Tackles signs of ageing, Combines two forms of next-generation retinoid, Minimises irritation, Apply a few drops to face in the evening as part of your skincare regime, Do not use with other retinoid treatments.
I use this every evening. It lasts quite a long time as you only need a few drops for your face. Does not feel harsh on the skin or irritating in any way. I think some fine lines are looking better after using this though obviously not completely gone which I wouldn't expect. I may buy the higher concentration next time but will definitely keep an Ordinary Retinoid product in my regime. Great for the price.
Reviewed on Mon 30 Jul 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with normal, medium tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is light brown, combination with fine texture.
I Love this product and this was recommended by deciem as part of my skincare routine. I I have noticed my skin look more plump. I did buy this as under my eyes I do have very fine lines.it hasn't made a difference here but I do believe that it's not the product but the fact I'm dehydrated and I'm trying to drink more water to help this. This version is very gentle and it's best used along side the rosehip oil from deciem too.
Reviewed on Sat 03 Mar 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with normal texture.
I bought this as I am very self conscious about my dark circles under my eyes. The formula is lightweight and easy to apply and skin feels soft and supple after application. I have already noticed my eyes look brighter 😊 For the price of £8, it has a far better price tag than other similar proucts!
Reviewed on Tue 19 Sep 2017
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, tanned tone skin and green eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with fine texture.
If the idea of using acids terrify you - this Advanced Retinoid 2% by The Ordinary is a non-scary place to start! You should definitely patch test it first to see if it irritates your skin, but personally I was surprised at how gentle this was for a retinoid. I only use 2 times a week in the evenings as sometimes retinoids can make your skin dry. I've never had an issue with this product making my skin dry. It does make my skin seriously smooth and gives it an even texture and over time you notice fine lines and wrinkles smoothing out a bit. It's great value like all The Ordinary products.
Reviewed on Tue 15 Aug 2017
I am in my late 40's/early 50's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, combination with normal texture.
I'm a huge fan of 'The Ordinary' and their products continue to amaze me. I'm 36 nearly and a few lines have started to become visible on my forehead; after a couple of nights use, I was able to see a really visible difference. A month later I can see a huge difference - the lines and pores have been reduced. The best £8 you will ever spend - this product is a facial investment.
Reviewed on Fri 02 Jun 2017
I am in my mid 30's with dry, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, dry with coarse texture.
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 19 August 2019.
Where to Buy
The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% is available to buy at Fabled, lookfantastic, HQhair.com, ASOS, Feelunique, Boots.com, Beauty Expert, and Indulge Beauty.