14 September 2021 View all News

Up Close & Personal: Squalane

This month we’re getting up close and personal with squalane – the ingredient everyone’s reaching for to slather on their skin.

You’ll find plant-derived squalane most commonly in facial oils, serums and creams but let’s not forget to take it below the neck and reap those exceptional hydrating benefits.

What is plant-derived squalane?

Our bodies naturally produce “squalene” to keep our skin plump and youthful. However, as we age our skin’s ability to produce this lessens. That’s where squalane comes in. Derived from olives, this is a hydrolysed (more stable) version of squalene that can be used in formulations so we can get those moisturising effects. And because it’s an ingredient our body already understands, it’s gentle and suitable enough for all skin types.

The skincare benefits

Squalane is the hero ingredient that locks in moisture creating a barrier between your skin and the outside world. It will leave you with smoother, softer and more supple skin. And of course, better moisturised skin leads to healthier, glowing complexions below the neck. 

This lightweight hydrator and natural antioxidant works best as a final layer over the skin. After a shower with one of our hydrating cleansers, complete your body care routine by massaging Body Cream .01 onto dry or damp skin to seal in that moisture. Hello silky, smooth skin!

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