The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane


The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane is a lightweight, fast-absorbing anti-aging serum that delivers the power of retinol to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin texture and clarity.

This The Ordinary retinol serum addresses the following skin concerns:

   Uneven Skin Tone

   Textural Irregularities

   Signs of Aging


The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane is formulated with a potent 1% retinol concentration,      the highest retinol concentration of any The Ordinary product.

  Retinol is paired with squalane, a nourishing and hydrating oil-like susbtance that helps to protect skin cells from dehydration.

  As we age, we lose collagen and elastin. Retinol stimulates skin cells to produce more collagen, which improves skin firmness.

  Retinol also helps improve skin elasticity, which is that bounce-back effect that makes skin look plump and healthy.
The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane with box flatlay.

    **  Squalane

Squalane is a moisturizer found naturally in the skin in the form of squalene (with an e). This nourishing ingredient helps to lock in moisture and protect skin cells from dehydration.

This is an anhydrous solution, which is another way of saying that it’s water free.

Although the serum contains squalane, which has an oily consistency, squalane is non-comedogenic, so it won’t block your pores and cause acne or breakouts.

Squalane has a lightweight, non-greasy feel on the skin and is suitable for all skin types, including those with oily and acne-prone skin.

 ** The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane Ingredients

Listed in order of concentration from highest to lowest, this retinol serum contains the following:

    Squalane: A protective and nourishing oil that helps seal in moisture and prevents transepidermal water loss.

    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, this ingredient helps to keep skin soft and smooth and locks in moisture.

    Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil: A wax ester similar to human sebum that is a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer.

    Retinol: The star ingredient in this serum, retinol helps to reduce wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, and increase dead skin cell turnover for a brighter complexion and a reduction in hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

    Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract: Rich in lycopene, this fruit extract helps to protect skin from environmental damage by providing antioxidant protection.

    Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract: This antioxidant helps to fight free radical damage and offers antibacterial and antiseptic benefits.

Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone: An antioxidant that increases hyaluronic acid in the skin.

BHT: A synthetic antioxidant and preservative that stabilizes the serum and helps to protect the product from bacterial contamination.

All The Ordinary’s products, including this 1% retinol serum, are vegan and cruelty-free.

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