Rated 4.05 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 Yikes.
I really wanted to love this cleanser. I've heard nothing but good things about The Ordinary as a whole, and squalane is supposed to be a very hydrating ingredient. I hoped this would be my holy grail cleanser but instead it went in the trash after one week. To begin with, it wrecked my skin. I went from zero acne to a face full of pimples and cystic acne. This being the only part of my routine that changed, I have to blame it. There's also the fact that when you get the bottle it comes mostly full of air, not unlike a bag of chips. Except in this case you aren't protecting brittle chips, you're just getting tricked into getting less product than you should. I love my other products from The Ordinary, but I couldn't love this one. It was nearly gone after one week of washing my face twice a day, and it made me look like I was back in middle school. So I absolutely can not recommend this product.
Reviewed by 280 customers I love this product
Cricket from Trenton MI
I have never used a cream cleanser before this and my world was changed. I thought it would make me breakout but it didn't at all. In fact my face never looked better in that regard no more big pimples before that "time of the month" and it also seemed to work great along side the buffet product to help even out my skin tone and take away the redness that was there for years.
dogsrule from lubbock, texas
I have loved every.single.one of The Ordinary products I've ever tried. Seriously. I'm a committed devotee. That is, until now. I know Squalane is supposed to be "all that." But frankly it just left me "all greasy." I'm sorry. I need to feel like my face is clean when I'm done cleaning it. I don't see how any of the products you put on your face after using this could even absorb. I'm returning.
Great product, but half empty
Tiger Queen from Montana
I love this formula. Turns into an oil that gently removes makeup without stripping my skin. Very hydrating but not greasy. The bottle is very small though and it was already half empty the first time I used it. It literally did the almost empty burping thing and I had to shake the contents to the bottom to dispense. Does not take much product to work but I have maybe enough for two weeks. Maybe. So disappointed because this is a great first step to a double cleanse.
Jenn from Texas
This product didn't fit to my preference. It did leave my face smooth but also shiny and oily for about 3 days and I much as I would wash it it wouldn't go away. I hate the feeling of an oily face so it was a no go for me.
I would potentially buy this product
Koko from Waldorf,MD
I liked it but the results don't show up as fast.
Good product but not enough in bottle
riles from san jose
I liked this cleanser but there was hardly any product in the bottle. The container itself was small and was not full upon purchase. The product also does not go very far, so you need quite a bit to feel clean. This bottle lasted me a month. The price seems reasonable but it is not reasonable for me to purchase a face wash every month. That almost a hundred dollars a year on this product. I would rather buy a larger and more expensive product that lasts. It was nothing special but definitely better than most drug store face washes
Love this stuff!
TidyCat from Sacramento
My PM routine: while water is warming, rub a SMALL dollop of Squalane cleanser in hands for a few seconds, press onto face, massage the day away. Hold a warm, wet wash cloth against face until it cools. Gently wipe make up and sunscreen off, rinse well. Finish by washing with CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, avoiding eye area, rinse really well and pat dry. This leaves my skin clean and soft and for PM treatment.
Recommend for not acne prone skin
Caylee from Meridian
I did not like this cleanser at all. It doesn't suds up like a regular cleanser should. It removed my makeup but it did not help out with my acne whatsoever.
Melsy from Fairfax, Virg
I love love this product! It does the job and the cost is affordable.
Does the job
Shay from Nevada
It takes off make up fine but I feel there are better double cleaning products to remove make up with. Also the bottle is quite small to me. But there is no scent if that's what you are looking for in a product.
Good but not great
Abby from NJ
I like this product, it's gentle on my skin & has a nice consistency. But it seems to have some trouble getting all of my eye makeup off. I find myself having to use coconut oil to rinse off the rest. Otherwise, it's a good product.
Not worth it
Ray from Arkansas
I really wanted to like this. But even though it's not that expensive you maybe get half a container full. It's very frustrating. Also I just didn't feel like it cleaned my skin. I tried it for a week and I still felt like my skim was dirty. Also it took a lot of product to do anything. I do have sensitive skin so maybe this won't be a problem for anyone else, but as soon as it went on my skin I would turn bright red. No burning, thank goodness, just lots of redness. Not worth it.
Great cleanser but too small of a bottle 😔
miss crimson from Plattsburgh, NY
I love this stuff. I've been using it for a week mixed with a few other TO products and my rosacea ridden combination skin is looking less red and feeling much softer. The only thing I give it minus 1 star is the fact it's so small. I few as though this wouldn't last me two weeks. And without being able to purchase at my local Ulta, I would have to order at least 2-3 bottles to last as long as my other cleansers would. They should match size with the 3.3 oz moisturizer!
I like this product but probably won't buy it again
EYM from Boston, Massachusetts
This is a great, basic cleanser to remove makeup. It certainly does the job, but I prefer others that leave my face looking a little less shiny. The squalane is very nice and hydrating, but just not the best for my oily skin. It does the job and I will use the remainder of this product. I am planning to try something different next time to cleanse that's a little more specific to target my skin challenges.
Beware if sensitive skin!!
Jenny From the Block from New York
I washed my face with the product and then afterwards there was an immediate burning sensation. Had to use a different face wash to get the product off. Be ware if you have sensitive skin!!! And test it only in a corner of your face!
Kathryn from Glendora, California
I was looking for an inexpensive, but good cleanser, while waiting for another one I had ordered to come in. I was pleasantly surprised by the feel and quality of this cleanser. I wish I hadn't ordered the more expensive one from another company
I will definitely buy it again.
Great for older skin
Mobetta' from Indianapolis
Great price for an excellent product. Mild fragrance, easy to use. Cleans well.
I'm addicted to this cleanser
Hollie from Ga
I love this cleanser it is a cream cleanser that feels like a balm and it does not have so many ingredients that your skin doesn't reject it after using it for a while. The price is great and it feels more expensive than it is.
Carlos from New York, NMY
Its is a great cleanser that I can rely on any time. It is hydrating and feels great on my skin. I love to travel with it, and it can even work well when I can't double cleanse. I hold my cleansers to a high stands, but I'm very impressed (not usually a fan of The Ordinary), and highly recommend.
I want to love it but it's a no for me
Kenzie from Cooper City
It takes off my makeup don't get me wrong but I wanted it to be a cleanser for when I'm in the shower so a little sad about that but it's okay I just won't buy it again
I'm a 59 years old and have oily skin with large pores. I On
Alesia Turner from Pasadena Texas
I use this product day and night but I mix it with a foam cleaner. I have used this product over 2 weeks.When I used by itself I felt like my skin wasn't clean. I have oily skin and large pores. I do feel that it cleans my skin better when I mix the foam cleaner together. I use other Ordinary products and swear by them. Have I seen a difference in using this yes and yes I would recommend this and repurchase this. There is a lot of air in the squeeze tube. I do write reviews on other products so look for my reviews.
Best Makeup Remover
Paula from Kissimmee, FL
Love this cleanser, best makeup remover. Leaves your face super soft!
Heather from NC
After getting over MRSA on my face (chronic skin picking, blah) my skin's texture was TERRIBLE. My nose was constantly dry and peeling, my cheeks were rough, my forehead would bounce between dry and oily. I needed to avoid blemishes at all cost, because that's what would promote picking.
I do use other products of theirs (highly recommend using this company's products, with an occasional Lush mask thrown in), and my face is gorgeous. I haven't worn foundation in months (perk of the pandemic) so ive allowed my face to heal, and aside from monthly hormones causing one or two zits, my face is completely fresh. I don't NEED foundation, now.
As for this product specifically, it does completely remove all makeup in the same step. Applying it on a dry face is the lazy-person's dream- even saving the one step of "applying on a wet face" makes me more inclined to just do it. It has a great texture, does NOT leave your face feeling dry OR oily- just totally soft and even. The price point helps a LOT. You don't need to use much to clean your entire face, either, so it lasts me about 2 months. I've been using this about 6+ months and have never been happier with a product.
Legit my first review I've ever left on a product because I just want to let people know that it's worth trying!
Also try out the BHA peeling acid, I think it's great for when your face just feels like it needs to be deeply refreshed after daily buildup.
I'm going to say it... I don't like it
Erikaedithg from Miami,FL
I wanted to like it but it didn't, I felt like it doesn't lather and therefore you need to use more product. I feel like I've used half the bottle in only a week. I normally have a small round face oily/ combo and I haven't been wearing makeup since the pandemic. Maybe I'm not using it correctly? Idk I prefer cetaphil
Leah from Ocala
Was good till I started getting little bumps all over my face