100% Plant-Derived Squalane

100% Plant-Derived Squalane

The Ordinary

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Ingredients safety

Ingredient safety information based on EWG rating

Has these attributes

For those of you who have list of preferences that may matter to you for practical or moral reasons.

alcohol-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free, allergen-free, cruelty-free, fragrance-free, pregnancy-friendly, non-comedogenic

1 total ingredient

Reviews

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Sydney
Dry/Sensitive
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September, 2020
good

Super good oil to keep mositure trapped in. I use this after applying my mositurizer. Right before sunscreen in the morning

bad

The smell is kinda weird but okay

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pixxel
Oily/Sensitive
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October, 2020
good

Didn't break me out. Hydrating.

bad

Didn't seem to do much. Felt weird on my skin

pickyianne
Dry/Sensitive
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October, 2020
good

Very hydrating. Can improve skin barrier.i use it night before sleep. Suitable for those who suffer fungal acne.

bad

Cannot use at morning routine. Face look darker than usual if use morning so i use at night before sleep.

Sai
Dry/Sensitive
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October, 2020
good

Absolutely love this product for my dry, sensitive skin. Perfect for extra hydration for the skin in the colder months. Few drops go a long way. Very happy I purchased this.

bad

Nothing bad about this product.

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chloemont
Oily/Resilient
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October, 2020
good

Love this squalane oil. Helps to seal in all the goodness of other products in the routine. A little goes a long way

bad

The only thing I didn't like about it is too oily (i mean, yes this is definitely made of oil) but a little bit of this oil is sufficient.

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yssawesome
Dry/Sensitive
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November, 2020
good

I use this as a last step after a chemical exfoliation! Locks in moisture and works well with my other products!

bad

None so far! (Except probably that the bottle in came in doesn’t screw as securely)

theglowgram
Oily/Resilient
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November, 2020
good

Such an amazing product! I use it as a last step in my night routine and it does such a good job. I have a combo skin but it fits just so great and does a great thing hydrating the skin. Also it helps improving the skin barrier and works well with other products in my routine.

bad

Nothing. I really love this product.

christyn
Oily/Sensitive
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November, 2020
good

Perfect oil for every skin type, most for oily skin with acne. This squalane from Ordinary is for great price.

bad

Nothing bad about this product.

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piya
Dry/Resilient
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December, 2020
good

Consistency of this oil is watery, lightweight, easy to absorb.

bad

Period after open is too short (6 Months)

Picky34384
Oily/Resilient
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December, 2020
good

Amazing product! Keeps my skin healthy

bad

Makes my skin a little bit greasy.

dewydays
Dry/Sensitive
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December, 2020
good

Non sticky. Absorbs quickly. Multi use product.

bad

Nil. All is good! Love it.

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argtim
Oily/Resilient
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December, 2020
good

Its really good to use at night and i live it light weight

bad

It makes my skin kinda shiny

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lieke
Dry/Resilient
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December, 2020
good

Great hydrator. Used for skin shaving and to thicken up my nightcream

bad

None to be honest with u

sherine
Oily/Sensitive
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December, 2020
good

Love squalane as I have dehydrated skin. This leaves my skin feeling hydrated and supple :)

bad

Nothing to dislike about

Tammy99
Oily/Sensitive
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December, 2020
good

Uses this for a while before I realised that oil on oily skin is probably not a good idea 😂 but it's a nice light weight oil ~ definitely recommend for people with dryer skin

bad

Not for oily skin oopsie

nomzbeauty
Dry/Sensitive
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December, 2020
good

super moistursing oil that doesnt feel suffocating

bad

nothing bad about this

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sumbmull
Dry/Sensitive
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December, 2020
good

I use this after washing my face and before moisturizer. I love it! Keeps my skin feeling okay on accutane!

bad

It is packaged in a small bottle.

Daggieknor
Dry/Sensitive
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January, 2021
good

This product is amazing for dry skin. It moisturises very wel en I would definitely recommend it.

bad

This product is very oily. At some point I had to avoid my T-zone because this product was causing breakouts.

PhyLx
Oily/Resilient
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January, 2021
good

First this is a very affordable serum, for basic care and it does not really your skin oily after apply.

bad

Might need to use more product for dry skin

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kenny96
Oily/Sensitive
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January, 2021
good

I adore this ! I've gone trough maybe 5 or 6 bottles of this? Is the best oil for oily skin, I even use it in the summer and perfect to seal everything and prevent acne during daytime with mask

bad

Nothing, if you use it in your hair don't use too much

balancingproject
Dry/Sensitive
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January, 2021
good

This is a great affordable facial oil. Squalane is a lightweight, non greasy oil, that can work for all skin types.

bad

I don't have anything anything bad to say about this!

MySkinToday
Oily/Sensitive
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February, 2021
good

A great, cheap oil that is good for skin and hair.

bad

It cannot be faulted for the price.

AllSkinIsBeauty
Oily/Sensitive
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February, 2021
good

I enjoy this oil the most out of all the other Ordinary oils becuase it feels lighter and soaks into the skin without feeling too heavy. Its great at the end of a routine to lock in moisture or on dry hair ends.

bad

I enjoy this product to lock in moisture at the end of a routine. And, as always the Ordinary has great prices

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nas131
Oily/Resilient
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February, 2021
good

My skin loves this product, it is an oily consistency, when applied it feels smooth and hydrating on the skin. You only need a small amount 3 drops and its enough for the entire face. Relatively cheaper than other brands too.

bad

I can't fault this product, it works for my skin perfectly.

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glossedupskin
Dry/Sensitive
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February, 2021
good

Love that this is not heavy at all and it really helps with having a glowing and bright face. A great additional step for the glowy skin or glass skin. It didn’t irritate my dry and sensitive skin.

bad

Nothing bad about the product.

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lauraamenichini
Oily/Sensitive
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February, 2021
good

I heard so many good things about this that I had to try it It’s a good product, but not for me

bad

I found out that I cannot stand oils on my face I ended up using this on my hair.

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deby
Dry/Sensitive
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February, 2021
good

The lightest oil I've ever tried. Squalane is non-comedogenic and can be used for every skin type. According to research, squalane has anti-inflammatory that can reduce redness and swelling. So, this is definitely an interesting ingredient to add into my daily skincare routine. I love how this oil can moisturize my skin without to much oily feeling. And i can use this to moisturize my dry lips as well

bad

I don't have anything bad to say about this product. But it's a quite 'boring' product. It's hard to see what this product do except moisturizing the skin.

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sina
Oily/Sensitive
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February, 2021
good

I decided to add this at the end of my evening routine and I really enjoy using 2/3 drops on my face and neck. I feel hydrated in the morning and my skin feels soft.

bad

I can’t use more than 3 drops of this oil because it won’t be fully absorbed into my skin and make it oily.

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Psyop37f
Dry/Resilient
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February, 2021
good

Very good oil to use if you're using a strong retinol or tretinoin.

bad

I dont think I'll be able to finish the product before it expires. I wish they made smaller sizes lol

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Glowavenue
Oily/Sensitive
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February, 2021
good

It provides some hydration and is affordable. It applies smoothly and leaves skin feeling soft.

bad

Too light for winter and the hydration it provides is not that great.

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PickySR
Oily/Sensitive
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February, 2021
good

Love this! It helps to hydrate my skin and does not cause any breakouts.

bad

I have nothing bad to say about this product.

thegyozaskin
Oily/Resilient
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February, 2021
good

I love this! This is my first face oil and it absorbs really well, giving my skin a boost of hydration

bad

Literally nothing! It is affordable and effective, so there is nothing to dislike about this😆

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Camelliaskinensis
Dry/Sensitive
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February, 2021
good

✨Squalane is one of my hero ingredients — I discovered it when I was getting desperate about my seb derm, and it totally turned things around for me. I had finished a bottle of pure squalane that was about $30 and wanted to see if a more affordable option was viable. ✨ I have to say: I can’t tell the difference. They appear and feel the same: colorless, unscented, and medium weight, and work the same way too. But the TO Squalane is about 3x less expensive. ✨This bottle has lasted pretty long because I only use this in the evenings and when my skin is particularly irritable. It’s great at barrier repair and locks in moisture longer for my dry skin. And a godsend for little seb derm flareups here and there.

bad

This only has a 6 month PAO so I finish it up just in time.

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theartofskincarett
Oily/Resilient
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February, 2021
good

Lightweight, non-comedogenic facial oil perfect for my acne prone skin, not sticky on my pillow case and great for surface hydration

bad

Nothing to report...

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Bomber
Oily/Resilient
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March, 2021
good

HG face oil. I love it so much I buy 2 at a time, and use it not just on my face but on my hair and for shaving as well.

bad

I go through bottles so quickly

Pepperann
Oily/Resilient
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March, 2021
good

I use it at the end of my routine and it helps to keep all the moisture in my skin. After braking my barrier due to overexfoliating this helped a lot.

bad

Nothing bad at all! Just oily. Because it is an oil... but absorbes after a while

MissMaria
Oily/Sensitive
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March, 2021
good

I love this lightweight oil. No smell and no color. I mix it with my vitamin C powder for brightening and hydration. My skin feels softer after applying this oil.

bad

Can't think of anything bad.

Pau8
Dry/Resilient
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March, 2021
good

This product is a good mosturizing product. I really love how good it worked for me. It nourizing and pamper my skin

bad

If you are using this product on your skin care routine I want that you apply with small taps so as not to remove the other products as it is added. It can form small lumps if you rub it

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alibaby
Oily/Sensitive
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March, 2021
good

Since being on accutane my skin has been getting drier, so if my face is feeling dehydrated or dry, or I’m using a lighter moisturiser, this works well as a final step to my skincare routine. I also used this on my neck and collarbones area and it left the skin feeling so soft and smooth! It’s a good price compared to some other similar products out there and a little goes a long way! I put 1-2 drops in my hand and rub my hands together and then apply it to my face.

bad

It took me a while to get to grips with using this product and at the start I really didn’t like it. Before accutane my skin was still oily and this product would just leave me feeling greasy. I also tried applying drops directly onto my face. This didn’t work for me as I ended up with far too much product.

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marniemorgana
Oily/Sensitive
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March, 2021
good

I’m afraid that I did not like this and it didn’t work for me despite my skin tolerating oils.

bad

I used this when I was both on and off oral isotretinoin so when I had temporary super dry skin and normal skin (at the time of use). This did not absorb at all, felt super greasy and made me feel a hot mess. I gave this away to my sister who actually has a dry skin type and she did not care for this either.

Megz
Oily/Resilient
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March, 2021
good

I have purchased this product more times then I can count. I add a few drops of it into my moisturizer every night for some extra hydration. My skin's favourite oil (and any oil that doesnt break me out) I will always repurchase. And it is such a great price.

bad

Absolutely nothing bad about this product.

whatssarahsaying
Dry/Resilient
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April, 2021
good

Love this oil, locks in all my moisture. A great price for great quality. A little goes a long way. Not super oily.

bad

Nothing bad to say!!

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Dragonemmafly
Dry/Sensitive
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April, 2021
good

This product is my holy grail! For a fiver you really can’t go wrong. It’s helped so much with the feeling of tightness on my face, it’s helped with redness and hydration. Would recommend this to everyone!

bad

I run out quite quickly, but that’s probably a testament to how much i love it

butfirstproduct
Oily/Sensitive
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April, 2021
good

I also really like this from the ordinary. Its super moisturizing and comes in a glass dropper bottle! also the price is so good.

bad

Unless ur senstive to this ingredient ... nothing.

BrownGirlBeautyEdit
Dry/Resilient
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April, 2021
good

I mostly used the product on my hair after each wash and so far I have been liking it. I think it would be great to use this on the face as well. I applied it a few times and I really liked the texture. It was really really soft and made my skin smooth. I’d say this is a must try!

bad

I did not find anything bad about it

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maidewy
Oily/Sensitive
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April, 2021
good

🧏‍♀ 𝙏𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚: A little goes a long way. When applying it, I apply it ontop of my moisturiser or even just mix it in and it makes it even more moisturiser. It sinks in really well and has no fragrance! It doesn't leave a super shiny and oily look. Absorbs very well and is perfect for nighttime use (or even in the AM for dryer skin types ☺️) ️💰𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙚: Very affordable as all of their products are 😅 I bought it from their official website while I was still in the UK. But now that I have access to their physical store in HK, I'll be sure to repurchase from there when I run out ✨𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣: Honestly all skin types. Since this is a dry oil, this works super well for even oilier skin types. Since its high in linoleic acid, this is the acid that we need in order to keep our skin barrier strong and healthy!

bad

This product is such a simple and amazing dry oil that absorobs fast but it was a little suffocating for my acne prone and easily clogged skin

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Swati
Oily/Resilient
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April, 2021
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I am in love with it. It's texture is like an oil but It is lightweight and feels more like a hydrator. I use it after cleansing and toning my face and follow it with a moisturiser. It helps sooth and hydrate my skin. It gives a subtle glow and stays for long. If you have dry, normal, combination skin and you are thinking to include a pocket friendly hydrator to your skincare routine, you should definitely try The Ordinary Plant-Derived Squalane. If you have oily skin then this might be little heavy for you and I'll recommend The Ordinary Hemi-Squalane.

bad

Heavy for oily skin.

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AACarroll
Dry/Resilient
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April, 2021
good

Greater starter squalane. Not too heavy. Great price and fungal acne safe so a winner for me! Tried slugging with it but not great results.

bad

No complaints for the price!

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Cherryblossoms
Dry/Sensitive
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April, 2021
good

This product is a must try. Its great for dry and sensitive skin. It is scent free and very moisturizing. My skin is soft the whole day after applying. I put it on after my toner and it spreads easily. A little goes a long way you don't need a lot for the whole face just a drop or two is enough. After I applying ot does take a few minutes to fully absorb but its worth it. My skin texture has improved and feels less dry. Sometimes I apply a small amount to my split ends to help soften it as well. I feel it helps reduce the amount of breakage.

bad

I had a great experience with the product. Its not sticky as long as you only apply a drop or two.

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raynnglow
Oily/Sensitive
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April, 2021
good

Love this stuff. I use it on my face and sometimes mix with body lotion after a shower. It feels really good.

bad

Mak sure your products are fully dried up on your face as this can cause pilling like no other.

macga
Oily/Sensitive
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April, 2021
good

Keeps skin dewy and hydrated!

bad

For some reason, whenever i use this at night, my pores get a bit clogged. I tried lessening it by using only one drop but in the morning, i still find one or two new ( tiny) bumps on my face. Might be too heavy for already oily type skin.

larinka
Oily/Sensitive
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May, 2021
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mom’s review- didnt like anything

bad

skin didn’t absorb it at all, it made her hair and pillow sheet oily

douasarmale
Oily/Sensitive
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May, 2021
good

Added a few drops to my moisturizer at night and gave a great boost of hydration for my combo oily skin. Great especially for the colder months when the skin needs more hydration.

bad

Nothing bad about it! I only used it at night because it does not absorb very well on my T zone and I do not need that much hydration in the morning.

Rombek
Oily/Sensitive
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May, 2021
good

I mix this product with my nighttime moisturizer when I feel my skin needs extra TLC (especially in the winter). This stuff is great! No irritation, and makes my skin feel protected and hydrated all night!

bad

So far nothing bad...

oyck6
Dry/Sensitive
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May, 2021
good

The Squalane oil works very well, it makes the skin soft and supple.

bad

It does feel very tacky, it lingers on the skin which makes the skin surface sticky. Does anyone know or the inkey list feels as sticky/tacky?

Missestilandoando
Oily/Sensitive
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May, 2021
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Not for me because my skin doen’t absorbs it( mixed skin)

bad

The product remain in the surface and doesn’t penetrait

akrkgml
Dry/Sensitive
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May, 2021
good

Simple moisturizing product. It is not amazing or anything extraordinary.

bad

I do find that it tends to sit on top of the face, if not for long at least intially. It is not a terrible product, but it is not a product I would probably repurchase.

pickyradka
Dry/Sensitive
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May, 2021
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1 drop goes a long way, I learned to use just a drop in my moisturiser and it still makes a massive difference. Its also very nice to use for body (elbows, knuckles, generally dry places)

bad

Not to be used on its’ own. I have dry skin, but this doesnt absorb at all. It creates uncomfortable oily layer on the surface of the skin. It even gave me pimples the first few times Ive tried it, which was quite shocking, as I rarely get any pimples.

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EffKayy
Dry/Resilient
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June, 2021
good

Great foolproof entry level facial oil! Absolutely no faults in this product whatsoever! The application is just as easy as safely storing the bottle. Remember to use sparingly since the product is rich. For the amount that you receive in the bottle, I am certain that this will last a long time and well within it's shelf life. I have only finished my first bottle five months after purchasing. Cheap, and cheerful... What more could you ask for? I find the oil absorbs into my skin better after an intensive acne treatment too.

bad

Unfortunately, as with all oils, this will spoil at some point. It is best to store this away from sunlight at room temperature.

LouisaCao
Dry/Sensitive
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June, 2021
good

Light-weighted and simple

bad

I don’t like the container very much

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