There are a handful of seriously affordable beauty brands and products we can always count on. Just think of E.L.F.’s $5 concealer, Milani’s $6 lipstick and ColourPop’s $5 eyeliner. When it comes to skincare, The Ordinary is right up there with the best of the best at a price that seems almost too good to be true. Its newest launch, The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser, is about to hit Sephora and we have a feeling it’s going to be one of your new faves.
It’s the first-ever cleanser from the Deciem brand, and already becoming a fan-favorite in just the few months it’s been available on The Ordinary website. This face wash is unique because it starts off as balm, and after rubbing it in your hands for a minute, becomes a clear oil. You apply it to dry skin and it removes your makeup (even waterproof mascara) and cleanses your skin, leaving behind a soft complexion.
The main ingredient here is squalane. It’s magical for those with dry or sensitive skin because of how well it gently hydrates. I love that The Ordinary makes it clear its squalane is vegan. Previously, skincare brands (and some still do) used squalane sourced from shark’s liver—shudder. This one is made in a lab, which works just as well and doesn’t harm the sharks. Plus, it’s great for sensitive skin because it’s non-comedogenic and soap-free, so it won’t over-clean your skin and leave it tight and dry.
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It’s finally here. Say hello to The Ordinary’s first-ever (took way too long 🙈) cleanser. The soap-free and non-comedogenic nature of The Ordinary’s Squalane Cleanser protects the integrity of epidermal lipids and leaves any skin type feeling cleansed, moisturized and soft. Squalane, alongside other gentle esters, works to trap and dissolve facial impurities and makeup (even waterproof mascara), detaching them from the surface of the skin. Subsequently, the emulsifying sucrose esters blend the dissolved makeup and facial impurities with water, allowing them to be easily and efficiently rinsed away. 💦 The Ordinary’s Squalane Cleanser undergoes 3 textural phases; 1) Balm-like upon dispensing, 2) Oil-like after rubbing between the palms of your hands and 3) Milk-like when combined with water. The cleanser should only be applied to dry skin once it has entered the oil-like phase. This change in texture is crucial in order to facilitate the efficient dissolving of facial impurities and makeup. Although 50ml may not seem like a lot, the balm- (and later, oil-) like consistency of this formula spreads very easily and as such, a small amount is required upon application. We understand that more is always more for some, but please don’t be sad – a cuddlier size is already in the works. 🤗
So far it looks like fans are obsessed with it, calling it “the best cleanser ever.” The biggest complaint? The small 50mL tube. Decium promises you don’t need a lot of product so it shouldn’t go too quickly. Even so, a larger size is coming and we’ll of course update you when that launches.
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