I’m pretty sure I could just tell you this cleanser exists and you’d all go out and buy it without even hearing if it’s good or not. And in fairness, for $13.90, I probably wouldn’t ask too many questions either.
But even with that in mind, I am going to tell you a little more about The Ordinary’s Squalane Cleanser, because I’m noticing a lot of you are buying The Ordinary and then getting confused with how to use the products – so let’s clear up where this product sits in your routine.
Firstly, What The Hell Is Squalane?
Glad you asked. Put simply, squalane is a hydrogenated, stabilised version of squalene, which is a fatty molecule naturally found in the skin. Squalene maintains our moisture barrier and hydration
Our own production of squalene starts to reduce as we edge towards 30, which is where squalane comes in (note the slight spelling change). This ingredient is now commonly derived from olives (instead of sharks which used to be common practice) and acts as an emollient to seal in hydration and prevent moisture loss. It’s also usually great for sensitive skins.
Now To The Cleanser:
Finally! The Ordinary
– The formula efficiently dissolves and emulsifies makeup and impurities
– The texture transforms from a balm-like feel to a clear oil-like consistency
– It’s soap-free and does not incorporate any harsh or stripping ingredients
– The gentle formula supports the integrity of the epidermis & can be used on eyes
– It can be used on all skin types, including sensitive
How To Use:
I know most of you already know how to use a cleanser, but just for the sake of covering all bases, I’m gonna tell you anyway.
Squeeze your Squalane Cleanser onto fingertips, and rub together to melt the texture into an oil. Massage it onto dry skin, then rinse with warm water. For oilier skins, this cleanser is best paired with