The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane

Retinol 0.2% in Squalane


vegan and cruelty-free facial treatment that contains retinoid.

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Routine Usage

Our community has used this product in 35 routines.

Retinol 0.2% in Squalane is most commonly used in the evening (95% of uses). Few routines use it in both the morning and evening.

Here are some routines that use it:


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. 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.

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Large Pores
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Scar Healing
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Ingredient List (8)

Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Skin Conditioning
Antimicrobial, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Skin Conditioning
Antioxidant, Masking

Ingredient Explanations

What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Squalane is a stable and popular moisturizer. It can be derived from plants or certain types of fish, and is found in the sebum of human skin. Alternate name: 2,6,10,15,19,23-Hexamethyltetracosane

What it does: Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

A fatty acid found in the milk of mammals, coconuts, and palm-kernels. It is antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory. Alternate names: Decanoic acid, ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol octanoate; Glycerides, mixed decanoyl and octanoyl

What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil is the fixed oil expressed or extracted from seeds of the desert shrub, Jojoba, Simmondsia chinensis, Buxaceae. Jojoba oil does not contain fragrance and has many fatty-acids, making it a great soothing ingredient. It is found to be similar to natural human skin sebum, so it has a great effect on dry skin. However, it can clog pores and cause breakouts for oily skin.

Also known as: Jojoba Oil
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What it does: Skin Conditioning

Retinol is AKA as a type of Vitamin A and strong antioxidant, meaning it protects the skin from free radicals. It also helps smooth wrinkles and makes your skin feel tighter, but may cause irritation for some people. Alternate name: vitamin A

Also known as: Vitamin A
What it does: Antioxidant

Solanum Lycopersicum Fruit Extract is an extract obtained from the fruit of the Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum L., Solanaceae

What it does: Antimicrobial, Masking, Skin Conditioning

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis L., Lamiaceae

What it does: Skin Conditioning

3-Decanone, 1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-,[6]-Gingerone

What it does: Antioxidant, Masking

Full name: Butylated Hydroxy Toluene. It is an antioxidant made synthetically and often used for preserving. Alternate name: 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-p-cresol

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fungal-acne safe