The Ordinary: 100% Plant Derived Squalane

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This is a plant-derived solution that aims to support healthy hydration in the skin and prevent an ongoing loss of hydration. This lightweight formula contains its key ingredient, Squalane, which is a saturated, high emollience, stable hydrocarbon, and works to effectively hydrate the skin. This can also be used on hair to reduce chances of breakage, protect from heat, and add shine.

This solution really brought my skin to life! It is very affordable, yet super high quality and effective. It truly hydrated my skin in an instant and is very gentle and soothing making it perfect for people with sensitive skin.

The Ordinary: 100% Plant Derived Squalane- Criticisms & Best Qualities


  • The only thing that can be annoying is how easy it is to get too much product and overdo the amount you apply which can make your skin feel greasy- just be very careful because you only need a tiny amount for it to work

Best Qualities:

  • Makes face feel plumper, smoother, and hydrated
  • Clear and doesn’t have a smell
  • Extremely hydrating, moisturising, and rejuvenating- brings life to skin
  • Makes skin feel soft and supple
  • Very gentle- doesn’t bother sensitive skin
  • Long-lasting: Only takes a little amount to be effective
  • Does not feel greasy or heavy
  • Can be layered under a moisturiser
  • Perfect for dry skin
  • Fungal-acne safe
  • Doesn’t clog pores
  • Weightless
  • Great price
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