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Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

The Ordinary

The Ordinary

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Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

Ampoules

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4.1

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33 Total Ingredients

Ingredients distribution based on EWG rating

Ingredient Safety

Ingredient Compatibility

The number of good or bad ingredients for each skin type

oily skin

Oily

2 Good

0 Bad

dry skin

Dry

1 Good

0 Bad

sensitive skin

Sensitive

1 Good

2 Bad

Addresses These Concerns

Product Attributes

Alcohol-free
Paraben-free
Silicone-free
Sulfate-free
Allergen-free
Cruelty-free
Fragrance-free
Non-comedogenic
Oil-free

Ratings & Reviews

4.1

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109 Reviews

Rating Distribution

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4

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4

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Product Attributes

Alcohol-free
Paraben-free
Silicone-free
Sulfate-free
Allergen-free
Cruelty-free
Fragrance-free
Non-comedogenic
Oil-free

Photo Reviews

72 Reviews

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Dry/Sensitive

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Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

product review positives

Summary: This is one of the products of The Ordinary I've used the longest. Non-irritating retinoid that is smooth, silky and easy to absorb. Details: This retinoid has a milky texture and a faint smell that I can't describe very well. I like the f...

product review negatives

The only downside for me is that it's not very strong and while it smoothes out my skin overall, it doesn't seem to work that well against specific wrinkles.

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Anne2703

Dry/Resilient

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Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

product review positives

I wanted a retinoid product that is not oily, as I find the other retinoids from The Ordinary in squalane too long to absorb. This emulsion is not oily at all and absorbs very quickly. No irritation at all, which is normal for retinoid (vs retinol)....

product review negatives

Unfortunately only retinoid 2% exist in emulsion, the 5% is in squalane only. I feel that it is not strong enough.

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funskincare

Oily/Resilient

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Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

product review positives

It has this light texture that makes them easy to blend with moisturizer which is great. And I think we don’t have to say more about the price.

product review negatives

None. Didn’t experience any sort of purging, redness or irritation while using it. But after a while, I noticed that small papules are forming on the most random area of my face after I incorporate it into my routine (and I am pretty sure it’s not pu...

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VAO

Oily/Resilient

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Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

product review positives

This is my first retinoid. I was so scared to start as I read it can cause irritation, purging. First of all, it is a lot of product and lasts looonnnng. I started using it twice a week and improving but still it just doesnt empty. It is a light fo...

product review negatives

I do not like droppers!! Also the container is made of glass so every time is a mini-heartbreak when it slips as I live far away from the UK and last time shipping took a month. I recently got addicted to dr Dray and she told in a video that these g...

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Petrenci

Dry/Sensitive

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product review positives

I love this retinoid's formula. I use it for blemishes, dark post and anti-aging treatments twice a week.

product review negatives

It is not stable. It is only good for 3 months and 30ml is too much for that time (twice a week use).

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