The Ordinary – RETINOL .5% IN SQUALANE

The Ordinary

THE ABNORMAL BEAUTY COMPANY
is bringing cost effective, basic ingredients, strong formulas, and all natural products

RETINOL .5% IN SQUALANE

WHAT IS IT?
a water free, stable solution of .5% pure retinol
the ordinary also makes this product in .2% & 1% retinol
if sensitive, try .2% and build your skin tolerance up to the .5%

WHAT IS IT MADE OF?
squalane
caprylic triglyceride
retinol
solanium lycopersicum (tomato) fruit extract
simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) see oil
bht

WHAT DOES IT DO?
targets textural irregularities and signs of aging

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE IT?
no more than every other day
if you feel tightening - use every 3 to 4 days

SIDE AFFECTS?
possible skin  tightening
skin peeling
skin "purging" - a possible increase in acne as you introduce retinol to your routine. symptoms typically can last up to 40 days.
if sensitive to coconut oil, the caprylic triglyceride may react similarly on skin

 

t o m a t o

squalane
squalane is an optimized version of squalene - a molecule found in the skin that is highly fatty antioxidant that strengthens the skins moisture barrier, provides hydration and can protect the skin against environmental factors. the body naturally produces squalene, however, the rate naturally declines in our 20s.

caprylic triglyceride
c.t. has been a staple in skin products for over 50 years as a natural skin smoother. an emollient that traps moisture in the skin and a natural antioxidant preventing skin aging through oxidation.

retinol
naturally derived from vitamin a, it boosts the production of collagen in your body. helps reduce fine lines and evens skin tone.

solanium lycopersicum - tomato fruit - extract
the tomato fruit is incredibly healing and restorative for skin health. due to its antioxidant properties, it improves skin appearance and supports the regeneration of new skin cells.
tomatoes have a natural astringent property which absorbs excess oil in the skin.

simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) seed oil
a natural emollient to maintain skin moisture, also an anti-inflammatory that reduces skin redness.

bht
used as an antioxidant, butylated hydroxytoluene, is derived from phenol and used as a product stabilizer

USE WITH NIGHT TIME ROUTINE
AFTER SERUMS
BEFORE HEAVY CREAMS

be mindful of skin peeling near eyes
and don't let the possible skin purge hold you back

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