The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ml 50ml
4.3 of 525 reviews
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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 525 reviews
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This is a great cleanser that gently remove all my make upThis is a great cleanser that gently remove all my make up, I will buy this again
Use as first cleanseI 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...Read More
AmazingI have oily skin and this melts off my spf well
Cleanser perfect for both of usI 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!
Natures best friendI use this as my first double cleanse, removes my make-up and sunscreen effortlessly
Does the jobI 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!
AmazingThis never dries out my skin and cleanses really gently
Get Oil CleanserThis 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
DisappointingThis 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 ...Read More
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.
Too gentleI 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.
great cleanserlove this oil cleanser, does a good job at getting make up off too
Very light nothing specialThis 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.
Great for removing makeupI 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.
This is a great cleanser that gently remove all my make upThis is a great cleanser that gently remove all my make up, I will buy this again
Not for meNot a huge fan of this, I love the ordinary but I felt like this made my skin oily
okaythis is a good product but I really prefer the normal soapy face cleansers
Not for me unfortunatelyI 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...Read More
goodthis is great at giving my skin a good clean
Obsessed with this productAmazing 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.
Really goodIt'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.
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
Not badIt's a bit annoying to wash off due to it's oiliness however, it does make you face look bright, soft and hydrated
okaythese are okay, a bit hard to get off but it does leave my skin soft
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.
Ok for the priceNot my favourite cleanser but does a good job for the price.
Glad I bought thusI 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
My new go-toLove 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.
Non-stripping Oil-based cleanserThis 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.
GreatThis is a very moisturising cleanser and it cleans my skin and leaves it plump
Great cleanser for removing makeupThis 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!
It's a cleanserThis 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.
Works OKThis 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...Read More
Super gentleIt 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.
Gentle cleanserThis 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.
Love!It's really good for it's price. Fits in well with my cleansing routine and doesn't irritate my skin.
Compatible with skinI 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 ...Read More
The best cleanser I've usedI 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!
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.
Good differentAt 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.
squalanethis 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.
Love this oil balm cleanserthe key part of my double cleansing routine. couldn't go back! Love this.
Good basic cleanserThe 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.
AmazingThis 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.
WonderfulThis 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.
Very easyI 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
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.
I reall...Read More
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 ...Read More
Great gentle cleanserI 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.
too smallI 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
Wouldn’t buy againFound 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
Clean and refreshedI use this cleanser once a day just before bed. I like that it doesn't make my face feel dry like some cleansers.
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.
Amazing!I absolutely adore this product! Makes my skin feel so clean and buttery!
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.
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
not impressive but okayIt 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
Milky CleanseI 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...Read More
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.
HandyGreat for anyone experiencing sensitive skin when removing makeup, will be something Ill always have on hand to reduce redness and soreness from harsher cleansers
GoodI 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.
Great First StepI 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 ...Read More
Does the job, but not wowedI 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.
Decent first cleanseThis 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!
Great first cleanseSuper effective on makeup, and still feels very gentle on the skin. Great to use as a nightly first cleanse.
My go to for stubborn makeupThis is nice and thick without leaving a gross residue on my skin. Takes off all stubborn make up. So great fro the price!
GreatThis is the most amazing cleanser. It leaves my skin so soft but cleanses at the same time
does the jobdoesn't irritate, takes off stubborn makeup and doesn't sting my eyes. it dissolves into an oil which is great for gently removing mascara
As expected - does not disappointI 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...Read More
Nice creamy cleanserI 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.
My staple cleanserI 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!
Great productMilky 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.
Perfect Pre-CleanseI 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...Read More
cleanserlike a balm/ oil cleanser in a tube. this is my go to cleanser for travel when i need to remove makeup
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.
goodNice product, at a good price ! totally recommend it
Great product.This cleaner was really good, not scented, very gentle, feel very moisturizing.
Nice gentle cleanserI 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...Read More
Removes makeup wellI 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.
Feels amazingI used this for the first time today, and was really effective on my waterproof makeup. Feels nice to apply, but definitely have to double cleanse to feel clean.
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 cleanserLoved 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