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The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane Discontinued

Spotted on Instagram today: Our 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane has been discontinued to make room for future innovations in our other product categories. We’re sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.

Hemi-Squalane has been discontinued. You may wish to look at The Ordinary Squalane Oil.

A quick look at The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane

  • 62% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • 56% say it has improved their skin
  • 57% will repurchase it
  • Currently scores 4.5/5 on the Deciem Website
Hemi-Squalane Reviews

The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane Reviews

The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane reviews, unboxing and everything else you need to know about this product before buying.

  • What is The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane Oil, and what does it do?
  • When and how do I use Hemi-Squalane Oil?
  • Are there any products that conflict with Hemi-Squalane?
  • Hemi-Squalane PAO 6M (period after opening)
  • Texture, Smell, and Colour of Hemi-Squalane.
  • Reviews of The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane Oil.
  • Unboxing The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane.
  • Photos of Hemi-Squalane box & bottle.
  • Squalane Vs Hemi-Squalane
  • Hemi-Squalane FAQS.
  • Other oils in The Ordinary brand.

What is The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane Oil and what does it do?

Deciem says: Hemi-Squalane is fast-absorbing, non-greasy hydration for skin and hair. Hemi-Squalane is a non-polar hydrocarbon that is produced from the fermentation of sugar-based feedstock. Squalane and Hemi-Squalane are excellent non-comedogenic emollients that can reduce the ongoing loss of hydration that weakens dermal elasticity and suppleness. However, due to its low molecular weight, Hemi-Squalane has greater spreadability and leaves a light and dry after-feel, making it very suitable for reducing hair frizz.

The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane Reviews

How and when do I use The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane Oil?

  • You can use The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane Oil in the morning and/or evening.
  • Apply a few drops into the palm of your hands and apply to your face. This is extremely thin, so it can be a little hard to manage
  • Pat or Massage onto your skin and allow it to absorb before applying your moisturiser. You could also add a few drops to your moisturiser.
  • Apply this after your water-based products and before a moisturiser (if using). Equally, you may just cleanse and add this.
  • This is a very light oil.

How do I use Hemi Squalane in my hair

Deciem says to apply Hemi-Squalane to damp, clean hair. I used a teeny weeny bit on dry hair to get rid of some of the frizz, and it worked really well. When it comes to oils in the hair, you need to play around with it and see which way works best for you. Find more tips here Instagram post.

Are there any conflicts with Hemi-Squalane?

There are no conflicts at all

What is the PAO of Hemi-Squalane

The period after opening is 6 months.

What is the colour, texture and smell of Hemi-Squalane?

As you can see in the video, it is a clear oil. Hemi-Squalane is very thin, which can make it a bit tricky to apply. It´s like a dry oil once absorbed. Smell – no smell.

The Ordinary Squalane vs Hemi-Squalane

If you put the 2 side by side, you will see the hemi-squalane is much lighter. Watch a video of The Ordinary Squalane Vs Hemi-Squalane here.

The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane Reviews

I´ve been using Hemi-Squalane. To start, I wasn´t sure, only because I really love Squalane Oil, but this has grown on me. I like the lightness of it and how quickly it absorbs. It´s also nice on dry parts of the body.

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I like Hemi-Squalane a lot! My skin is combination skin, and I use it on weekends after I work out in the pool. It absorbs very fast and is gentle on the eyes & lips. I have never tried it in my hair, though, because it is very fine.

I didn’t like the original Squalane oil, but I really enjoy this one.

Helps the dry patches I get under my eyes and lips. I’m always in a heavily chlorinated pool, which is the last step in my nighttime skin routine.

Personally, I prefer the heavier Squalane. The Hemi-Squalane wasn’t very hydrating for my extremely dry skin.

I love The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane. My skin is an oily-dry combo; I’m 36 male. I use it at the end of my nighttime routine, and after the night moisturizer everywhere except on my nose. It takes care of my dry patches, and it is the lightest oil moisturizer I know. It does not stain my sheets because I never use more than 3 drops. I also use it as my STYLING oil for my hair, which has a tendency to dry and frizz. It is just perfect.

I definitely will try on hair. I use it on my face mainly in the summer. The regular squalane is my go-to for our Canadian winters.

FAQS about Hemi-Squalane

Why are the Hemi-Squalane ingredients listed as C13-16 Isoparaffin on the website? Hemi-Squalane is chemically known as C13-16 Isoparaffin.

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What does Hemi-Squalane do? Hemi-Squalane is a very lightweight hydrator. It can be used on the skin or hair.

What´s the difference between Hemi-Squalane and Squalane? Hemi-Squalane is much thinner than Squalane. It´s almost like a dry oil. You can see the difference between the 2 here.

Can I use Hemi-Squalane everyday? Yes, you can.

Would you recommend this product for very oily, acne-prone skin? Squalane and Hemi-Squalane are suitable for oily skin types. We have not tested this product on acne-prone skin. Please keep in mind that this product is not formulated to treat acne. 

Is Hemi-Squalane good dryness? This product is great for targeting signs of dryness! 

The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane Authentic

When buying the Ordinary, always buy directly from Deciem or one of their many authorised stockists online. This is The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane bought directly from Deciem. You can read more about The Ordinary fakes here.


Final Thoughts On Hemi-Squalane

The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane Reviews

62% of the Deciem Addicts love it, 56% say it has improved their skin and 57% will repurchase. This scores a huge 4.5/5 on the Deciem website at the moment.

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