The Ordinary’s 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is exactly what it sounds like: pure squalane—no other ingredients added to the mix. Squalane is well-known for its moisturizing properties, and at this price for a 100% concentration, you can easily add it to your routine to see what it can do for you.
Housed in a dark brown, UV-coated bottle and dispensed via dropper, 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is a clear oil with no discernible scent thanks to the fragrance-free formula.
Back to the good news: Squalane is rich in replenishing fatty acids, which help further help skin maintain a healthy moisture balance. It also happens to be a source of antioxidants that help repair and defend skin from environmental stressors. In a nutshell, it can help skin feel soft, hydrated, and supple while adding reparative qualities.
The sole reason this falls short of our top rating is that it’s a quite literally one-note formula. While squalane is a good ingredient, research shows that skin needs more than just one ingredient to functions at its best. Keep in mind you can also find squalane as part of a blend in other skin care formulas. Nevertheless, if you want to give this a go, 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is budget-friendly way to try it.
Squalane is rich in skin-replenishing fatty acids that help maintain a healthy moisture balance.
Also delivers beneficial antioxidant properties.
Emollient oil lives up to its reputation as “an exceptional hydrator.”
UV-coated bottle ensures antioxidants remain stable over time.
One-note formula (skin needs more than just one ingredient to functions at its best).