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When (and how) to use Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane by The Ordinary

Last updated on January 14, 2024.

Overview

Welcome to our guide on when (and how) to use The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane.

When to use

We recommend using this product in the evening. In fact, 92% of routines created by our community use it in the evening.

How often

75% of routines use this product every day, and 13% use it other_day.

In your routine

This product is most commonly used as step 4 in a routine. Use our Routine Creator to see where you should use this product in your routine.

Fun Fact

107 routines created by our community use this product.

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. If 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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