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The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser Review

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Here’s the news on the much anticipated The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser which has been spoken about for months but is finally launching. I have been testing it out and here’s everything you need to know!

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

If you like oil cleansing with transformative textures then I think this will be for you. I finally have my sample and have tested it out for you. The good news is that it’s really good!

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser Features

This cleanser is super gentle and has been formulated to thoroughly clean the skin of makeup and impurities:

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
  • Formulated to target makeup removal
  • Leaves the skin feeling smooth and moisturised
  • The formula incorporates Squalane with a range of other lipophilic esters
  • The blend is efficient in dissolving makeup and facial impurities
  • It is super gentle and also are gentle, moisturising
  • Transforms from a balm-like feel to a clear oil-like consistency when warms between the palms
  • This allows the emulsifying sucrose esters to trap the dissolved makeup & impurities in the formula, ready to be rinsed away with water
  • The soap-free, this formula is designed to respect the integrity of the epidermal lipids
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • £5.50 for 50ml
  • Launches 6th March 2019 HERE.

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser – How To Use

So The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser is really easy to use but it’s pretty important that you take the time to melt the product between your palms before you take it to your face.

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

You simply dispense the product into hands and then rub together to warm the balm allowing it to melt into an oil. It takes a while, maybe 20 to 30 seconds, but you suddenly feel it turn into an oil-like texture and then it’s ready to go on the face.

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

If you take it to the face before you have allowed the texture to transform, you will have to rub too much on your skin and no one wants to be doing that!

Once it has switched from balm to oil-like texture, you massage it really well into skin whilst it is dry to melt makeup and impurities. I think the longer you massage it into the face the better, then emulsify with a little water and rinse it away.

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

My Thoughts

It emulsifies really easily and turns to a milk which rinses easily and doesn’t require a muslin or face cloth. This is key because some of us are exfoliating too much with cloths, when all we really need is a cleanse.

It leaves my skin super clean, smooth, soft, hydrated and glowy. It ticks all the boxes and whilst the tube is small, you only need a small amount as it expands once it has transformed. Having said that, a larger tube is in the works as I mentioned at the top.

I also tested it on the longwear Glossier Play Glitter Gelee, and it made short work of it. This is a brilliant one stop shop cleanse and amazing value for money. Thanks Deciem – this delivers everything that Brandon promised it would.

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 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.

It is available HERE  in a 50ml for £5.50 and a 150ml for £13.90.

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  • Hi! When you do your updates, could you please list what the ingredients are?

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