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The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil 30ml

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A hydrating, naturally enriched oil, The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil  is an antioxidant-rich oil is obtained from the kernels of the fruits of Marula tree.

  • Certified Organic
  • Cruelty Free
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free
  • Vegan

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  • Age Prevention

Skin Concern:

  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil Reviews

4.6 of 204 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Great value!!


Great oil helps to moisture

Most Helpful Criticism

It's ok?


I was excited to try this because of all the reviews on here and on youtube. It's a little bit greasy, super easy to apply. I didn't see any benefits. I also started getting little red dots between my eye brows. maybe it's too greasy for my skin? i have dry skin in winter, so seems crazy it would be too greasy for me. will not repurchase.
  1. Great value!!


    Great oil helps to moisture
  2. love it


    i use this as moisturiser and it does wonders for my skin
  3. Silky and light face oil

    Lovely oil

    verified purchaser
    I have been using the Go-To Face Oil but wanted a change to something less fragrant. This oil is lovely, with hardly any fragrance and application is silky. It feels light on my skin and hasn't created any congestion. Also super cheap compared to other brands that use Marula Oil as a base.
  4. marula


    a bit greasy and doesn't really sink in. personally, this was a bit unpleasant to use.
  5. Cheap & Effective


    I've always used an oil over my moisturiser at night to prevent trans-epidermal water loss, and I was on the hunt for a cheap face oil. This did the job and was perfect for that added level of *glazed donut status* that I needed in the winter months and as the seasons changed. Perfect for dehydration!
  6. Perfect night moisturiser


    This works great as a night moisturiser on it's own or mix a couple of drops into a lighter day moisturiser for extra hydration.
  7. Exceeds expectations


    I am really impressed with this product. I have never tried a facial oil before and one of the Adore Beauty reps recommended it to me as I have recently been swimming more and the chemicals in the pool really dry out my skin. I add a few drops of this to my moisturiser and it gives my skin the hydration it needs. It doesn't at all look oily on your face! It gives your skin an amazing glow. Would d...
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  8. Not my favourite hair oil


    I’ve used other hair oils but found even the smallest amount of this left my hair greasy
  9. Good


    Really recommend if you have dry skin - it is quite a thick oil so you only need a couple of drops for your entire face
  10. Good


    Really recommend if you have dry skin - it is quite a thick oil so you only need a couple of drops for your entire face
  11. On my third bottle


    I used rosehip oil for years and then I got experimental with oils and went a bit overboard and then I went off oils completely while I spent a lot of time looking into the best use of oils and best types for your skin. I love that this doesn’t clog pores and nourishes really well. It is an oil so you will be a little shiny but I use a thick moisturiser that I apply after (you apply moisturiser af...
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  12. Brilliant oil


    My skin does not tolerate many oils, despite being dry. When I initially started using a competitor's (very ezpensive!) marula oil, I was happy to find an oil my skin liked. Then, I found this well priced version, and I think its even better!! Its a lovely oil when layered over my nightly serum & cream.
  13. So far so good


    I just love this brand. Almost spend more than triple the price on the same product from a different brand. This is lightweight and fragrance free which i enjoy.
  14. Great Drunk Elephant dupe!


    This oil is identical to the Drunk Elpant Murula Oil which is about 4 times the price. Great for moisturiser. Light and non greasy.
  15. best quality ever


    Nice one, really like it. A hydrating, naturally enriched oil,
  16. It works


    I started using The Ordinary 100% cold pressed virgin Marula oil couple weeks ago and I’m impressed with the result! For so long my face suffered with dryness and dullness especially during cold months despite using a popular moisturizer and serum. My face now is well hydrated and looking radiant ! Saw the result on the first week of usage. Will never go back to my old moisturizer. I would highly ...
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  17. really works


    i've used this oil continuously for a few weeks on my face overnight and found that it visibly brightens and tightens my skin. skin colour becomes more even overall even after a few days (i've done this experiment several times with this bottle) and looks generally healthier. i will definitely purchase another bottle.
  18. No complaints


    Good value for the price and it was delivered quickly.
  19. Super Nourishing Oil


    This oil feels very nourishing and my dry, thirsty skin just drinks it up. I use it with a serum every morning and night. Shiny when applied so I leave for about 10 minutes before applying anything else, or makeup. I have sensitive skin and it does not irritate.
  20. Excellent product, even better price point


    I have been putting on a marula oil product onto my cheeks after my morning moisturiser for months now as it provides them with some extra hydration during winter and I purchased this as a cheaper replacement for my usual brand. This product is absolutely excellent and is exactly the same in texture, effectiveness and absorption as my previous brand (which cost 3x more). This oil also works as an ...
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  21. Little gem!


    I am pleasantly surprised to enjoy this product a lot. I use it to hydrate my skin all over the body. A little amount goes a long way. It absorbs fast and feels non greasy once it soaks in the skin. I haven't tried on my hair yet. I might try as well. Highly recommended !

  22. Lovely product and fantastic price


    I received a sample of the Drunk Elephant Marula oil, and found it nice but not enough to justify the price. I saw this instead, which is amazingly affordable like everything else in the Ordinary range. This is a nice, smooth oil that glides on skin really well and is a great oil to apply at night, especially in combination with their rosehip oil.
  23. Love it


    I’ve returned to this after trying the DE Marula oil and honestly prefer this even if there wasn’t such a large price difference. I have normal-dry skin and this leaves my skin feeling hydrated with a dewy glow. I will continue to repurchase this product.
  24. Fantastic, low-cost, derm-recommended


    I was recommended to use this by a derm especially in winter for dry skin. It may appear oily and therefore to be used as an occlusive (final step of skincare routine), however the derm advised it is one of the few oils that absorbs easily into the skin and can be applied even before moisturiser. I mix a few drops into the moisturiser I use before bed. which makes it feel silkier and glide on very...
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  25. Amazing !!


    Great product ! The oil is very nourishing and makes my skin glow ! Only need a small amount from the dropper, great value for money ! All natural and alot more cost effective than other similar products in the market.
  26. Sensitive Skin - Rosacea


    This product is a great ultra-hydrating product that makes my face feel AMAZING in the morning! I only use a few drops at night at the end of my routine. My face is super dry so hydrating it takes away a lot of my redness.

    The skincare routine that I use is:
    Squalane Cleanser
    Caffeine Solution
    Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
    EUK 0.1%
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  27. Really nurturing


    I’m loving adding a few drops at the end of my nighttime routine. It definitely helps with my skin glow in the morning. Haven’t had any problems with clogged pores.
  28. Fantastic, good value


    I add a few drops to my moisturiser at night during winter and it really extends the hydration without the greasiness as it does absorb into the skin. It does take a while to absorb so I wouldn't use it in the morning, as the skin looks greasy for some time.
  29. Marula Oil is a must-have


    Apply at night, wake up to nourished and plumped skin. I use it on face, neck decolletage and forearms and hands. The pigmentation has cleared after 6 months of using Marula Oil and The Ordinary Borage Seed Oil on alternating nights. Used to use 'top line' products. The Ordinary is actually the top line.
  30. Absolute best!


    This is an absolute must have, staple in my daily skincare routine, both morning and night. I will not be without it! My skin has never looked better, and I no longer have dry patches or dullness like I have had in the past. This mixes well with other skincare, both from The Ordinary, and other brands. Such amazing value for a quality product. Please never stop stocking this!
  31. Don't leave the shopping cart without this


    This is fantastic for my dry skin. My skin looks and feels happy, calm and dewy. Love love love. What every do you today, don't finalise your shopping cart until you add this product.
  32. Nice oil


    This oil feels good to apply and my skin seems brighter and tighter after using it. Didn't work as well on the hair, but definitely a good one for face/hands. I like using it overnight.
  33. Good Oil Product


    I heard that Marula oil is the best oil for your skin and hair, and is a dupe to other expensive brands, so I definitely wanted to try this out.
    My skin is normal-dry, and when I am having a really dry skin day, I can leave this oil on my skin overnight and it really helps. I also use this on the ends of my hair after a shower.
    I like the smell and consistency much better than other oi...
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  34. Beautiful oil


    Love mixing this with natural moisturising factors for added hydration. I will definitely repurchase. My skin looks glowing.
  35. Great


    I always love applying this on top of my cream. It helps keep my skin soft and smooth
  36. woke up with super soft skin!


    such a lovely face oil! i use it as the very last step in my skincare routine, and always wake up with soft and nourished skin the next morning
  37. Good quality dupe


    I fell in love with Marula oil after trying a more expensive range and thought I'd give this a go. I absolutely love how this has worked to brighten and nourish my skin, I pair it with the Hyaluronic acid in the AM.
  38. Amazing oil


    Nourishing oil. Such a good price when compared with others. Use every morning and night and my skin feels amazing. Most importantly doesn’t break you out.
  39. Amazing oil


    This helps my skin get moisturised and soft. Super effective
  40. Does what it says it does


    I don’t normally buy The Ordinary as I usually am happy to spend on cosmecuticals. I was recommended at Mecca to purchase Marula Oil as it’s a great oil for mature/dry skin. This one is great, it’s not too greasy but really gives a nice glow. I am 35 with normal to dry skin and I find this really nice, I mix it with my moisturizer and apply together. I find my skin is super soft in the morning!!
  41. Great moisturizer


    This is a great moisturizer.Unlike most of the facila oils this is absorbed by the skin real fast and really well.I also use rosehip oil on my face but I find it making my face too oily and not absorbing well.But this ordinary marula oil is perfect!Also it’s a very affordable price.ImThis is my favourite facial oil out of them all.
  42. Mandatory


    After the age of 40 - everyone must buy a Marula oil and as I like to prioritise spending on more higher end prevention oils (Skinceuticals) I have to look at buying more economical brands to fill in the gaps. But Marula oil is a powerhouse and pretty much any Marula will be more or likely resulting in a similar result so I choose to buy The Ordinary's which has been touted by experts - as just as...
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  43. Absorbs well, great for night time


    An affordable marula oil that boosts your moisturisers. I mainly use in two ways: mix few drops into moisturiser or apply over the top of moisturiser. I find it locks in the moisture. It looks greasy at first but DOES absorb overnight. Due it being so affordable I also apply a few drops to my hands before bed. Skin looks so much healthier with this product.
  44. Hydrating but not too oily


    I love how hydrating this product is! Obviously it's an oil but it absorbs remarkably well (there is sometimes some residual oil left over but that usually absorbs not too long after). It gives more of a glow rather than a shiny oil look which is great too! I find my skin more plump and soft after using this product.
  45. Do yourself a favour! Top quality gorgeous face oil.


    I’ve got both Drunk Elephant Marula oil and this one by The Ordinary and on comparison I cannot find any difference in quality and texture but only the price point (where DE is about 7 times the price).
  46. So hydrating and smooth


    I love this Marula oil. Such good value for money. Hydrated my skin and leaves it glowing. It works so well with peels I have used for extra hydration. I’ve used drunk elephant Marula oil and love this just as much if not more and at such a great price. Love it!
  47. Hydrating Oil


    Really nice hydrating oil. Was super devastated as I only had it for a week and dropped the entire bottle on the floor. But it’s so cheap I could just get another.
  48. Good


    It is surprisingly good. It hydrates my dry skin and doesn't feel greasy like some of the other oils that I have tried.
  49. It's ok?


    I was excited to try this because of all the reviews on here and on youtube. It's a little bit greasy, super easy to apply. I didn't see any benefits. I also started getting little red dots between my eye brows. maybe it's too greasy for my skin? i have dry skin in winter, so seems crazy it would be too greasy for me. will not repurchase.
  50. Great dupe for some of the higher end brands

    Emma Loves Skincare

    I love using Facial oils and I found this was a great alternative to some of the higher end branded more expensive options out there such as the Drunk Elephant Marula Oil. I had comparable results but the bottle lasted longer

    For reference my skin is oily/combination skin and I am 30 years old
  51. Lovely oil


    I purchased this product to mix in with some of my other thick face cream. It works so well, doesn’t leave my face too oily. I sometimes put some at the end of my hair, so it’s not too dry. Value for money :)
  52. Lovely, not greasy!


    Marula oil is great oil, that isn’t greasy and great for those who suffer from dermatitis, eczema or like things to help nourish and relieve. I use on my face and hands and it makes your skin feel lovely. I tried this after using the drunk elephant one, which is alot more expensive! I do like the drunk elephant one better on my face,but this is great for everywhere else!
  53. Great


    This marula oil has been great for my skin. I use it as the last product in my night time routine. My skin looks great by the next morning
  54. Really Lovely Product


    I have normal to dry skin, I'm 35+ and I found this oil to be a really lovely product. Nice and light and sat beautifully on my skin. I much prefer it to the rosehip oil I was using. No fragrance and the price point is excellent.
  55. Hydrating


    This is the 2nd time I've purchased this product and I love the effects on my dry skin! It is very hydrating and a little goes a long way. It is not thick and rubs in very easily. There is a bit of a shine after using it so best to use it at night before bed.
  56. Perfectly adequate


    I'm guilty of jumping onto the marula oil bandwagon after hearing its benefits for dry and dehydrated skin. This was also my first foray into facial oils. It does take a while to absorb, but leaves the skin feeling pretty soft. I wouldn't say the effect is long lasting though. I'm a little apathetic about this product to be honest.
  57. Exactly the same as DE... just $100 cheaper.


    I was using the DE Marula Oil for ages, then I saw this and I couldn’t work out why it was so cheap in comparison. So when I ran out of DE I bought this to see if it was any good, and I seriously couldn’t tell the difference between the two products.

    Both are made of 100% Marula Oil, so they’re virtually the same thing - just different packaging and very different prices.

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  58. versatile oil


    i've actually been using this on my hair and it's noticeable stronger and shinier. also use it on my skin when it's feeling dry

  59. Hydrating face oil


    Pretty nice face oil. Feels quite hydrating for my dry skin. Happy with it for the price.
  60. Hydrating face oil


    Pretty nice face oil. Feels quite hydrating for my dry skin. Happy with it for the price.
  61. Absolute Fave


    One of my favourite facial oils, I use this every single day. It is highly moisturising and absorbs into the skin with no greasiness.
  62. Great


    This oil makes my complexion look great and moisturises my skin. My face also looks plump after using this
  63. Glowing!!


    I love this oil, it gives you a really good glow and it feels nice. Not too oily or heavy goes really nice under makeup and gives me a glowing complexion. I use this day and night and I don't have to apply a lot of moisturiser after applying this.
  64. Great


    This has evened out my skin tone over time. Amazing oil. It does not break me out.
  65. So good

    Baby Bo Bo

    Love it.

    I use it in the morning after spritzing my face with a toner or water, it absorbs really well on a wet face and locks in the moisture. The consistency is quite thick, kind of like olive oil, it spreads really well so you don't need to use heaps.

    It goes on oily but doesn't stay oily like a lot of other oils and serums, so it goes really well under a moisturiser...
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  66. Great oil!


    I am a huge fan of facial oils and have tried SO many. This one is lovely, basic and definitely softens my skin. Compared to the Drunk Elephant Marula Oil, The Ordinary’s take feels slightly thicker on the skin, but performs similarly, and for the price, you can’t go wrong!
  67. Why did I waste my money on DRUNK ELEPHANT


    I’m sorry, to all those consumers that bought into drunk elephants cold pressed Marula oil... I was one. And I’m gravely sorry I spent that amount of money on the EXACT SAME PRODUCT AS THE ORDINARY!
    It’s exactly the same if not better, it’s plumping, hydrating, smooth and luxurious feeling and I’m so so so sad I didn’t know about this one sooner! SAVE YOURSELF THE CASH!!!! Buy this one
  68. I really like this one!


    I love this Marula oil. It’s cheap, doesn’t break me out and is really hydrating. I haven’t noticed a big difference in terms of brightening effect but I love that I can add a few drops to my moisturiser or just use it by itself based on what my combination skin needs at any given time.
  69. Great with foundation


    I mix a drop or two of this into my foundation every day to make it look more skin like. It works, without being "oily"! I use it sometimes mixed in with my moisturiser, or in the last step of my skincare night routine. A great all rounder, sinks in nicely and doesn't sit on top and become filmy like some oils do.
  70. Make's everything better


    This was the first The Ordinary product I was introduced to after my friend discovered it. It has has a light texture and doesn't make your skin feel oily. It works really well to hydrate my skin and even out my skin tone. I also mix a drop or two in with my foundation to make it looks natural and dewy.
  71. Amazing


    This marula oil is amazing! I use it almost every day after my serums and when I wake up in the morning, my face is plump and hydrated. It has a clear consistency and there is no smell.
  72. Amazing!


    Loved drunk elephants marula oil and this one is even better at a fraction of the price. Score!
  73. Great price for cold-pressed virgin marula oil


    When you think about how much other companies charge for the same oil (yes, also cold-pressed and virgin), you can't justify spending so much when this bottle is less than $20!

    I love this product - it helps to deeply hydrate my skin and I use it every night as the last thing I put on to lock in all my toners and serums.

    Prepare to wake up with refreshed, supple looking...
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  74. Dupe for drunk elephant


    Amazing product. So nourishing and feels exactly the same as the much more expensive drunk elephant oil! Very oily so I like to use at night and use a jojoba in the morning. Skin has never looked better.
  75. Glow


    I have pretty normal skin but more recently before buying this it’s been looking very dull. Definitely leaving my skin looking more glowy again.
  76. High Quality oil


    I use a few drops on my face in the mornings. It seems to just sit on my face, but after applying my moisturiser (TOs Natural Moisturising Factors) it all absorbs right in and doesn't pose a problem for my oily skin, even with sunscreen and makeup on top. I also use a few drops in the ends of my hair. It helps moisturise the dry ends with minimum fuss.
  77. Deeply Hydrating


    I find it is really great at replenishing my skin. Recently I've had dry hands and used this to help bring them back to normal! It completely changed the look and feel of my hands. I feel like this is a great multi purpose product for anyone who deals with dry skin!
  78. Super hydrating


    I am in my early 30’s with combination dry skin. I have minimal lines although sometimes feel dry and lacking plumpness. If I want a surge of moisture I put this on my skin and wake up with glowing skin that looks plump and feels very soft. I use more than recommended, probably half the dropper (approx 15 drops) with no moisturiser. Be careful about getting it in your hair. It’s quite oily so will...
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  79. Awesome product


    This is a really moisturising oil that I apply on top of all my products on my skin at night. This has also helped my complexion
  80. Great price


    Great price point for this oil but my skin doesn't seem to be a fan. It doesn't absorb well into my skin. Seems to sit on top
  81. Budget version of the Drunk Elephant Marula Oil


    Love this right now with this dry winter weather. Mixing it into moisturizer for the face, or slathering on a layer before sleep. it is really giving my skin what it needs. Also using it on my body on occasion. Tried it once in the hair - unfortunately I did this post washing assuming it would be similar to Moroccan oil. It was not and made my hair super oily. I think its a pre wash situation!
  82. Amazing


    Fast absorbing and super easy to use. I love oils for my skin and this one is no different!
  83. Great light oil


    Really nice, no smell, easily absorbs into my skin at night. I generally put this on after serums and before my moisturiser. Wake up in the morning to nice plump hydrated feeling skin. Will be buying again.
  84. Not great


    I purchased this as a moisturiser in my T.O skin care routine. The oil just tends to sit on top of the skin, no matter how much it is gently coaxed with massaging. I also tried it for my hair, a drop or two left my hair incredibly heavy and flat. In fact my hair felt as though I hadn't washed it in weeks. (I don't have particularity coarse hair, so that may answer that) So not good there either......
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  85. Second time purchase


    I like this oil
    Great feel
    Absorbs quickly
    Doesn’t smell.

    Thank you. I like it a lot.

  86. 100% satisfied


    Just love this oil. I have dry skin and use at night before bed. I use this alone and or with moisturiser. Extremely happy next day my skin so soft and moist
  87. too thick for oily skin


    it does make my skin very plump and hydrated but its a bit thick for my oily skin as I find if I use too much I get red. It did feel nice and wasn't sticky though under makeup
  88. Yes


    I have combination/acne prone skin. This oil can feel a bit oily on my skin so I just add one drop with my moisturiser. It hydrates and clear up my skin. Love it.
  89. Amazing value, great product


    I have oily skin, so I’m always a bit scared to use an oil on my skin fearing it’ll make it worse. I’ve used other brands Marula oils before that are literally triple the price and I can confidently say that there is no quality difference between the ordinary’s Marula oil and other more expensive brands such as drunk elephant. I apply a couple drops at night mixed into my moisturiser and wake up w...
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  90. Not my HG


    I spent time looking for a good oil to incorporate in my routine. I have used Rosehip and Argan in the past with generally good results. The Marula was recommended as a nice all rounder. I think it is a bit thick for my skin (oily/combo) as I find if I use too much I breakout. I do like it mixed in to moisturiser or foundation for added hydration. I didn't find any issue with makeup application. I...
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  91. Moisture


    This is a super expensive oil from other brands and the ordinary sells it at such an affordable price. I love the results of this oil and it gives my skin a lot of hydration. Definitely a buy
  92. Awesome product


    I have pretty dry skin and this has really helped amp up its hydration. Can feel oily for a while after but I personally don't mind. I use it at night and I think it's actually helped clear up my skin, too.
  93. So hydrating !!


    I use this of a night after everything else, it does leave my skin oily and doesnt completly soak in but when i wake up in the morning my skin is super soft and refreshed and doesnt feel oily. I have ance prone skin but this doesnt break me out at all!!
  94. A lovely product


    I had never tried marula oil before purchasing this product. I’ve been using it for almost two weeks now and I am seeing wonderful results. I have combination skin which is prone to breakouts but this product has not upset my skin at all! I put it on before bed and wake up to hydrated, glowing skin. I love that it doesn’t really have a smell and a little bit goes a long way. I haven’t tried it in ...
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  95. Cost effective, hydrating oil


    I have repurchased this oil several times. My fave in the ordinary line; hydrating yet light and easily absorbed. I alternate between this and trilogy rosehip oil.
  96. Great booster for my moisturisier


    This product works great when I wear it over my existing moisturisier. I feel like I don't need to wear it all over in summer but it works really well when applied in areas which are drier such as my cheeks. In winter I love applying this all over and my skin feels amazing the next morning. Only downside is to make sure you wait for it to absorb into your skin before you go to bed otherwise it wi...
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  97. natural


    A super natural hydrating oil that makes my skin so healthy and moisturised
  98. best oil!


    This oil is a delight. I use it mostly at night but sometimes in the morning if I'm not wearing makeup. At first it sat on my face and didn't absorb...I found that mixing it into my moisturiser (cream based) and then applying it absorbs quickly and doesn't sit on my skin and is now the way I use all The Ordinary oils. Face feels super soft!!


    This product is amazing at night. I use it on myself and my husband and we love going to bed with an oily face and wake up feeling super smooth especially after a good exfoliating scrub! It's also great as a hair serum!
  100. Awesome for night routine


    This is a must in my evening skincare routine. I have oily combination skin and was at first reluctant to use such a rich oil on my face. I saw results almost straight away & now months later I couldn’t live without it! It hydrates, soothes and balances. I love it! I wouldn’t recommend this for the mornings however as it does not fully absorb. Keep this one for the evening.
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