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The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane 30ml

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The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is a lightweight plant-derived solution to support healthy hydration.

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4.6 of 303 reviews

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Repeat purchase


A staple in my skincare routine when I need extra hydration for my dry, sensitive skin - really helps calm my eczema flare ups as well. I use it on my face and body as well. I switch between this and the B oil depending on how I feel but this is good because there is no colour or smell whatsoever.

Most Helpful Criticism

Just okay


This is probably the best product from this brand that I’ve tried so far. It has a nice consistency and isn’t sticky on the face like others. I just don’t feel like it’s doing anything but I still add a few drops to my moisturiser to use it up
  1. Repeat purchase


    verified purchaser
    A staple in my skincare routine when I need extra hydration for my dry, sensitive skin - really helps calm my eczema flare ups as well. I use it on my face and body as well. I switch between this and the B oil depending on how I feel but this is good because there is no colour or smell whatsoever.
  2. Not sure


    verified purchaser
    This product feels nice as it's going on and it seems to do nice things to my skin but for some reason it has a wierd peeling effect whereby if I run my hands over my face after I've applied it, i end up with little bits on my fingers like when you use an eraser. Not sure if it is just how this product reacts with my moisturiser (Drunk Elephant Lala whipped cream) or if it is how it is in general ...
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  3. Hydrating


    This was perfect for the days I felt like I needed more hydration. It left my skin plump and I used it at night so when I woke up my skin was well hydrated. The only negative I would have is it takes a long time to soak into skin.
  4. Love it


    I layer this over hyaluronic acid and my skin is so smooth and hydrated
  5. Miraculous!


    verified purchaser
    I have dry skin with dry flaky patches on my forehead and around my mouth, and ever since I started using this along with TO Hyaluronic Acid in my night routine, the dry patches have disappeared! Haven't had them since! It has an oily feel but very hydrating, highly recommend for dry skin types.
  6. Highly recommend


    verified purchaser
    I had dry areas of my skin and everything would make them flare up and burn, but this product helped hydrate my sensitive skin so well without causing breakouts. Also a big thumbs up for being plant based.
  7. Skin Saver!


    I am obbsessed with this product! I put it on after a water based gel and it really helps to plump my skin. I've had huge issues with red marks left from acne and I have found this has helped calm that down a lot. Also try mixing a drop into your foundation if you want a lighter/dewy finish!
  8. Versatile oil


    I use this in my hair and under my moisturiser and they've never felt so healthy
  9. Loving this!!


    So good for my skin! I've been using it for around 12 months and within a few weeks, I noticed such a change in my skin. I feel like it's helped give me a nice glow and the confidence to wear less make up.

    This brand and their prices are amazing. Please try it!
  10. If you are looking for glass skin, you found it!


    I love this. My skin feels and looks so good. I can add a drop to my foundation for an extra glow. I will repurchase a million times
  11. Amazing benefits overall for next to nothing


    I had never heard of squalane until I came across it here. After researching the benefits of the plant derived product I ordered immediately, and I am honestly AMAZED! Especially considering the price of this product. A little bit goes a long way and I use morning and night just before I finish off with moisturiser. I have combination skin but after the last few months I have been super dry! I ha...
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  12. Healthy hair


    I had this product for a while before realising what I love it for. In my opinion, it's just okay for skincare - my skin is super dry and using it on my face made me feel greasy and still not hydrated. What I love this for is my hair. I bleached my hair when I was younger and it never recovered, it felt dry and damaged for years and was constantly frizzy and unmanageable. I now only wash my hair o...
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  13. Amazing Product


    The best product! I highly recommend the ordinary range. I mix a couple of drops of this with my moisturiser.
  14. Great barrier defence


    Good for acne prone skin. It’s sort of like an oil but not- hard to explain, but its sort of like a watery wax- without being oily (??). It’s not absorbed quickly, but acts more as a barrier layer, so locks in serums underneath, or useful to apply before walking in the cold wind. Feels luxurious against skin. No scent, clear texture.
  15. The best!


    It makes my skin silky smooth. Use only once a day. More than once may cause a reaction. Usually in the morning I use it, makes my skin feel so soft and makes my makeup look flawless
  16. Glow up!


    I love adding a few drops in with my moisturizer every morning for that extra hydration & GLOW! It’s a staple products in my house.
  17. Excellent for Acne Sufferers with Dry Skin


    This is one of the only oils with a comedogenic rating of 0 - meaning it will not clog your pores at all. It is also fungal-acne safe. It is so hard to get moisture into dry skin when you are trying to use acne safe products so this product was such a relief to find - I would use it in winter on top of my moisturiser at night and it was wonderful. For the first time I would wake up in the morning ...
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  18. Winter lifesaver


    I live in a cold climate and this has been a lifesaver this winter. Super hydrating and so light and easy to apply. My skin looks and feels amazing.
  19. A great facial oil for oily skin


    Although I have oily skin, it is a bit dehydrated in some areas. I purchased a bottle of The Ordinary's squalane oil this year to try out facial oils for the first time and was so impressed with the way it absorbed and smoothed out my skin during winter. I use a few drops morning and night after my moisturiser and before applying my sunscreen. I even wear a few drops under foundation to help it ap...
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  20. Best day time moisturiser


    Looks amazing under makeup and doesn't make me break out. My skin looks dewy and feels so much better! This works so much better than anything I've used before
  21. Love this stuff


    I have oily combo skin but get lots of dry patches. I mix this in with my moisturiser and it is amazing. Gives me lots of hydration and makes my skin feel great without clogging it.
  22. Love this product


    Absolutely recommend this product to add to your skin care routine!!
  23. Your skin's new bestfriend


    This product is a lifesaver.
    Not only does it hydrate it, but it helps sooth any redness and eczema.
    The only downfall of this product is that it makes your skin look very greasy when you first put it on. However, if you use it overnight, the greasiness is gone by the morning and you're left with super soft skin
  24. Oily Texture


    This product wasn't for me. I do have dry skin but I felt this was too heavy feeling for me and using only a couple drops would be enough. I have dry acne Prone skin and i dont recommend this. product for someone with the same skin type.
  25. feels amazing


    I love how hydrated my skin is after using it and whats better is that its good for acne prone skin! My skin has been through the ringer with all the drying blemish fighting ingredients I use, this oil is just what my skin needed. LOVE it
  26. Healthy glow


    love this item!! I only recently discovered this product a few months ago after a life time of having a love hate relationship with moisturiser... I literally will not stop using this now. I was worried it would be heavy on my medium to sometimes oily skin but damn I was wrong. It’s such a beautiful feeling on my face and glides on nicely without taking ages to dry or feeling like the product is n...
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  27. So hydrating!


    This has been a saviour during winter. Whilst in isolation I've been doing an at home facial once a week and I've been using this as the serum. My skin has never looked better!
  28. My skin is not dry anymore


    I love love love this product! Using my second bottle and will purchase my third, forth as the product moistures my skin during winter and seasons change
  29. Lovely face oil

    Mrs Smith

    One of my go to face oils (as well as rosehip oil). Love it at the end of my routine, before moisturiser, even mixed in with foundation for a lighter and glowy coverage. So hydrating. Really gets rids of those dry flakey areas especially during the colder weather.
  30. No from me but YES from him


    Unfortunately I had a bad reaction to this so it was a no from me but my cousin who hates all skincare and is picky about textures really loves this product and praises the way it feels on application. He also has less hyperpigmentation after using 1 bottle of this.
  31. Great facial oil


    I bought this looking for an oil to help with hydration (I have quite dry skin). I have been using this for a few months and love it. I have been through 2 bottles. I think the amount that comes out of the dropper can be too much, a little goes a long way. I have quite sensitive skin and this has not irritated it and it didn't cause any breakouts.

    A great hydrating oil!
  32. Holy Grail for Hair


    I bought this for my face. Was much too greasy and unpleasant for me, but it did not cause any breakouts. So its definitely safe for anyone to try. I started using it in my super dry course long curly hair when I get out of the shower and its still damp. ITS JUST BEAUTIFUL. IT makes my hair so soft and the curly hold and its just more manageable. I bought the kerestase hair elixir recently because...
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  33. Seals in moisture!


    I love this product. I heard so many good things from Youtubers I needed to give it a go. I use it LAST even after a repair balm or thick moisturiser and it feels like it locks in the hydration on your skin. It also doesn't feed malassezia like other products so if you struggle with bumpy texture/fungal acne this is an amazing product for hydration. It's not sticky and a little goes a long way. I'...
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  34. Amazing!!!


    I have fairly oily skin with a few dry patches, and could never find a way to get rid of them until I used this! I have been only using this for a week but my skin feels super soft and smooth.
    I apply it at night where it does look a little oily but it is all good the next morning!
    Love this and would definitely repurchase - a little goes a long way
  35. Lovely and nourishing


    I really like the consistency of this product, it's like a light oil that absorbs quickly. There is no sticky consistency and it spreads well. I use it at night and my skin feels really soft and nourished in the morning and never greasy.
  36. Worth the money


    I mix it with my night cream. Can be a bit oily if use in the morning (personal feeling). Overall a good experience!
  37. Hydrating!


    A really great hydrating product if you have dry skin. I use this on my chin area only which gets really dry and it feels instantly much better.
  38. Super Hydrating


    Super hydrating, I use it at night time and always wake up with really nice soft skin. Highly recommend for the price, I was going to get Salt by Hendrix's Babetown but this is the exact same thing for a quarter of the price.
  39. Soft and versatile


    I can't love this more! After about a month use my skin is smoother and soft. I'm using it with a generic moisturizer as well if I've had a long day outside, otherwise it's great on just its own. It's even great in hair, has smoothed all the damage from over bleaching.
  40. Worth the money


    I mix it with my night cream. Can be a bit oily if use in the morning (personal feeling). Overall a good experience!

  41. Very hydrating


    I have loved incorporating this into my routine, especially when my skin is feeling dry. It also gives a beautiful glow.
  42. Don't see much difference


    This is my first squalane containing product from the ordinary so I didn't realise it was in oil form. This product feels like a dry oil which doesn't give the skin that greasy feeling afterwards but absorbs quite quickly. But since I have super dry skin this product almost doesn't make a difference on my skin during the full month I've been using it for.
  43. Seriously skin saver


    Great for moisturising and soothing irritated skin
  44. Sensitive Skin - Rosacea


    I have a full face routine but I use this product when my face gets seriously dry or I have dry skin spots. It is super hydrating and not at all oily!
  45. Great value!!


    It applies like a light oil and you only need a couple of drops. It does take a while to sink in, but it's very hydrating and causes no problems with my sensitive skin
  46. Didn't get on with it


    I'm in the minority that didn't get on with this product. I had been using The Ordinary's rose hip oil and decided to try this instead. It feels so thin in comparison and has done nothing for my eyelashes, unlike the rose hip oil which made them grow thick and long. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad, I just don't love it. Perhaps I need to experiment with a different way of using it, such as mixing...
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  47. Love this stuff


    I use a few drops of the squalane before using the Ordinary mosturiser and my skin feels nice all day. I used to get dry patches during winter but this has cleared up with the Ordinary which has been really great. Would definitely recommend and will be repurchasing!
  48. Great value!!


    I was considering incorporating a facial oil into my routine, such as rose hip oil or argan oil. But then I started reading about how these oils can oxidise whilst on your face and actually cause more damage than good. They recommended oils that are already saturated and therefore wouldn't oxidise - such as squalane. Having already used The Ordinary products before with great results, and consider...
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  49. I love it, but...


    I honestly love using this product. It makes you look so glowy and radiant after application & the texture is amazing. However whenever I use it, after a couple of days I break out really bad. I'm now using it on my body & hands because I really do love the consistency.
  50. Feels lovely

    The Ordinary 100% Sqalane

    I purchased quite a few The Ordinary products and love most of them. I am 42 with semi dry skin. I have been using the Squalane in conjunction with Hyaluronic Acid and my skin is more hydrated. I do slightly prefer the rosehip oil for hydration but it is a little heavier on the face so I usually choose the Squalane and alternate with the rosehip when I need extra.
  51. Just okay


    This is probably the best product from this brand that I’ve tried so far. It has a nice consistency and isn’t sticky on the face like others. I just don’t feel like it’s doing anything but I still add a few drops to my moisturiser to use it up
  52. Great value


    I use this on its own at night without a moisturiser and it works ok on my combination skin. Might need a slightly thicker layer in winter. No frills and cruelty free product at great price but not amazing.
  53. Soft, glowy, mosturized skin


    Absolutely love this stuff, I was looking for something to bring some moisture into my skincare routine and this was perfect. It's super lightweight, non greasy and leaves my skin super glowy and radiant. I tried using it a couple of different ways and found that mixing a couple of drops in with my moisturiser works the best.
  54. Such a nice, lightweight oil!


    This squalane oil is the perfect weight on my skin during lockdown. It feels rich and nourishing, and I've yet to suffer from any of the typical winter dryness I experience in Melbourne normally. It does feel a bit oily on my forehead (probably the oiliest part of my face), so I prefer a cream moisturizer there. But I adore the shine this gives my cheekbones.
  55. Nice and dewy


    I bought this as a recommendation and really like it. I have dry sensitive skin and this is a great barrier product. I use it after the 7% toning solution at night and after cleansing/before my moisturiser in the morning. You only need a couple of drops so it’s easy to over do it. It can take a while to sink in which is no good if you’re in a hurry. It’s great for dry skin, keeps my face soft all ...
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  56. I like it


    This is the first time I use this product but I read very good reviewed and decided to give it a try, I am just using it at night and I like as it leaves my skin looking great in the morning, perfect for winter as it helps hydrating as I have dry skin.
  57. Better than anything


    I have always been an advocate for rosehip oil, but wanted to try something differen lately as my skin has been a bit itchy.
    Recently I purchased the squalane, I am so in love!!!
    It’s just so silky smooth and my skin is just sooo happy now!
  58. YES


    Where has this been all my life? As someone with drier skin and who likes an active, I’m always on the hunt for something soothing and calming to use alongside the harsher products. This felt nourishing and smooth on my skin - definitely will become a staple!
  59. Better than anything


    I have always been an advocate for rosehip oil, but wanted to try something differen lately as my skin has been a bit itchy.
    Recently I purchased the squalane, I am so in love!!!
    It’s just so silky smooth and my skin is just sooo happy now!
  60. Lightweight and lovely


    1-2 Drops into my face cream makes such a difference. It's so lightweight, almost undetectable once it's absorbed. I wear this during the day under my makeup with no problems. I have found if it's layered with too many products it can ball. Other than that this a such a lovely oil.
  61. Amazing


    Perfect serum to leave your skin feeling super hydrated and looking glowy, love it! I've had heaps of compliments about my skin since wearing this
  62. Clogs my skin


    This goes on well, but every time I use it I notice my (dry) skin becomes really clogged. Not a huge fan, if I'm honest.
  63. Good to have


    I'm glad I have this product in my repertoire! A perfect finisher a few times a week after my nightly routine. You wont need moisturizer using this bad boy, good consistency, I cant feel it unless I touch my skin, I love it!
  64. Pretty good!


    I’ve been using this product a couple of times a week, after I’ve applied other serums and moisturiser. A couple of times I’ve mixed it in with my night moisturiser. Nice consistency and doesn’t feel too oily on the skin. Very easy to add into your routine!
  65. Unassuming Squalane


    I've learned to love the feeling of oils on my face since using The Ordinary oil range because of the amazing results. I apply oils at night and pure squalane moisturises beautifully, your skin looks plump and fresh afterward. For days indoors I will pop an oil on in the morning, feels so good, skin stays hydrated and protected... Qld sun is harsh.
  66. Really good for dry skin!


    Whenever my skin is feeling dry and flaky I put this on every night and my skin returns to normal and the flakes are gone! It may not be the same for you but this is from my personal experience. Takes a minute for it to sink in. It is also suitable for fungal acne which is great. It doesn’t break me out! Overall good for when my skin is dry especially during the winter.
  67. Love how hydrating this is


    I’ve started putting a drop or 2 in my moisturiser at night, sometimes in the morning too if I am going to be in aircon (ISO tings!!) I’ve found this has helped heaps with how dry and dehydrated my skin was. Way less flakey, more plump and brighter! Love it, doesn’t feel too oily which I love, it soaks in well and doesn’t leave a gross film on the skin like some oils do
  68. Lovely Natural Glow


    Loving this serum / oil for intense hydration! It leaves my skin looking super dewy and hydrated - I wouldn't recommend using this under makeup as I think it would leave you looking quite oily but if you're having a makeup free day or using this in your nighttime routine (at the end), it's really lovely! With the price point, you really can't go wrong!
  69. Big fan!


    I've always avoided squalane because some people say it makes them break out. However, my curiosity won out when I still had dry patches of skin, especially during winter. This squalane has left my skin feeling unbelievably soft and I haven't even had a hint of a blemish - even after using it for weeks. It's so good that I tried it on my daughter's red, dry eczema on her face - it's the only th...
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  70. Amazing Light weight friend


    I was looking for light weight skin oil to hydrate and soothe my skin and the ordinary are really amazing for the price and what quality they put in there product just as great light weight friend to have in your skincare routine
  71. Great Product


    I really enjoy using this product.
    It's not as heavy as oils, and I feel like it makes my skin feel smooth and hydrated.
    I use this product often, and will continue to purchase it.
    I started using the ordinary products before my wedding and although I had OK skin, I definitely felt that my skin was the best its been after using these.
  72. Good


    This is very lightweight and I love how it makes my skin feel. Perfect or oily skin
  73. Perfect


    This makes my skin really soft and delivers when my skin is very dry
  74. my go to


    I can always count on this to soothe my skin from active ingredients. A must have
  75. A face oil


    This was recommended to me for my skin type (oily) as it soaks right in and is not too heavy. I found for this reason it was a good hydrating facial oil, however i dont use it in my routine anymore as i personally dont like the feeling of a facial oil. If someone with oily skin is looking to start using an oil this would be a good option.
  76. Pretty Good!!!


    really love this product!!! super moisturising and on acne prone skin, I find that it doesn't break me out!!!
  77. hydrating


    I have dry skin but my skin hates oil. Most oils cause me to break out but I've found this one doesn't. I use it sparingly only on my dry patches before bed and find the patches gone in the morning.
  78. Perfect


    This oil is very calming and helps calm the redness down. It is so moisturising too
  79. Not a fan


    I like The Ordinary products, they are a great price and let you chose what you want in your routine. Sadly, this one caused me to break out and I did not like the feeling on my skin
  80. Not a fan


    I like The Ordinary products, they are a great price and let you chose what you want in your routine. Sadly, this one caused me to break out and I did not like the feeling on my skin
  81. affordable


    moisturising yet very light and absorbs quickly into the skin. the lid of the bottle doesn’t screw on properly, but maybe that’s just because i got a bad one. it’s affordable and worth the price
  82. Lovely nourishing oil


    I had been using camellia oil that I had bought overseas as a facial oil but wasn't able to find a similar product here, when I tried squalane oil on the advice of a beauty column I read. I like that this product is plant- derived and it feels great on the skin either before bed or mixed in with a moisturiser. I have dry, sensitive skin and Im a big fan of this oil. I'm interested to try some of t...
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  83. Great staple


    This is probably my favourite The Ordinary product. It feels really nice to use, sinks in well and keeps my dryness-prone skin feeling soft and hydrated. I use it after all my serums etc but before my SPF moisturiser. It does leave skin a little on the shiny side for a few hours after use so maybe some would restrict it to night use. For the price, it's well worth a try (you can always use it as a...
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  84. leaves skin dewy


    I was expecting this to be a bit more lightweight but it defintely had a gooey feeling. Having said that it does sink into the skin. It is very moisturising and I like that you can use this in your hair as well. Skin looks very glossy and juicy.
  85. Good


    I use this for added moisture on top of my moisturiser. It is lightweight and gets all absorbed into my skin within half an hour. Has no colour and I love this
  86. Amazing oil!


    I have probably gone through 3 bottles of this stuff and have recommended this to my mum and aunty! I like to put this on at night when I am giving my skin a break from actives, knowing I will wake up having glowing skin. The oil absorbs well, though not immediately for me, so I'd recommend sleeping on a silk pillow or something.
    Great product.
  87. Great for my scalp


    I use a little bit of this on my sensitive scalp. Works wonders and doesn’t make my hair greasy.
  88. Nicely moisturises skin


    Good for dry skin, leaves skin radiant and reduces flakiness.
  89. Perfect


    I find that this is one of my favourite serums for my dry skin. My skin is now soft and smooth
  90. Don't love the texture


    I don't think this is at all a bad product since it does perform its function to help the skin retain its moisture. It's just that personally I think the ordinary has other products that perform the same function even better on my skin. I don't particularly like the feel of this on my skin, it sort of reminds me of a dry oil but a little more gritty. For those who have the experienced the same thi...
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  91. Perfect


    My skin is so much plumper, softer and smoother because of this product
  92. My saviour


    This stuff is BLISS! I've had unsettled skin for ages (dry in patches but oily on occasion), but I'm not committed enough to step into the Korean routine. I've found that this squalane after applying The Ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (morning and night) has turned me into the person who gets asked "oh my gosh your skin is looking gorgeous, what do you use?" ... Never in a million years did ...
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  93. Impressed


    I was a bit skeptical about this making much difference but boy was I wrong. I have very dry skin and this leaves my skin feeling super smooth. I have noticed a difference in the texture of my skin over time. I use this after my serums and also find this is great as a primer under makeup.
  94. Moisturising


    Its a moisturiser derived from plants so i was keen to try it. I use it for my hair as i have thick and dry hair. I apply a litle bit on the ends after blow drying, makes the end look soft and calms them down
  95. soft skin


    I absolutely love mine! It has changed the softness and suppleness in my face so much
  96. lightweight and smoothing


    This is lightweight and left my face soft and smooth. Super affordable too.
  97. Plant derived skin heaven


    The Ordinary have produced this plant derived sqalane which is packed with skin loving fatty acid goodness..
    It’s very lightweight clear and smooth. I use a few drops (2-3) rubbed between my fingers and pressed and smoothed onto my skin after a serum (The Ordinary Buffet or Niacinamide) or mixed with it as a booster and for extra lovelyness I’ll add a drop or two of The Ordinary Marula oil f...
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  98. Great for hair!


    I didn't find this product to help too much with my skin... it was a little oily for my liking and made my skin super shiny. It did however, do wonders for my hair! It added extra shine, and made my hair silky smooth through applying it to my roots before washing my hair.
  99. Silky and lush


    This is hands down one of my favourite Ordinary products. I have dry skin and this product is great a leaving my face feeling super moisturised and smooth. It is so silky and easily absorbs into the skin. I am not sure about the science behind the product but I find all the sqaulane product really good for drier skin
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