THE ORDINARY. Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (Previously Advanced Retinoid 2%)
Reduce wrinkles, dark spots, and other signs of aging with this advanced, non-irritating retinoid serum.
What It Is
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.
What It Does
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.
- Solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate: an advanced retinoid that delivers better anti-aging results with less irritation than other non-prescription retinoids
- Retinol: pure retinol in a protective capsule system for sustained delivery over time
How to Use
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.
- Size: 30 ml
- pH: 5-6
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion stronger than The Ordinary Retinol 1%?
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.
I’m pregnant or breastfeeding. Is Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion safe for me?
Products with retinoids are not recommended for use while pregnant or breastfeeding.
How often can I use Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion?
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.
Can I mix or layer Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion with other products?
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.
How do I add Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion to my skin care routine?
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.
What happened to Advanced Retinoid 2%?
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.