Today I’m reviewing the Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%. This is supposed to be a “stable emulsion of next-generation forms of retinoid”.
Retinoids are supposed to boost collagen production, make the skin look smoother and firmer.
They are supposed to clear dead skin cells, oils and debris from pores.
They’re also supposed decrease oil production leading to less breakouts.
You can read all the scientific stuff about this product on the brand website.
The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% Review
This serun broke me out in tiny little pimples all over my face for the first few days of use.
I discontinued using it for a while and used Alpha H Liquid Gold to clear up most of the pimples.
I’ve gone back to using it only twice a week. I always tone with the Liquid Gold now before I apply it, and I apply my Vichy Aqualia serum after I apply it. The Vichy serum contains hyaluronic acid which is good for hydration. I feel this is important because retinoids can be drying. When used this way, I haven’t experienced any further irritation from this product.
The website recommends applying an oil when you use this, so I might pick up the rose hip seed oil with my next order.
I noticed my skin peeling within days of first use. So, I suppose that means it is renewing the skin. I also felt like it was clearing out my pores.
I think this is an okay product, but people with sensitive skin should use this cautiously.
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