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Introducing the Unsung Hero of Your Skincare Routine: Squalane

Introducing the Unsung Hero of Your Skincare Routine: Squalane

The body has natural moisturizing factors (NMF) that protect and keep the skin well-hydrated, but they do not always provide enough moisture and the process slows as we age.  One ingredient worth taking note of is Squlanae.

One ingredient worth taking note of is Squlanae. It mimics the skin’s natural oils, making it an excellent humectant. It is a natural antioxidant that penetrates pores and improves skin at the cellular level protecting the skin from free radical damage, which can accelerate the aging process.  

Squalane is safe for all skin types, lightweight and non-comedogenic (it won’t clog pores), and does not feel heavy on the skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce redness and swelling. It also helps to reduce wrinkles, increase collagen production and elasticity, boost hydration, and help the skin appear firm, vibrant, and healthy. 

Squalane is also beneficial for the following skin types:  

  • Acne  
  • Eczema  
  • Psoriasis  
  • Dermatitis 
  • Rosacea  

Whenever adding oil to your daily regimen, it is best to clean your pores by exfoliating once to twice a week to remove dead cells.

Just like our skin, hair has its natural oils. But weather, age, diet, and heat damage can dry out locks.  Squalane can replenish your strands and protect your hair from further damage by helping increase shine and prevent breakage.  

Squalane vs Squalene: Be mindful of the environmental impact of Squalene - with an e- can be harvested from the liver of sharks, which isn’t environmentally friendly or sustainable.  When shopping for squalane, look specifically for oils that are 100 percent plant-derived and are cruelty-free, and sustainable.

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