A hydrating, squalane based gel-to-oil cleanser for all skin types, including sensitive.
Ever had a reaction to a cleanser? The Ordinary have designed a cleanser designed to complement all routines and all skin types. Inspired by the efficacy of oil cleansers, The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser uses a blend of squalane and skin-similar esters for a more gentle, more smoothing effect, especially compared to your average cleanser.
What are the features & benefits of The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser?
- A gentle, hydrating cleanser
- Features squalane, known for hydration & anti-inflammatory capabilities
- Removes makeup and stubborn build up
- Leaves the skin feeling comfortable, never tight
- Softens and hydrates
- High skin suitability at pH 5.5-6.5
- Free from harsh alcohol & soap
- Oil & silicone free
- Vegan & cruelty free
- Gluten free
- Nut free
Ideal for skin types that are more difficult to find the right cleanser for, including for those prone to redness, dehydration, and even oily skin types that would benefit from oil cleansing, but do not enjoy the texture.
Is squalane and squalene the same thing?
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser, as the name suggests, features squalane, not squalene. Squalene is the precursor to squalane – both are produced by the body, but squalane is the smaller molecule of the two. Squalene gets turned into squalane by the body, and is derived from olive oil.
Squalane is similar to what our body produces naturally, and so helps to balance the skin and protect the skin barrier. It doesn’t irritate the skin, and also has a softening, anti-ageing effect by enhancing the skin’s elasticity.