Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane

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Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane

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4.1

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Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane

4.1
from 10 Ratings
Product Overview

Quick Product Notes
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Paraben-Free
Sulfate-Free
Alcohol-Free
Silicone-Free
EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe
Minimal Ingredients

Notable Effects & Ingredients


Promotes Wound Healing from 1 Ingredient(s):
Alpha-Bisabolol

Brightening from 1 Ingredient(s):
Alpha-Bisabolol

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
None
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
None
Sensitive Skin
None

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown
71%
0%
0%
29%

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 7 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
1
A
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
(Skin Conditioning,Emollient,Antimicrobial)
1
Dimethyl Isosorbide
(Solvent,Viscosity Decreasing Agent,Viscosity Controlling)
1
A
Squalane
(Emollient,Hair Conditioning,Refatting,Skin Conditioning)
comedogenic1
Comedogenic Rating (1)
1
A
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
(Hair Conditioning,Emollient,Skin Conditioning,Viscosity Controlling)
Fungal Acne
Fungal Acne Trigger
comedogenic2
Comedogenic Rating (2)
Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract

Latest User Reviews

dry Anti-AgingPoresDehydrated+ 1
Excellent introduction to Vitamin A based anti-aging!

TO 2% Granactive Retinoid in Squalane is an amazing product for those first starting out with retinols for anti-aging.
This has caused me no irritation or peeling and leaves me waking up to smooth and even skin. I started out using this product every 3rd night, for the first two weeks, then every other night for the next two and I am now moving on to nightly application.
I drop one drop on each cheek, one on the forehead and one down my neck.

During the first week I experienced a few more pimples showing their faces than usual, mostly on my chin, upper lip and on the cheeks. However, this has quickly stopped being an issue and my face has never before been so clear!
I'm really happy with the progress, and cannot wait to see the long term results. Since I have transitioned so easily into this retinoid, I will purchase the 5% granactive retinoid from TO once I finish this bottle (which would probably only be after another 2 or 3 months. I seem to use 1/6 th of the bottle in a month, but considering I'm now using it every night, this rate would probably increase to 1/3 rd per month. This product is generally sold at a fantastic price point - even from stockists in SA! - and makes quality skincare accessible for so many people!)

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