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The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane - 1.01 fl oz - Ulta Beauty

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$8.60 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Targets uneven skin tone
  • Targets textural irregularities
  • Targets signs of aging
  • Helps combat dryness

Description

Retinol 0.5% in Squalane offers a water-free solution containing 0.5% retinol—an ingredient that improves the appearance of fine and dynamic lines that arise from a loss of collagen and elastin, while evening skin texture and tone. What’s more, this intermediate formula is supported with squalane, a moisturizing agent naturally found in your skin that enhances surface-level hydration and helps combat the dryness that can be associated with retinol use.
Scent: Unscented
Health Facts: Silicone-Free
Product Form: Serum
Beauty Purpose: Anti-Aging
Recommended Skin Type: Normal
TCIN: 87872547
UPC: 769915194012
Item Number (DPCI): 342-01-0274
Origin: Imported
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Ingredients:

squalane, caprylic/capric triglyceride, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, retinol solanum lycopersicum (tomato) fruit extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, hydroxymethoxyphenyl decanone, bht.

Allergens & Warnings:

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. Refer to our website for an in-depth guide to patch testing. Keep out of reach of children. Refrigerate after opening.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 4.4 inches length x 1.4 inches width x 1.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.2 pounds

Return details

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Q: Is The Ordinary Retinol a "Clean" product?

submitted by Janice - 6 months ago
4.2 out of 5 stars with 531 reviews
45% would recommend
11 recommendations

To strong- caused perioral dermatitis

1 out of 5 stars
Red&Raw Face - 9 days ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
Do not buy this product. It is to high a percentage of retinol and even using the sandwich method it broke my skin barrier and caused perioral dermatitis. I tried mroe than once to ensure which product was causing it and every time i used this it would cause perioral dermatitis. Get a .1-.3% do not get this 0.5% it will damage your skin.
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My favorite product from Ordinary

5 out of 5 stars
Diana - 20 days ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
Don't forget to put it in the fridge after opening
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Not good for my skin at all.

1 out of 5 stars
Angie - 23 days ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
I bought this in January 2024 bc my skin was not looking its best after getting off birth control. I started using it as directed (once a week, then twice a week, until you work up to every night). I wore sunscreen religiously during the day too. I broke out the worst i ever have in my life in February a couple weeks after starting but i chalked it up to "purging." Finally, i finished the bottle in late April and my skin was still awful and worse than when i started it. Most research said the purge will last between 2-8 weeks but after 12 weeks and just seeing my skin worsen, I had to stop. I even bought a second bottle for when I ran out but I wont touch it now. Maybe it works for some people but this greasy oily formula WRECKED my skin. Using differen gel and good molecules niacinimide the past 2 months has helped tremendously though.
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Too Much Oil

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
wellnessguru8700 - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
This product was way too oily for my skin, causing me to break-out. For someone with combination skin I tend to do better with like a gel or emulsion. I know The Ordinary makes a retinol/retinoid that is in an emulsion form so I’ll give that a shot.
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Holy grail!!

5 out of 5 stars
Hannah - 1 month ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
For my dry skin girlies who struggle with acne this one is for you!! After trying this for a good 3 weeks I see significant chanfes to my skin! Ive struggled with acne & was trying different retinol products and none produced such great results so quickly (to me 3 weeks is quickly). Definitely recommend!
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Older version of this was better

1 out of 5 stars
H - 1 month ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
Used this version for a few months, developed eczema
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Too strong

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
M - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I wish I could use it but it’s very hard on my skin and couldn’t really benefit from it. Maybe they need to change the formula— had to return it.
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No thanks

1 out of 5 stars
Sarita - 3 months ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
I used this for a few days and it gave me retinol burn. Changed the whole texture of my skin and made it rough and dry and to where now i'm applying aloe vera to my skin trying to repair it and can't wear makeup if I wanted to.
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Love

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
xocassss - 3 months ago
Absolutely love this! Will definitely be a staple in my night time routine
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I wanted to love this!!

2 out of 5 stars
Beautybyk - 3 months ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
I am a huge ordinary fan however this product needs to be fixed as someone who has combination skin. I'm lucky to be able to use most products. However, this product is so oily, and my skin did not seem to absorb the oil at all. I feel like because my skin cant absorb it I didn't get the benefits, I don't recommend this unless you have super dry skin even then it's just so messy. You also need to refrigerate it. Which I don't really like because I like to have my skin care accessible and it only lasts three months. I am switching to the emulsion formula which is a more creamy formula and I'm hoping this gets reformulated. I thought about returning this product but instead I just threw it away. I've never thrown a skincare product away. I am disappointed because this is such an affordable price point and I love that they have different percentages, but I'm hoping that the ordinary considers evolving this product into a more creamyformula or like a water-based type serum
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Not worth buying !

2 out of 5 stars
KO - 3 months ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
This product is extremely oily , thin, and just sits on the skin . It doesn't absorb. You cant layer any product or moisturizer over it . Don't get fooled by how inexpensive it is. Spend a little more for a product with results .
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game-changer for my skincare routine.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kris - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% has been a game-changer for my skincare routine. Incorporating this gentle yet effective retinol has visibly improved the texture and appearance of my skin. I've noticed a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven tone, thanks to its ability to promote cell turnover and collagen production. While it's potent, the 0.5% concentration is gentle enough for my sensitive skin, especially when used sparingly and gradually increased over time. Pairing it with a good moisturizer and sunscreen has ensured optimal results without any irritation. Overall, I highly recommend this retinol for anyone looking to address signs of aging and achieve a smoother, more youthful complexion.
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OILY

2 out of 5 stars
Emily - 3 months ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
Did not at all feel the way retinol feels when applied. felt like straight bay oil being rubbed onto my oily prone skin. Did not act as a rentinol at all. (oily skin, don't recommend), but love the ordinary niacinamide 10% and zinc 1%
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I would buy this again. Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Mary - 3 months ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
I have only been using for almost 2 weeks, but I love it and I can tell the difference in my skin.
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Love this

4 out of 5 stars
Jessica - 4 months ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
I love the Ordinary products. Feels so good when it's on my skin, but they need to put must be refrigerated in big bold letters. I only knew by reading the the review first. This is the first with retinol that needed to be refrigerated, must be because of squaline. But I would definitely do it again
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My skin look beautiful!

5 out of 5 stars
Jen - 4 months ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
I never write reviews, but after about a week of use my skin has seen visible improvements in tone, fine lines and diminished scarring. Highly recommend!
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it works! & is inexpensive

5 out of 5 stars
Rachel - 4 months ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
I am pleased with this product and see a huge difference in my forehead wrinkles. I am so excited to try all the other products!
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Great product

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
PaFoua - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I just started using but it doesn’t burn or sting my face. It is oily but within a few minutes it’s not bad. No complaints
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Great, but lack of info

5 out of 5 stars
Hunter - 4 months ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
This works great, but I have no Idea how much I should use. Ive just been doing 4 drops per night.
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Love it

5 out of 5 stars
- 5 months ago
originally posted on http://www.ulta.com
Great product
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