Same spot? Retinol 0.5% in Squalane. Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion. And there was no irritation so I was skeptical). Because I'm not the kind of person that relies on subjective opinions, I decided to take a photo of my skin and compare with the ones that I took yesterday.I just... can't believe it. Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%. You've given me hope, I just ordered TO Retinoid 2% a couple days ago for the exact reason you described, CC's deep under the skin that have to be manually extracted. These bumps are on my cheeks where I normally break out but the catch 22 is that when I have a bad reaction, it only appears on my cheeks as well. If, like me, you've tried several topicals but have been ignoring retinoids for years, I'd say this is a pretty good one to start with. Same camera? Advanced Retinoid 2% (Now Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion): Before this I was using the PM Serum from Peter Thomas Roth which was hugely expensive, and I find it very hard to judge which product is better since the results from Retinoids for me are a "in the long run" sort of deal. I live in a very dry and hot climate, and my skin concerns are basically acne and dehydration.I ordered this on September 1, it was shipped on 4 and appeared in front of my door the 8. And there was no irritation so I was skeptical). In bold you can see numbers (as above) which hopefully will help you understand how to layer The Ordinary. I like to lurk around this sub but I'm not a blogger, so this is my first review! I'm expecting a purge soon as well, since I quit chemical exfoliants some weeks ago and I know that retinoids can be very harsh, but lucklily my skin and the retinoid will agree (?) Price $7.90. I just never seemed to be improving after switching from acid to acid, but so many people rave about them so I soldiered through, hoping effects would eventually kick in.

In the first few weeks, I would say I noticed a difference in my skin texture more than my acne. No one ever suggested a retinol or Retin-A or whatever.I am also pretty new, aside from a two week stint when I was 15 (now 25) and a doctor prescribed me Retin-A without really explaining how to use it (sparingly!!). It's my retinol of choice too, and definitely the game-changer in my routine.I'm pretty amazed still, I was giving up on everything else for my form of acne.
It doesn't hurt to bring it up with your derm and ask what the ideal strength would be for you to start with, given prior use of retinoids, of course.Thank you for sharing! I still have to do extractions, but not as frequently, and even then, what emerges is much smaller. The bottle is dark and protects the product from the sun.It was my first time using retinoids, so I was very cautious. The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% (Hyperpigmentation) Retinoids are a great component to any skincare routine dealing with uneven tone, or texture Overview: With two types of next-generation retinoid actives, this new formula boasts the latest in skincare technology. When my acne cane back at 24, I went on 6 months of minocyline. The results do take a bit of time, to loosen the existing build-up in the pores, but a huge plus is noticing the anti-aging benefits of the serum - my smile lines are more plumped out now. I took some photos of my skin, because I like to control the state of my skin. I'm from Spain, if you want to have the reference. Because I'm not the kind of person that relies on subjective opinions, I decided to take a photo of my skin and compare with the ones that I took yesterday.I just... can't believe it. Nothing crazy.Today I woke up and I thought that my skin was nicer than yesterday, but I was like "nah, just placebo effect, my skin is the same". And I'm happy I did, because the retinoid was producing greater results for me!Hey i use this as well, i think with this formulation you dont have to use a pea sized amount, thats generally recommended for prescription strength and this is no where near prescription strength (this is 2% by WEIGHT not by concentration, huge huge difference). They don't look inflamed and aren't painful but I'm terrified.Really not trying to be a dick but I can't see any difference except lighting & angle. I didn't try the Emulsion, but it seems like is more moisturizing. I think it's a combination of this plus the Silk Naturals vit c peptide serum (which contains MAP which is supposedly very effective at combatting acne)Would you mind describing your purge? I'll put my routine down here, if you're curious about it. I ordered the 2% in squalane and have to try it out now, I hope it'll be just as good or even better than the advanced retinoid since the latter was my original plan lol ... help Reddit App Reddit coins Reddit premium Reddit gifts. I ended up with peeling welts on my face for days because I used it as a spot treatment :/ Needless to say, I never touched the stuff again.That said, this one offered by The Ordinary is a milder, somewhat unique formulation of I was also prescribed a benzoyl peroxide + clindamycin combination that worked for 2 years before my skin became increasingly irritated by the BP. -When pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended to avoid any skincare products containing retinoids.-Store in a cool, dry place. I recently bought this and within 12 hours I could feel some bumps underneath my skin after my first use.