Rated 4.47 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Lightweight Moisture
I had seen one of my favorite skincare youtubers (liah yoo) talk about sqaulane oil and had wanted to try out for myself. When I saw that Ulta now carried it in store I had to get one for myself and I have to say that I love this stuff. I live in a hot/humid climate and finding moisturizers that don't feel heavy or greasy but also keeps my skin hydrated and moisturized isn't the easiest thing. This oil is weightless and feels like nothing on the skin. I can comfortably wear this under a gel-cream moisturizer and not feel like I have oil or anything sitting on top of my skin. The oil is clear and has absolutely no scent. It is fungal-acne safe and helped clear up the left over bumps I had on my forehead. If you're thinking about buying this, I highly recommend you go for it!
Most Helpful Critical Review Loved this product.. until it damaged my face! MUST READ
After hearing/ reading up on this product, I found that it was time to try it out for myself. As someone who has combo-to oily skin, I was hesitant to put this on my face. Especially since my forehead and t-zone area gets really shiny after a few hours of cleansing/ doing my facial routine.
The first 3 days of wearing this product was amazing! It gave me such a beautiful glow and truly made me feel highlighted in all the best ways! I already had very clear skin and was on a routine where my face only had 1 minor breakout here and there.. nothing major. Well .... here comes the fourth day. As like any other day, I did my morning routine with the new addition of this product. I went to target and shopped around for no more than an hour (with my face mask of course because you know.. COVID lol). All of a sudden, I felt a burning and itching feeling all over my whole face. As soon as I got to the car I looked in the mirror and my whole face was red and broken out into hives. Fast forward to 2 days later and I am now peeling all over my face + super dry! For all those times I wondered what it would be like to be dry instead of oily.. I TAKE IT BACK. I want my oils back and I want my clear, moisturized skin back! I will definitely be returning and I just hope that my face returns to normal soon. If your routine is working just fine for you, do not add this product! If it ain't broke don't fix it!
Reviewed by 215 customers Favorite product from the Ordinary Line
SunnyInAZ from Tucson, AZ
This is my favorite product from The Ordinary brand. Squalane is excellent for calming irritation to the face and neck. This product moisturizes well. I apply nightly to my face and cuticles.
Crys from TX
The Ordinary products are transforming my skin.
Sss______F from Beaumont CA
I love this product! I mix it with my toner, apply serum, then moisturizing cream. Let me tell you it 200% worth of your money!!!! I told my husband it works better than la mer, of course he loves to hear that!!! Lol
Em from Nj
I recommend using only a small amount for your face or else you'll feel a tad greasy. It does what it's meant to though.
I love this!
Vidhi P from Sevierville, TN
I was lucky enough to pick this up after being out of stock for months and I can finally see the hype why. My skin LOVES this (btw I've dry, acne-prone & sensitive skin) especially during winter months. It's super hydrating, natural skin glow and so far, it hasn't broke me out. So far so good!
Not a fan
DancingQueen from Chicago, IL
I bought this because The Ordinary has become so popular and my skin can get really dry despite all the oil I have. I did not love this product, it goes on super greasy and does not absorb. My skin felt worse after putting this on versus a full day's worth of oil production. I've started using it on my stretch marks cause I hate to waste but it still doesn't absorb.
brittbritt1324 from Atlanta
I was bound and determined to treat my perioral dermatitis on my own so I spent $75 on a multitude of products (including this one) that did NOT help clear it up. Then I went to the dermatologist and she fixed up my face immediately with an antibiotic and a cream.
I would buy this again
Yana from Newberg, Oregon
It makes my skin really smooth. It is a bit greasy, so I just put two to three drops for my face. It's quite nice for the winter time cause my cheeks will get super dry, I'm not sure about how it would be in the summer though. If you don't mind waiting a little for it to sink into your skin, then I'd go for it (again, only applying a little bit at a time).
Kim from Houston, Tx
I love how this can keep your skin hydrated, and it doesn't make me oily since I already have oily skin. A little goes a long way!
Completely Healed My Face
Grace from McKinney, TX
So I have insanely sensitive combination skin with perioral dermatitis on the side of my mouth. I break out when I put anything scented or any cream moisturizer on my face, and even CeraVe Hydrating face wash burns my eye area. 5 days ago my face had discoloration, was broken out, was peeling, perioral dermatitis on the run. Today I woke up and my skin was even, was somehow lighter, no acne, could barely see where the dermatitis used to be. My face looks almost angelic. I'm so happy. To do this, I simply used Cetaphil Hydrating Cleanser followed by this Squalane Oil, followed by The Ordinary Rosehip Oil.
IMPROVEMENT IN 2 DAYS
Hayley from California
This serum has been helping my skin so much! I had a sample size of a moisturizer that had squalane in it and it was helping with my maskne (mask acne). So I decided to go full in with just straight squalane and it has been so hydrating and healing to my acne. I had very open-wound type acne where my face was just bleeding constantly and wouldn't heal because of the climate and pollution I'm living in. But this stuff helped immediately. My husband even commented on the improvement within 2 days of using it. 10/10 would recommend!
I've tried using this for a few things.
Brittany from Virginia, US
First, I was going to make my own squalane DIY cleansing oil. Why not use The Ordinary's Squalane Oil? I don't like the texture and it wasn't very effective. I found my DIY to be a bit better, but it wasn't the best so I've moved on to something formulated for cleansing skin. I like my cleansing oil to be able to take off makeup / sunscreen (which this did okay), but also be able to get out sebaceous filaments and sloth off dead skin (did not do.)
Next, I was a dummy and gave myself a minor chemical burn from over exfoliating. So once again I turned to my squalane and oh, it was soothing. Helped me heal up and restore my moisture barrier when everything else was burning my skin. Highly recommend.
Otherwise, I'm just not an oil person, so I don't have a lot of use for it at the moment. I don't normally like how oils just sit on the surface of the skin.
New favorite serum
Judy from Orlando
Bought this to replace my jojoba face oil and am very impressed with the weight of it. Very light but hydrating, a little goes a long way. Will be interested to see how it performs over time.
Clogged every pore!
Ana from Florida
This was recommended on The Ordinary website for acne prone skin so I was excited to try it. I used it for 6 weeks and it clogged every pore on my face possible. Very disappointed
LMC722 from Cape Coral, Florida
I can extend the life of my expensive face oils and use this for my neck and décolleté! I love it! Leaves beautifully hydrated healthy looking and feeling skin 🤍👏🏻
Amazing for sensitive and oily skin
Vane from Puerto Rico
This oily presentation works great on oily skin. I feel very impressed with product. I've been strugling with my redness and itchin skin, but this product is my miracle. I recomend 100%.
The fix when my skin was dry
Kristin from St Louis mo
I have combination skin but often looks dry at times I've used this at night and noticed how dewy it made my skin look and sometimes use it on my legs to get a dewy smooth look
I love this product! Works great!
Rachael from Clarksville, TN
It really helped clear up my acne when I added this to my face wash routine
Healthiest My Skin Has Looked in Ages
brdry from USA
I'm in my mid-20s, porcelain skin, very dry and prone to redness. My skin can't handle heavy serums and moisturizers, so it's always a struggle to get my skin fully hydrated. This is my holy grail! My skin has never looked so hydrated, plump, and smooth. It even helped clear up some acne. My chin is prone to breakouts that get very dry, and this helped eliminate the dryness overnight! It takes a little bit of time to sink into my skin, but it doesn't feel heavy at all.
I tried hard to like this product
Tania from California
I've always struggled with dry skin, and I'm always looking for something that works, but doesn't break the bank either. I've tried both this product and the hyaluronic acid, and unfortunately neither worked. This felt SUPER heavy and greasy on my skin, and I think it clogged my pores and made me break out. It also just felt like the product was sitting on my skin, rather than hydrating it. Also, my bottle didn't seem to close properly and leaked. After reading other reviews, I see other people have had the same issue.
I would but this again
Caroline from Dallas
It was oily at first but then I used another serum over it and it made my skin feel perfect and dewy.
works (at night)
butterfly from Naples FL
I ordered maybe 7 different The Ordinary products to try, it was my first time using this brand, and I recommend only this one, the rest are going back to the store after 2 months of use and no results.
The Ordinary advised me to apply it at night only. I can see why, it is very greasy. But I like it very much, it does feel like it hydrates very well and it could be good to use on top of your hands during the day, they look rested somehow, wrinkles and dryness immediately disappear. It does not seem greasy on hands somehow, only on the face it does not absorb as fast, makes it look glowy, although I know the skin on my face is very dehydrated, so it really needs this product. I like it.
Good for sensitive skin and dry combination skin.
Celeste from Oregon
I have both sensitive and dry skin with slightly oily nose sometimes. This oil goes on smoothly and my skin soaks it up. It pairs up perfectly with the Moisturizing Lotion with HA. I tried using my other moisturizer (exuviance) with the Squalane and they didn't mesh as well. I think it's better to use all Ordinary products together and not mix and match between others. I didn't have any breakouts or redness, like I've had with some other products.
I wish I could say it's awful!
Ashley from Vallejo, CA
I wish I could say it's terrible and not to buy it, just so you guys won't snatch it all up (ahem, AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, ;))
But truly, this is the best part of my skincare routine! It makes my dry skin feel so moisturized and youthful. I only need to apply 3 drops per use, so it lasts for so long. I've had no issues so far, and I've been using it for about 10 months.
I use it daily
Kayla C from Philadelphia, PA
I have dehydrated, acne prone skin and this changed my skincare routine. I was always told to avoid oils because they would break me out but this one truly does not. I use it every night and in the morning my skin feels hydrated and I dont notice as many patches of dry skin on my face and my skin has a natural glow to it.
I also love to put this in my hair once a week as I have dry, damaged, curly hair. It helps with the shine and makes my ends not look so dead.
I truly recomend this product.