Rated 4.06 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The Most Amazing Cleanser I've Ever Used in My Life!
I am so blown away by the cleanser I can't even put it into words. I have struggled with adult acne, redness, irritation, dryness, & overall dull skin for several years now. When I say this cleanser changed everything, I mean it. Prior to using this I've been on a strict skincare regiment which includes two cleansers, three serums, and two moisturizers. Since I began using this cleanser my skin has done a total 180. No more breakouts, the ones I had are gone, no more redness, no more dry, dull skin. My face is just so healthy & glowing! This stuff removes my makeup so easily (powder foundation, two coats of mascara, bronzer, brow gel, & eye shadow) & my skin never feels right or dry afterwards. I cannot believe the price either, it's 1000% worth it!
Most Helpful Critical Review I would not buy this product again
There's not much great about it. You get about $4 worth of cleanser which is logistically frustrating. My skin looked worse after 5 days of using Squalane Cleanser, Alpha Arbutin, and Pycnogenol antioxidant serum. So bad you couldn't pay me to give it more time. I don't drink alcohol, coffee etc. EVER. I read exactly how to use these products, that just a few drops is all you need so as NOT to overuse it and leave skin too oily and overwhelmed. I'm really healthy and followed rules, so this product usage being the only thing different I was doing, I can only imagine the ingredients are so cheap and therefore most likely toxic. It's absolutely impossible for a line this cheap to be effective because it costs more money to ship than the product costs itself, let alone marketing costs, shelf real estate costs etc. They'd be losing money hand over fist if they put any chemistry that actually worked in there. It's just absolutely GENIUS marketing because people are suckers for product labels with percentages listed on them. 20 years of getting facials and trying 60 different skin care lines, this is an unavoidable fact. Products absolutely HAVE to be professional grade, organic and chirally corrected to be interpreted by the skin in a super effective and peaceful way. Legally unprofessional products aren't allowed to use un-buffered high percentages and advanced delivery vehicles so the exciting percentages you're seeing are actually buffered so it's not as intense as you think they'd be. I have very difficult skin so I've learned a thing or 2. I thought The Ordinary would be a great way to afford skin care through Covid but OH. MY. God. my skin looked worse so no was the answer to that. I just wrote this all out and remembered I ordered this from The Ordinary's website, not Ulta, but I am a verified buyer.
Reviewed by 341 customers So Good
Lisa from Northern CA
I'm 50 years old with combo skin and suddenly developed chapped lips from wearing a mask at work all day and eyelid eczema (possibly from stress and/or all the weeks of wildfire air quality in ca?) and washing my face became painful with my normal routine of Good Molecules cleansing balm and Cerave Hydrating Cleanser. This was a life saver! I worried my face would break out but after two weeks it has not. Everything cleared up in one week. (I also used the cold pressed rosehip seed oil on eyes and lips).
Currently my favorite cleaner
Jackie from Fairfax, VA
Currently, this is my favorite cleaner, I have been using it for the past 4 months. I enjoy it a lot- the issue that I have with it's that it's "oily" when applying, but don't get me wrong it's still good. Plus, it comes off very easy, and it's very good for removing makeup.
Definitely buy this
Artfashion37 from Tx
It actually does get make up off your face.
Best cleanser I've ever used
kate from USA
I have tried SO many cleansers. My face is never as glowy as it is after I use this. Cleans very well without stripping your skin leaving you that squeaky clean and dried out feeling, instead leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh but still moisturized. I could see it not being as effective if you have oilier skin, but for mostly dry skin it is AMAZING
I love this product
Alexis from New York
A little bit goes a long way. Cleans my face with out leaving it feeling dried or stripped.
LOVE this brand
Erika from SC
Can't live without this cleanser. Pro tip, buy 3 or 4 at a time!
Clover2020 from South Florida
I won't repurchase this. It's ok. I think this is like most drugstore cleansers. The price is great. I wouldn't say this is a very thick formula but it's not too thin either. I tried it 2 ways. The first was rubbing it between my fingers then applying it. It nearly disappears if you rub too much. I then tried just squeezing out a bit and putting it directly on my face and rubbing it around. I feel as if I didn't waste more product using it the second method I mentioned.
Doesn't spread well, drags on my skin. Leaves my skin red.
Christina Marie from Phoenix, AZ
I really wanted to like this product. I had switched to The Ordinary skin care to try to help my adult acne. I did not like the texture of it on my skin - while it is an oil cleanser, it drags on the skin pretty badly. I have to pull my skin just to massage it in which leaves my skin red and tender. I can't imagine how this would feel if you had a lot of cystic acne or dry skin, it would be so painful.
Plus, you barely get any cleanser for your $$. When my product came, I had to make sure it wasn't open already because it felt almost empty. Like someone used over half of the product before I got it. It takes quite a bit of cleanser to use on your skin so i feel like i would run out of this cleanser in like a week.
I would buy this product again.
Lballerina from AR
I use a small amount and lather it in my palms then massage into face and wash off. I like that bc it's a lotion texture it doesn't dry out my skin. I'm noticing I don't have to use as much of my other products like oils and lotions to put back moisture in my skin
Great cleanser not enough bang for the buck
Megan from Vienna WV
I love this cleanser for my rosacea skin. The smell leaves little to be desired but the companies concept goes against just making it smell nice. My only complaint and why I can't give it 5 stars is that the amount I have to use means I run out of this quickly. With the price point I'd be better off purchasing a more expensive cleanser that I can use less of.
Melissa from IN
Deep cleansing that doesn't leave your skin feeling raw! It actually improves the look of my skin while very effectively cleansing pores and built-up impurities like sweat or oiliness.
does what it says
Christina from Tucson, AZ
I like that it doesn't dry me out and takes it all off! good cleanser and fragrance free
Jasmine from Missoula, MT
I was so surprised at how well this cleanser works! The application is a bit strange (warming up in dry hands into an oil-like texture then applying to dry face) so I wasn't expecting great results. It removed all of my eye makeup and left my skin clean and soft!
Kaira from Florida
I love to use this as part of my three step cleansing routine at night. I just use it to cleanse my face after removing my makeup with micellar water. It's so easy to use, and a little goes a long way. I love that it turns to a silky oil as you massage it on your face. After I rinse it off, my face feels soft and smooth and not tight and dry like a lot of cleansers leave you feeling. Love it!
Karissa from Honolulu, HI
This is probably the best makeup remover I've ever used! I wear a lot of waterproof mascara and really hardcore sunscreen throughout my days. Normally with other products I would still have mascara or sunscreen leftover. But this removes literally everything and it's really gentle too! I don't have any lashes falling out due to taking off the waterproof mascara (:
Kel from TX
Based on reviews I had high hopes when I purchased this cleanser, but for me, it fell a little flat. When I wash my face I like when the cleanser is foamy and spreads well, but with this cleanser there is no foam so "I" don't feel like my face is getting properly cleaned. I know the squalane has a lot to do with the lack of foam, but I feel like I have to use more of this product to efficiently remove my makeup. The ingredients in this cleanser check all the boxes, but I'm not sure if it will be something I buy again.
This is the 2nd time I have purchased the Squalane Cleanser.
Sue from TX
I rub cleanser all over my dry face and neck. I wipe off the cleanser with water in the shower.
Should be in your skin routine
Keke from Florida
This product helped with cleaning up my face up a bit due to me being a teen with acne prone skin.
Hyram made me buy it
Maggie from Connecticut
When I first used this cleanser I used waaayy too much, so a little goes a long way with this. I definitely would recommend this product for nighttime if you're like me and use all your moisture rich products before bed, because it's a little drying. My skin felt clean afterwards, but almost too clean. I have oily skin and it got rid of all of my oil, so I don't recommend if you have dry skin.
Good for the price!
A from San Jose
Definitely takes makeup off and is effective when used as the 1st cleanse in a double-cleanse, but it takes a while to break everything down so it's not the best oil cleanser I've used, it's just okay. But at least the price is fair!
Martha from Washington
Obviously everyone's skin is different. I have dry skin and sometimes eczema tends to flare up. There are a lot of different face moisturizers out there and this one feels like an oil base so don't expect it to foam up. I love this product and it feels so good on my face and leaves it smooth. I sometimes use it in the morning but I definitely use this every night and then apply a moisturizer after. This product is amazing and didn't break me out at all, it kept my face moisturized. Try it out!!!
Does not take make up off
Meeee from Texas
This does not remove ur make up what so ever. Save ur money
Alesia from Pasadena Texas
I have oily skin and large pores and the first few times I used this I was not impressed but by the time I finished the tube I was loving it. Since then I've purchased this product three times and still love it. I have to mix in another cleanser with it only because if used by it self it leaves behind a oily residue so that's why I use another cleanser with it. The only thing I don't care for is there's a lot of air in the tube so I feel I'm not getting a lot of product but for the price I'm impressed with it. I will continue buying it.
Rvrogers from FL
Melts makeup away in seconds. A little goes a long way and my skin feels so soft after use.
I love it!
Mich from FL
I use this every night! It's awesome. I use just a small amount, spread it all over my face and my makeup comes off like no problem. Wash it off just like it says on the bottle and then I use a soap cleanser to remove the oiliness of this and voila! CLEAN FACE, NO RESIDUES! It's awesome!