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A Stable Emulsion of Retinol
This water-free formulation contains 1% pure Retinol, an ingredient that can reduce the appearances of fine lines, of photo damage and of general skin ageing. While Retinol has been studied extensively, it is irritating to the skin and newer technologies exist that mimic the visible effects of Retinol without causing skin irritation. For this reason, we generally recommend using Advanced Retinoid 2% instead of this formulation.
Note: This formulation can be diluted to reduce irritation potential while skin builds tolerance.
EU Shipping Note: We are able to ship this product within the European Union. However, please note that the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has published an opinion on April 20, 2016 suggesting that Retinol content of cosmetics should be limited to 0.3% as summarized on page 67 of the publication listed below. While this opinion has not yet affected regulatory restrictions, it may in the near future and such restriction would apply to all products sold within the EU containing Retinol. We recommend considering Advanced Retinoid 2% from The Ordinary if you are concerned about use of Retinol products.
Read the European Safety Report here.
Retinol 1% can cause significant irritation, redness and peeling in the first few weeks of use until the skin builds tolerance. These reactions are much stronger around the mouth and around the eyes. We would suggest using newer retinoid technologies such as that found in Advanced Retinoid 2% so as to avoid these unpleasant initial side effects.
How to use:
Apply a small amount to face in the PM as part of your skincare regimen. Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Use sun protection in the AM.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Isoamyl Laurate, Ethyl Methicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone/PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Isoamyl Cocoate, Tocopherol, BHA, BHT.