The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ml 50ml
4.3 of 461 reviews
4 instalments of $3.48
4 instalments of $3.48
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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
What customers say
- 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
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ml
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4.3 of 461 reviews
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Didn't feel squeaky cleanRemoved top layer of makeup but didn't feel clean
NiceThis does the job. I loooove how cheap it is so I continue to repurchase it. Worth a shot!
Oil cleanserWorks great as an oil cleanse to remove sunscreen
great cleanser for soft skinA great non foaming cleanser for sensitive skin. took some getting used to warming the balm to allow for easier spreadability but i really love the texture. Like a massage for your face. Doesn't leave the skin with a squeaky clean feeling which I'm okay with as its non drying. Love it!
good choiceIt has strong cleanliness, fast delivery, moisturizing and nourishing. It is very refreshing after washing out, it is good to use, and it is very oily. This facial cleanser is unisex, with very fine foam, mild and non-irritating.
I am so impressed with this product!I have used so many cleansers and exfoliants in the past, but so far The ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ml is the only item that has cleaned my skin and left it feeling happy and hydrated like no other! Its not an obvious product, the simple packaging, low prices and scientific wording seemed a little bewildering, but now that I have done some research and tried this product out for myself I feel so...Read More
LOVE THIS!I really love this cleanser beacuse it removes make up including waterproof mascara and leaves your skin feeling smooth. I can't live without this stuff. I have sensitive skin and it's so gentle but does a great job. I would recommend a double cleanse to get real results. I use it to remove make up then again as a cleanse.
SurprisedHave had people raved about this product. I was first unsure about but after having used, I am absolutely converted! Really see an improvement on my skin.
Great moisturising cleanserverified purchaserLoved it from the first use. Gives a thorough clean but keeps skin feeling juicy. Had been meaning to try if for a while, I shouldve got it earlier. So good!
Good but not greatThis cleaner was really nice. I love that it is not scented but and it felt moisturising but I don't think it removed any extra makeup. It is great for the price point but don't expect anything amazing or life changing.
qualitythis has beautiful texture and softens your skin after washing your face
It’s okIf you’re looking for a simple cleanser that does the job without too high expectations then this is for you.
It’s not a bad cleanser but it’s not the best either, it’s a good affordable alternative if you don’t have any particular skin concern and you just need to get your skin...clean.
I would personally use this cleanser if for example if you come home from the gym and...Read More
Not for meI wasn't sure what to expect but i found this cleanser a little oily and didn't like the residue it left on my skin which required a second cleanse with another cleanser to remove. Not a fan of this product at all.
Makeup removerThis is a great substitute for a makeup removing balm thats gentle on the skin
Good cleanserIt does the job, no harsh smells, nice smooth feeling
Removes makeup easilyThis is great for removing makeup and is a great first cleanse before I follow up with a cleansing gel
Effective CleanserI have never been one that into skin care - until I found this brand. I have been using their cleanser from the beginning of really upping my skin care routine and not only do I love it - but it works absolute wonders! I especially love how the product dissolved into an oil once you have worked it in your fingers, and it really gets rid of all the dirt on your face. My face always feels especially...Read More
This is great!I really like this cleanser - I feel like it is lightly cleaning my pores without the irritation I get with a lot of other products. I have dry skin which is also quite sensitive, and I like how this never causes me any issues. Its meant to be applied on dry skin which I like, it doesn't feel too heavy or oily
will be buying again
Hydrating and easy to rinse offI love this stuff! I didn't really know what I was expecting, but it doesn't foam up like a normal cleanser.You rub on a white cream that becomes oily on your face. When it heats up on your skin, the oil thins out and spreads really easily. I was expecting it to be difficult to rinse... But it came of easily and left me feeling clean with no residue. I like to put it on and leave it as long as...Read More
Basic cleanserIt's a good cleanser and feels good and reasonably effective, however, you can spend less money to get something that will achieve the same. Alternatively, if you have certain needs from a cleanser, you might look to spend a similar or higher amount to get something great for your unique skin.
I would say, as a beginner, this was an excellent starting point for me, and now I am able to exper...Read More
Great for makeup removalI use this for makeup removal like a cleansing balm and it eats through even the toughest waterproof mascara
Love this!This is such a nice cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling so soft. I would recommend this to any skin type and tis a very simple product with no fragrance or crazy scary ingredients.
HydratingFan of this! My first cream cleanser and wow what a difference. It’s super hydrating and melts away. Probably not the type of cleanser to use in a hurry as it takes a bit to work and warm up but super lovely and so affordable. After repurchasing I will say it doesn’t completely get rid of all makeup worn for the day but washing off with a warm face cloth does the trick.
Pleasantly surprisedI was a bit sceptical of this cleanser as I had never used one that doesn't foam. But I was pleasantly surprised! It caused no redness/irritation and was very hydrating. Great for sensitive skin!
Good but not greatAwesome value and a nice product but I just don't feel like it really cleaned the skin thoroughly enough. Would recommend for those with sensitive skin.
Soothing cleanser.This cleanser feels really nice to use and has a great texture. It definitely help with acne but I feel it could be a little stronger. Overall, great cleanser and great price.
GoodIt’s a moisturiser. It hydrated my skin and that’s all I need from it!
Simple cleanser for simple resultsI didn't really expect much of this cleanser, as it doesn't foam (which isn't an issue). But because of its simplicity I find that it works well at not leaving my skin feeling tight or too dry. I wouldn't recommend this to remove heavy/full glam makeup (either a cleansing oil/balm will do). If you use a simple makeup look you could use this twice, but I find it a great basic cleanser that'd suit m...Read More
Smells like Butter <3I was looking for a cleanser that was non-stripping and this cleanser did just that! Start with it on a dry face and use it like a cleansing balm, then rinse it off. Left my skin feeling clean but not squeaky clean and stripped of its natural oils.
It actually helped with my oily skin because it didn't irritate my skin and cause it to overproduce oil.
It also kinda smells...Read More
Good valueA very affordable cleanser that gets the job done. I prefer milky cleansers though. Would still recommend for those without a preference. Great entry level cleanser for someone new to skincare (going to try and get my boyfriend on to it).
Wow!!!I'm in love with this cleanser! It has transformed my skin
incredibleAMAZING. this stuff makes my skin so clean without making it feel dry or stripped of its natural oils. it is easy to use and smells nice. i love this.
value for moneyput on before a wet face as a make up remover then i use again in the shower. this product does not dry out you skin and removes the day.
Good but a lot of effortThis cleanser is quite good at removing makeup and my face definitely feels cleansed afterwards.
However, the process of needing to warm it between the fingers first is just an annoying extra step. And you need to ensure that you do this because if you don't it pulls at the skin.
A definite pro is the cost though. Like all ordinary products, definitely well priced.
Makeup meltThis is a great cleanser that literally melts off my make up, even waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Leaves my skin feeling soft and not stripped and tight. I also love how it turns from a lotion into an oil as you rub it into your face (I find this helps ensure I cleanse thoroughly and leave the product on my face long enough before washing it off.
Too much effort for meNot a fan how you need to rub the formula in your hands to warm it up and turn it into an oil. I would prefer to pay for a product that it already an oil
Great cream cleanserGentle cream cleanser that doesnt foam - effective for removing make up.
Excellent 2 in 1 makeup remover and cleanserI use the squalane cleanser as a make up remover and cleanser because I only apply sunscreen to my skin after skincare. It's very gentle and doesn't have fragrance (which I like). I personally use it on dry skin and add a little water to emulsify the cleanser before rinsing it all off. I think it cleans the skin rather well, and makes the skin less sensitive compared to a double cleanse as I'm onl...Read More
Changed skin drasticallyMy husband had terrible break out of his forehead due to stress. After constant flare ups we bought this to use morning and night and it has really cleared up and the best it's been in months.
Beautiful cleanserThis cleanser is the best! It’s so smooth and makes my skin feel so soft and silky afterwards. I love how it rubs into an oil on your skin and makes me feel amazing
Luxurious Feeling CleanserLovely to use, removes makeup & sunscreen easily without stinging eyes. Will repurchase the supersize!
First cleanse for impuritiesI use this as a first cleanse to remove impurities and its very hydrating
brilliant night time cleanserfind this product absolutely perfect to use at night to get off all my makeup before the rest of my routine, only downfall is I personally need to use more of the product then I first thought, but because of its low price it really doesn't matter
The New CleanserI have always suffered from not knowing which beauty regime was for me until I found The Ordinary. Before The Ordinary, my skin was always tight after washing so I would slather it in moisturiser, or it was greasy after the day so I would strip it off with cleanser - a vicious circle. This cleanser is amazing. I experienced no purging with the change and it leaves my skin feeling clean but not str...Read More
Best cleanser everThe best cleanser I have ever used. I have quite sensitive skin and it has never irritated it. Always leaves my face feeling smooth and refreshed.
a very gentle cleanse!This is an interesting cleanser as it doesn't give you that super tight, squeaky-clean (as stated in product info!) , oil-free feel, but I use this (PM) after I remove makeup with micellar water and just before I go in the shower, and follow up with another cleanser (because I have oily-combo and need to control my oils). But on some days in the AM, I also like to use this because it's super smoot...Read More
The best cleanser for sensitive skinI have sensitive and dry skin so I only ever use a Cetaphil type cleanser but this cleanser is really gentle and doesn’t dry my skin. It’s really good for cleaning off makeup.
Unreal feeling after using it!First use this morning and my skin felt amazing! It felt clean, tightened up (if that's possible haha!) and cool (sometimes my skin feels a bit fired up in the morning after a wash). Topped with the Ordinary moisteriser, my skin looks calm and clear. Can't wait to use it more and see how much better my skin gets.
Good basic cleanserI use this cleanser when I use actives as they tend to dry me out so I want to make sure my cleanser isnt too harsh. Never irritates my skin even when it is in more sensitive states
Wanted to Love itThis is a rich creamy non foaming cleanser. It removes makeup very well and is also a nice morning cleanse. I found I needed to use a decent amount of product to get that "clean" feeling so used up this quite quickly. It was nice but not my favourite. Has no scent which I do enjoy in my skincare.
I am 40 Years Old with Combination Skin.
Does the jobI’m not a massive fan of this cleanser, I have repurchased as it it great at removing makeup with minimal effort. But I don’t feel like my face is squeaky clean from all the oil off may face. But I’m use to a foaming cleanser so I guess it could be my mind playing tricks on me.
A Great Makeup RemoverI use this oil cleanser as the first step in my double-cleansing regime and it works well to remove all of my makeup, especially waterproof mascara. You only need a tiny amount as it melts into an oil when you rub it between your hands. I always rinse with warm water and follow up with a gel cleanser in order to fully remove the residue, and it provides great results.
Morning routineI have used this amazing cleanser in my morning routine for the past few months and I cannot say a bad comment towards it. All I can say is that I love love love it. I have now upgraded to the 150 mls, what more do I have to say? Love The Ordinary products, enough said.
Love it!I recently started using this cleaning and really love it. When first applied it feels thick and creamy, but once it heats up the texture becomes almost like an oil based serum. It leaves my skin feeling clean and nourished. If your someone who likes to feel “squeaky clean” this probably isn’t for you.. my one negative would be I have to take my makeup off with a with before cleaner but it’s no b...Read More
Ideal first cleanseThis is great as a first cleanse for my sensitised, acne-prone combination skin. It removes makeup (including eye makeup) and sunscreen really well and leaves skin feeling soft, comfortable, and hydrated. I find it a pleasure to use. The only reason for not giving this review 5 stars is that I feel like I need quite a lot of product in order to feel like I have enough to easily glide over my face ...Read More
Love it!I use this cleanser at night before applying my serums. It is a thicker consistency- a bit like a balm. It rubs in nicely into the skin- a little bit goes a long way. I don't wear make up often, but I feel like this would be good at removing make up. I feel like it is effective in cleansing oily parts of my face. Plus it is great value for the price.
Love thisUse quite a lot on your dry face and it melts into an oil, feels so smooth when rinsed off and my texture has improved
You won;'t be disappointedThis is the best cleanser I have ever used. I have dry, sensitive skin and even after one use it makes a massive difference! My skin feels softer, doesn't feel dry and leaves me with a nice glow. I have tried so many cleansers but nothing beats it, amazing for the price too, would recommend.
Effective on a budgetThe Ordinary always deliver and the cleanser is just as great. It works just as it says it will. Use daily and you’ll see that your skin is clearer and healthier.
I use with their Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide every day and see results within weeks.
This particular product is great because you don’t need to use a lot as it spreads well.
somewhat disappointedI expected it to emulsify a little better, but it leaves a residue after washing so I have to go in with a foam cleanser afterwards. It does the job of removing makeup very well though, and it is good for dry skin because it doesn't strip your skin's natural oils
Super soft and gentleI use this as a pre cleanser to remove my make up. It's so gentle on the skin and feels great when applying. Leaves my skin feeling super soft!
Easy, simple & idealI’m a skin therapist and I recommend this cleanser to a lot of my clients simply because I can trust that it’s not going to cause any reactions and it won’t strip or impair their barrier. Those who are used to foaming or gel cleansers might take some time to get used to this cream to oil formulation. Oil attracts oil so when used correctly (apply with dry hands to a dry faceamd massage in for a le...Read More
kind of dislike using itThe process of having to melt it in your hands then rub on your face then wash it off .. kind of not looking forward to doing all that when I want to take off my makeup as fast as possible. I find it's not that good at taking makeup off and I have to wipe and wipe the rest with micellar water/liquid makeup remover afterwards. It has the silicony texture that I find unpleasant in their moisturiser ...Read More
Good for sensitive, drier skinI have oily skin, and found I struggled getting a good cleanse with this. I usually love oilier based cleansers but this did not cut it for me. I won't repurchase but I do love the ordinary products. I would recommend the small one, but only for people with drier, dehydrated skin.
Great for sensitive skinLove this cleanser. It is a gel that turns to an oil on the skin and is applied to dry skin, which seemed a bit weird, and I was initially worried that it might leave my skin greasy but it didn’t. It washes off easily with warm water and left my skin clean and feeling wonderful. I have very sensitive skin but this cleanser did not cause any irritation or dry my skin out at all. Amazing value for a...Read More
Seems okI bought this over a month ago. It's good for dry skin but doesn't take makeup off as well as other cleansers. Also the small size is a bit too small in my opinion. Get the larger size unless you want to have to buy it again soon.
Ok not amazingI have normal to dry skin, it seemed to remove make up ok, although my face didn’t feel clean after using it, didn’t feel like it did very much for my skin
Have found my go-to cleanserThis product is so gentle on the skin. As someone who struggles with skin that can get easily dried out from cleansers, I am really loving how nourished and clean my skin feels afterward. I also think the gentleness has helped in managing oil flow.
Not what I was expecting...As someone with combination, sensitive and acne prone skin, I have always struggled to find skincare products that actually work for me. My major concern has always been controlling my oily T zone and moisturising my dry cheeks.
SO when I bought this product I was very excited to see how it would work on my skin. This is not a 'normal' cleanser. It does not foam or apply like a regul...Read More
Absolutely amazing!This cleanser is amazing and noticed a difference with my skin in days!! I use it along with micellar water to remove my makeup and it’s amazing
AverageMore of a cleansing balm than a cleanser, I use it to remove makeup first and then go in with a proper chemical cleanser because I feel like it doesn’t help with my stubborn acne. Probably wouldn’t purchase again.
Decent product and great price point!This cleanser works really well to clean the skin and foams up easily. I've had the best results when using garnier miceller water then the cleanser and The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!My skin is pretty temperamental and I was looking for a makeup remover that wouldn't dry my skin out (like micellar water does), and this is definitely it! It leaves my skin feeling super soft and takes off absolutely everything, even fake tan.
Can't stop buyingI thought I would give this product a go given it's price point, and my was I blown away! I have now ordered the supersized version, even before running out of this product, because I just couldn't stand to be without. I use it as my second cleanser as it feels so lush, hydrating and nourishing. Highly recommend!
Good and effective cleanserLove to use this cleanser as my second step in my double cleanse. It effectively removes makeup and excess dirt and oil that has built up on my skin throughout the day. It does not foam up or become soapy when rubbed into the skin and Its more of a moisturiser-milky consistency which I don't mind but I do know that some people prefer a thicker consistency with a foaming action. Overall great produ...Read More
Nice smooth cleanserVery nice consistency and feels nice on the skin. Sometimes doesn't take off make up quite as well as I'd hoped it would. Am I using enough? Too much? WHO KNOWS. Will persist and get back to you.
Just as the brand name saysI purchased this based on the reviews I had read.
Just as the brand name suggests, it’s ordinary.. I wasn’t expecting miracles for the price. It’s a creamy cleanser and I found that you need to use a decent amount to get it to cover your face. I’ve been using a 10 cent piece size.
As soon as it is on the skin I try and give it a good clean but I feel like as soon as it t...Read More
A great, simple cleanserI have been using this as a pre-cleanser and I LOVE IT! It feels very smooth and luxurious going on and washes off with no residue. I love putting it on my dry face and massaging it in to melt away my make-up, it almost feels therapeutic. As a pre-cleanse I have used Go-To Fancy Face, ASAP Daily cleanser, Drunk Elephant Slaai cleanser, and plain coconut oil - This is by far my preferred pre-cleans...Read More
Great Oil Cleanser!This was the first product I tried when I started double cleansing and it has helped my skin clear up so much! I have recommended it to friends and they also love it. Great for oily/combination skin - it doesn't dry out your skin and make you produce more oil unlike other cleansers which I love. The only thing I would say is that you don't get a lot of product but its definitely worth the price.
Great cleanserLove the cleanser and it cleans my skin whether I am wearing spf or makeup. Only downside is that I feel like I didn't purchase that long ago and is already starting to look like I have used a lot of the product so would suggest getting the larger size.
The perfect cleanser doesn't exi--- wait!I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this cleanser! It is so effective in removing makeup and isn't harsh on the skin which is perfect for me as I often do at-home lactic acid peels. It is ridiculously cheap in spite of the fact it's ingredients match up to many of the bigger brand$. It doesn't have a chemical or artificial fragrance and leaves my skin feeling, shiny, clean and hydrated. I cannot recommend this prod...Read More
Good cleanserIt works very well at cleansing makeup. The size is on the smaller side but the ingredients are good so that makes up for it. Doesn’t dry out skin.
Wow!Wow! I have been using The Ordinary routine for the last 2 weeks - have seen a huge impressive change to my skin. Had seen the reviews, and pushed me to try and especially the price (it’s affordable, without breaking the bank) and works better than some of the ‘labelled’ products I have used over the years. Give it a try, really got nothing to lose.
AverageThe product is moisturising however I would prefer for it to remove more dirt and debris.
love this!i really really enjoyed this cleanser. it’s perfect for both your first and second cleanse. it emulsifies very nicely, and rinses off without leaving any oily residue, all whilst not stripping your skin
Fantastic!Great price and lovely product. I like the texture, it removes light makeup well and I also use it for a first step if I'm double cleansing. Leaves my skin feeling very soft and doesn't make my skin dry or tight. Will purchase the larger size next time.
LOVE!I love this cleanser, especially for the price! It gets sunscreen & makeup off so well - even mascara. Perfect for double cleansing & leaves skin feeling oh so nice.
Great oil cleanserI use this cleanser as my first cleanse to remove my makeup and it does a great job. Will definitely continue to purchase.
Excellent makeup cleanserFor makeup removal, this is more effective than any cleansing water, foam or face-wash I have previously used and removes eye-makeup with ease. It washes cleanly and doesn't leave skin feeling dry.
Amazing cleanserAffordable yet an excellent product. Cleans well but doesnt overcleansed that it dries out skin, yet doesnt increase oil production either
Amazing cleanserThis cleanser takes all makeup and sunscreen off without stripping skin. I have sensitive skin and this product leaves me feeling clean, without any irritation.
Amazing productI love this product! I have very bad eczema and dry skin and this cleanser is super gentle and hydrating, amazing for sensitive or eczema-prone skin.
Great cleanserThe cleanser was really easy to use and I loved the way my skin felt afterwards. I also liked that it wasn’t at all heavily fragranced. The oil consistency was definitely a first for me but I really liked it.
Great cleanserThe cleanser was really easy to use and I loved the way my skin felt afterwards. I also liked that it wasn’t at all heavily fragranced. The oil consistency was definitely a first for me but I really liked it.
Perfect as a second cleanserEven though I have oily skin, I found this product is perfect for these cold months when my skin just needs a little extra TLC. It's a little smaller than I would've expected, and I find I need quite a bit of product. However, I don't follow the instructions, as I prefer to use my cleanser in the shower. I also find it's not great at removing make up, but is perfect for my second cleaner, after I ...Read More
CleanserI don't wear a lot of make , so this cleanser is great for me. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated ( not greasy ) and my serums and moisturizers just go on beautifully. No reactions to it either which is great.
Soft and smoothI have been exfoliating too hard lately, and I really needed a cleanser that wouldn't irritate my skin and not dry it out. I have used store bought cream cleansers in the past but I'd heard Jo and Hannah talk about Squalane on the podcast before and thought I'd give it a go. I should mention I don't use this as directed - I just use it in the shower. But even though I don't follow instructions I t...Read More
Great productGreat cleanser! Was a bit hesitant using an oil based cleanser as I have oily skin but my skin looks better everyday I use it. Only reason I didn't rate this 5 stars is because the bottle comes half empty and not full which is disappointing.
Great value!!Great cleanser. You only need such a small amount, so it lasts forever and my skin has never looked so good!
Simply The BestThis can not be compared with anything I’ve used, it is too simple. Put a small amount in the palm of your hand, rub your palms together to generate warmth and cause a reaction that makes the cleanser feel like oil, apply to the face and rinse with warm water. Afterward my face feels and looks brilliant, there’s no oil slick on my face because it is clean and ready for the next step in my The Ordi...Read More