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The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ml 50ml

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Ever had a reaction to a cleanser? The Ordinary have designed a cleanser designed to complement all routines and all skin types. Inspired by the efficacy of oil cleansers, The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser uses a blend of squalane and skin-similar esters for a more gentle, more smoothing effect, especially compared to your average cleanser.

  • Cruelty Free
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Vegan

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Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing
  • Oiliness and shine
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Sensitivity and redness
  • Wrinkles and loss of firmness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ml Reviews

4.3 of 525 reviews

87% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Great cleanser for removing sunscreen

Rachel Anne

Great cleanser for breaking down and removing sunscreen and makeup even waterproof mascara leaves the skin feeling so soft and hydrated

Most Helpful Criticism



Didn't irritate my sensitive skin but I found this cleanser didn't give me that fresh and clean feeling that you expect after using a cleanser
  1. Great cleanser for removing sunscreen

    Rachel Anne

    Great cleanser for breaking down and removing sunscreen and makeup even waterproof mascara leaves the skin feeling so soft and hydrated
  2. Amazing cleanser for sensitive skin

    Angela Aitken

    I often get irritation and dermatitis on my eyelids and suffer dry skin this cleanser is smooth and cleansing whilst leaving skin soft and non-tight. And no skin irritation at all! Love it and great price
  3. Cleansed but not stripped


    Love the way it feels on your face and leaves you feeling clean and hydrated without feeling stripped of everything
  4. Non drying

    Lillian Farrell

    Perfect oil cleanser for dry skin. Smells and feels great.
  5. Leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated


    I really like this balm cleanser, it leaves my skin feeling really soft and seems to be quite gentle. It's also very satisfying when it warms up and becomes a thinner oil that just glides over the face.
  6. New Go To


    Simple cleanser, leaves the skin feeling clean without being too drying
  7. Gentle cleanser


    Effective gentle cleanser, does what it says on the can.
  8. Smooth and affordable


    The best oil cleanser I have ever used and for a very reasonable price! It goes on so smoothly and leaves the skin feeling clean and hydrated. 100% recommend. Will be using this permanently for my double cleanse.
  9. Amazing


    I love this cleanser. It is so smooth and does bot dry my skin at all. I have a super super dry skin and it works like a magic for my skin. Highly recommend for dry skin.
  10. Perfect for make up removal


    Amazing cleanser for make up removal, feels absolutely amazing and leaves skin so clean
  11. Gentle, effective cleanser


    This is my goto cleanser when my skin is tender from stronger treatments. It's so smooth and soothing on skin, yet it clears all my makeup off in one try (feels effortless). It's not a powerhouse if you're looking to deep cleanse, but perfect for nightly makeup removal and if your skin is sensitive.
  12. Perfect for dry skin!


    I was sceptical of the cleanser the begin with because you have to use it on dry skin, but in time I have grown to love it! It leaves your skin feeling more hydrated than other cleansers. I love this and am always recommending it to others! You only need to use a little bit of product and there is no scent also.
  13. Quick Resukts for Oily/Conjested Skin

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    I was in a bit of a cleanser rut, my skin was getting really congested and looked as though I was going into an acne dark hole. My friend suggested a the Ordinary cleanser to change things up in my routine and it was the best thing I ever did. My skin instantly saw results really reducing the redness, congested pores and overall feel. I love how it actually gets off makeup too which some cleansers...
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  14. Nice cleanser


    Bought this after seeing it reviewed by a youtuber. The ingredients are great and it gives a nice gentle cleanse. Only giving 4 stars because I tend to go through it too quickly, making it not so cost effective in the end.
  15. Forever favourite 2nd cleanser


    Will forever be my favourite second cleanser (not strong enough to be first to remove make up). The only reason I purchased this size was because the supersize is not available. Will continue to repurchase!
  16. Best on the market


    Perfect for sensitive skin. Easy, no fuss skin care.
  17. Great makeup remover


    I have to say, this product is truly amazing in terms of removing makeup! I enjoy using it as it also makes my skin soo soft and smooth after cleansing.
  18. Love this cleanser!


    Awesome product. Takes off make up and cleanses nicely. Nice and gentle. Leaves my skin feeling great.
  19. Dry skin love


    I have quite dry skin and often find that cleansers dry my skin out further. This is by far one o my favourite cleansers as it is non stripping and really helps my dry skin especially in winter
  20. Great


    Nice gentle cleanser for all skin types. can’t complain
  21. Really good for makeup remover and general cleansing


    I was really impressed with this product considering how affordable it is, it offers great make-up removal, and I frequently use it as a general first cleanser for removing SPF before I wash my face properly in the shower
  22. This is a great cleanser that gently remove all my make up


    This is a great cleanser that gently remove all my make up, I will buy this again
  23. Use as first cleanse


    I bought this to use as my first cleanse in double cleanse routine. I usually use Cleansing balms but this is a great alternative and the consistency was enjoyable. I don’t think it’s enough on it’s own though. But I really like the fact it starts off thick and then as you work it in it turns as an oil. 50ml isn’t very much and when you even get the super size I find it still not quite affordable...
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  24. Amazing


    I have oily skin and this melts off my spf well
  25. Cleanser perfect for both of us


    I have acne prone, scarred, oily skin and my partner has dry, aging skin. We both love this cleanser. It is so convenient to use as it goes onto dry skin. It removes makeup so well and it is packaged in a way that you can access every last drop. It cleans our skin so well without stripping his sensitive, dry skin and controls my oily skin!
  26. Natures best friend


    I use this as my first double cleanse, removes my make-up and sunscreen effortlessly
  27. Does the job


    I use this stuff in the evening before a water based cleanser for a really thorough clean. It’s got a funny consistency but I like it. I’m keen to get the supersized version next!
  28. Amazing


    This never dries out my skin and cleanses really gently
  29. Get Oil Cleanser


    This is great and makes my face feel clean but not bare before my water based cleanser. I did break out a little after my first use but I got used to it
  30. Disappointing


    This was my first time trying The Ordinary products - I really wanted to like them, especially because they've been hyped up so much but unfortunately they're not for me.. This cleanser is super gentle which is great, but doesn't get makeup off very easily so I had to do a few washes to actually get it all off. I think it's a good first cleanse if you just wear sunscreen, but not too good if you ...
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  31. Never using anything else!


    The best cleanser for my normal/dry skin type. Takes off all the spf and eye make up without stripping my skin.
  32. Too gentle


    I tend to go for gentle cleansers but this one doesn’t leave my face feeling clean. I have to use a lot to feel like it does anything so I burned through a bottle in about a month which is a lot quicker than the skinstitute cleanser I used previously which lasts several months.
  33. great cleanser


    love this oil cleanser, does a good job at getting make up off too
  34. Very light nothing special


    This product is super light so I usually need to do two washes to get makeup off, so it doesn't last very long. I don't find this product anything special.
  35. Great for removing makeup


    I love this cleanser for removing make up in general but dont find it to work well enough to be my go to cleanser for every day use.
  36. This is a great cleanser that gently remove all my make up


    This is a great cleanser that gently remove all my make up, I will buy this again
  37. Not for me


    Not a huge fan of this, I love the ordinary but I felt like this made my skin oily
  38. okay


    this is a good product but I really prefer the normal soapy face cleansers
  39. Not for me unfortunately


    I got this product on the hunt for a new cleanser, and unfortunately it does the job too well on my normal-oily 40 year skin. My face felt TOO clean, and whether or not I moisturised afterwards I would wake up to an extremely oily T-zone and, sometimes, mild breakouts. This is not to say this product won't work for others. Alas it is simply too harsh for my skin type, despite being marketed as g...
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  40. good


    this is great at giving my skin a good clean
  41. Obsessed with this product


    Amazing and easy product - removes all make up gently and with minimal effort. Is super soft and silky when applying. I have bought a million times now and is my 100% go to make up cleanser.
  42. Really good


    It's very gentle and leaves my skin so unbelievably soft. My combination skin feels clean, but not dry and tight. I'll definitely be buying again. My tween daughter loves it too.
  43. Love it!!


    I used this as an oil cleanser and it did such a good job at removing my makeup and everything, the only thing I didn't like was the consistency of it
  44. Not bad


    It's a bit annoying to wash off due to it's oiliness however, it does make you face look bright, soft and hydrated
  45. okay


    these are okay, a bit hard to get off but it does leave my skin soft
  46. Silky, clean skin!


    This is my third time using this cleanser and I will never go back. Not only does it remove makeup and grime, but leaves the skin so soft and silky. I have sensitive skin and am often reluctant to try new products but I love this cleanser. Definitely recommend.
  47. Ok for the price


    Not my favourite cleanser but does a good job for the price.
  48. Glad I bought thus


    I was hesitant about using this. But I’m so glad I did. It’s a great cleanser and does the job well. This product is what introduced me to oil cleansers and I’ve tried a few but I think this one wins! Takes makeup off and feels cleansed
  49. My new go-to


    Love this cleanser, I've kept coming back to purchase it. I have sensitive skin and I find this doesn't irritate or dry it out. After a few weeks of using it I noticed less breakouts and now a few months down the track my skin is pretty much breakout free.
  50. Non-stripping Oil-based cleanser


    This is my favourite oil cleanser for make-up removal. I usually double-cleanse when wearing make-up and this product was amazing. It doesn't over strip and leaves my face feeling moisturised and clean. I follow up with a water-based cleanser afterwards which ensures that my face is 100% free from make-up.
  51. Great


    This is a very moisturising cleanser and it cleans my skin and leaves it plump
  52. Great cleanser for removing makeup


    This cleanser was awesome at taking all the makeup off my face. I only wish you dint have to rub so much on your skin. It did leave my skin feeling a bit tight, nothing a good moisturiser Can’t fix!
  53. It's a cleanser


    This cleanser is ok - it leaves my skin feeling soft & clean afterwards, & my skin looks good after using it. I really don't like the texture, though.
  54. Works OK


    This was the first oil cleanser that I tried, and I was pleasantly surprised with my skin feeling a lot less oily afterwards, and moisturised as well.
    However, I have quite sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts, and I tended to have more breakouts (especially on my chin and forehead) while using this cleanser. It also didn't remove my eye makeup completely, and I had to go in with eye m...
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  55. Super gentle


    It is so gentle on the skin and melts away any traces of waterproof makeup. I love it how it doesn’t dries out my skin.
  56. Gentle cleanser


    This is a lovely gentle cleanser that leaves the skin very soft and not stripped of the natural oils. The only thing is you need quite a big or product to warm up in your hands, and i would recommend a double cleanse. So the bottle does run out quite quickly! A part from that I really liked it.
  57. Love!


    It's really good for it's price. Fits in well with my cleansing routine and doesn't irritate my skin.
  58. Compatible with skin


    I have sensitive, oily skin, early signs of ageing (30s) but can still get occasional acne if I sleep in my makeup or hormonal acne. Now this cleanser doesn't leave your skin 'feeling 'squeaky' clean but my skin has been less oily since using it and I've had noticeably less acne, including after sleeping in my makeup! I only do a double cleanse if I have had makeup on, otherwise I apply one layer ...
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  59. The best cleanser I've used


    I bought this cleanser along with a lot of other products from The Ordinary and it didn't disappoint! This is the first non-gritty cleanser I've used and it absolutely leaves your skin clear without completely stripping oils or drying out your face. I have dry skin and it has been perfect to prepare my face for the rest of my skincare routine. Will buy again!
  60. Works well and great price point!


    I don't wear make-up but use SPF daily so use this product as my first cleanse. Works wonderfully well and skin feels wonderfully soft and clean afterwards. I've got eczema spots on my face and it doesn't dry out. Before this I've been using more expensive oil cleansers but this does the trick at a fraction of the price so I've been using my more expensive cleansers as part of my 2nd cleanse.
  61. Good different


    At first I found the consistency a bit strange but once I got used to it, I really liked the cleanser. It doesnt sud too much and is easy to wash off.
  62. squalane


    this didn't really emulsify as much as I would have liked. It did break down makeup but I had to go in with a foam cleanser after.
  63. Love this oil balm cleanser


    the key part of my double cleansing routine. couldn't go back! Love this.
  64. Good basic cleanser


    The cleanser is not irritating or drying at all, which is nice for my sensitive skin. It's definitely worth the price tag if you want a good basic cleanser.
  65. Amazing


    This is such a great cleanser and it doesn’t leave that dry feeling on your face after a wash. It removes makeup really well. I used a waterproof mascara and it came off with ease. The only downside it has is it takes a little while to work and melt in your hands before applying it to your face which works faster if your hands are warm.
  66. Wonderful


    This is so good at removing all makeup. It is very hydrating. It goes on oily so there is no foam which took me a bit to get used to but I wouldn't change now. I even use it on my eyes, as it dissolves stubborn eye makeup and yet not it is so smooth you don't have to rub hard. I use it in the shower even though it says to apply beforehand. Really recommend for dry, ageing, sensitive skin.
  67. Very easy


    I really like this cleanser and I find it so easy to use. Its great for taking off makeup! Leaves your skin feeling nourished after use
  68. Lovely cleanser (make sure you RUB between your hands until it becomes 'slick')


    Lovely cleanser! Make sure you RUB between your hands until it becomes 'SLICK' - it seems to 'cleanse' better this way and get rid of all the gunk and build up from the day.

    Top tip that I've started to reduce general skin irritation/breakouts: Cleanse once per day (night only); just splash face with water at start of day, pat dry and complete AM skincare routine.

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  69. Works for my skin!


    If you wash your face twice a day and double cleanse, this tube will not last. That said, I liked it! I have combination to oily skin and I have plenty of blackheads in the my T-zone but I rarely get pimples. This product worked for me! I have significantly less blackheads and it leaves my skin feeling very soft and I'm less oily. I'd had a tiny breakout but I'm sure it's because I've been stingy ...
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  70. Great gentle cleanser


    I was looking for a nice gentle cleanser that wouldn't irritate my skin or eyes and this one worked really well! My skin felt clean afterward without any residue. This cleanser doesn't foam and has a cream consistency.
  71. too small


    I have used this cleanser and found it was really great in removing makeup and cleansing. However I found it to be far too small and hardly lasts me any time. Even though it is well priced I would have to go through so many of these so actually not that cheap
  72. Wouldn’t buy again


    Found it didn’t cleanse the skin as well as other brands. Ran out of the bottle quite quickly too. Worth spending a bit more and buying a different cleanser
  73. Clean and refreshed


    I use this cleanser once a day just before bed. I like that it doesn't make my face feel dry like some cleansers.
  74. Nice!


    A nice cleanser. Would recommend for someone looking for a nice rich cleanser that doesn’t irritate the skin. Gentle and no dry tingly skin after which is a bonus.
    Great price!
  75. Amazing!


    I absolutely adore this product! Makes my skin feel so clean and buttery!
  76. It’s okay.


    It’s good, but it just doesn’t foam at all - I feel like I need to use quite a bit of it to really wash my face. I now use a daily AHA/BHA exfoliating face wash from ASAP and just use this when I shower in the evenings as a lighter face wash. Would probably be good for sensitive skin, and good that it maintains a healthy PH level for your face.
  77. Best cleanser hands down!


    This product is considered one of my holy grails! Works amazing and removes all excess oils and remaining makeup on my skin. Would highly recommend
  78. not impressive but okay


    It doesn't remove my makeup well, but I guess it can be used to remove water resistant sunscreen. Seems a bit expensive considering the ordinary is always so affordable
  79. Milky Cleanse


    I love this cleanser - i use it as my first cleanse. it so so gentle on the skin which is great, I recommend either using it to first get rid of (most) of your make up and then use another cleanser to double cleanse at night. Its super gentle and at first I used to think it wasn't that good at getting rid of makeup - you must use the warmth of your hands and skin to melt it, it will then melt away...
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  80. Fantastic product with great price point!


    This was recommended to me by a friend. It is such a great price for such a fantastic cleanser. I have sensitive skin, and have tried numerous brands over the years, from very expensive to inexpensive and this is by far the best I have used. Leaves your skin feeling clean and well moisturised. Definitely recommend this product.
  81. Handy


    Great for anyone experiencing sensitive skin when removing makeup, will be something Ill always have on hand to reduce redness and soreness from harsher cleansers
  82. Good


    I use this as my oil-based cleanser in the first step of my skincare regimen. It is a basic cleanser that removes all my makeup.
  83. Great First Step


    I was intrigued but hesitant to use this product as I had read somewhere it smells like raw meat. Tip - It doesn't.

    I've used it twice daily for a bit over a week now and have seen some promising changes so far.

    1. I use this as a first cleanser, in place of my usual Japanese branded oil cleanser. After rubbing it in my hands which turns it into a balm/oil consistency I ...
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  84. Does the job, but not wowed


    I needed to get used to the texture but enjoy how it feels during and after cleaning my face. Compared to how much I need each time, this is not a cheap facial cleanser. Hope the 150ml version is back in stock soon, makes it a little bit cheaper at least. Does the job, no issues with it, but also no revelation.
  85. Decent first cleanse


    This is a cream-to-oil finish that is fairly good at removing makeup and is a very serviceable first cleanser. I prefer oils or balms for a more thorough cleanse, but this is great for travel and you can’t beat the price!
  86. Great first cleanse


    Super effective on makeup, and still feels very gentle on the skin. Great to use as a nightly first cleanse.
  87. My go to for stubborn makeup


    This is nice and thick without leaving a gross residue on my skin. Takes off all stubborn make up. So great fro the price!
  88. Great


    This is the most amazing cleanser. It leaves my skin so soft but cleanses at the same time
  89. does the job


    doesn't irritate, takes off stubborn makeup and doesn't sting my eyes. it dissolves into an oil which is great for gently removing mascara
  90. As expected - does not disappoint


    I am a huge fan of The Ordinary but for some reason never tried their cleanser! I'm so sad I didn't try it sooner. I have very oily t-zone and fairly normal rest of the face. I've tried so many cleansers - from high end to cheaper brands and none has been effective at making me feel clean yet not dry me out. This cleanser cleans so well and did not dry me out! - I had eye makeup on and thought I'd...
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  91. Nice creamy cleanser


    I enjoyed this cleanser- very hydrating and non-stripping which I have worked out after many years my skin prefers. I did however find this one left more of a film than other creamy cleansers but was fine as first step in a double cleanse or if my skin was particularly dry. Affordable and worth it but I also did use it up fairly quickly.
  92. My staple cleanser


    I really like this cleanser. It’s the only thing that I think actually removes my makeup without drying out my skin. I use it as my only cleanser on days I’m not wearing makeup, and first step for double cleanse. It feels so luxurious on
    My face too!
  93. Great product


    Milky and smooth product that leaves your skin feeling clean and hydrated. Super gentle on the skin. Does not make my skin even oilier and I like how it does not have a scent.
  94. Perfect Pre-Cleanse


    I recently began to double cleanse my skin after a long day of wearing makeup. Not only is this product easy to use and incorporate, it has a subtle smell and is the perfect pre-cleansing step. The oil base really helps to dissolve away makeup before cleansing again with my gel cleanser. I really feel like I'm doing my skin a favor when I use this. Will definitely be repurchasing in the bigger siz...
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  95. cleanser


    like a balm/ oil cleanser in a tube. this is my go to cleanser for travel when i need to remove makeup
  96. Good!


    I use this as part of a double-cleanse system and it removes makeup and sunscreen pretty well. I only use ligthweight makeup though so I don't know how well it would remove heavier makeup.
  97. good


    Nice product, at a good price ! totally recommend it
  98. Great product.


    This cleaner was really good, not scented, very gentle, feel very moisturizing.
  99. Nice gentle cleanser


    I have oily skin so wasn't sure about this, but ordered with some other TO products, and was pleasantly surprised! Warm up on my fingertips, then the cleanser glides on easily and feels great massaging in to my skin. It doesn't add to the oiliness of my skin at all, and leaves it feeling super soft and clean, but not stripped of oils (as I get older, that's the way I prefer my skin to feel after c...
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  100. Removes makeup well


    I use this as the first step in a double cleanse, it removes my makeup really well and makes my skin feel nice and clean. It has good slip for facial massage and smells like oats.
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