The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane

  • Description & Features

A fast-absorbing, non-greasy hydrations solution for skin and hair. Hemi-Squalane is a non-polar hydrocarbon that is produced from the fermentation of sugar-based feedstock. Squalane and Hemi-Squalane are both excellent non-comedogenic emollients that can help to reduce the ongoing loss of hydration that weakens dermal elasticity and suppleness. However, due to its low molecular weight, Hemi-Squalane has greater spreadability and leaves a light and dry after-feel, making it very suitable for reducing hair frizz.

Directions: Hair Application—Work through damp, clean hair daily or as needed.
Skin Application—Apply a few drops to the entire face once daily or as needed.

Ingredients: C13-16 Isoparaffin.


water-free, alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, nut-free, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes! Finally! A product I can use for both my face and hair! This has the most lightweight feel and absorbs quickly but still feels comfortable on the skin. The price is insanely good. Great for dry skin. Makes your hair look super shiny but not greasy. Recommend.
Date published: 2019-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This works great as a way to hydrate extremely drying prone skin after using toner, and I occasionally use it on my hair to control frizz when I've run out of other holding/styling products. It's got a super sheer feel, and it's so easy to spread. Non-sticky, no weird smells, amazing price! Has so many applications, especially priming makeup or spreading more concentrated moisturizers.
Date published: 2019-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this. I pat this all over my face in the morning and it sinks right in. It moisturizes without being greasy and makeup is easy to apply on top. I would definitely repurchase.
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile moisture boost for skin and hair This product is so versatile. It is great for reviving dry ends of your hair or for putting on top of your moisturizer to lock in hydration. Great under Makeup, or for mixing into foundation to make it look more skin-like
Date published: 2021-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it says it does - thinner and drier than Squalane, and soaks right in. I still prefer the richer feel of regular Squalane for my face, but the hemi-squalane works fine too. And the price certainly is good. I will definitely be using the Hemi on my hair - Its is easier to work with, easier to get the amount right without putting too much
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Soft Hair Staple I love decanting this oil into a spray bottle and spray it directly onto my towel dried hair after a shower. I comb it through with my fingers and my hair becomes so soft! I use this instead of the full molecular weight Squalane as the Hemi is much lighter and non-greasy. I also rub a tiny bit onto my lips and they are instantly revived. Love this product!
Date published: 2021-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my coarse wavy hair. Definitely tames the frizz.
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AH-FREAKING-MAZING So if I don’t put this in my hair after showering, it feels like straw. When I put this in (and you can’t put too much in) people comment on how soft and healthy my hair feels - even my hairdresser. Guys try it, it’s $4. I can’t go without it
Date published: 2020-08-07
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