Rated 4.5 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 316 customers If you are allergic or sensitive to wheat, beware!
DJ from Cheyenne, WY
This product felt great on my skin after the first use. I thought that I had finally found what I've been looking for, But after the 3rd use, my chest, neck, and face broke out in hives. Now the skin is peeling off and dry. I was watching videos on what squalane was derived from and one of the items mentioned was wheat germ. Not sure how true this is, but I am allergic to wheat so this would explain why I had such a harsh reaction.
Cold weather savior
Susan from Vacaville, CA
My skin dries out in colder weather. This is my first layer under moisturizer and a prescription retinoid every night. It makes my dry skin comfortable immediately.
I'll never stop getting this one!
Mireya from Greenville, South Carolina
I love this product so much. It has helped my skin get so much better. It hasn't been dry since I included this in my skincare routine. I use this one and other products from the Ordinary and this one is by far my favorite.
On my second bottle
Amy from AZ
I have mature skin with roseca and it is hard for me to find a good protector doesn't burn and is moisturizing. I really like this product. I use this after the ordinary hydrologic acid to seal in the moisture and my face is soft and smooth with out blotchy breakouts. This is now a regular part of my skin care regime.
Jen from MN
I have dry aging skin and this did not moisturize my skin at all even after using with my gua shua tool.
Ha from Foley, AL
I have been using for a year or two and apply twice a day. I am obsessed and hope everyone is too. I ran out today and literally almost lost my mind because I didn't have a back up on hand lol. Anyways— it's cheap, it's quality. Give it a go!
Heavy Ultra Hydrating. Not for me
D R from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
It is very heavy for me. It made me feel uncomfortable
You can also use it on your hair!
TolaNaomi from Florida
I have an extremely sensitive scalp, well, and skin. This is one of the few things I can use without breaking out into a horrible rash and winding up going to my dermatologist. Same goes for any products on my hair; I used to use a product that said it is a 10 but now it makes my head itch. I read on the side of the box for this that I can use this on my hair so I decided I'll give it a try. I put it on my damp hair after I showered and my comb glides through my hair plus my hair looks amazing and shiny. Takes very little; my hair is to the top pf my bra hook, baby fine bit THICK. It doesn't make my hair greasy either!
It's also great on my face, neck and décolletage. No rashes, no itching, goes on light and my skin soaks it up quickly.
Worst squalane I've tried.
Ms Lilly from Socal
I thought since this was inexpensive I'd try it. But idk why it is so different from other squalane oils I've used.
Part of why I like squalane is that it is super light and absorbs very quickly. The Ordinary squalane is not light - it is very heavy and took forever to absorb.
Also, Squalane is often sugarcane or olive derived. But the Ordinary does not even state where they obtain their squalane from just "plant derived". Part of why I like oils is they are pure and u know what they come from.
Overall this is very poor quality. I'm going to switch to another squalane.
So many other companies to buy better quality oils from.
My fav serum!
Carli from Oklahoma City
I really love this serum! I use it after I wash my face at night along with The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid! Both are extremely affordable and I know we all appreciate that!
I do recommend using this at night though, because it's very shiny when you put it on!
If I could only have one skincare product, this would be it
Jo from Portland, Oregon
I struggled with dry, flaky skin until I found this product. In the winter months especially, it seemed like no moisturizer I tried, no matter how expensive or heavy, would stop my skin from cracking and peeling painfully. This product singlehandedly put a stop to that once and for all. Used alone before bed, it leaves my skin hydrated and dewy but not greasy. A drop mixed in to any day cream/ foundation/ bb cream packs that little extra punch that keeps my skin from drying out. And for this price? I mean come on!
SS from Utah
Within 2 days my skin completely changed for the better. It was getting dry and rough, put this on for 2 days and my skin feels so soft. 10/10. So much better than just a moisturizer.
Moist Happy and Balanced Skin
BeeWatts from WA
I have combination skin that tends to be more dry. I am acne prone and really picky about products I put on my skin. I have been using this for about 3 months and apply after my hyaluronic acid and before my rosehip oil. My skin has never been so smooth and balanced. Usually I have a few dry patches and breaks outs around my t-zone. This has had such a powerful impact on my overall skins feel and appearance. I plan to always have this in my routine. Awesome product! Little tip though....a little goes a long way. I only use 5 drops on my whole face and neck.
Love it, leave skin so soft and smooth
JennG from GA
After about a week of using this a much younger coworker reached out to touch my arm. She proceeded to pet me like a dog and comment on how unbelievably soft my skin is. Yes, it works that well! For those who say it won't soak into their skin...I wonder how much they are using. A few drops goes a long way.
I tried it on my hair (very fine and thin) and it left it looking quite oily (in my opinion). Used it on my daughter's thick, long, curly, not as fine hair...majic! Just don't use it at the scalp...used it about 5" from scalp on down. Her beautiful curls were even more beautiful and without frizz. Her hair looked good the next day too. Bonus during the hectic school year!
DIY Serum Foundation
Izzo07 from Orlando, FL
I use this every evening after washing my face and moisturizing with a water based lotion. It helps to seal in the lotion and has made my moisturizer work better. I also think that it has made my skin less oily. But my favorite use is adding two drops to one pump of a too-thick-foundation, which thins it to the perfect serum consistency and leaves me with a natural glow.
They need to make a bigger bottle…
Sjkegs from Philadelphia, PA
Love this product. After looking for an alternative when I ran out of Glossier Superdew I landed on this, and it's fantastic. It does take a while to sink in, so I primarily use it at night after moisturizing. And now for the real reason of this review - it does AMAZING things to my hair. I will scrunch 5 drops into my curly/wavy hair at night and wake up with more defined curls with significantly less frizz. I've also used it during the day to let my hair air dry (which is usually a bad idea) and got the same result. Other oils I've tried haven't gotten me these kinds of amazing results with my hair, and this is now a permanent staple in my skin/hair regimen!
Beautymom1 from Chicago
I have recently developed rosacea and I recently had a really bad flare up. This has truly saved my face. After several days of washing with neutrogena and applying a few drops to my horridly dry skin 2x daily; my skin has gone back to pretty close to normal! I will be keeping this gem on hand!
Jazz T from College Station, TX
This has been a staple in my skincare routine for the past 8 months. I didn't really like it when I used it alone. However, I started using 1-2 drops with the Ordinary's moisturizer and I LOVE it! I have oily skin, and this doesn't not make my skin greasy. It gives the perfect glow, and locks in moisture!!
Kat from US
I wouldn't use this as a morning moisturizer bc it's a bit too heavy for that but I have dry skin and this is great at night especially in the winter
I like it.
P3 from NC
It does seem to moisturize my skin but it takes a while to sink in.
Just my two cents
Rae from Wisconsin
If I use this alone, it sits on top of my skin for a long time and doesn't absorb until the morning. I started adding a drop or 2 to my moisturizer, and it soaks right in, leaving my skin super dewy and hydrated. I use this mixed in with moisturizer both evening and morning. I love it!
helps with acne scars
manaal from Illinois
I've been using this with the ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum for over a month now and it's helped fade some of my acne scars
Maddy from Harrisburg
I have been using this on my sun poisoning and have found it speeding up the healing process and ensuring my skin has the moisture it needs. I've been using on my arms legs and face! If you have sunburn or just have really dry skin, this is an immediate quick fix to help put a TON of moisture back into your face
Great moisturizer, even for my oily skin!
Olivia C from Indianapolis
I've been using this for about a week now and my skin feels amazing!! It's so moisturized, and I feel like the texture of my skin is even improving. I have pretty oily skin but this has done a great job providing balanced hydration.
Bdominguez from Southgate, MI
I use this before my moisturizer and the combination makes me skin so glowy and beautiful!