Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (previously known as Advanced Retinoid 2%) is a water-based serum with two next-generation retinoids.
Please note that you may receive a bottle marked Advanced Retinoid 2%, as packaging updates are still in progress. The formula is the same.
This treatment visibly reduces the signs of aging without irritation. It diminishes the look of wrinkles and fine lines, brightens dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and smooths and refines the skin’s texture.
Apply Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion to clean, dry skin before any other products at night. Allow a few minutes for it to absorb.
Do not use this serum with other products containing retinoids, such as retinol and retinoic acid.
Retinoids can make your skin more sensitive to UV radiation. We recommend wearing sunscreen during the day.
While both products are effective retinoid treatments, the formulas contain different retinoid molecules that are not comparable in terms of potency. Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion contains two advanced retinoids that have been shown to reduce the signs of aging without irritation.
Products with retinoids are not recommended for use while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Apply it once a day at night. If your skin is sensitive or you are new to retinoids, you can start by applying it 1-2 times per week to avoid irritation.
This product should be applied to clean skin before any other products. Do not mix it with other products. Do not use it at the same time as other retinoids (like retinol and retinoic acid). Also, we recommend proceeding with caution if you choose to use it with products containing vitamin C or alpha hydroxy acids, as this can cause irritation. You may want to alternate these products every other day.
Apply Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion to clean, dry skin before any other products at night. Allow a few minutes for it to absorb before continuing with your routine.
Advanced Retinoid 2% isn't gone—it just has a new name. Advanced Retinoid 2% is now Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion. Same formula, different name.
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Ethyl Linoleate, Propanediol, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Bisabolol, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Retinol, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/leaf Extract, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetyl Palmitate, Sucrose Laurate, Polysorbate 20, Behentrimonium Chloride, Potassium Citrate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Disodium Edta, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
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If you are less than completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return your order within 60 days (from the delivery date) for a full refund. We'll cover the cost of return shipping within the U.S..
I’m def a skincare addict. I’ve been using retinol serums for years, I was even using retin-A when in high school because my acne was so bad. The acne eventually cleared up when I got to college, I just had the occasional pimple here or there, but I continued using retinol in my skincare regimen as a preventative against aging/wrinkles. I heard so many great things about this brand, did a TON of research on which products to buy, this made the cut. I started implementing it into my every other nightly routine. I noticed huge clusters of breakouts forming, large cysts that would form under the surface and bubble up, but I figured it was part of the infamous “retinol purge” so I stuck it out. This product has glowing reviews and people kept saying “just stick it out, it’s worth it!” I read online that a purge can take 4-6 weeks, but after a solid month of horrible clusters of these huge cysts that I hadn’t had since high school, I just couldn’t take it. Now I have to rehab my skin to get rid of the horrible acne scars I have from just a month and a week of using this product. Years of protecting my skin from the sun, drinking plenty of water, hydrating with moisturizers and serums to keep my skin beautiful, using vitamin C and all sorts of treatments to even out my tone and texture, all down the toilet. To say I’m upset would be an understatement. Worst product I have EVER laid hands on. Do not throw this into your skincare regimen without doing a proper patch test. You may end up thanking me later.
Not sure if I do it right. I use this retinoid before Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F but there's some grains when applying the Vit C.
Really can make a difference in just a night.can make my skin more smooth .this one is my repurchase.the price is good too.
I have been using the advanced retinoid for 2 days, I can not say that I have seen a significant change, I feel that my skin is assimilating it well I have not felt any burning or pain I hope to see results soon
when i first started using this i made the mistake of not gradually incorporating it into my routine. it made me break out pretty bad in the normal places that i get acne (cheeks, chin, nose) so i stopped for a week. the next month i started with just once or twice a week and then built it up to every night. when i reincorporated this into my routine i also made sure to apply at night to completely dry skin. i would wait at least 15-20 mins until applying after cleansing.
after the FIRST NIGHT of reincorporating this into my routine (and applying correctly) the next morning i saw immediate results. i was stunned! all of the zits that were on my face before were completely gone. also the texture of my skin was completely smooth and redness was gone.
i still get great results from this and i cannot wait to see what longer term benefits (the reason for the 4 stars) will look like for me. this is the first retinoid ive ever tried so i can't compare to other products. i will continue to repurchase and never want to be without this product!
I've been using this product nightly with some others from The Ordinary for about 3 weeks. (I have dry sensitive skin) Overall I'd say my skin is softer, way less flakey (i'll still get the occasional flakey patch, but not often), smoother/less bumps, and I have noticed my forehead wrinkles are diminished slightly (I'm 20 but I already see some signs of agining in my forehead and eyes). This product has been working pretty well for me, and the proce can't be beat. I'd recommend trying any of The Ordinary products, because so far I have not been disappointed.
I've been using several of The Ordinary 's products for the last 6 weeks or so & I'm ecstatic about them. I have become concerned with the "packaging" /containers/bottles. I like that the glass bottles are dark however I don't think some of them are great for stability purposes. Like the 2% Retinoid. The top of the dropper has been leaking product in a ring around where the rubber bulb & the actual lid meet, same issue with my lactic acids & both oils. If product is getting out with them closed tight then there's definitely air continually getting in. That's certainly going to cut the shelf life.
Skin type: Combination/Oily An absolute MUST HAVE in my skincare routine! This product does everything it states! I decided to try out this product because of what it claims to do and its affordable price. Extremely non-irritating and absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving that sticky residue feeling. I get occasional breakouts which will usually result in scars for months and months, but since using this product, I have noticed that any breakout scars fade away way faster! Alongside fading dark spots, it has also improved the texture of my skin. I had small texture bumps and wrinkles around my forehead, but this product has helped smooth them all away. An amazing product that does wonders without breaking the bank!
I love this product so much! I use almost all of the ordinary products and love them all. I noticed that this site says to apply to your skin before any other products? Your supposed to apply water based serums first. I apply buffet first. Such a great combo:)
I have reordered this consistently. I have given this product to friends and family as gifts. This is a necessary product. My skin looks way better since I started using the ordinary products in general but this was the first product I ever ordered and I haven’t gone a day without it since the first day so that should tell you something.