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The Ordinary Oils

Updated June 2024 – The Ordinary Oils

The Ordinary Oils that have been discontinued

The Ordinary Oils

There are now 5 The Ordinary Oils to choose from. Before, there were a few more, but 3 have recently been discontinued. If you loved Chia Seed, Borage or Sea-Buckthorn, buy them quick before they go forever! On this page, you can find all the oils available from The Ordinary, what each one targets, prices and what people think of them by the Deciem Chat Room followers.

The Ordinary Oils Quick Guide

The Ordinary OilTargetsPrice
Plant-Derived Squalane Dryness
Good for hair
Rose Hip Seed OilDryness
Signs of Aging
“B” Oil Dryness
Antioxidant Support
BuyQuick this is being discontinued
Moroccan Argan Oil Dry skin
Flaky skin
Good for hair
Marula Oil Dryness
Antioxidant Support
Good for hair
Prices in US$

Unboxing Video

In this video, you can see all the oils, the packaging and colour of the oil.

The Ordinary Oils Reviews

Rose Hip Seed Oil

The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil Reviews

Your Quick Guide to Rose Hip Seed Oil

  • 83% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • Targets include signs of ageing, dehydration, dryness, dullness
  • Does it work? 83% of fans love it.
  • Rose Hip Seed Oil has no conflicts.
  • Recommended to use in the evening only
  • 30ml. The period after opening is 6 months.
  • Size is 30ml, and compared to other brands, The Ordinary is great value for money

Unboxing The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil

What Are People Saying About Rose Hip Seed Oil?

Find more comments on Deciem Chat Room’s Instagram and Facebook groups.

“Rose Hip Seed Oil is my absolute favourite. I’ve been using it every night for 2 years.”

“The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil is my favourite product! Good for hydration & ageing use every night.”

“I had been using it twice daily as a moisturizer after applying Buffet. I don’t see fading away of fine lines or damage done to my skin by the sun :(.”

“Love Rose Hip Seed Oil – especially in winter to counteract dryness.”

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“I love the Rose Hip Seed Oil. I use it at bedtime over retinol 1%, and I find it keeps my skin hydrated and healthy through the drying winter months.”

FAQs about Rose Hip Seed Oil

Some Faqs answered by The Ordinary on Social Media.

Can Rose Hip Seed Oil be used with the Retinol 0.2 in Squalane? What order would this be applied? Yes, it can and we suggest applying oils before creams.

What does The Ordinary Rosehip Seed Oil do? It targets dullness, signs of ageing, hydrates and balances uneven skin tone.

How do I use Rose Hip Seed Oil? Apply a few drops to the palm of your hands and pat or massage into your skin. Use this after water-based products but before creams.

Should I store Rose Hip Seed Oil in the fridge after opening it? There is no harm in refrigerating Rose Hip, but it is not necessary. 

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Is Rose Hip Seed Oil ok for the eye area? You’re welcome to use Rose Hip Seed Oil around the eyes. Just be sure to patch test before the full application.

More FAQS about Rose Hip Seed Oil

Is it ok to use a cream after the Rose Hip Seed Oil? You may use a cream after The Rose Hip Seed Oil.

Is there any chance that Rose Hip Oil causes acne? It’s important to note that with an active ingredient that affects skin behaviour, there can be an initial purging period during which breakouts are normal. It is also important to note that your skin may require up to a month to adjust when introducing new products and sciences into your regimen.

What’s the difference between Rose Hip Seed Oil and Marula Oil? The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil offers benefits for signs of ageing, whereas Marula Oil is great for brightening. 

Does The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil help with Rosacea? As none of our products can be considered medical treatments for rosacea, you may wish to discuss suitable treatments for persistent signs of rosacea with your physician or dermatologist.  However, you may wish to explore one of the following products to target signs of inflammation: Hylamide Sensitive Fix Booster, NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist (SDSM2) or NIOD Modulating Glucosides.

Plant-Derived Squalane

The Ordinary Squalane Reviews

Your Quick Guide to Squalane Oil

  • 76% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • Targets hydration and dryness and prevents moisture loss.
  • Squalane Oil can be used on your skin and hair
  • It is fabulous on the lips, too!
  • You can use this oil in the morning, evening, or whenever you wish
  • Squalane Oil can be used with all products
  • Size: 30ml. Period after opening is 6 months.
  • Currently 10.40$ for 30ml. Great value for money!

What´s Everyone Saying About Squalane?

Find more comments on Deciem Chat Room Instagram and in the Facebook Group.

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“The Ordinary Squalane Oil is amazing. I apply it to my skincare before my foundation. It acts as a primer/moisturizer, and I also use it after treatments/serums at night and as a spot treatment for dry patches seasonally.”

“Squalane Oil helps soothe and hydrate my face when it is irritated and dry.”

“I used Squalane Oil on my hair last night. I applied quite a few drops onto the middle and ends of my hair and left it overnight; I washed and dried my hair this morning and saw incredible results; hair really did look sleeker and smoother.”

“Squalane Oil is my go-to oil. I use it daily, and it keeps my dry skin hydrated and supple. I’ve never used it on my fine hair, but now I will give it a try!”

“Love, love, Love The Ordinary Squalane Oil!! I’m oily and acne-prone, but this helps balance out my skin. 2 drops is all I need!”

“I love it!! I had hormonal chin acne so bad, and this helped clear me up!

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FAQS about Squalane Oil

1. Can I use Squalane Oil every day? Yes, you can

2. What does The Ordinary Squalane Oil do? The 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is a product that helps keep your skin hydrated and maintains its natural moisture barrier. Squalane is a substance that naturally exists in the skin and does a great job of hydrating it. The formula we use in this product is derived entirely from plants, specifically from sugar cane. This means it’s a non-comedogenic solution that won’t clog your pores and helps improve hydration on the surface of your skin. You can also use this 100% Plant-Derived Squalane formula on your hair. It serves multiple purposes: protection from heat damage, adds shine to your hair, and reduces breakage.

3. Can Squalane Oil be used with Niacinamide? Yes, it can.

4. Is it ok to use Squalane after acids? Yes, you may.

5. Should Squalane be applied to wet or dry face?  We suggest applying to dry skin.

6. Can Squalane be used in place of a moisturizer at night, and can I use it with retinol (before or after)? Yes, it may — it can be applied after your Retinol. 

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The Ordinary “B” Oil

The Ordinary B Oil Reviews

Your Quick Guide to “B” Oil

  • 54% of the Deciem Addicts love it.
  • B Oil targets dehydration, signs of irritation, uneven tone, antioxidant support, and Healthy Skin.
  • You can use this in the morning and evening.
  • There are no conflicts.
  • 30ml. The period after opening is 6 months.
  • The Ordinary B Oil is great value for money.

What Are People Saying About The Ordinary “B” Oil

Find more comments on Deciem Chat Room Instagram and in the Facebook Group.

“I’ve tried every The Ordinary Oil and heaps of other brands; the Ordinary’s B Oil is my most loved. I have dry, previously dehydrated skin, and it is the perfect oil blend, used alone or mixed with a moisturizer to give your skin a deep moisture boost. I no longer buy expensive face masks; I’ll sleep in two layers of B Oil under moisturizer if my skin needs a little extra TLC.” – Rachael Candice.

“Love it. Been using it for months now, skin is much more hydrated and plumped. Great product at a great price. Definitely recommend it!”

“I love this one! It feels like it´s helped my acne heal faster, and it is super lightweight too.”

“Love The Ordinary B Oil! Very good, even for my oily skin.”

“Hated the smell of The Ordinary B Oil, but other than that, it works ok. It´s not my favourite.”

“B” Oil FAQs

Some questions have been asked and answered on Social Media.

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What is The Ordinary B Oil good for? It´s great for hydration, and it also acts as an antioxidant. Great for overall skin health.

How often should I use The Ordinary B Oil? You can use it daily.

What should not be mixed with The Ordinary B Oil? The Ordinary B Oil has no conflicts, so it´s a fantastic product to fit into any skincare routine.

Should we use “B” Oil before or after moisturizer? “B” Oil can be used on its own or before your cream moisturizer. You can also mix 1-3 drops into your moisturizer. 

Can “B” Oil be used for fungal acne? It can be, but please note that none of our products can be considered medical treatments for fungal acne, so we suggest consulting with your physician to see what may work best for your skin.

Why one might choose B Oil over Rose Hip Oil or vice versa? Rose Hip Seed Oil will be a great choice if you are concerned with anti-ageing. B Oil is an excellent choice for overall hydration.

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 Is “B” Oil suitable for pregnancy? While each ingredient has been tested and is considered safe for topical application, DECIEM products have not been tested on pregnant or breastfeeding women. Avoiding skincare products containing retinoids, such as formulations with Granactive Retinoid or Retinol, is recommended when pregnant or breastfeeding. We also recommend not using any of our supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding. Please consult your physician before using our products, as all our ingredients are listed on our website. 

Can I use “B” Oil as a hair oil? If you’d like to, yes, you can. Alternatively, we’d recommend exploring The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane or The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil. 

Would B Oil be ok to use on skin that is prone to getting clogged pores? We specifically avoid comedogenic ingredients.

The Ordinary Marula Oil

The Ordinary Oils - Marula Oil
  • 64% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • Marula Oil is great for hair & skin.
  • Targets uneven tone and dehydration, supports healthy skin, and antioxidant support.
  • Marula Oil can be used in any routine as it has no conflicts.
  • Size: 30ml. Period after opening is 6 months.
  • 30ml bottle for just around 11$ so great value

What Everyone Is Saying About Marula Oil?

Find more comments on Deciem Chat Room Instagram and in the Facebook Group.

“The Ordinary Marula Oil is my favourite of all the oil range. It´s so amazing and calming on my skin. It absorbs quickly, leaving my skin looking fresh.”

“I love The Ordinary Marula Oil.”

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“40 years old with dry skin. I love The Ordinary Marula Oil. My favourite.”

“It’s a no from me, I’m afraid. Of all the oils, I like this the least. But to be fair, there are very few I do like, or should I say my skin likes. Sea-buckthorn, on the other hand, is outta this world.”

I love Marula Oil. It only takes 3 drops for my face and has less of a greasy feel. 

FAQs about Marula Oils

How would you compare The Ordinary Marula Oil with The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil? Both are wonderful oils for your skin! Marula helps hydrate and helps restore tone, and Rose Hip reduces signs of photo-ageing. This of course, is among the many amazing qualities for both!

What is The Ordinary Marula Oil used for? It´s great for hydration and gives skin radiance. It´s also amazing to use in the hair too.

Can I use Marula Oil on my face every day? Yes, you can

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My Marula oil has gone cloudy. Is it out of date, or is it safe to use? The shelf life of our products is three years when unopened and stored at room temperature. This is the regulatory threshold for testing. Upon opening, please refer to the period-after-opening (PAO) symbol to identify the lifetime of the product.

Can The Ordinary Marula Oil be used for oily skin also? Yes, it may.

Is The Ordinary Marula Oil good for dry skin? It sure is.

Can The Ordinary Marula Oil be used with The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner? Yes, it can.

Moroccan Argan Oil

Moroccan Argan Oil
  • 60% of the Deciem Addicts love it.
  • Moroccan Argan Oil targets dehydration and reduces the appearance of flaking.
  • Suitable for skin and hair
  • It can be used in the morning and evening.
  • No conflicts! It can be added to any skincare routine.
  • Size: 30ml. The period after opening is 6 months.

What Is Everyone Saying About Moroccan Argan Oil?

“Love The Ordinary Moroccan Argan Oil, I use it every day.”

“I tried The Ordinary Argain Oil, but didn’t think it was that great, and I went back to Rosehip Seed Oil.”

“The Ordinary Moroccan Argan Oil is brilliant for my beard.”

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FAQS About Moroccan Argan Oil

What is The Ordinary Argan oil used for? You can use The Ordinary Argan Oil on your skin and hair, and it´s great for dry, flaky skin.

Can I use The Ordinary Argan Oil on the face? Yes. Apply a few drops and pat and massage into your skin. Use after water-based products and before moisturisers if using.

How do I decide between The Ordinary Argan Oil and Marula for body/skin moisture? Both oils are excellent hydrators, and either would suffice for the mentioned concern!

Who should I not use Argan Oil? There are no conflicts with The Ordinary Moroccan Argan Oil.

Can The Ordinary Argan oil be mixed with any other hair oil or pack for application? Sounds totally fine! We recommend continued use for the best results.

FAQs about The Ordinary Oils in General

1. How to use The Ordinary Oils? You need 2 or 3 drops in the palm of your hand and then massage or pat onto your skin. Oils will be applied after your water-based serum and before heavy creams. An example would be Hyaluronic Acid + Rose Hip Seed Oil + Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. You might cleanse and add an oil. Another option is to add a drop of oil to the moisturizer.

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2. How do I choose the right oil? First, decide on your main skin concerns/targets and check the chart above to find the best oil for them. If you have a shop that sells The Ordinary near you, I recommend popping in and trying them all out and smelling them. If you just want a nice, simple oil that is super hydrating with no strong scent, then I would personally recommend Squalane.

3. Which Ordinary oil is the best for anti-aging? I would probably recommend rosehip or “B” oil.

4. Can I mix oil in with my moisturizer? Yes, you can.

5. How long do the oils last once opened? They last 6 months. I personally recommend wiping the neck of the bottle after use.

How To Layer The Ordinary Oils

You would apply these oils after your water-based products and before heavy creams. You could also add a drop of oil to your moisturizer. It is also possible that you may just cleanse and add an oil for a very simple regimen.

The Ordinary Oils PAO (Period After Opening)

Once opened, these oils should be used within 6 months. If you pass this amount of time, use your own judgment as to whether it´s still good or not.

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Top 3 The Ordinary Oils

  1. Squalane
  2. Rose Hip Seed Oil
  3. “B” OIL

If you´re still stuck deciding which oil to buy, these are the Top 3 Oils from The Ordinary; Squalane, Rose Hip Seed Oil followed by “B” Oil.

Discontinued Oils

Three of The Ordinary Oils have been discontinued. These are The Ordinary Chia Seed Oil, Borage Seed Oil and Sea-Buckthorn Fruit Oil. Buy these quick before they go forever.

Tips About Using Oils

  • Only use one or two drops at a time, and add more if you need
  • Wipe the neck of the bottle after using it.
  • Always patch-test products.
  • If you don´t like the oils on your face, you can try some of them in your hair or body.
  • Add a drop to your moisturiser for quicker application.

My Favourite The Ordinary Oils

I have tried all the oils, and my favourite is Squalane, followed by Rose Hip Seed Oil. Squalane is such a wonderful oil and fabulous on the lips, too. I personally don´t like the smell of Argan Oil or B Oil.

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