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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion 30ml

Code: DC2005
  • £8.00
Item in Stock | Same day dispatch if ordered before 2:00pm
The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (30ml) fights signs of ageing thanks to its advanced formulation which blends two forms of next-generation Retinoid to reduce signs of ageing and combat acne. Solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate is the first Retinoid used which has a multi-fold anti ageing effect that is more efficient than Retinol. The second is pure Retinol in a protective capsule system which supports the effective delivery of the first Retinoid. The two combined work efficiently together to combat the signs of ageing without irritating the skin. Completely cruelty-free & vegan-friendly.

Directions of use:

  • Use this serum PM targeting the problem areas.
  • Do not use in conjunction with other Retinoid treatments.
  • Ensure you use plenty of sun protection. Factor 50 is recommended.

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Justmylook offers free delivery on all UK orders via Royal Mail 48 & Royal Mail 48 Tracked. Delivery should normally take 2-3 working days depending on the time you place your order. You will be given an estimated delivery date at the basket page. We do not currently ship to Southern Ireland but will be by the end of Summer.


Royal Mail 48 Tracked: Orders are usually dispatched the same day when placed before 2:00pm Mon-Fri. It should normally take 2-3 working days for delivery.

Royal Mail 24, Royal Mail Special Delivery & DPD: Orders placed before 3:00pm are usually dispatched the same day Mon-Fri. Orders after this threshold will be dispatched the next working day. 

Express Delivery

Express delivery is available from only £1.95. We dispatch our express orders via three different delivery options. The services available are Royal Mail 24 Tracked (not guaranteed), DPD (guaranteed) or Royal Mail Special Delivery before 1pm (guaranteed). Royal Mail Special Delivery is our only guaranteed Saturday service.

DPD express delivery service includes door to door tracking, SMS alerts and a one-hour time slot for delivery so you know exactly when to expect your beauty goodies!

Justmylook accepts no responsibility for transport delays or circumstances outside of our control causing late delivery. Delivery will be to the address advised in your order. We will only deliver to the address provided at checkout. If no one is available at the postal address provided at the time of delivery, a note will be left to advise you or Royal Mail may deliver to a neighbour. Recipients can opt out of Delivery to neighbour and can also nominate a specific neighbour if they wish. Details of how to do so can be found here:

We do not allow collections.

Returns Policy

If you would like to return your order, please contact us (via this form) prior to sending your parcel back. accepts returns on all orders, as long as you notify us within 14 days of receipt that you're wanting to return your order. You then have a further 14 days to physically return the products. You will be responsible for the cost of returning the goods unless we delivered an incorrect item or the item is faulty. Please ensure that you keep a copy of your proof of postage, as we can't be held responsible for goods that have either been damaged or lost in transit. Goods must be returned in their original, sealed packaging and re-saleable. (This does not affect your statutory rights) If items are received back damaged, or missing items we are entitled to make a charge to cover the cost of this, and thus this may affect the amount credited to you. We aim to process returns within 5 working days of receiving the item back. If we deliver an item in error or a damaged item, we will cover the cost of returning this to us if required. Please note that we will only cover the cost of standard shipping for this. If you do receive a damaged item, please do not dispose of this without prior written confirmation from us as we may require it returned (at our expense). In the interests of hygiene we are unable to exchange or refund any grooming, cosmetic or electrical products once the security or hygiene tag/seal has been removed, or if they show signs of use unless the items are faulty. 

Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)

Please note that Royal Mail currently class nail polishes, flammable liquids and aerosols as "hazardous materials" and will only accept a limited number of these per parcel.

If your purchase exceeds the limits below then it will be delivered via an alternative method; Hermes if standard delivery is selected and DPD if express delivery is selected.


  • 4x nail polishes
  • 2x aerosols
  • Aerosols over 500ml
  • No flammable liquids can be shipped via Royal Mail
Review Summary - 4.8 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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really good price
Bought for my mother. She rates 3/5 because she hasnt noticed much difference except a softer face. However, she has only been using for just over a week.

April 4, 2019 |

Saw this being demonstrated on This Morning so thought I'd give it a go. Brilliant. Only been using it a week. Only need a tiny bit so bottle will last for ages. Hopefully by the end of it I will look ten years younger. Fingers crossed!!!!

April 3, 2019 |

April 2, 2019 |

April 2, 2019 |

So far I love this product. No adverse reaction no irritation like some retinoids serums have. I like the feel of the serum. Only been using for a week so a bit early to see any results yet. But am hopeful! Will continue to purchase. I love the brand.

April 2, 2019 |

April 2, 2019 |

April 2, 2019 |

A week of use and my skin is already smoother and clearer.

April 2, 2019 |

March 30, 2019 |

Great product.

March 23, 2019 |

Really impressed! I can see a subtle difference with my face after one week. My upper lip wrinkles are certainly not as defined and are quite feint.

March 22, 2019 |

I can't actually say what I think of the product fully yet as I've only used it once. However, it is light on the skin, non greasy, low odour. I did have a bit of a rosy glow the following morning after use. It remains to be seen if this 54 year old hag is much improved in a month?!
I'll keep you posted!

March 21, 2019 |

Lovely product. Been using for several months now and had made a big difference to the surface texture and clarity of my skin. I like this emulsion as it is also very moisturising and feels like your feeding your skin

March 21, 2019 |

Only used it for a week but skin just feels a lot nicer

March 21, 2019 |

March 2, 2019 |

Excellent stuff at a good price.

February 19, 2019 |

Gives my 30 something skin a glow, and helps keep my complexion clear

February 17, 2019 |

Perfect for the skin I love it! My second bottle, Lasted a really long time as a little goes a long way. Love it for first thing in the morning and night leaving me feeling refreshed.

February 14, 2019 |

Have only been using this product for a few days.
I have sensitive skin and prone to spots.
I have had no reaction, and my spots are clearing up.

February 13, 2019 |

Great product great value for money love The Ordinary

January 27, 2019 |

Great, as usual!

January 26, 2019 |

January 22, 2019 |

I have to wait a few weeks to give an accurate review on the product, although so far I can not fault the service and product accuracy. Quite comfortable to continue using 'Just My Look'.

January 22, 2019 |

Great light product.

January 19, 2019 |

Early days so no visual signs as yes but skin certainly feels great

January 15, 2019 |

January 10, 2019 |

December 19, 2018 |

December 5, 2018 |

Better than the granactive retinol in squalane. Absorbs and doesn't feel oily. Great for my combination skin

December 3, 2018 |

December 1, 2018 |

My face is less oily already and it seems to be helping with my acne :)

November 30, 2018 |

November 29, 2018 |

Have only just started using this, on recommendation, but seems to suit my skin and leaves it feeling nice.

November 27, 2018 |

Love the feel of this on my skin and my daughter says I have fewer wrinkles!

November 24, 2018 |

This is my daughter's product of choice

November 11, 2018 |

November 8, 2018 |

November 8, 2018 |

Oh my gosh! Wow! After just two uses my skin feels amazingly soft and I'm looking forward to seeing how my skin improves over time. Would definitely recommend.

November 6, 2018 |

Love this serum!

November 3, 2018 |

October 30, 2018 |

I have been using this product for only a week, and I feel that my skin hyper-pigmentation is slightly less noticeable. My skin feels good, with less breakouts.

October 28, 2018 |

October 23, 2018 |

Great for adult acne!

October 20, 2018 |

October 18, 2018 |

Great proven product. I prefer the emulsion as it's less 'greasy' than the serum version.
I will definitely continue to buy this product from this company as long as the price doesn't rocket due to it's low price and proven health benefits.

October 7, 2018 |

This has made my skin so soft. I’ve only been using it 5 days and my pores are tighter, my skin is clearer and super soft.
Great price and posted quickly and for free! Will definitely but again from you.

September 28, 2018 |


September 25, 2018 |

September 25, 2018 |

September 18, 2018 |

This actually works. My skin looks and feels amazing

September 15, 2018 |

Excellent, I buy it for my daughter who’s 18, keeps her skin looking beautiful, blemish free and soft. Have tried higher priced products and always prefer The Ordinary products

September 13, 2018 |

September 12, 2018 |

I have just started using this product in each evening after I cleanse my make up off. It feels lovely on my skin and I prefer it to the oilier squalane, but this is just a personal preference. All the retinoid products have made my skin feel less dry, so seem to be working so far. I love the dropper which makes it easy to measure just the right amount for each application.

September 7, 2018 |

Just started to use it looking forward to the results.

August 31, 2018 |

August 1, 2018 |

Only been using it a few days my skin feels softer

June 6, 2018 |

It is a good quality product. I was affraid that I would have a problem with a pilling skin but I am supprised that my skin is in a good condition! The hydration's been improved and a lot of skin problems -spots, blemises have dissapeared. My face is smooth and looks healther.
I buy it again!

May 30, 2018 |

May 12, 2018 |

Only used for a few days now so it’s too early to know for sure. It doesn’t irritate my skin, which is what I was worried about. My daughter in law uses the brand and loves it so I’m hopeful it will help my aging skin!

May 10, 2018 |

Bought this to add to my skincare regime because I'm 58 and starting to see lines. Working very well! Skin is plumper and also brighter. Noticed several reviews saying this had cleared acne too so bought some for my daughter to try. Great price!

May 2, 2018 |

April 19, 2018 |

I really wanted this to work for me but sadly it's done nothing for my lines or pigmentation. But for the price I will carry on using it because it has made my skin feel smoother. Maybe I need the higher strength, which I will try once I have finished this one. Would still recommend just for the price and how smooth it makes your skin feel

April 5, 2018 |

Great product, great communication and very happy with the free postage. Thank you.

March 28, 2018 |

March 25, 2018 |

Very pleased indeed as I have very sensitive fine skin most cosmetics irritate me.........
But this was wonderful and quickly skin seems smoother and brighter......
Even had comments how well I look....haven’t heard that for a very long while!!

March 22, 2018 |

March 14, 2018 |

I’ve just started using this product but have seen significant results. Will definitely be a staple in my skin care routine from now on!

March 14, 2018 |

Early days yet but it’s nice to use.

January 27, 2018 |

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January 23, 2018 |

Lovely moisturiser. Heard a lot about retinol and wanted to try it. Will definitely buy again.

January 23, 2018 |

Appears to be working already. I would recommend this product

January 19, 2018 |

It is a really great product for aging skin. I am using it just about a week and already feel the difference in my skin. It became more firmer and brighter.I am definitely will buy this product again.

January 18, 2018 |

It's so good! My skin has improved so much and it has only been two weeks and the price is amazing.

September 19, 2017 |

Really good product, it's helping me to minimse the scars I have had for over 9months from acne slowly. Been using it about for 4 weeks and honestly have noticed a difference in them when nothing else was working.

September 17, 2017 |

September 17, 2017 |

Good stuff

July 29, 2017 |

Like all the ordinary products this has been the best skincare routine I have used . Highly recommend.

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