The Ordinary Retinol Serum

Monday, September 23, 2019

About a year ago, I noticed two tiny little skin colored bumps on my eyelid. I thought they were either pimples or some sort of stye and decided to just let time take residency on my eyelid for the week or so that's normal for your average pimple or stye and let them do their thing. Fast forward a year and those two little bumps are still there.

My mom and sister are obsessed with Dr. Pimple Popper, so of course they were able to identify this skin ailment. Their completely un-professional diagnosis was milia, which is basically skin flakes (weird) or keratin (some sort of skin protein) that get trapped under the skin. After lots of Google searches, I decided to try out the least invasive remedy, which was a retinoid (or vitamin A) treatment, which brought me to the Ordinary.
The Ordinary is 100% cruelty-free with a large selection of vegan products

Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

I was extremely excited to find a retinoid product that was not only vegan and cruelty-free, but super affordable. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical after reading all the warnings and disclaimers about this product, but after using it for 3 weeks, I've had no irritations at all. I've actually noticed that my eyelids look a little thicker than usual, in a good way. Like my eyelid skin isn't as thin as it normally is... not sure if that's good or normal, but I'm not mad about it.

The milia spots on my eyelid are actually smaller, but they're definitely still there. I'm not giving up on this product yet, so if my milia makes any sort of progress, I'll be sure to update this post.

 Have your tried any products from the Ordinary?


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