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The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

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The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane by The Ordinary


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


Squalane is a saturated and stable hydrocarbon that is found naturally in the skin. It has very high emollience, is an exceptional hydrator and can prevent ongoing loss of hydration that impairs dermal suppleness. The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is non-comedogenic and is suitable for use on all skin types. It can also be applied to hair to increase heat protection, add shine and reduce breakage potential.


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We suggest this product be used within 12 months after opening.


All of our products are filled/measured by weight/volume so the product is correctly filled to 30 ml. The packaging does not accurately reflect the size of the fill. However, this is intentional as some air must be allowed at the top for the product to actually close.

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so good - 10-01-2019 by

i love love love this product, if you suffer from dry skin this is the one for you. i use the 100% Plant-Derived Squalane as soon as i get out of the shower/ before i go to bed and leaves my skin feeling so hydrated when i wake up. seriously a life saver

soft oil, great for mixing products - 07-01-2019 by

I really enjoy using this oil in conjunction with other oil based serums to "soften" the exfoliation/astringent properties of some other oil based serums (like AHA/BHA TO products). I don't generally find myself reaching for this product to use alone on the face as a hydrating oil as I tend to find more benefits from rosehip oil.

Beautiful oil - 24-12-2018 by

I have extremely dry and sensitive skin, and I LOVED this "oil". It is super hydrating but great at not irritating skin/clogging pores. I have recommended it to a friend who has bad acne and she also loves it! This has had a big impact on the hydration of my skin and does not clog my pores. I am trying some of their other oils at the moment but will come back to this! Beautiful formula.

Great for dry skin concerns - 20-12-2018 by

I was pleasantly surprised by this product. It works in compliment with niacinamide and moisturising factors products by The Ordinary. It provides a lot of needed moisture in the winter months and is a great product for keeping your skin supple and soft all year round. Highly recommended and great value.

Extremely Good for Dry Skin - nighttime regime - 18-12-2018 by

Highly recommend if you suffer from dry skin.

Every morning I woke up with dry flaky skin. Putting this product on at night time has helped my skin feel so much better in the morning.

This product also gets absorbed well by the skin and not like other products that just feel like they are just sitting on the top layers

Nice and no nonsense - 14-12-2018 by

This face oil is the bomb. Yes maybe it doesn’t smell as great as some of the fancy pricey ones out there but it is lovely to put on and the skin just soaks it up. I have quite dry skin and I love it. In fact, I’m going to go put some on now.

Not for oily skin - 10-12-2018 by

I read the reviews regarding combo oily skin use....definitely didn't get soaked up by my skin. By skin is pretty oily and occasionally complicated. Not the product for me. Feel it would be better suited for someone with dry and dehydrated skin. Cool bottle though.

Helpful - 08-12-2018 by

This product, in conjuction with The Ordinary's salicylic acid and niacinamide, has been extremely effective in treating my cystic acne. I have had the cystic acne on my chin and neck for over twelve months, tried many products and saw no results. In just one month, almost all my cystic acne has healed.

Quickly absorbing oil - 27-11-2018 by

A very light oil that quickly absorbs but keeps skin hydrated all day. The pricepoint of The Ordinary’s products means that it’s afordable to use for the body, so glad to have found this range!

My skin has never been softer! - 26-11-2018 by

I have been looking tirelessly for a moisturizer that wouldn't break out my extremely sensitive skin. After this came highly recommended on skincare forum after skincare forum, I decided to give it a try. It's amazing and I'm so glad I did!! It's very moisturizing, but absorbs quickly and doesn't leave you greasy at all. I use it in the morning and the evening. It looks great under makeup. My skin is looking so healthy and soft for the first time in AGES. This stuff is fantastic. Definitely will be telling everyone I know about The Ordinaty! It was so affordable too, and it arrived in only 2 days! Wonderful!

So Hydrating - 23-11-2018 by

This product is beautiful on my skin. I have fairly dry skin and have struggled to find something that keeps my skin hydrated throughout the entire day. Great product at a very reasonable price.

So hydrating! - 21-11-2018 by

I have combination skin with some dry patches and was looking for a face oil as I didn't like the tacky residue left by my previous moisturiser. I absolutely love the product, it soaks quickly into the skin and leaves it looking fresh and hydrated. So cheap too - will definitely repurchase!

My Favourite oil! - 20-11-2018 by

My absolute favourite face oil. I have normal/dry skin... more on the dry side and suffer occasionally from red patches. This oil actually calms my skin which was a pleasant side-effect as I had originally just purchased it to address the dryness. It wears nicely under my makeup and sometimes I even add a couple drops to my foundation, especially in winter/dryer months. I like that it doesn't really have smell too!

Good moisturiser - 20-11-2018 by

I have been using this night and morning. It's feels quite oily when you first put it on but it absorbs very quickly. It makes my skin feel smooth and soft. I am 70 with slightly sun damaged skin but otherwise no problems.

Great value moisturiser - 20-11-2018 by

I've been using this night and morning for just over a week. I'm a 70 year old with dryish slightly sun damaged skin. I've found this slightly oily but quickly absorbed. It makes my skin soft and smooth and quite hydrated. Good value.

Nourishing - 12-11-2018 by

Good hydrator but get the 5% retinoid that is suspended in squalane if you really want to improve your skin!

So refreshing & makes my skin so smooth, - 12-11-2018 by

I love the feel of this product, I feel the dry skin coming off & am left with such a smooth fresh feeling. As it is a little oily I try put it on as early as possible in the mornings so by the time i need to go somewhere it’s not super shiny anymore although it really isn’t that bad to begin with. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens over the next month (am currently 1 week in) but overall there’s nothing ordinary about this brand-it’s amazing!

Plant-Derived Squalene for dry skin - 30-10-2018 by

I use this is conjunction with Hyaluronic Acid 2% and mosituiser daily. Any oil is going to leave a shine as this one does but not to the point of feeling like youve been dipped in grease. Literally 3 drops is more than enough for me to cover face and neck. It seems to absorb really well, good add on for after cleansing really cant fault it - especially for thw price point.

A lovely hydrating oil - 29-10-2018 by

I'm new to The Original products, but I'm highly impressed so far. I use this oil in the evenings after the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. I have combination skin and only a few drops are needed for each application. It leaves my skin feeling soft and not oily. My skin can be quite sensitive but this is a very subtle hydrating formula. Would definitely recommend to buyers. You can't beat the price tag of this product either.

my fave serum. - 24-10-2018 by

of all the The Ordinary serums, this one is by far my favourite.I don't find it hydrating enough for my face anymore (I have very sensitive skin/acne rosacea) BUT I lather it all over my neck & chest.If my skin wasn't as sensitive/dry as it is, i would highly recommend it for the face.It feels super lovely on the skin & soaks in well.Can't get enough of this serum!

Does the job - 24-10-2018 by

This is a nice oil, especially for quite sensitive, reactive skin like mine. Goes well under other skin care, and has no fragrance. It is moisturising and does well for the price point.

Really great serum - 22-10-2018 by

Very hydrating! Such low price! I have dry sensitive skin and this is a great serum and non-irritating.. Definitely give it a go

Fantastic product for dry, sensitive skin - 19-10-2018 by

I have atopic dermatitis and eczema and my skin at times can be combination. I was at my wits end as I had recently developed really dry patches of skin on my face. I went to several cosmetics counters and stores and received samples for products that would work - however none of them did.

I finally bit the bullet and ordered the Plant derived squalane which i hadnt tried before. I used it for the first time before bed, after using a cleanser and when I woke up I saw a noticeable difference between in my skin. It was a lot more hydrated and the dry skin had minimised.

I couldnt recommend this product enough!

Fantastic moisturiser - 18-10-2018 by

Use this on dry lips in winter!! Gives a dewy finish.

Magic serum! - 18-10-2018 by

This is magic stuff. A drop or two at night, every night has already reduced my frown lines and I look as happy as I feel now. My eyes are not as dark and sunken looking too - amazeballs. Am using this product in conjunction with the Buffet and Niacinamide & Zinc formulas & foundation.

Great oil - 17-10-2018 by

Absorbs beautifully, skin feel soft, doesn’t cause breakouts

Amazing. - 15-10-2018 by

I usually do not like oils because of the heavy feeling they have on your skin. Also oils can sometimes cause sensitivity with me. Believe it or not I think I am slightly sensitive to coconut oil because there's always some slight burning when I put it on. But this combats all my woes with oils. It absorbs super quickly into the skin. It really hydrates and makes the skin brighter. I once pulled an all-nighter for an assignment and decided I didn't want to look too dead in the morning so I washed my face and put a few drops of this on. The next day my skin looked better than it ever had before. It was glowy, plump and smooth. People around me were so confused and thought I had 10 hours of sleep and was so put together while everyone else looked dead. (I don't wear makeup btw, so it was my bare skin)

Good - 10-10-2018 by

. 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

My favourite oil - 28-09-2018 by

Has completely replaced any moisturiser (as I realised I always broke out from moisturisers due to all the fillers). Was recommended squalane mainly for make up prep but have come to love this as my everyday oil. Perfect for travel as it is my all in one: removes stubborn eye make up (if needed), can use on my eczema/damaged skin, as a nourishing lip treatment/prep, a few drops as a hair oil and as a day/night oil. I can imagine this working for every skin type due to its fuss-free, non-comedogenic and lightweight texture.

One of my staples - 21-09-2018 by

I've got sensitive/oily/combination skin and I use this product once each day in combination with other products from The Ordinary and my routine would suffer without this. I use a generous drop at night time and my skin is smooth and plump on waking.

It's lightweight and dries quite fast and doesn't leave a sticky residue on the skin and I would happily recommend this to anyone regardless of their skin type!

So nice! - 19-09-2018 by

I love this oil! A little goes a long way, one bottle lasted 3 months and that's using it every night! It's light and my skin looked amazing every morning.

Affordable and effective - 17-09-2018 by

On to my fourth bottle!! I've tried many of The Ordinary products, and this has become a staple. I have very dry skin. I mainly use it at night, and it has helped with restoring my barrier after too much retinol. During a.m I use it under eyes as I work long hours in a building that sucks the life out of my skin. Will always repurchase

A little goes a long way! - 17-09-2018 by

I have dry-combination skin and fine hair so it is a beautiful oil for both face and the ends of your hair, really sinks into your skin and seals all those other The Ordinary products! HOWEVER... do not use too much! Try use as little as possible and it’ll still do the work for you. Like I mentioned, a little goes a long way!

Less is definitely more - 31-08-2018 by

You don't need to much of this product to hydrate your skin. I use it every night (definitely too heavy for daytime) after my retinol or acids serum to ensure my skin doesn't dry out overnight.

Good stable oil - 31-08-2018 by

This is lovely for extra moisturisation ( which I need in winter). Thin, odorless oil which doesn’t go rancid in a hurry like some others can. Highly compatible with human skin, as it’s identical to what sebum is made of. Great on face, hands and even hair. I’d recommend to try this first if you’ve been hesitant to use oils for fear of breaking out.

Great! - 30-08-2018 by

I love this product, its a bit oily however.
I apply this at night after using the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5.

Fantastic Product! - 27-08-2018 by

This product, was everything I was expecting, not too heavy in the sense you can use it in the morning before you apply make up, and then at night time, just add a another drop or so to hydrate over night. All in all, worth the hype. Also a great starter formula for someone who is unsure what to choose out of the many options of The Ordinary products

so hydrating! - 13-08-2018 by

this is a great hydrator - especially for the price! doesn't make me break out and evens out my combination skin!

Holy Grail Face Oil - 08-08-2018 by

This face oil is AMAZING! I have combination skin and this product ensures that my oily t zone is hydrated without creating an oil slick, while also deeply nourishing my dry cheeks and mouth. I will often add it to my moisturiser for an additional kick in winter (hello indoor heating) or after a night time facial/ micro needling to ensure that I wake up with soft skin.

My favourite face oil - 07-08-2018 by

This has been amazing for my super dry skin. If you're used to rosehip or heavier oils you have to get used to how light and almost watery it is. But it means it is perfect under sunscreen and make up and I sometimes will add more on top of make up for a dewy look.

I love this product - 06-08-2018 by

Hydrating serum at a great price point. I use in the morning before moisturizer and it does not affect my makeup application.

Hydrating and lighter than most oils - 26-07-2018 by

This product is very moisturising (I have dry, acne prone skin). I find it sinks into my skin a bit better than rosehip oil and other blended oils I have used in the past. That being said, it is still quite greasy - although I don't think it has broken me out.

I do still prefer rosehip oil over this due to rosehip's additional benefits, however I will use this if my skin is dry in the morning (when I wouldn't usually use an oil) as it doesn't look as oily.

I have also found this product is great for my lips (I use it under a balm overnight) and works nicely as a hair oil (use only a tiny amount!)

A face oil, that is not oily. - 25-07-2018 by

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this face oil.
I have been using it religiously for the past year, and I can't go back to standard moisturizers any more.
I have combo skin, and found this is the first face oil that doesn't make me feel like I am clogging my pores with oil, because it absorbs into my skin so quickly and nicely.
It also doesn't have any of the funky smells, like some other oils I have tried.
I also have used it as a hair oil, any found it to be quite hydrating without being greasy.

Makes my combo skin feel glorious. - 24-07-2018 by

I have combination skin and am prone to dry breakouts on my cheeks. This 100% plant based Squalane has had my skin feeling hydrated all winter long.
Soaks in super quickly too, no really greasy after slick.
I use it once a day, in the evening after the Niacinamide/zinc serum.

I LOVE THIS OIL - 24-07-2018 by

This is so good! I use two drops every day, morning and night and it keeps my face moisturised but not greasy. I have oily skin but doesn't make me oilier. I really really like it.

Great for winter - 08-07-2018 by

I like to mix a few drops of this with my moisturiser when the weather is particularly cold and dry. It really adds that extra hydration my skin is looking for and the bottle lasts forever when used like this.

Good for price - 02-07-2018 by

Very good oil for the price - it is very rich and has thick texture. Doesn't feel too 'oily', but it is also not easily absorbed. Great for dry or oily skins alike. Would recommend for use only in the evening as a night oil!

Inexpensive but quality - 02-07-2018 by

This retinol serum is amazing. I mean, never apply it during the day as retinol is phototoxic (and turns carcinogenic with UV rays!) and also takes a while to soak in, but it's the miracle everyone needs in their skincare routine. Aging, be gone!

The oil my winter skin loves... - 02-07-2018 by

I'm in love with this product. I use it every night to seal in my moisturiser and it just sinks in so quickly! It doesn't feel too oily on (though it doesn't, for me, play well with foundation over the top). I use Aryan or apricot oil on my neck for more intense conditioning, but can't use them on my face as I'm prone to breakouts. This helps out with my dry patches AND is non-comedogenic. I know, many oils say they don't cl9g pores, but more pores aren't as big as mine. No probs with squalane, though...

It's okay - 25-06-2018 by

I have really seen a difference in the hydration of my skin since I started using this oil. The only thing I have to say only use it at night when you are going to bed as it does take a long time to fully absorb into your skin,

a great surface hydrator - 25-06-2018 by

I dont use this product religiously but it gives a great boost to my skins hydration when I do. I have never been one to moisturise, but using this on alternate days to The Ordinary moisturiser has significantly decreased the dry flakiness and break outs that I once had. I use this at night before bed as I find it is quite oily and heavy, and only a couple of drops covers the whole face. It is a great surface hydrator.

Pretty good so far! Probably closer to a 3.5 - 21-06-2018 by

I have combination skin with occasional breakouts along my jawline and chin. I brought this as an alternative to rosehip oil as some say it can cause aging. I've heard people rave about this product but maybe it's too soon to tell for me. I like the texture but it is quite oily and my problem areas did feel a little more congested after using. It does feel super lush and nourishing on the skin and cheeks though which is why I've given it a 4 star review. I also love it around the eyes and lips and in this dry winter weather it does make a lovely moisturiser. Maybe if I give my lil sensitive chin time to adjust to the new product I will love this product just as much as everyone else does? I would definitely recommend this as an alternative to eye cream but would caution people with oily skin about the adjustment period.

Loved it! - 19-06-2018 by

I've been using this for about a month now, and I have noticed such a difference in my skin! I have combo skin, and lately my cheeks have been HATING me. It was so dry and shrivelled my skin literally looked like an orange peel. Since using the plant squalane and NMF + HA every am and pm, my skin is looking so plump and hydrated! It feels so light on the skin, absorbs quickly (my skin drinks this up like crazy), and doesn't break me out like rose hip oil does! Highly recommend, I will definitely be repurchasing.

Helpful for psoriasis - 19-06-2018 by

I have some patches of psoriasis on my face - have been using this on those parts of my face only (for me, its too oily to put all over). It soaks in quickly and have had a noticeable improvement in appearance, keeps it moisturised all day and has helped reduce redness

too oily - 13-06-2018 by

I was recommended this as a moisturiser for acne skin but it is was too oily, even after a few hours of putting it on it still just sits on top of my skin and doesn't soak in.

Good facial oil - 08-06-2018 by

Good oil to use to really moisturise your skin. However you only need the tiniest amount or you'll feel oily, as it's very rich. I like patting about 2 drops around the face. Takes a while to sink in so use it at night, but you'll wake up with soft skin.

Best hydrator! - 30-05-2018 by

This oil is such a good hydrator! I apply this after spot treatment and Buffet serum, before I go to bed and in the morning prior to make-up. I used to use a primer, but this oil makes my skin so silky that it's the perfect canvas for my foundation. I used to wake up with a dehydrated skin, but now my skin feels soft in the morning without being oily.

Nice for the price - 21-05-2018 by

I love using this a one of my last steps in my skin care routine at a night time. Only need 2 drops if that to cover my face. It actually soaks in fast for an oil. It keeps my face feeling hydrated.

Still trying to figure out the right amount to use - 12-05-2018 by

I do like this, but I am still trying to see how many drops work best with my skin. 1-2 spread all over seems to be not enough but 2-3 leaves me oily. My skin feels hydrated after use.

Would repurchase - 08-05-2018 by

I purchased this serum after reading the reviews. I wanted it for hydration and I find that it definitely hydrates my skin. I apply it at night before moisturizer. In the morning my skin feels plump and hydrated.

Very hydrating; but only use at night. - 07-05-2018 by

I have a fantastic combination of dry,yet oily skin so finding a good moisturising oil is not easy. I was reading up on The Ordinary and Squalane was recommended as a great hydrating and non clogging oil. I have really seen a difference in the hydration of my skin since I started using this oil; however I have to say only use it at night when you are going to bed as it does take a long time to fully absorb into your skin, and while you are waiting for it to absorb you could see the oil on your skin to America.

love it - 30-04-2018 by

I have sensitive acne prone skin, due to using harsh products in the past that striped my skin i was getting dry patches that wouldnt go away even with exfoliation. This helped my skin heal so quickly and didn't cause any irritation at all. I also use some on the rest of my body and hair. Its a great product

Did not work for me - 18-04-2018 by

After reading so many great reviews on this product, I was so hopeful that it would be a great substitute for my HABA squalane which I have been using for years. However, it seems not to be the case. My skin did not feel hydrated at all, instead, it made my skin felt super oily as it sat right on top of my skin rather than soak into it. Even though it did not work for me, I still believe the good reviews on this product and would recommend everyone to try it out.

Good face oil - but very potent! - 18-04-2018 by

I've been using face oils for years now - my skin seems to love them as a moisturiser, and I love the dewy look that they leave. I mainly use this oil at night, apply it straight after my serum. It is very potent however, and I use maybe 1-2 drops only, any more than 2 drops and my face is just way too oily. Also such a great price considering some other oils I purchased in the past have been $60+. Will purchase again!

SO GOOD! - 16-04-2018 by

The Ordinary is such a great brand because they give customers great quality ingredients at such affordable prices! This oil has been my favourite during my time on Accutane. I first spritz my face with the Skin Hydrating Toner Mist and then rub this on before applying moisturiser. As my skin got dryer and dryer, I went from using this only at night to both morning and night. Literally saved my skin from looking like a desert. Incredible!!

I wanted to like this so much - 06-03-2018 by

It seems like everyone is singing the praises of squalane oil right now. Not least of all my go-to guru, In fact, I couldn't find a single bad word said about it. So I bought this squalane oil for my face from the Ordinary and I tried it for two weeks. And I hated it. It made my face feel like it was super dry but had an oil slick sitting on top of it. I have normal to dry skin. I have no idea why this didn't soak in for me like it does for everyone else. But, given how affordable it is it's probably worth trying. It didn't work for me, but it might work for you.

It helped my hydration level - 05-03-2018 by

I used this at night and woke up with moist skin. This was rare for me as my skin is dehydrated. I'll be buying this again!

Squalene equals happy - 25-02-2018 by

This is a must have product. Squalane is super important for hydration and this is a great way to incorporate into your routine.

Super hydrating - 26-10-2017 by

Took me a little while to work out where this fit in my routine but now I use it instead of a night cream - I wait 5 mins or so for it to absorb completely before heading off to bed. So good!

Made me breakout - good for extremely dry skin - 22-09-2017 by

After some research this is supposed to be a "dry" oil, however I felt it wasn't and left my skin feeling very greasy. I use it in another product so I thought it would be good on it's own. However it left me with a couple of breakouts.

I'm still giving it a 3 because it's a nice oil, the packaging is convenient and its easily dispensed. However I would recommend it for very dry skin

No more flakiness! Highly Recommend this - 18-08-2017 by

I have always had dryness around my nose, that would get flakey every few days. So I'd been advised to exfoliate 2 times a week, but I knew that is only a quick fix.
Squalene it is a key ingredient in Kiehl's best seller ultra facial moisturiser and ultra facial cream, so I decided to try this out. (and this is so cheap)

This is a light weight and quick absorbing oil. I used it once before bed and noticed results the next day!! I currently use it daily (morning and night). I even tested it against my other oils (rosehip, HA), by stopping it for one day but started noticing my dry moment come back. I will definitely repurchase this and I'd highly recommend this if you want hydration.

Really great for winter skin - 02-07-2017 by

I have oily, sensitive skin and I have been using this in place of a night cream in the evening for the past few weeks. This has reduced the winter flakiness that had started to appear and soaks in really well. Will definitely be trying more products from this brand.

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