After trying countless moisturisers that didn't hydrate my dry skin enough and often were too greasy to wear under makeup, I decided to give an oil-esque product a try for my dry skin, knowing it was only going to get worse as winter was approaching.
This product is perfect for doing exactly that - it hydrates without providing that greasy residue feeling, sinks into the skin beautifully, and works perfectly under makeup to give a fresh, dewy, lit-from-within glow. For me, it really helps with makeup application, as it improves my base so I'm not stacking up layers of product trying to get it to stick to dry skin like I used to. It is a tiny bit tacky but not enough to prolong makeup wear and I do mostly use a primer on top of it, however I have found that makeup doesn't slip off without that barrier, so it's perfectly fine to skip that step if you don't need your makeup to last a long time.
I have extremely sensitive skin and have had no issues at all when using this. Not a single spot, no tingling or stinging, no redness - nothing.
I recently started using this in my hair too - just running it through my hair when wet and then blowdrying. I was a little worried at first because you know, it's like an oil, and I didn't want to look like I'd just dipped my head in the fryer at McDonalds. Needless to say, it didn't look like that at all; it made my hair SO shiny, silky and hydrated that I was getting compliments all day. I destroyed my hair doing the no poo method and after messing up the pH, it is sooo dry that most masks won't even touch it, but The Ordinary's Squalane is a miracle worker. My hair is down to my bum so I can't afford to use it every time I wash my hair but I use it without fail whenever I want to impress!
I use this 2-3 times a day on my face though and I've gotten through a single bottle in 3 months, so personally, I think the value is great as it's really low priced. I've repurchased already but I'll keep buying it again and again as I can't see myself living without this now!