I am so grateful to The Ordinary for making Retinol something I can afford to use daily. Yes I have tried a more expensive brand. But apart from the texture of the product. As far as how the Retinol works, I can tell you now, there was no difference what so ever. I use Retinol for both acne and aging. I have very oily skin.
I started off with the Granactive 2% Emulsion. Made a bit of a difference to my acne. But after just one week I started alternating every other night with Granactive 5% Squalane. A week later I was alternating with Retinol 0.5%. A week after that Retinol 1%. That was a few months ago. Now I use mostly Retinol 1% Squalane nightly. Though I do still use Retinol 0.5% when I think my skin needs a break.
I'm Acne Free!
Thank You... The Ordinary & Escentual x
I use this fairly sparingly and only twice a week or so otherwise my skin can become irritated. I find it much more effective than the other The Ordinary retinoids which are less irritating.