Facial oils haven’t been high up on my list of skincare staples, truth be told. I’ve always preferred the creamy feel of a moisturizer, and I don’t care much for the nutty smells of most popular facial oils. But since trying out the Purito Plainet Squalane Oil 100 (PHP / USD 13.80 for 30ml / 1 fl oz), I’ve reached for it consistently for the last 3 months.
Ingredients: 100% sugarcane-derived squalane oil
Packaging: The minimalist dropper bottle is aligned with most other facial oils, but I do appreciate the label not being prone to looking oil-stained even after months of use. I take care not to stain it, but even the accidental touches have yet to make the label look unsightly. The dropper holds in the liquid pretty well, though care should be exercised due to the thin, runny nature of this oil. Bonus: The box is biodegradable, while the bottle is from recycled glass!
Experience: The Purito Squalane Oil feels light and has no noticeable scent. I use three drops, rubbed between my hands, to gently press onto my face as the final step in my nightly skincare routine. (The routine is composed of toner, serum, then oil for when I’m lazy. But the usual sequence is toner, serum, light moisturizer, then oil.)
Effect: I was afraid that my face would end up feeling greasy with 3-4 layers of skincare on. Like maybe the oil would just awkwardly float on top and stick to pillowcases. But the reality is more like a gentle absorption. I wake up with hydrated skin that’s not excessively shiny. If I’m lazy and just let my skincare sit for the rest of the day, then I get that dewy shine towards the afternoon. But even then, it doesn’t look icky to me.
Verdict: Squalane oil is popular in the skincare world for being extra gentle on the skin. Sure enough, I did not experience any irritation from first use. So if you’re going on the no-frills, soothing skincare route, the Plainet Oil fits perfectly with the Purito Centella Unscented Serum and Purito Centella Unscented Recovery Cream.
*I received the Purito Plainet Squalane Oil 100 free of charge from Purito and Picky for review purposes. I was not paid or otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.*