The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane (30ml)


A high-strength retinol serum that targets general signs of skin aging, dryness, textural irregularities, and uneven skin tone. Suitable for all skin types, this anhydrous serum features retinol and squalane.


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Product Description

Retinol 1% in Squalane is a powerful, water-free solution containing 1% retinol, an ingredient known for improving the appearance of fine lines and dynamic wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin production. This expert-level formula also evens skin texture and tone. Enhanced with squalane, a moisturizing agent naturally found in the skin, it helps combat the dryness often associated with retinol use and provides surface-level hydration.

The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane Benefits

  • Reduces Signs of Aging: Targets fine lines, dynamic wrinkles, and loss of firmness by enhancing collagen and elastin production.
  • Improves Texture and Tone: Evens skin texture and tone for a smoother, more uniform appearance.
  • Hydrating: Contains squalane to provide moisture and prevent dryness associated with retinol use.
  • Anhydrous Formula: Water-free solution ensures stability and potency of retinol.

How to Use

  • Apply a few drops to the face in the evening.
  • Do not use it with other retinol products.
  • Use sun protection during the day.
  • Refrigerate after opening and use within three months.
  • If irritation occurs, rinse off, 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.

When to Use

  • Use in PM


  • Start with lower concentrations of retinol, such as Retinol 0.2% in Squalane, and gradually work up to 1% to build skin tolerance.
  • If prone to sensitivity, consider using newer retinoid technologies like Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion.
  • Avoid using copper peptides, direct acids, direct Vitamin C, and other retinoids.
  • Caution: Retinol can cause irritation, redness, and peeling, especially around the eyes and mouth, in the early stages of use.
  • When pregnant or breastfeeding, avoid skincare products containing retinoids.
  • Always use sun protection during the day to protect your skin from increased UV sensitivity.
  • Do not use it after 3 months of opening.


Brand The Ordinary
Product Type Facial Serum
Area of Use Face
Time of Use PM Only
Size 30ml


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