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The Ordinary Cleansers & NIOD Cleansers

All about The Ordinary & NIOD Cleansers

The Ordinary & NIOD Cleansers – Cleansers are one of the most extensive discussions in The Ordinary & Deciem Chat Room Facebook Group. Everyone absolutely loves talking about cleansers. The Ordinary had just 1 cleanser for a long time, and then last year (2023), we saw the launch of 2 more; Glucoside Foaming Cleanser and Glycolipid Cream Cleanser. So now you have a choice of 5 cleansers to choose from between The Ordinary & NIOD Brands.


The Ordinary Cleansers & NIOD Cleansers

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

The Ordinary Squalane Cleansers 50ml, 150ml & 240ml
  • Squalane Cleanser is available in 50ml, 150ml & 240ml
  • A lovely, gentle cleanser, great for removing makeup.
  • It can be used as a first or second cleanse.
  • This must be rubbed between the palms of your hands for quite a few seconds until you feel the consistency change from a balm to an oily texture.
  • Video of Squalane Cleanser

Reviews of The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

Nia Skin Type Oily/Acne Prone. “This is really gentle and leaves skin feeling really soft and moisturised. I personally find it takes a bit more effort to remove my stubborn makeup. The tube is small, but I believe Deciem are making a bigger version. I think this is my favourite Deciem Cleanser.@niapattenlooks

Jess Skin Type Oily/ Combo Skin with Dehydration. “What a great cleanser. I use it as a second cleanse or morning cleanse. It leaves my skin feeling really clean without stripping. I love that it doesn’t leave a film/residue. @sk.inst.story

Tracy Skin Type Dry Sensitive. “I use it as 1st cleanse, and is really effective yet gentle. It’s a little thick for my liking, making it hard to spread around my face, but it leaves my skin soft and cleansed. ”

The Ordinary Glucoside Foaming Cleanser

The Ordinary & NIOD Cleansers

The Ordinary Glycolipid Cream Cleanser

  • The Glycolipid Cream Cleanser effectively cleanses the skin and removes makeup such as foundation, eyeliner, and mascara. This formulation uses a plant-derived glycolipid cleansing agent that cleanses the skin while respecting the skin barrier to maintain hydration. Additionally, this cleanser is formulated to be non-stripping to respect the skin’s natural pH.
  • Size 150ml
  • Cream Cleanser. Use on dry or damp skin.
  • The Ordinary Glycolipid Cream Cleanser
  • Video of The Ordinary Glycolipid Cream Cleanser

NIOD LVCE Low-Viscosity Cleaning Ester

  • NIOD LVCE comes in 240ml
  • It is pretty pricey, but it is 240ml, and it will last you quite a while
  • Removes makeup easily. It can be used with or without water. Some feel it can be messy and you need to use a cloth.
  • Leaves skin feeling really nice and hydrated.
  • Read more about NIOD LVCE here.
  • Video of NIOD LVCE

Reviews of NIOD LVCE

Nia. Skin Type  Oily / Acne Prone
This cleanser is excellent for removing makeup, and it smells really lovely too. It leaves an oily film, working best as a first cleanse.@niapattenlooks

Tracy Skin Type Dry/Sensitive
A very thin cleanser that takes a little getting used to. However, it effectively removes all traces of everything, leaving a bit of a film,  but that is intentional. No traces of film are felt once the 2nd cleanse is done.

Rachael Candice – Dehydrated/Normal Skin @rachiecandiceA gentle and effective first cleanse removes all traces of makeup (including the eye) and SPF. Doesn’t strip the skin and speeds up the cleansing process.

NIOD SS Sanskrit Saponins

Reviews of Sanskrit Saponins

I’m Jess Skin Type Oily/ Combo Skin with Dehydration @sk.inst.story
This works fantastic as a deep second cleanse, and I also use it as a mask every now and then.

Nia  Skin Type  Oily/Acne Prone @niapattenlooks
This has an unusual yeasty smell. For me, it’s best used as a weekly deep cleansing mask.

Hi, I’m Rachael C. Skin Type Dehydrated / Normal @rachiecandice
I use this when I need a deep cleanse, and it leaves my skin feeling really refreshed. I also use this when my skin feels a little congested.

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My personal opinions on all The Ordinary Cleansers & NIOD Cleansers

The Squalane Cleanser takes time to change from a balm to an oily texture. Once the texture has changed, it is lovely, but if, like me, you are impatient, this may not be the best option.

Glucoside Foaming Cleanser. I absolutely love this. I feel it works instantly and leaves my skin not only feeling but looking lovely, clean and fresh. Some people find it can leave their skin feeling a little dry.

The Ordinary Glycolipid Cream Cleanser. Also a very nice cleanser. Works quickly and leaves the skin feeling lovely. I just feel the Glucoside Foaming Cleanser removes my makeup better and quicker.

NIOD LVCE Low Viscosity Cleaning Ester. I really like this cleanser. You can use it with or without water. It does leave a film on the skin, which is intended, and it can be messy, particularly if you have lots of makeup on. You may want to use a cloth to help remove makeup once you have massaged LVCE into the skin. It is pricey, but the bottle is 240ml, and it will last a long time.

NIOD SS Sanskrit Saponins. This would be a second cleanse if you were going to use it, as it should not be used on your eyes. I like it, but I don´t love it compared to the way I love the Glucoside Foaming Cleanser. You can use this as a 5-minute masque too, and this leaves your skin feeling really clean. It smells quite yeasty, and some people do not like this.

The Ordinary Cleansers & NIOD Cleansers

How would you decide between The Ordinary Glycolipid Cleanser, Squalane Cleanser and Glucoside Foaming Cleanser? 

The Ordinary says that this would depend on your preference. Glycolipid Cream Cleanser offers a cream texture in comparison to Glucoside Foaming Cleanser, which provides a light, foaming cleanse and Squalane Cleanser, which offers a balm-like texture. If you are looking to remove makeup, you may prefer to explore Glycolipid Cream Cleanser or Squalane Cleanser.

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The Ordinary Cleansers & NIOD Cleansers

I hope you have found this page useful. Cleansers are a huge topic in The Facebook Group, The Ordinary & Deciem Chat Room. So, if you´re still looking for a cleanser, just search #cleansers in the search box where we have many posts and polls.

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