CLAIM TO FAME: A lightweight, plant-derived solution to support healthy hydration
FAST FACTS: Formulated with 100% pure plant-derived Squalane that is ECOCERT approved and is a USDA certified bio-based product; features very high emollience and is an exceptional hydrator; improves elasticity and texture; can prevent ongoing loss of hydration that impairs dermal suppleness; can also be applied to hair to increase heat protection, add shine, and reduce breakage potential; non-comedogenic, vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain water, alcohol, oil, silicone, nut, and gluten
PERFECT FOR: All skin types
October 15, 2017
”WILL NEVER BE WITHOUT THIS PRODUCT!!!! I had severe redness, heat and peeling due to my retin A and adverse reaction to face wipes. I had a huge event I was going to that evening and so I ran around to Sephora, bare minerals, and Ulta with no avail to any product that worked (they all actually made it worse). When I arrived home, my package had arrived with the Squalane and I put it on….Nothing short of a miracle!!! It immediately reduced the redness and the peeling completely disappeared. WOW. I am in love with this little bottle and am now a devotee to this AMAZING company for their efforts in making skin care affordable and effective. Thank you so much for saving the day!!!!”
–AD (from theordinary.com)
October 9, 2017
”LOVE LOVE LOVE. This is a very light dry oil that absorbs quickly into my skin for instant glow and moisture without feeling overly heavy. I don’t think I could have gotten through the Retinol uglies without Squalane. It worked perfectly to sooth irritated skin and reduce the visible appearance when my face started flaking. Throughout the summer I only used it when my face needed some TLC but with the cold dry winter fast approaching I will start using it every day.”
–EK (from theordinary.com)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
NET WEIGHT: 30ml
Formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.
Apply a few drops daily or as needed to entire face ideally after water-based treatments.
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I’ve been using this for a month and a half now and my skin has never looked better. When you get older, you really appreciate the value of good skin care and you need this product on your list. I have oily skin but get dry patches especially around the nose and mouth area. This product has helped address that and more. It not greasy, it’s very light. When i use it at night, i wake up with supple skin and I’m really liking it! This will surely help me with my goal of going foundation (or concealer) free for the coming months 👌22 days ago
For the first three months of usage, I truly struggled on how to fit this in into my skin care routines. But after I "mastered" how to use it, I use this to blind my crushes with glowing skin. Here are the rules I found out: use in conjunction with your moisturizer (but make sure they mix well); only pat a few drops on your face (I repeat, PAT to achieve evenness throughout the area applied); and the most importantly, NEVER use in excess. I cannot stress the last rule enough if you really want to know the magic of this product. Unless you want Shiny Lechon Skin, then apply moderately. Don't give up on this product if it does not work immediately for you. Try to master its use and this might become one of your holy grails.28 days ago
I've been only using this for 3 nights so take my words with a grain of salt. I applied it at night with 2 to 3 drops on my face and my neck a bit on my lips then the remainder on my hair. In the morning my skin was so supple but it wasn't oily. Honestly I didn't imagine having that much of an effect only after a night of use. My face feels soft and moisturized, my lips don't feel dry like they used to and my hair, my hair felt so silky. I still have to use it more to really know how well it works but so far I am happy. Only cons would be that I wouldn't be able to apply this during the day because it took a while to get absorbed by the skin so it sits there making your face look oily.about 1 month ago
My moisture barrier was destroyed. This was the product that helped me bring it back to normal. However, I wouldnt use too much since it can cause closed comedones. It’s most likely cause I have oily skin. I researched and discovered that Squalane does wonders to your skin! This did not disappoint. I usually break out or have an allergic reaction when I try new products but I noticed such a HUGE difference after a few days of using this!!! I use it day and night as a moisturizer. I’m so happy I purchased this. :)2 months ago
I have combination skin. I've been using mostly gel moisturizers but some days my skin feels dehydrated and dry and gel moisturizers are just not enough. I was hesitant to use any oil products since my T zone gets oily by end of day. I researched and found Squalane really helps with hydration without the heavy feeling on your skin. And true enough!! It is light (2-3 drops for whole face will do) but best used at night. It has helped me fight acne too! Took me a long time to make a review because I really want to test it out. I'm on my second bottle already. I have changed products in my routine but never this. You can even use it on other parts of the body that needs hydration (elbows/hands/feet). I can say this is the best product from The Ordinary!!2 months ago
It's smooth and silky to my skin and very gentle. It's also great as a primer. At first I thought that might be too oiky or heavy on my skin but it's definitely nit! A few drops is all it takes and it feels light. My skin got rid of its flaky texture because of dryness. I would definitely purchase again. 👍 It's great partner to The Ordinary's Lactic Acid 10% that I'm currently using.2 months ago
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