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Day 4 of the #FebdewaryChallenge with @devotedtodew is Elizabeth's Birthday 🎉 (happy birthday hun!) and the theme is Anti-Aging Product.

The #StratiaRewind is new and unopened but will be my next anti-aging product. My current one is The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane. I've been using it for about a month and a half so I feel like I can finally give some opinions on it.
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⚬Doesn't cause any irritation/redness/etc on my skin
⚬Haven't really noticed any anti-aging effects but honestly I'm probably too young to see any. I don't know where to look for them? The only wrinkles I have are under my eyes and I don't put the retinoid there. 😅 I'm mostly doing preventative anti-aging here, ya know? I'm 25 and I know it'll be coming soon.
⚬The Squalane in this formula doesn't sink in as well as some others I've used and can feel heavy but it's so moisturizing on my dry face. I ❤ squalane. Oily skinned folks might not love this as much.
⚬Although the Deciem site says "This product is not a treatment for acne" I can say I have seen a noticeable drop in pimple frequency/severity after incorporating this into my night routine. I've reduced it to bi-nightly use now. Since it's not an acne treatment, YMMV.
⚬For the price I would definitely repurchase (my clumsy ass accidentally spilled half the bottle so I'm glad it's under $10 😅). I wanna try the 5% Granactive Retinoid next before I RP though.
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2 Comments

  • 53w ago skincarebymoonlight skincarebymoonlight

    Rewind is on my list to try so please review it once you've used it for a while. As for TO 2% retinoid I had exactly the same experience as you. No irritation but no results? I didn't RP but I did by their 0.5% retinol to try next.

  • 53w ago skin_andtonic skin_andtonic

    Definitely let us know how the 5% is!!!

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