Squalene/Squalane Oil. What is it? Should you use it?
There's been a lot of buzz about Squalene and Squalane Oil recently. But what is it and should you add it to your regimen?
Squalene is a colorless poly-unsaturated hydrocarbon liquid that’s found naturally in many animals and plants, including human sebum (you know sebum as oil). Essentially, it’s one of the many natural lipids your body produces to lubricate and protect your skin. Squalene is estimated to make up 10 to 12 % of your skin's oil! Usually, the squalene you use on your skin comes from olives or rice bran.
Squalane is hydrogenated Squalene. Squalane is lighter and more shelf stable and less likely to oxidize than Squalene
What does it do?
Squalene/Squalane is highly-effective emollient and natural antioxidant. It provides moisture to the skin without weighing it down.
Who should use it?
EVERYONE! As a natural emollient, it helps to moisturize the skin. This means that it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, reduces the potential for injury that comes with dry, unlubricated skin, and may provide some protection from environmental skin destroyers, such as the sun, pollution, and smoke.|
We love Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil and Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream. They are the the perfect compliment to your summer regimen!
- Elizabeth Quesnelle