The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion, previously known as Advanced Retinoid 2%, is one the most-popular Retinoid-based products from the skincare experts at The Ordinary. Known for being one of the most effective ingredients for anti-ageing, Retinoids come in different potencies and varying formulations to reduce sensitivity.
The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion is a lightweight, moderate-strength emulsion with low irritation levels. The product’s active ingredient, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR), a less abrasive alternative to retinoic acid, or prescription retinol medication, to accelerate skin cell turnover and reverse the signs of ageing and acne.
A stable serum with next-generation retinoid emulsion, formulated to visibly reduce signs of aging.
- Hydroxypinacolone Reinoate – An advanced retinoid which, unlike others, doesn’t need to be converted into the active form of Vitamin A in the skin, making it better at treating dark spots and wrinkles than other retinoids.
- Pure retinol – Delivered in a protective capsule system to ensure that it is gentle on skin whilst achieving visible results.
- Advanced Retinoid 2% causes enhanced sensitivity to sunlight, always follow with sun protection.
How to use The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion?
Introducing Retinoids into your skincare routine slowly is important to prevent irritation and sensitivity. Start with just once a week, and then slowly increase usage up to a maximum of four times a week. The emulsion should only be applied at night, because Retinol can heighten skin sensitivity to UVA and UVB rays. A daytime sunscreen is always recommended when using this product.
Apply the emulsion after water-based serums and before oils and heavier creams. Do not use this product along with other Retinoid treatments.