Deciem The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%: Review

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Time for another Deciem The Ordinary review. I'm almost done with my bottle of Advanced Retinoid 2%. I used this for a while then went back to it after trying a few other retinol drops in-between. Details per The Ordinary:

This formulation combines two forms of next-generation retinoid actives in a combined concentration of 2% by weight:

These two actives are:

a) Solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate is a highly-advanced form of retinoid which is, in fact, a non-prescription ester of all-trans direct retinoic acid that offers a multi-fold better effect against signs of ageing than retinol, retinyl palmitate and nearly all other forms of non-prescription retinoid;

b) a sustained-delivery form of pure retinol in a protective capsule system which supports both the delivery and the effect of Solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate.

Both forms of retinoid used avoid the irritation associated with retinoid (including retinol) use while delivering better visible results against signs of ageing.


Note:

This product uses next-generation retinoid active technologies which have been shown to achieve better reduction in signs of ageing than retinol without irritation. These technologies cannot be compared directly with retinol itself in terms of concentration because they include a different retinoid molecule, in a similar way that Retinol cannot be compared with Retinoic Acid in terms of concentration. If you have interest in a retinol product, please refer to our Retinol 1% formula which contains 1% pure retinol and costs less since many retinol technologies cost less than their next-generation counterparts like Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate. Advanced Retinoid 2% achieves better visible anti-ageing results than Retinol 1% with less irritation but Retinol 1% is suitable if you are looking specifically for a pure Retinol formula.

Retinoids can make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation. Sun protection is particularly important when using retinoids. This product must not be used in conjunction with other retinoids including retinol or retinoic acid. This product is not a treatment for acne. Acne-prone skin may experience a temporary increase in acne during the first few weeks of using any form of retinoid including those used in this formulation.
 

This product has a serum texture with a creamy white color. It's a serum booster. You add a few drops to a serum which adds the power of retinol. It has no scent I can detect and comes packaged in a light sensitive brown glass bottle with dropper which is very The Ordinary. I love that Deciem pays attention to what goes in light sensitive bottles. You get 30 ml for $9.80 which is a great deal.

So does it work? Yes. This is the third retinol booster I have tried this year and this is by far the best(see my reviews on Zelens Power A and Paula's Choice Resist 1% Retinol Booster). And it's the cheapest! Bonus. I started out with one drop a night then went to two, then three. I would start every other night or 3x/week at first if you haven't used retinols in the past, or if it's been a while. Then you work your way up. I never experienced any dryness, redness, flaking or any negative reaction at all. All I got was less wrinkles and better looking skin. This gets a big thumbs up from me, and I will be grabbing another.

Directions
 
Apply a few drops to face in the PM as part of your skincare regimen. Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Use sun protection in the AM.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Ethyl Linoleate, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Bisabolol, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Retinol, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carrageenan, Xanthan gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetyl Palmitate, Sucrose Laurate, Polysorbate 20, Isoceteth-20, Behentrimonium Chloride, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Disodium EDTA, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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