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What is Squalane and Why You Should Love it in Skincare


Squalane, baby.


AUTHOR MELISSA ARPINO / STRIPPED BEAUTY / PUBLISHED: DEC-28-2020

Squalane // a non-comedogenic, colorless oil derived from vegetables to instantly hydrate and lock in essential moisture.

The human body naturally produces its own version of Squalane called Squalene. Still, the amount made and retained slows down as you get older.

Luckily, there's plenty of products that incorporate Squalane into the formula. This light-weight workhorse of an oil is perfect for locking in moisture, calming and protecting the skin, improving elasticity, and balancing oil production while not clogging pores.

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Benefit Breakdown:

Due to the skin already making its own version of Squalane, this oil can easily penetrate the natural moisture barrier, replenishing the skin.

It's gentle enough and safe for skin of all ages and skin types, including sensitive.

Squalane can help soothe skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. It can also protect skin from free radicals that can lead to signs of premature aging.

But wait, there's more!

Just like the skin, when Squalane is applied to hair, it mimics your hair's natural sebum. This makes it a great oil to revive dry hair and maintain moisture, softness, and bounce.

Whats your favorite way to incorporate Squalane into your skincare routine?

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