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Review: The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane

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The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane
The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane

About The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane:

Review:

I’ve used this retinol serum a few times in place of my other acne treatments during the week. The formula has an oily feel to it. It contains squalane and jojoba oil in it. Here are the list of ingredients:

Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Retinol, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone, BHT.

This retinol serum feels nice on the skin. It glides on smoothly. I wasn’t bothered by the oiliness of the product, since it felt lightweight and moisturizing. It left my skin feeling sooo soft and elegant. I enjoyed using the product when I did. But after a few days (a few times a week), I did notice some pimples. I had hard sebum stuck in my pores and a huge nodule on my temple. I think the oils in this product isn’t working for me. It’s too much (even though it feels lightweight) on my skin. So I’m going to discontinue using it. I don’t want to create chaos in my skin. I wouldn’t recommend this serum if your skin can’t handle squalane (first on the ingredients list) and jojoba oil. My skin has issues with squalane. 😥

Reviews on other retinol skin care products:

Review: The INKEY Retinol Eye Cream

3 Month Update: The INKEY Retinol Eye Cream

More on my squalane experience:

The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane. Should I try it again?

1 Week Results: The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

5 Month Update: Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream (empty)

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Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream
Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream

I finally finished a whole tube of Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream! Here are my thoughts on it after 5ish months…

I used this eye cream in the morning and at night. One thing I liked about this eye cream is that it’s not runny. It stays on my finger when I dispense it out. It’s really easy to apply to the under eye area, since it stays in place. It’s also quite easy to blend it into the skin too. I haven’t had any issues with application. As for the results, this is just another moisturizing eye cream. It could’ve been more moisturizing though. 🤔 No effect on fine lines and wrinkles. No effect on dark under circles. None at all. Just another eye cream among other eye creams. There’s nothing special about it. I’m happy to be done with it. And I won’t purchase another tube. It didn’t do anything for me. I’ve used other eye creams that gave my under eyes more moisture. Would I recommend this? No. It’s not good.

Reviews on other eye care products:

Updated Review: Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel

1 Month Results: Andalou Naturals Luminous Eye Serum

1 Month Results: Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Eye Revive Contour Gel

Review: The INKEY List Caffeine Eye Cream

Review: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

Review: Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream

Updated Review: Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream

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