drying (3)
Irritating (3)

Notable Ingredients

Retinoid

Benefits

Good For Oily Skin
Skin Texture
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging
Dark Spots
Scar Healing
Acne Fighting
Brightening

Concerns

Drying
Irritating
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Ingredients Explained

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1
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Retinol, AKA Vitamin A. Unlike AHA's, retinol does not remove the top layer of old and dead skin cells. Instead, it travels directly to the middle layer and gets to work. It neutralizes free radicals, boosting elastin and collagen production. This in turn makes retinol effective in removing fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.

Retinol is sensitive to breakdown when exposed to sun and air. It will also make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so it is recommended to wear SPF after applying retinol.

It is not recommended to use any retinols while pregnant. Retinol may cause irritation in some people.

Read about Tretinoin

La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum contains this as ingredient number 11.

The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane contains this as ingredient number 4.

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9% have mixed ratings
36% are disliked or very disliked
9% have no rating yet
38% are loved or liked
38% have mixed ratings
0% are disliked or very disliked
25% have no rating yet

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Ratings

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La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum 22 ingredients

2.5 /5
Very Good And Gentle Retinol Serum

My retinol journey began with this gentle serum with a concentration of 0.3% retinol: 0.1% pure retinol combined with 0.2% retinol palmitate (encapsulated retinol) that ensures gradual release of the active ingredients. It din't irritate my skin or cause any major break-outs, just some slight purging in the beginning, but that is concidered a normal reaktion that fades as soon as the skin gets used to it. I recommend it for retinol beginners and people with sensitive skin.

from SkincareSam
Breakout

I woke up with oily skin and bumps after using this product

from carolperroud

The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane 8 ingredients

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