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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
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free

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GREAT - 85% recommend

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  • 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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4.3 of 270 reviews

85% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Best for washing the day off

Bear

I was looking for an oil cleanser to start my regimen with. I love this squalene cleanser. It gently washes away all traces of makeup and sun cream prepping my skin for the rest of my skincare products.

Most Helpful Criticism

different than I thought

leigh

this is a differernt sort of cleanser than I have used before. I prefer foaming or gel cleanser but this was okay to try
  1. different than I thought

    leigh

    this is a differernt sort of cleanser than I have used before. I prefer foaming or gel cleanser but this was okay to try
  2. Best for washing the day off

    Bear

    verified purchaser
    I was looking for an oil cleanser to start my regimen with. I love this squalene cleanser. It gently washes away all traces of makeup and sun cream prepping my skin for the rest of my skincare products.
  3. Obsessed from first use

    The Skincare Rookie

    The product was exactly what I was expecting, super lush but not over the top. Great for cleaning skin deeply, however, if I had heavy makeup on Id probably use micellar water first then cleanse w this after. Fabulous pricepoint, I'll have this ordered before I run out!
  4. Gentle

    Schmay

    Gentle cleanser, perfect for every day use. Skin feels refreshed afterwards.
  5. Great for taking off makeup

    Rebecca

    verified purchaser
    I use this cleanser to take off makeup at night, I love the texture and that a little goes a long way. It's a great first cleanser however I will always then double cleanse with my Dermalogica gentle cleanser after so my skin feels realllllly clean.
  6. Gentle Cleanser

    Amber

    This is an excellent cleanser if you have dehydrated skin, as it doesn’t strip away your natural oils. It removes make-up and sunscreen easily and leaves your skin soft.
  7. My face feels clean!

    Kobi

    verified purchaser
    I use Estee double foundation and struggle to remove some days but this does the job and leave me feeling like it’s cleaned my pots out without irritation!
  8. Not a fan

    tc123

    Reallt good at removing makeup but breaks me out in awful large bumps. I usually don’t experience acne but this does not agree with my skin.
  9. Really nice texture

    Abbey

    I love how this cleanser feels on my face. It is also really good at melting away makeup just like an oil cleanser.
  10. Wonderful to use

    Lee

    This is a great cleanser to use for dry or dehydrated skin as it cleanses your skin without stripping away all its natural oils.
  11. Drying

    Steph

    I found daily use of this cleaner was drying and caused a slight rash in some areas. However, i use it on occasion to take my make up off outside the shower and it removes it well and leaves my skin soft. Unfortunately, would not buy again as my skin had a reaction to continued use.
  12. Great 1st cleanser

    Emos

    I'm a double cleanser gal. This cleanser is fantastic as 1st cleanser to remove build up of sunscreen and makeup. Then I finish with asap cleanser. Will buy again for great quality and amazing price
  13. Quick and easy!!

    Dan

    This cleanser leaves our face feeling squeaky clean, hydrated and fresh. I love the affordable price. Great size tube. Love love love
  14. Better than micellar water

    Chloe

    I primarily use this cleanser as a makeup remover then follow with a deeper cleanser. This honestly removes all my makeup, including eyeliner and mascara. It melts it off fast and smoothly. it doesnt leave the skin tight ,but does remove surface oil. I really enjoy this product.
  15. Disappointing cleanser

    Bridget

    I have very dry and sensitive skin, and found this cleanser to further dry out my skin and was not hydrating for me at all. Would not recommend for very dry skin types!
  16. Okay product

    Alison

    I've used other (pricier) oil cleaners in the past and wanted to try out a more affordable one. This one is okay, it's a little difficult to use and apply and doesn't really soften up. It works better with a touch of water. Overall its a decent product and does remove some makeup, but not all. I wouldn't re purchase
  17. Terrible at removing makeup

    Eleanor

    Frankly this cleanser is TERRIBLE at removing makeup - after multiple washings it still hadn’t removed all my red lipstick and red cream around the eyes. I feel it probably does some good for my complexion but what’s the use if it’s terrible at removing makeup. There are still obvious traces on my skin.
  18. Perfect

    Tia

    This is probably my favourite cleanser but since I use it at morning and night, this product ran out for me in 1-2 months. I might have used too much product but wish it lasted longer because it leaves my skin so plump yet clean without being stripped
  19. Perfect Make-up Remover

    G

    I use this product to remove my make-up. It's so great as a pre-cleanse. Highly recommend for this use.
  20. Great All-Rounder

    Gilliank

    This is a great all-rounder cleanser. I like the texture which is like an oily cream. I use it as a morning or second cleanse. It isn't an exciting or luxurious cleanser, but it is functional at a great price. This is what The Ordinary does best. I will be buying the smaller size to use for travel as it is small and light and is reliable.
  21. The Ordinary cleanser

    C.M.

    I am actually liking this brand right now. It is cheap and is working. The cleanser leaves my face smooth and clean. It removes makeup & sunscreen without hassle. My face looks brighter and clear after each use.
  22. not sure

    ellis

    i am not sure how I feel about this. It is like no other cleanser I have used before. Its an oil, it does work and I use it to remove my makeup before going in with another foaming cleanser.
  23. Gentle and effective

    Hayley

    I use in the shower and love this gentle but effective cleanser. Leaves my skin soft and not feeling stripped, with a mild fragrance and silky texture. Using with hyaloronic acid and moisturising factors I have seen a big improvement in my skin's clarity and overall complexion. Love it, buying again!
  24. A good moderate cleanser

    Lida

    In regards to makeup removal, this product is not the best option for heavier makeup but for light makeup it does the job if I do a double cleanse with another product.
    It does leave a bit of an oily residue after washing which can get in the way of using water-based products after it so I'm not too happy about that.
    The squalene starts to smell a little funky as time goes on.
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  25. Love this Cleanser

    Kelly

    Skin feels clean and fresh after using this cleanser. Makeup comes off easily and quick. Hydrates the skin well. My new favourite!
  26. very gentle

    LILY

    I have quite dry sensitive skin, and have found this cleanser to be especially gentle on my skin and leaves my skin feeling quite hydrated afterwards too! A well loved staple in my skincare routine, and a repurchased product!
  27. Amazing product

    Zoe

    This product leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed! Recommend using the hyaluronic acid 2% +B5 and natural moisturizer factors after this cleanser
  28. A different sort of cleaser

    john

    this is an oil cleanser. it is different to the usual foaming cleanser. I use this to get off sunscreen before going in with my normal cleanser. It leaves my skin soft and I like the feel of rubbing it into my face.
  29. Okay but not amazing

    Sam

    You need a lot if you want to use this to remove makeup. It doesn't spread far and I didn't find it very cleansing. Doesn't leave you feeling as clean and fresh as other cleansers.
  30. Lovely on the skin

    Sasha

    Love this cleanser. The smell and texture is great and it gives the skin a good clean. Follow the instructions and only use if you want an oil based cleanser. Has kept my skin hydrated and free from breakouts.
  31. Perfect cleanser

    SC

    This is such a great product, I like the oil texture and the deep clean feeling it gives my skin. I will definitely buy it again and again.
  32. Amazing cleanser!

    Sarah

    I’ve always steered clear of oil-style cleansers as I am quite an oily skinned person. This cleanser seriously works wonders. Dissolves dirt like a dream and I actually feel like I’ve cleaned my face after a long day. Perfect as a makeup remover too!
  33. Clean and Moisturised

    Marina

    This cleanser is oil based and I feel very different to any other cleanser I've used. Doesn't latter up as much as I would like but it definitely cleaned my face well and left my skin feeling very soft and moisturised.
  34. Best cleanser

    Nat

    This cleanser removes make-up easy, but gently. Moisturising but washes off clean, with no residue. I love the feel of the product once it turns from a balm consistency to an oil one.
    The tube lasts me only a month though (I double cleanse), but for the price I don't mind at all.
    It has no smell, which I really like.
  35. Lovely simple fragrance free cleanser

    Laura

    Lovely cleanser for the price. Works well for first or second cleanse (ie will remove makeup well, but doesn't leave a residue of oil). Easy to use on dry or wet skin. Emulsifies with water, don't need a wash cloth to remove but you may like to use one depending on how you like your skin to feel.
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  36. Best Oil based cleanser

    Jen

    I had never heard of oil based cleansers and there benefits until a few months ago. Seemed strange at first to cleanse in oil, I was a little worried it would make my skin super oily, but that is not the case at all! I love applying it because its so smooth, it takes all my make up off with ease and it leave my skin feeling clean and fresh, not oily! I only bought the normal size to try it but wil...
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  37. highly reccommend!

    swalker

    this wash cleaned my face so well, instatly noticed results! wouldnt change this prodct for anything
  38. Super moisturising

    shae

    This cleanser is like nothing I have used before. It is oil based and I feel is difficult to get all the product off your face. However it has left my skin feeling very soft and moisturised.
  39. Fantastic basic cleanser

    AnnaKor

    I use this as the first step of my double cleanse. It's deceptively effective, melts on beautifully and lifts off all the grime from the day.
  40. Great at removing makeup

    Hannah

    It does an amazing job at removing makeup - it leaves absolutely no makeup on after use. I find other cleansers overly drying and leave my skin feeling tight after use, but this is very gentle and leaves my skin feeling hydrated.
  41. very gentle

    Aleisha

    Great gentle cleanser i have been loving squalene in my skincare recently so i also feel like this cleanser leave my skin hydrated and not tight and stripped
  42. Great everyday cleanser

    Cathrina

    A great cream to oil textured cleanser. It does a good job of removing the last traces of makeup in the evening. I’m not quite sure how it is improving my skin yet, but since I have hormonal and stress related outbreaks it is always hard to tell with any cleanser. This is hydrating, easy to use and so affordable.
  43. Great cleanser

    Rose

    Great product. Very reasonably priced. Works well to remove makeup and very similar to another oil based product I’ve used that turns more milky when warmed. Highly recommend.
  44. Does the job

    Catherine

    A good basic cleanser, does what it says it does. Nice and gentle. Needs to have a larger sized bottle though because I went through this very quickly
  45. amazing

    Bridget

    this product is amazing my skin is very sensitive and with gel clensers it usuallyhas a poor reaction bu this was amazing
  46. Love it!

    Jessy

    I use this twice daily - really gentle and a great makeup remover. Use with a dry face and dry hands, make sure you warm up the product in your hands and let it get oily!
  47. Silky

    Tash

    I love this cleanser. So cleansing, gentle, creamy and does a thorough job.
  48. Does the job

    Ally

    This is a nice little cleanser. It removes makeup effectively and leaves skin feeling clean but hydrated. Overall I don't have any complaints about this product, but it only gets 4 stars as I don't love having to apply it onto dry skin. Something I'd get used to with time, I'm sure. I'd use it again but I'm not rushing out to buy another one now that my tube is finished.
  49. Excellent range

    Rach

    So there was a rave a while back about this range of skin care products and I always intended to try them. I must say they live up to expectations.
    This cleanser is great! Romoves my makeup and leaves my skin fresh.. No complaints what so ever, I will eventually buy this whole range.
  50. Pleasantly surprised!

    Ashley

    I really like this cleanser, and I am now a repeat buyer.

    My skin can be tricky, as it can be quite sensitive and dry. but i do have problems with spots around my chin. I have found since using this cleanser (followed by the Ordinary toner) my skin has never been better. I use it daily and was really surprised how nice my skin felt and looked after using it.

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  51. Ok

    Annie87

    I’ve been using this product for a while now... Not bad at all, skin feels nice a silky after wash, the only one minus is that you have to apply it to a dry face, not comfortable at all...
  52. Excellent Cleanser

    Bianca

    At first I applied this cleanser to a wet face (as I usually would with a cleanser), but as it instructs, a dry face works best and it is amazing for removing makeup - I went away without makeup remover and could not find a way to remove my very very staying eyeliner, but I had this cleanser with me so I put a tiny amount on a cotton pad and it removed the eyeliner in one sweep. Doesn't dry out sk...
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  53. Not terrible, not great

    Abby

    I had high hopes for this one, but was left a bit disappointed.
    It does a mediocre job of removing my makeup, not terrible, but definitely not the best oil cleanser I have tried.
    It did leave my face feeling lovely and soft.
    I don't hate it but I dont love it - I will finish the rest of the tube, but probably not buy it again.
  54. Excellent

    Sarah P

    Switched from Clinique skincare regime to the Ordinary about 4 months ago. Experienced no purging what so ever and my skin looks more moisturised and I am experiencing less breakouts too. A little goes a long way with this product too - just a small squirt for the face. I actually prefer it if my face is wet although the instructions say to apply on a dry face. It isn't drying and it takes away th...
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  55. My favourite by far

    Bree

    I purchased this in the ordinary daily set and can easily say this is my new fave. A small amount of product goes a long way and removes make up so easily. I cannot get over how much easier it has made my cleaning routine. It’s applied like a moisturiser and melts into an oil, lifting any makeup and making the skin look vibrant. It’s a must buy!
  56. Not for me, sadly.

    LaurenK

    I just can’t get used to putting cleanser onto dry skin. I feel also that you need quite a big amount to make it feel like it’s cleaning your skin otherwise it kinda just disappears. It doesn’t remove eye make up very well either, however the positive is that it’s made my skin look fresh and hydrated.
  57. Lovely cleanser

    Kirsty

    This cleanser has a lovely texture and it cleans my skin well leaving it hydrated and soft, for this price point you really can’t go wrong giving this product a go, it won’t disappoint!
  58. Lovely cleanser

    Kirsty

    This cleanser has a lovely texture and it cleans my skin well leaving it hydrated and soft, for this price point you really can’t go wrong giving this product a go, it won’t disappoint!
  59. Good cleanser but too oily for my skin

    Maria

    It cleanses the skin well after use. But I find that it's too oily for my skin. I have combination-oily skin. My partner use this and he loves it as it his skin feel soft after using it.
  60. Great value, cleans well

    Alice

    As always, this brand is value for money. And cleans the skin really well and is not harsh to the skin. Easy to travel with as well. No overwhelming smell which I like.
  61. Love

    Tati

    Only been using this for a week and I’ve already noticed that my skin is so much more soft and supple. Doesn’t irritate my skin at all. My skin feels so much more hydrated too.
  62. Hard to spread

    Kf

    I find you need a lot to cover your whole face as it can be quite hard to spread out. It definitely doesn't get rid of heavy makeup so you will need to go in with another cleanser. It did make my skin soft though.
  63. Amazing product

    Meagan

    Felt fantastic on my dry skin. Used this as a pre cleanse to remove SPF and makeup and it worked amazingly. Wish it came in a bigger size
  64. Very good product!

    Von

    I was pleasantly surprised with this cleanser, not the least because it’s really fun to use! It starts out as a fairly thick opaque cream- most people recommend warming a small amount in your palms before applying it. I prefer to dot in on my face and begin gently massaging it in until it transforms into what appears to be a translucent oil. I massage it in for another few minutes then rinse it aw...
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  65. Meh...

    Annie

    I didn't like this cleanser at all. I didn't find it did anything beyond clogging my pores. It was really thick and took a long time to melt into the skin. It's also way too expensive for what you get, which is disappointing for this brand.
  66. Very gentle

    Amrit

    I used this on my skin and its feel so gentle and mild and my skin was very soft . I didn't feel any tightness after the use and no breakouts
  67. Not so ordinary cleanser

    Laefeek

    The texture of this cleanser is not like anything I’ve used before. I usually go for gel cleansers but this feels greasy and I had a mild panic attack when I first put it on - my acne prone skin and oily products usually do not mix!! But when I wiped it off with makeup wipes it was amazing. That clean feeling whilst still feeling moist and vibrant. It doesn’t deep clean the pores like some tougher...
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  68. Just ok

    Charlie

    Not really impressed with this product. I found the squalene is too oily for my skin and just doesn't leave a good skin feel. I recommend if you have oily skin to skip this and find another cleanser and use a toner to remove makeup.
  69. Amazing

    Alice

    This has been really good for my skin and a great cleanser choice. Second buy. It cleanses my oily skin really well
  70. Gentle Daily Cleanser

    Georgie

    I'm on my second (supersized) bottle of this. I use it after removing makeup with a face halo (I don't know if it is strong enough to remove makeup on its own). It doesn't leave my skin dry or tight like some other cleansers, and it has definitely cleared up my skin a lot. It's gentle enough to use multiple times a day if needed.
  71. Dissapointed

    Jag

    I expected a great deal from this product having read many reviews. I am disappointed as I found the product very oily to apply it was also very hard to spread and I ended up dragging and rubbing my skin. I wanted it for an everyday cleanser and I think it is more suited to make up removal.
  72. Value for money

    Jade

    Great product. Very reasonably priced. Works well to remove makeup and very similar to another oil based product I’ve used that turns more milky when warmed. Highly recommend.
  73. perfect product

    kish

    i love this product, it is not dry and leaves my skin feeling renewed and smooth
  74. adore

    raz

    I suffer from dry skin and this product keeps my skin very hydrated! I would recommend this to anyone!
  75. Simple but great

    Agi

    Amazing product and works well as a make up remover. I love that it comes in a small and large so you can give it a good test before committing to a larger size.
  76. Squeaky clean

    Maddie

    This product is great for removing oil dirt and make up from a night out on the town with out stripping your skin of the natural oils . But always remember to warm it up on your fingers first till the consistency changes to oil and smooth - this won’t clog your pores or make your skin feel heavy
  77. Fantastic, gentle, effective.

    Lou

    I am in love with this cleanser. It is effective as a single cleanse to remove daily grime or a double cleanse to also remove my makeup. It is so gentle on my sensitive skin but I always feel clean and refreshed. I recommend getting in there with a silicone cleansing mitt or 'brush', to enhance the clean. Overall very pleased!
  78. Unusual but effective

    AC

    This "cream which melts into an oil on your face"l cleanser is different to any I've used before and quite intriguing to use! It feels pleasant and seems to be effective at getting sunscreen and makeup off.
  79. great cleanser

    Dell

    Love this cleanser for the first step in my cleansing routine, I wouldn't finish with this based on the oily consistency, but it is so gentle and great for removing makeup.
  80. Didn’t remove make up

    Trish S

    As much as I wanted to love this product for the price and the brand, it really fell short for me. Doesn’t remove make up and doesn’t feel great after cleansing on my combination skin. This ones a miss for me!
  81. Ok but not that thorough

    Rosie

    I didn't mind this and it wasn't too harsh on my skin but I didn't feel like it cleaned my full face of makeup off easily.
  82. No water is the new norm

    Ellyn

    Squalane cleanser, I wasn't sure what to expect but it wasn't this! I have oily/normal combination skin that gets dehydrated easily and is prone to congestion (what a mouthful). I used this cleanser incorrectly the first few nights and once I got the hang of not wetting my face, the full power of this has transformed my routine. I want to continue loving this cleanser after 3 months because it doe...
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  83. A Good Cleanser

    Rubber Goanna

    This is a very effective cleanser BUT no matter how hard I try, I can't get it to "melt" enough when I rub it between my hands before I apply it to my face. Therefore it can feel a bit like you are pulling on your skin a bit to apply it before it eventually warms up and melts making application alot easier. That would be the only negative thing about this cleanser, it does a great job and leave...
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  84. Gentle & Effective

    CSVP

    As advertised the Squalane Cleanser is effective in removing makeup and build up without overstripping your skin and leaving it tight and dehydrated. You have to love using it on dry skin (not in the shower) and love an oil based cleanser to love this one. I personally prefer a foaming cleanser and didn't love the oil cleansing feeling but that doesn't diminish that this is an effective, gentle an...
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  85. Left some residue

    Sha

    Marketed as a all in one double cleanse, but left my skin with an oily residue. Very effective at melting all the makeup off in one go though. Perhaps go back in with a foaming cleanser after this one
  86. Effective cleanser

    Taryn

    Great, simple and effective cleanser. My face doesn't feel too dry after and it doesn't irritate my skin. Removes my makeup. Will buy again.
  87. Feels amazing

    Larissa

    I love this cleanser. It feels so nice and smooth going on and leaves skin feeling clean and soft.
  88. Feels amazing

    Larissa

    I love this cleanser. It feels so nice and smooth going on and leaves skin feeling clean and soft.
  89. My favourite!

    Nys

    I didn't realise that this was a balm like cleanser the first time I bought it and I haven't used one before so I was very interested to how effectively it removed my makeup. I was very happy and surprised that it could take off even my most long wearing full coverage foundation and eye make-up with ease. It doesn't sting my eyes at all either which is a huge bonus for me as a lot of eye make-up r...
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  90. Squeaky clean!

    Jess

    A cream that turns to an oil consistency when heated by the hands and applied to a dry face. Super gentle and and provides a decent clean to leave soft and refreshed skin.
  91. Fantastic make-up remover

    SC

    I have oily/acne skin and I use this product to remove my make-up and sunscreen and it works a treat. I have zero eye make-up left after using this, it's fantastic! The reason I haven't given 5 stars is simply because I use my combination AHA & BHA cleanser for the second wash as the squalane cleanser is slightly too oily for my skin type.
    The combination of the two works perfectly for me a...
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  92. Amazing

    Kat

    Was not used to the texture at first but when I used it more, the product worked extremely well
  93. Feels amazing, doesn't dry skin

    Rose

    A really nice cleanser than turns into an oil once warmed in hands/rubbed onto face. Strong enough to take off heavy makeup and doesn't leave skin feeling stripped or dry. Hasn't caused any breakouts so far!
  94. Excellent

    Soph

    The best make-up remover i have ever use hands down.
    Lives my skin perfect and ready for my evening routine. I only wish they would make a bigger size option for it.
  95. Wasn't a fan of oil based cleansers until I used this product!

    Ash

    i had bad acne as a teenager and therefore have never used oil based cleansers before. As a young adult, I now have dry skin with scarring and also some breakouts. I love using the cleanser and is a lot easier to apply than I thought it would. All you need to do is squeeze a little bit onto your fingertips and rub together for 10-15 seconds and then massage into your face like you would with a moi...
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  96. Simple and Effective

    shenae

    I use this product in the shower, and a small amount goes a longggg way! I purchased this product almost 3 months ago, use it twice a day, and still have half left... so definitely getting your value for money with this product. It's simple to use and takes away remaining makeup residue, as well as leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated.
  97. Simple and Effective

    shenae

    I use this product in the shower, and a small amount goes a longggg way! I purchased this product almost 3 months ago, use it twice a day, and still have half left... so definitely getting your value for money with this product. It's simple to use and takes away remaining makeup residue, as well as leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated.
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