I have been getting into my oils lately and been trying out lots of different ones to see what one is best with my skin type and lifestyle.
The one that has really stood out to me is The Ordinary 100% Plant- Derived Squalane which isn’t even classed as an oil ( well it doesn’t call it that on the website) but I treat it as one and have been using it for about 3 months.
This Squalane is made from Plants but you need to be careful as some squalane are made from Sharks Liver! Luckily this one is made from 100% Plant- Derivatives.
Like most of Thair product in The Ordinary brand, this 30ml bottle is very cheap costing only £5.50 so it’s very good value for money and if you don’t like it, it doesn’t cost the earth so you don’t mind as much.
First, let’s chat about the packaging it’s very minimal like all Ordinary products but really what do you expect for £5.50? The bottle protects the product from UV light as this can make your product go off faster and you have a simple dropper that gives you a good amount of product each time you use it.
The Squalane doesn’t have an offensive smell so if that’s a deal breaker you will love this product.
I find the Texture thin and pretty dry ( I know a dry oil? Very wired) and very pleasant on your face, you don’t feel greasy or heavy. But I would recommend using just a small amount as it doesn’t sink into your skin as quickly as id like but I can live with that.
Now onto the good stuff, does it work? Yes, I think it does this product claims “its an exceptional hydrator and can prevent ongoing loss of hydration that impairs dermal suppleness. Squalane is non-comedogenic and is suitable for use on all skin types. It can also be applied to hair to increase heat protection, add shine and reduce breakage potential”
First of all, I have never used this on my hair but its good to know you can and that it will help protect it against heat damage. I have however found it has kept my skin hydrated but not oily throughout the night and has given my skin a much-needed boost of hydration, without disturbing or reacting with the rest of my skincare routine.
This is also non-comedogenic so very good for people with acne as I find a lot of spot treatments very drying, this gives your skin a good dose of hydration so your skin stays balanced and not dry plus my skin is VERY soft after using this which is always a nice thing.
I find the best way to apply this product is to use a few drops on your fingertips then gently dab onto your face, don’t rub as this will disturb the other products in your regime. Id also recommend making this your last step before bed as I find it locks in all the goodness perfectly.
Overall I love The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane it is no thrills BUT it does do what it says on the bottle perfectly so what more can you ask for? Especially for just £5.50.
As always this product is Cruelty-Free but it is also Vegan, Alcohol-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free and Silicone-Free. I really do love the Ordinary and their parent brand Deciem, I’ve had a few misses but far more hits on their products so I would highly HIGHLY recommend buying some of their stuff.
Again I am so SO SORRY that this blog post is extremely late but I have been having some rough few days but I was determined to post at some point so I know this is really late but you know what they say, better late than never. Thanks for reading Xxx