The Ordinary Squalane Reviews

  • 76% of the Deciem Addicts love it.
  • 78% will repurchase it.
  • 76% say Squalane has improved their skin.
  • Currently scores a huge 4.6/5 on the Deciem website.

Everything you need to know about The Ordinary Squalane

What is The Ordinary Squalane Oil?

Squalane is a natural hydrocarbon that helps to minimize loss of hydration and improve suppleness. Unlike many plant oils, Squalane is non-greasy and non-comedogenic.⁣ Squalane is slightly heavier in spreadability than the Hemi-Squalane oil but still very lightweight. This can be applied to hair as well as the skin. This would suit anyone who would prefer something a bit heavier than the Hemi-Squalane, which almost feels as thin as water. 

When & how do I use The Ordinary Squalane?

The Ordinary Squalane can be used in the morning and or evening on its own or after your water-based products but before heavy creams. Some people apply their oils last, but Deciem says to apply before heavy creams. Squalane is amazing for any dry areas on the body and fabulous for dry lips.

76% of the Deciem Addicts say it has improved their skin.

What´s the difference between Squalane & Hemi-Squalane?

The difference between both products is simply the consistency and skin feel upon application and molecular weight. The benefits of healthy hydration remain the same. Hemi-Squalane is essentially half the molecular weight of Squalane.

Are there any products I shouldn´t use with The Ordinary Squalane Oil?

You can slot this into any regimen as it has no conflicts at all.

What is the PAO (period after opening of The Ordinary Squalane)

The PAO on my product says 6 months. You can find lots more The Ordinary PAO here.

The Ordinary Squalane Reviews

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This oil is amazing. I apply it over my skincare before my foundation. If acts as a primer/moisturizer and I also use it after treatments/serums at night and as a spot treatment for dry patches seasonally.

It helps soothe and hydrate my face when it is irritated and dry.

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

Squalane 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 it!! 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! Can you tell does this go before or after natural moisturizing factors HA?

Acne-prone skin. This works especially well in the dry winter air. But I use it year-round when I need more moisture.

I don’t love it as much as the Rosehip Seed Oil BUT the last time I got the Rosehip Seed it turned pretty quickly…..I think the Squalane is more stable

Is my The Ordinary Squalane Authentic?

To avoid the risk of buying counterfeit The Ordinary products, I highly advise you to only purchase through authorised stockists. This is was purchased direct from Deceim March 2021.

FAQS about The Ordinary Squalane

These questions have been asked on Social Media and answered by Deciem.

I have relatively dry skin. Can I use both hyaluronic acid and the 100% plant-derived squalane in the same routine? Yes, this combination sounds great!

I have The Ordinary Niacinamide, Plant-derived Squalane, and Ascorbyl Glucoside. How and when should I apply these? You may use your current products both AM and PM. We would recommend applying Ascorbyl Glucoside first followed by Niacinamide, Squalane, and then your moisturizing cream. 

Can I use Squalane alongside the Rose Hip seed oil?  It may not be necessary but you may if you so desire.

Would you recommend this product even 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. 

I have purchased this product, but I’m still a little unsure how to apply it correctly? Should my face be wet?  We suggest applying either solution to dry skin. 2-3 drops should be plenty for the entire face. It is also best applied after serums and before creams. 

Is Squalane more hydrating than Hemi-Squalane? They are exceptional hydrators! 

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. 

Final Thoughts

78% of the Deciem Addicts will repurchase The Ordinary Squalane.

As you can see, 76% of the Deciem Addicts love The Ordinary Squalane Oil (it´s my favourite oil too!). 76% say it has improved their skin and 78% will repurchase it. It´s a fabulous oil that can be used on the skin and hair and is also great for the lips and under eyes if you suffer from dryness in these areas.

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