Everything you need to know about squalane
Is squalane the ultimate moisturizer? The hydrating powerhouse has gone from an under-the-radar, insider beauty secret to appearing in the ingredients list of all your favorite skin, hair, and body products. Clean beauty experts can’t get enough of it; biochemists, dermatologists, and aestheticians swear by it. But what is it?
Hello squalane …
Squalane mimics squalene, a natural oil produced by our skin. But as we age, our natural reserves diminish – hence the need to add additional moisturizers. Because squalane works like an emollient when it’s applied to the skin, it can squeeze into the spaces between skin cells, making your face feel smoother. It also seals moisture in. And since it’s derived from a naturally occurring molecule, the skin recognizes it and knows what to do with it, absorbing 10 times faster than some other plant-derived oils.
Squalene was historically harvested from shark livers, so make sure your label specifies 100% plant-derived squalane.
What are the benefits?
Count them! Squalane boosts hydration and collagen production, helping your skin look more vibrant, healthy, and younger. Its antioxidants fight free radicals, while its anti-inflammatory qualities can reduce redness and swelling, relieving conditions like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Used on the hair, it increases shine and prevents breakages.
How can I get started?
We’re glad you asked. Squalane appears in a ton of Beautyque products. And because we curate our brands based on safe, cruelty-free, sustainable ingredients, you can be sure you’re getting an ethical moisture boost.
SQUALANE & SPINACH PAPAYA CLEANSER
This liquid facial soap combines squalane, papaya, and spinach to gently cleanse, calm and hydrate the skin. Great for sensitive and combination skin types, there are no synthetics, perfumes, preservatives, or harmful chemicals. Plus it’s environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
RECOVER LIVE PROBIOTIC SERUM
A botanically rich LIVE probiotic serum for all skin types, this serum from Live P.S. replenishes the skin with probiotics, supporting its recovery and helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.
INFLAMMATION RESPONSE VITAL CONCENTRATE
Veracity Selfcare’s potent antioxidant formula helps combat the effects of hormonal acne, inflammation, and sensitivity while gently supporting the skin’s long-term health and balance. Ideal for high testosterone, high cortisol, and imbalanced progesterone. (Low in stock.)
Containing a superstar ingredient list that includes sugarcane-derived squalane, green tea extract, and cucumber extract, this cream isn’t called WOW for nothing. It quickly immerses the skin in healing moisture, helping it naturally rejuvenate, giving a firmer, more lifted look and feel.
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When we select our brands, we apply demanding criteria so that you don’t have to. Mission-driven founders, highly efficient products formulated using safe ingredients, strong values such as sustainability, cruelty free, female leadership, inclusivity and social responsibility are among the key qualities we look for in our brands.