Advanced search

What are Mumsnetters buying this week? Find out with our weekly Swears By email

Thanks! You're now subscribed to Mumsnet Swears By

Please enter a valid email address

Retinol - the ordinary - please help!

(7 Posts)
Adoodoobydoo Sat 24-Feb-18 22:09:47

After reading advice on this board I've decided to buy a retinol product from The Ordinary. I've just gone to their website and they have a few different retinol products listed. Which do I get?

I want it to help reduce/slow down the development of fine lines and wrinkles that have appeared around my eyes and on my forehead since a long term illness caused me to lose quite a lot of weight. I'm 30 years old but my skin has aged quite a lot this past year.

I have read that vitamin c cream will be beneficial as well as the retinol. I'm utterly lost. Acid has also come up a few times (acid toning maybe?).

Atm my daily routine consists of washing my face with whatever face wash I have and putting spf 30 on. This world of products and beauty regimens is a bit of a minefield to me.

ginorwine Sun 25-Feb-18 10:36:10

Contact them direct ? They will advise .

Donteatthekidssweets Sun 25-Feb-18 12:45:12

There’s a suggested regime on the site, this is where I started. I’m using granactive retinoid5% and hyaluronic acid 2%. There was something called buffet too but I’m using hylamide subQ instead - this was a mumsnet recommendation from years ago and I repeat buy it. I do think it’s making a difference but it’s early days.

Adoodoobydoo Sun 25-Feb-18 12:53:25

Thank you don't eat!

HisBetterHalf Tue 27-Feb-18 18:06:36

How have you fiound the Hylamide for you? Ive been quite disappointed for the price

Donteatthekidssweets Tue 27-Feb-18 18:27:52

I love it Hisbetterhalf, I only really noticed how good it was when I stopped using it. However I got my last lot on special in boots and I think they might have stopped selling it.

AgathaMystery Tue 27-Feb-18 18:29:49

I went into Deciem the other day looking for something to help my dull skin and also fine lines. For the lines they recommended Buffet.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: