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Đang xem: Review of the ordinary's retinol
I spent some time on the internet to see if anyone else was having the same problem, as I know that retinol usually has the opposite effect and can help to clear up and prevent acne. But I discovered that retinol can also make your skin worse before it gets better. They even have a name for it – ‘retinol purging’ and it can take anywhere from days to weeks to clear up. Unfortunately mine took weeks. I battled on and hoped for the best, and about three to four weeks later it finally started clearing up.
After Six Months, What Effect Has Retinol Had on My Skin?
So, after six months of using The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% on my skin, have I experienced a skin care miracle? Sadly no. I was disappointed that the retinol had no effect on my hyperpigmentation, however, it did make my skin feel much smoother. I have not really noticed much effect on my fine lines or wrinkles. Maybe if I had one of those wrinkle imaging machines that dermatologists use to see the minor changes that a product can have on the wrinkle depth, I might have been able to see if there really had been any change. But to the naked eye, I notice any difference.
The Ordinary Retinol has been good value. It is much cheaper than similar products on the market, and although the bottle is a little 30ml’s, I only needed 3-4 drops for my face and neck, so it has lasted a really long time. After some initial sensitivity, my skin seemed to tolerate The Ordinary Retinol quite well. But if you have sensitive skin, then start with The Ordinary’s Granactive Retinoid range as listed above. It’s supposed to deliver similar results but in a much gentler formula.
Now that my skin is used to the 0.5% strength retinol, I think I’ll try the stronger 1% version when I’m finished to see if it will improve my fine lines.
Have You Tried The Ordinary Range of Retinol Skin Care?
Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of the products in the The Ordinary retinoid range of skincare and whether you liked it or not.