What is squalane? Squalane is a light, non-greasy oil that absorbs quickly into the skin. (we use one derived from Amaranthus oil, but it comes from other sources, i.e. often olives) and has more uses than you’d imagine. Besides making your cosmetic formulations smooth and luxurious, it also has some great health benefits for the skin.
One of the best things about squalane is that it mimics the natural oils produced by our skin. It helps to restore and maintain the skin’s moisture balance, which can be disrupted by age, sun exposure, or other environmental factors. Squalane can also help protect against UV damage and reduce inflammation.
Top 6 Benefits of Squalane:
Hydration: The best benefit of squalane for your skin is that it provides intense moisuture without leaving behind a greasy residue. This makes it a great ingredient in facial moisturizers, eye creams and under-eye treatments.
Protection: Squalane helps to protect the skin from free radical damage and environmental stressors that can cause breakouts. It also provides an antioxidant effect that help combat the signs of aging by preventing collagen breakdown and promoting healthy cell growth.
Enhances Exfoliation: The high lipid content in squalane is perfect for creating exfoliant formulations such as facial scrubs and peels because it allows them to easily glide onto your skin without using any harsh chemicals or detergents.
Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Squalane oil can help reduce inflammation in your skin because it has anti-inflammatory properties. Anti-inflammatories are compounds that soothe inflamed tissue by reducing redness, swelling and pain.
Helps Prevent Acne: Studies show that squalane is effective at fighting acne on multiple levels by removing dead cells from the surface of the skin.
Reduces Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Having squalane in your skincare formulations reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by creating an oily barrier over your skin and locking moisture in. It also make a great ingredient in anti-aging products because it stimulates collagen production and cell turnover rate.
Because of squalane’s ability to penetrate deep into the skin, it helps maintain an ideal balance of oil and moisture content that is beneficial to the skin’s natural protective barrier.
Squalane is one of those ingredients we never knew we needed until we tried it. Now we can’t live without it! If you’re looking for outstanding botanical skin care products that contain squalane try our Topaz Botanical Facial Oil and Topaz Botanical Facial Moisturizer.