Every year a new skincare product takes over the scene and if you’re looking for your new skin savior then look no further than squalane oil! However, some stand the test of time... and yes, we are looking at you squalane!
We are all about oils here at Truth Beauty. Not only do they feel like pure luxury on the skin, they are far more concentrated than moisturizers alone and provide a heap of skin loving benefits! We have a few favourites, and squalane oil is the newest one on our list.
If you want to learn more about this beautiful oil and how it can transform your skin then you’re going to want to keep reading, trust us...
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What is squalane face oil?
Squalane is a natural substance produced by our own bodies, however, its concentrations may go down as we get older, meaning it’s important to find ways to add squalane into our daily lives, through foods and topical application.
In fact, about 12% of our skin surface is made of squalene at birth, but in our mid-to-late twenties, its production begins to rapidly decline and this is why a topical application is so important.
Where does squalane come from?
Apart from being found naturally in the human skin and blood, squalane can also be found in olives, rice bran, and wheat germ.
However, for decades, squalane was derived from the livers of deep sea sharks when fisherman became familiar with its incredible benefits.
If you're an animal lover don’t panic though, all the squalane products we carry are cruelty-free and derived from olive oil!
Is there a difference between squalene and squalane?
You may have heard of squalene and wondered if it’s the same as squalane. While both are natural substances, squalane likely started out as squalene before hydrogen was added to the molecule to make it more stable.
Squalene is unstable, spoils quickly when exposed to oxygen and has been known to clog the pores, definitely something we all want to avoid! Squalane, on the other hand, is stable with a longer shelf life and you don’t have to worry about it clogging your pores.
What are the benefits of squalane oil for my skin?
This is the part we love; talking about the incredible benefits of this wonderful oil!
Because the body produces this substance naturally, the skin readily receives the oil and while it does provide superior hydration, it’s lightweight enough for all skin types and will never feel heavy or greasy on the skin.
Because its molecular structure is so close to the skin’s own, squalane oil penetrates deep into the pores where it targets your skin care concerns at a cellular level.
Squalane oil fights off skin-damaging free radicals that contribute to the signs of aging. It balances oil production, providing just enough moisture to keep the skin clear and healthy. Squalane oil also has powerful anti-aging properties and will help the skin age gracefully as well as anti-inflammatory benefits to help with skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Last, but not least, squalane oil helps to boost blood circulation, which promotes the formation of collagen for firmer, plumper skin and an instant skin glow!