The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ml 50ml
4.3 of 404 reviews
4 instalments of $4.02
4 instalments of $4.02
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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
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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
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ml
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4.3 of 404 reviews
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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
Gentle on the skinWas a bit hesitant when I first got this as it instructs you to rub the cleanser directly to the skin without water - but I've been using it for half a year now and I don't think I'm going to use anything else. I love it! It's easy to apply, very gentle on the skin, and it cleans off even my liquid eyeliner and a full face of foundation. There's no strong fragrance, and a little bit can go a long ...Read More
Great product for normal to oily skinI was very worried to use this product as it is oil based and my skin can be quite oily. I only really use this product as part of my double cleanse in the night (only if I have had makeup on). Since using, I have noticed my skin is much more clear and feels VERY clean after a day full of makeup!
not badthere isn't anything special about this product but it cleans the face nicely. i have acne prone skin and it didn't really help with that. I wasn't reading the instructions properly so since i stopped wetting my face first i found it worked heaps better.
But disappointedI love a good cleanser, and I usually have 3-4 cleansers in the go and rotate them daily or depending on my skin condition for that day (eg if it’s been particularly oily that day, or I have an outbreak of spots). Anyway, it comes out as a very thin creamy milk like consistency, so when you rub it into your face, it disappears quite quickly. I’m not sure how it ‘removes makeup’ because it doesn’t ...Read More
Over time became a favouriteAt first, I wasn't super fussed on this cleanser but over time I've come to really like it! The consistency is nice as once warmed up it turns in to more of an oil based cleanser and feels like I'm actually removing everything and doesn't feel dry afterwards.
My routine is now to take makeup off with micellar water and then cleanse with this and my skin feels great. Will be rebuying.
Very niceI struggle with acne and this product is very soothing and works really well with all skin types
Love, but not the priceI love this cleanser a lot. It breaks down makeup and sunscreen perfectly and my sensitive skin doesn't have any objections. However, the 50ml bottle lasted me less than a month, and the larger bottle just doesn't seem worth it as I can use a micellar water for less cost than $32. I did leave a bottle in the shower after using and it had some water residue stuck in the cap, and it left a really aw...Read More
Love thisI use this as my first step in double cleanse, its melts into a nice oil and removes make up well. Cleans the skin well with out drying. Easy packaging to use in the shower, and really worth it for the price point. Love this.
Moisturising and gentleI'm always looking for gentle skin products and this is no exception. I'm really enjoying the feeling of this cleanser and find that it is able to remove my make-up quite well. I didn't check the size of the bottle before ordering and looking back, it is probably a bit pricey for the amount of product. I'm rationing this bottle because I know I would use it all up in two weeks if I used it everyda...Read More
Great Cleanser !!I love all the Ordinary products however was a little sceptical when I bought the squalene cleanser. It’s so lovely to use, removes waterproof mascara easily, and doesn’t dry out the skin. I’ll definitely be re-purchasing.
good for sensitive skinThis has been one of the only cleansers to not irritate my skin. I use it morning and night and have felt a huge difference in my skin.
love itmakes my skin feel super smooth, only been using for a few days now and have already noticed a difference in the amount of visible blemishes on my face
Good solid cleanserBeing an oil based cleanser it doesn't leave a 'super fresh' feeling but it gets rid of all make up no fuss and is a good foundation for my following steps. Really gentle and doesn't feel like it strips anything away it shouldnt.
Great cleanserI only recently got into skincare and I was told that this is a great and affordable cleanser for a beginner like me. The cleanser is super easy to use (morning and night), applies well and my face feels clean and smooth after use! Would definitely recommend!
Best cleanserI really like this cleanser as it doesn't rip off moisture from your skin.
not the bestI didn't like this, it is an oil cleanser so it does not soap up and give you that clean feeling. Smells weird too
Melts of makeupI use this as the oil cleanser in my two step cleanse. Really melts off light makeup however I find I need to remove eye and lip make up with micellar water first then use this for the rest. Feels strange to apply on dry skin but really helps to remove everything.
love iti have bought this a couple of times and it is amazing on my skin
cleanserthis product looks amazing and from what i have heard works amazing too. I haven’t gotten it but i will soon,
Holy Grail Cleanser!!This cleanser is one of the best I have stumbled upon. I was originally hesitant and purchased the 50ml, 6 months later I am still using this cleanser and have repurchased the large 200ml size twice. This product removes makeup and spf extremely well whilst keeping your skin moisturised. My sister with eczema and extremely sensitive skin also LOVES this cleanser. I believe this cleanser is suitab...Read More
Unusual but it works wellI dont like applying this but I does remove makeup andleaves my skin soft and clean afterwards but I tend to only use it for make up removal. I would buy again but not for everyday use.
Love this!This oil-based cleanser is absolutely wonderful. It easily gets all of my makeup off and is not irritating for me skin. Rinses off easily with warm water and is a great alternative to some of the other pricier “makeup melting” products.
Gentle no fuss cleanserI love this gentle no fuss cleanser. It's the first cleanser in a long time that hasn't make my face hurt. Highly recommend. Will be getting the larger version next time!
Don’t waste your money on this productThis product doesn't clean the face! I really wanted to love this product but for me, it was impossible hard to. the texture is weird and after washing the face, it feels like I have used a primer. the face is soft but it doesn't feel like cleaned. My flatmate also bought this product and hated it. I have oily skin and she has dry skin, it did not work for any of us.
Love thisI bought this because I heard good things on the podcast from Hannah and Jo, it lived up to the hype! Removes make up so well for your first oil based cleanse! Highly recommend, can’t go past the price
Have repurchased twiceI really love this. I liked the Clinique take your day off balm for the same reason. It really melts your makeup off and this one is much cheaper and better ingredients. It’s super effective at taking off make up etc. a really good introduction into oil cleansing without even knowing.
LOVE LOVE LOVEI use this cleanser in the morning and as my first cleanse at night. It is so moisturising to use, but still feels like it cleans my face. Amazing for really stubborn mascara and you do not have to scrub hard at your eyes to remove it all. Has been a lifesaver in the wintertime now that my skin is a lot dryer!
Would definitely recommend!A little bit of this goes a long way. it cleans any makeup straight off and feels so soft on the skin. I have acne prone, combination to oily skin and this felt moisturising without feeling like a build up. My skin felt smooth and fresh after using and I love the ingredient list. 10/10 will definitely buy again.
Eh, could be betterNot a lot of product for the size of the carton or price, I ran out in about two or so weeks (after using twice a day and only a small amount each time) I really couldn’t tell if it even did anything for my skin care routine.
Kind on skinThis cleanser, is nice and doesnt make my skin feel tight after using it, which I absolutely love. It find it takes of makeup reasonably well, although I dont find its the deepest cleanser I have ever used.
Amazing price for what it is though.
Good for colder monthsThis is a very basic cleanser that is perfect if you want to layer your serums. It does the job and is not stripping at all. I use this during colder months when my skin tends to dry up a little
Great for a first cleanseUsually use this in conjunction with a cream cleanser afterwards, it gets the job done and I like that it's relatively inexpensive. I only use it when I'm wearing makeup or sunscreen (which is most days) and it gets everything off. A star off because I feel like I need to use quite a bit in amount in order to cover my whole face but otherwise, great product.
UnderwhelmingDidn'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
FantasticThis is a fantastic basic cleanser. I use it in the morning. I like the amount it lathers. It leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. I do get a little bit of tightness but it goes pretty quickly. The value for money is very good and I will continue to purchase, use and recommend this product.
Fresh and cleanI was worried when I was ordering this thinking it might make my combination skin worse in those oily areas bit what did I have to lose for the price. I was so wrong, my skin felt fresh and clean and after a few weeks I was getting comments on how bright it looked. Definitely recommend
Better than I initially thought.reviewed this previously but I've been using this product even more regularly and prolonged and thought it needed a different review... Here's why.
Staying home more now that we're all in quarantine.... My skin is less oily and I found that my normal cleanser was a tad too drying. So though I use this as a first step cleanse sometimes, I thought I'd switch over to using this product ...Read More
Not too sureNot too sure how I feel On this product. It feels great on the skin but I have noticed I’m starting to get congestion but I don’t know if I’m using too much oil products
I love this!I didn't know what to expect from this as it's the first 'dry face' cleanser I've used, but I love it. It takes all my makeup and sunscreen off, including long wear lipsticks, and it leaves my skin feeling really fresh, clean and most of all nourished. It's hard to explain but I almost feel like I've already moisturised after using this.
Gentle but effectiveLove this cleanser as the first step in my double cleanse in my night routine. Super gentle but does a great job of removing make up. I apply to dry skin to help loosen up my make up and sunscreen and then go in with a gel cleanser after to remove the residue. I was expecting it to have more slip to it being squalane based, although it’s kind of a drier oil texture.
Squalene cleanserOne of the better cleaners I've tried! leaves your face feeling super soft and clean! I've just ordered the smaller 50ml size and I'm quickly running out, so i highly recommend ordering the larger size!
Not up to the hypeI really wanted to love this product (I mean who wouldn't for this price) but I was left so so underwhelmed from using this cleanser. I feel like it really made me break out and didnt even clean my skin properly. I guess maybe I am not an oil cleanser kind of gal but I am incredibly disappointed by this product. DIdn't even use the whole bottle.
Not my favouriteI really want to like this product but i think i prefer other cleansers. Its not bad but it hard to tell if its doing anything. The consistency is odd as its like rubbing an oil in the skin and doesn't foam or spread easily. My skin after feels the same as it would if i washed it with water. I would rather a more gutsy cleanser
LOVE this cleanserI love that you use it on DRY skin, gently removes makeup, dirt, impurities and wash off with warm, damp facewasher it's like a daily face treatment. Your skin doesn't feel ravaged making you clamour to apply a moisturiser quickly, like some other cleansers. This is the limousine of cleansers in my opinion.
Best to use as part of double cleanse routineI would not use this as a overall cleanser on its own. Great for breaking up make up but you would need to do an additional cleanse with another cleanser after wash it all off. I use this as part of my nightly routine.
Light and airyTo my natural skin type, this cleanser was amazing and easy to use. Can't wait to buy the supersized one after this.
Too heavy for meI didn't like how this felt as a cleanser, it was too thick and creamy, and just lathers on like a cream would, which does not make you feel very clean. I also didn't find it removed make up very well either!
GentleThis cleanser doesn’t blow me away but it’s fine for the price and simple everyday use if you haven’t really got any skin concerns.
I wouldn't buy again - dosen't feel squeaky cleanThis cleanser is average, it is a gel like consistency which feels slightly greasy to touch. You activate it with water. Unfortunately not as squeaky clean as I would like and in comparison to other brands this cleanser has not been as effective. I wouldn't be purchasing again.
Great make-up removerI use this product to remove my make up at the end of the day. Then I follow-up with a gentle cleanser to deep clean.
good for getting off make upI use this to get my make up off and it works really well and feels nice on the skin
Ineffective cleanserI have combo skin and this cleanser was definitely not for me. It didn't remove makeup and oil effectively and left me with panda eyes and a greasy feeling on my skin. It melts into nothing on the skin and needs to be removed with a cloth. I think it would be better for dry skins or sensitive skins. I like this brand but I wouldn't recommend this product.
My new FAVE cleanserI was NOT expecting the formula to so thoroughly remove all my makeup. It has a beautiful feel when applied to a dry face and immediately turns into an oil-like cleanser. I've been so used to cream gentle cleansers that don't always feel like they remove all makeup and impurities but this by far trumps all cleansers I've ever used. I won't ever go back after using this!
Quick & EasyI've been using strongly scented foaming cleansers forever (with "meh") results & heard about The Ordinary. I have very dry skin in winter that likes to get oily in my T-zone throughout the day so I really want something that's not going to dry out my skin or strip it of oil too much.
This is a cream cleanser that goes onto a dry face & is super easy to use! I chase this with The Ordinary's...Read More
AH-MAZINGThis product is just so amazing. A great prep for my busy mornings and the go to product to remove all my makeup and dirt at the end of the day. Better yet it leaves my skin healthy and plump.
Really Good!As a first cleanse, this seems to take off all the dirt,grime and sunscreen. It doesn't leave my face tight and dry, but leaves it moisturised.
However I found that if the product is not properly washed off the skin, it'll tend to break me out.
Very good and basic product and definitely reccomend.
Great cleanserI love this cleanser! As everything from the Ordinary is, it's basic, effective and great value for money! This removes every bit of makeup, even mascara, and leaves my skin feeling totally soft and hydrated. I'm really impressed and will keep repurchasing this cleanser. Totally worth a try!
Good but not the bestThis is a great cleanser for taking off makeup, moisturisers, sunscreens etc but it's not the best for cleansing your bare face.
The texture is an oily feel and you know its really taking off everything which is great but I prefer cleansers that make my skin feel squeaky clean afterwards which I feel this doesn't get all up in there but it's overall a good product!