Rated 4.48 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 201 customers Love
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.
I love this!
Jessica from Texas
I pat this over my moisturizer in the AM. I have dry skin and this feels amazing, my skin looks and feels so good!
This product is amazing! It feels very nice on my skin!
Jasmine from Minnesota
I have an app that tells you how natural a product is, and how good for your skin 10 being the worst 0 being the best. And it rated this product a 0! This oil makes my skin glow so much! I have more dry skin, and this is the perfect oil! I've tried many in the past and they were all either to oily or thick, or they were just to much money and not even good quality. I would 100% recommend getting this oil!
A great beginner serum!
Emmie from Buffalo, NY
I use this product after prepping my skin with The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. Squalane has amazing benefits for your skin! I think this is a great serum for skincare beginners! It is very moisturizing and has a smooth application.
Kim from Florida
I love the product and the way my skin feels now after using it. A little goes a long way and it hydrates the skin
Doesn't do much
Lizzostan95 from Inglewood
I use this in my routine that includes HA serum, niacinaminde serum, and moisturizing factors+HA. I have combination skin and I feel like this would only do drastic change to someone with very dry skin. If you don't have dry skin then just using HA serum is fine. I will still use this but will not be purchasing again
Great product. Bad bottles.
ari from arizona
The lid doesn't truly close. My first bottle leaked out in my bag and when I realized it COULDNT seal I thought it was a fluke. Bought a second bottle a while later and it doesn't seal completely shut either. sad.
my skin peeled!
delighla_t from Minnesota
as an esthetician I am very knowledgeable about ingredients. I don't have sensitive skin and my skin can take A LOT. well this made my face peel. I've never experienced this level of peeling before. my face looked wrecked for at least a week
this stuff WORKS!
mirabelle from cali
i do have combination skin and i also have fungal acne on my forehead (which is the reason i bought this) and this stuff truly works! i will say this is a very oily product and if you have oily skin i do not recommend. i use 4-5 small drops and rub it all over my face after i put on my moisturizer. i'm only giving it 4 stars because my fungal acne hasn't cleared up COMPLETELY but so far i like the results im seeing this is really cheap!
Great for dry skin
Samantha from IL
Bought this because I've heard such good things about Ordinary. There is no smell and a little goes a long way. The next morning my skin was so soft and hydrated with a natural glow. Can't wait to keep this in my nightly routine.
Great pre-conditioning treatment
Jade from Auburn, WA
Bought this as a night before conditioning treatment before washing my hair, was very moisturizing.
Kierra from ID
I have dry, sensitive, acne prone skin. This product works very well to make my skin look healthy and hydrated. I really enjoy the easy application of this product. It isn't a heavy product and doesn't make my skin appear greasy. It works well under moisturizers. I have not tried it on my hair, but I am planning to try it in the near future.
Kim from California
I use this for my hair. Use this product the night before you wash your hair.
Made me breakout
Simon Says from Texas
Used nightly for a week after washing and toning. After two days I noticed small white heads in various places. I'd stick with it to see if there's any improvement over time but I've never had a moisturizer break me out so I'm going to take it as a sign that this is not for me.
Dani from n/a
I mix this with my Oat so simple water cream and it's great! I have acne-prone skin and this doesn't break me out! It's a great supplement to hydration but if your intent is to hydrate your skin with this oil then no.