Treating your skin to skin identical skincare like squalane oil is a quick way to get healthy, glowingly hydrated, soft, smooth skin. Replenishing ingredients which skin already makes is not only kind to your skin, it’s also highly effective.
Working with your skin is like running to the dewy skin finish line.
Working against your skin aka using non-skin identical ingredients is like sprinting to the start line. It’s hard work. You’re going against the flow and there’s likely to be some pain along the way.
Squalane Benefits for Your Skin
Squalane is an extremely helpful skin identical ingredient. It’s especially helpful in skincare because instead of needing to be absorbed into very deep layers of skin, it’s most effective in skin’s top layers. But don’t worry this doesn’t mean it will make your skin greasy – squalane oil is quickly absorbed.
Your skin naturally makes squalane. Of the oil your skin makes to help keep itself moisturised, hydrated, soft and smooth, up to 15% of its content is made up from squalane. Normal skin types have a perfect amount of this oil, however dry and oily skin types are off balanced.
As an ingredient found in skin’s own sebum, it is vital in keeping your skin healthily hydrated, softened, smoothed and supple. As you age your skin’s squalane levels decline and your skin can become dry and rough. Topping up your skin’s squalane reserves with a face treatment like our Explorer Blend Facial Oil helps correct these effects.
Where Does Squalane Come From?
When choosing the best squalane oil for your skin type, you might want to investigate where it comes from. The squalane oil we use in our Explorer Blend Facial Oil is 100% derived from olives. It’s natural, sustainable and ethical. Squalane oil used traditionally is made from shark’s liver. Be sure you’re using a squalane oil which is a fit for your skin and your conscience.
Squalane vs Rosehip Oil
Squalane oil has dependable benefits for your skin. Where other oils like Rosehip oil can go rancid quickly, oils like squalane don’t. The difference is this. Squalane oil is a saturated oil. An oil like Rosehip oil is an unsaturated oil. The fact Rosehip oil is unsaturated means it reacts with oxygen quickly. It can do this for the 6 months its opened and closed on your vanity and it can do this when it’s on your face.
Oxidised, rancid oils do not have great benefits for your skin.
However where unsaturated oils lose, saturated oil win out. Squalane oil as a saturated oil is extremely stable. It lasts well in the bottle and on your skin. It even helps defend your skin against oxidative and ageing UV attacks.
Is Olive Squalane Comedogenic?
The myth that all oils cause spots and acne is an extremely common belief. However it’s definitely not true. Olive squalane is not a comedogenic oil i.e. it won’t cause you spots and acne. Comedogenicity is rated on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 being 100% non-comedogenic and 5 being extremely comedogenic. Squalane oil ranks a 1.
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