The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

A potent retinol/retinoid treatment that gives you visible anti-ageing results without irritation. It reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

  • Granactive Retinoid: A complex of solubilized hydroxypinacolone retinoate, a highly-advanced form of retinoid which offers a multi-fold better effect against signs of aging than retinol, retinyl palmitate, and nearly all other forms of non-prescription retinoid.

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethyl Linoleate, Propanediol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Bisabolol, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Retinol, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetyl Palmitate, Sucrose Laurate, Polysorbate 20, Isoceteth-20, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Disodium Edta, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

Apply a small amount to face in the PM as part of your skincare regimen, after water serums but before heavier treatments.

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Tested 5/5. Overall consensus is that this helped to reduce fine lines effectively but you have to slowly build tolerance up. Our testers said that they noticed lightening of acne scars and pigmentation after using this. Remember to always follow up with a heavy moisturizer as Retinol can by drying, and sunscreen as it can cause the skin to be more photosensitive.

Nina

Oily skin

Nice Design

Smells Good

Feels Good

Effective

Worth It

Acne scars and pigmentation is clearing up
I can see that my acne scars is clearing up and pigmentation has also reduced. The only thing I would say is that a small amount is all it takes for the whole face, don't use too much or else it will get pilled up. It will take awhile to see the result, mine took around 3 weeks so have to be patience and consistent on using it.

May

Sensitive skin

Nice Design

Smells Good

Feels Good

Effective

Worth It

Skin need to build tolerance to this
This feels too strong for my skin. Using it my skin felt very dry and I had to layer it with a thick moisturizer to combat the dryness. It’s got a 2% concentration so I find it really strong, if you’re a beginner you should build up tolerance to this. I did see improvements on some fine lines but I don’t think this is for me.

Syazwani

Combination skin

Nice Design

Smells Good

Feels Good

Effective

Worth It

Significant improvement to pigmentation on the skin
Using this I could see obvious improvements to pigmentation on the skin and fine lines, but it can be very drying so be sure to pair it with a moisturizer after you use it. When using it, it may feel a little prickly but a thick moisturizer helps to soothe any irritation. Overall after a month I saw great results, just be sure to always moisturize and wear sunscreen

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