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PickyRahul

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TO retinol too greasy?

Is it just me or is TO's retinol feel a bit oily and heavy? This is my first ever retinol so I have no idea what to make of it. For a while now I've gone back to a hydrating and calming routine to nurse my face after an entire month of having cystic acne. I heard retinol works great for PIE but I'm a little nervous to get back to TO retinol. Suggestions? Thanks!
Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

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Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

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qilss

Oily/Resilient

Yes it is oily and can be too much for oily skin like mine. I couldn't finish it in time anyway since it has such a short PAO. Now I'm currently using 2.5% Retinol from Cos de Baha. Texture-wise is so much better, not oily at all!
Retinol 2.5% Serum + Vitamin E

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Retinol 2.5% Serum + Vitamin E

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lhs

Oily/Sensitive

you’re not alone, it also makes my skin greasy and takes too long to absorb. i don’t have suggestion bcs i never try retinol anymore
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ezraaaa

Oily/Resilient

Hi, I'm still new about skincare. I am curious about retinol. If you don't mind can I know the meaning of retinol & it's function🤷 maybe the details?
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PickyRahul

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In a nutshell it's a form of vitamin A that is used in the form of a serum or moisturizer. It's benefits on our skin is unparalleled and it offers benefits such as preventing acne, wrinkles, even skin tone and texture. However, it's a strong ingredient and should be used in your skincare starting from once a week and then proceed from there. It also takes months to show actual results. You can check out some YouTube videos on this or look through picky to get a better idea. Hope this helps!
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BlueNWhite

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I know just what you mean, Rahul! I gave up using TO's retinol on my face & using it on stretch marks on my tummy instead. For the past one month, I've been using this once weekly. It goes on smoothly & feels comfortable. I'm following you on IG. I'd appreciate if you followed me too 💕 @blueskies8whiteclouds
Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum

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Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum

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PickyRahul

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Ah unfortunately this isn't available in France! gotta look for something else.
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elaineganuelas

Oily/Resilient

I feel the same way 😂 I can't finish mine
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