The Ordinary squalane cleaner is used by applying a small amount of the product to the fingers and rubbing until it takes on an oily texture. It is applied in a circular motion to dry facial skin and water is added, making it milky white in texture, then rubbed into the facial skin and rinsed off. The original texture of the milk-colored lotion is converted after 10 to 30 seconds by smearing between the fingers into a colorless oil and after adding water to the water-milk.
Ingredients: Squalane, Aqua (Water), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glycerin, Sucrose Stearate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sucrose Laurate, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Sucrose Dilaurate, Sucrose Trilaurate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Isoceteth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Tocopherol, Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Malic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin.
The first on the list of ingredients and the one after which the product is named is squalane. TO squalane is obtained from plants (probably from olives or sugar cane), and is structurally identical to squalane, which is naturally found in the skin and is one of the natural hydration factors (NMF). Squalane therefore acts as an emollient and natural antioxidant that soothes the skin and prevents the loss of moisture from the skin surface, without leaving an excessive oily glow.
This cleanser will not remove stronger make-up and waterproof mascara, but you will also need additional cleansing with gel or micellar solution after it. It will dissolve make-up, product residues with SPF and sebum, but will not thoroughly and completely effectively cleanse the skin.
It is effective when you do not have make-up or when cleaning in the morning, however, if you remove make-up and impurities accumulated throughout the day in the evening, it is not enough. I love the feeling of perfectly clean skin, which can be achieved by using a gel after a TO cleanser with squalane. When I have time for double cleansing, I like to use it, but when I’m in a hurry and want clean skin, I skip using it. It is perfect for sensitive and dry skin, although the company states that it is for every skin type. It is gentle and mild because it does not contain sulfates and alcohol. The formula is non-comedogenic. The skin is soft and hydrated after use, there is no unpleasant tightening and feeling of dryness. However, as I stated, it does not remove all make-up.
I recommend using it as the first step of double cleansing (due to the oily texture), on its own when you don’t have heavier make-up and when cleaning your skin in the morning.
The product does not contain fragrance, silicones, gluten and ingredients of animal origin. The company does not test on animals.
Packaging: 50 ml plastic tube
Price: 50 kn
Rating: 3.5 / 5