Form Viscous liquid
Taste Not available
Used as a natural emollient, lubricant, and humectants in cosmetics
Squalane is naturally found in the skin. It has very high emollience, is has exceptional hydration, and can prevent ongoing loss of hydration of the skin. Squalane is non-comedogenic and is suitable for use on all skin types. It can be applied to hair to increase heat protection, add shine, and reduce breakage potential. According to the popular clinical skincare brand, The Ordinary, Squalane is a lightweight plant-derived solution to support healthy hydration. To use, apply a few drops daily or as needed to entire face, ideally after water-based treatments.
Biossance explains in detail on Squalane: a multitasking moisturizer that leaves skin hydrated, visibly plump while minimizing the signs of redness and irritation. More hydrating than all other oils, Squalane mimics your skin's moisture, making it the best hydration for your skin. The human body produces its version of Squalane, called squalene, but the amount made and retained decreases as you get older.
What are the skincare benefits of Squalane?
How to use Squalane?
What the Heck Is Squalane Oil and Why Is It Suddenly in All My Skin-Care Products?
According to popular wellness site, SELF, Squalane is a hydrogenated version of squalene, a compound produced naturally by our skin. Squalane doesn't have the property of feeling greasy or heavy. It is an excellent emollient, keeping the moisture in your face and making it feel smoother.
However, because Squalane is a part of sebum and excess sebum can contribute to acne, you want to exercise some caution with it if your skin tends to be oily or acne-prone. Those with dry or combination skin who are looking to add a lightweight moisturizer will benefit most using Squalane.
However, popular health site, healthline, argues that Squalane is safe for all skin types. Despite being an oil, it is lightweight and noncomedogenic, meaning it won't clog your pores. According to research, Squalane also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce redness and swelling. While Squalane won't clog your pores - natural skin oils, dead skin cells, and bacteria can. Before applying Squalane, use a gentle cleanser to clean out your pores.
Squalane can also be applied to your hair, moisturizing, increasing shine and preventing breakage. Squalane replenishes strands and protects your hair from further damage.
Is Squalane good for eczema? The short answer is yes. Squalane has anti-inflammatory properties, so it can soothe a variety of inflammatory skin problems. These include inflammatory acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Dry skin is a symptom of these skin conditions, which explains why Squalane is effective.
According to popular beauty site, BYRDIE, Squalane benefits are:
Squalane is an effective moisturizer naturally found in human skin that is easily absorbed by and softens the skin. Squalane helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles, prevents UV damage, and promotes cell regeneration. Squalane also moisturizes your hair.
Squalane skin oil softens and diminishes tiny facial lines. It heals and soothes dry, irritated skin. Squalane skin oil creates a barrier to protect your skin against the harsh environment.
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Is Squalane noncomedogenic?
Can it be added to DIY creams and lotions? Would it mix well with other oils?
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LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!!
I am 52 yrs old and this photo is not touched up or filtered in any way.
I am not saying this to brag like 'hey look at me' but I DO have to brag about THIS product!
(I do not sell it nor am I affiliated with them in any way.. I buy it off Amazon) but I'm not kidding, it has taken a decade off my face.
The deep frown lines between my brows are virtually gone and, even tho I've been lucky with having pretty good skin, I can't tell you how much the elasticity in my face has improved.
I had started to sort of droop at the jowls but even that is reversing...
I stumbled across it by accident and nearly fainted when I saw it was only $11.38 for a 2oz bottle!!!!!
I'd been paying $70 a bottle for what I was getting from Sephora and it had less product in it!!!
And I'm not kidding, I saw results from this oil within a few days of using it on my face and neck.
And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not take this post as me thinking I am some hot thing or something...
I just know that my friends and men/women who are getting older would love to hear about this inexpensive beauty routine I discovered that is not a scam and TRULY works.
I wanna buy like a lifetime supply in case they stop making it! HA
(This is made from olives, not shark livers, so be careful to check if you buy a different brand if you care about animal cruelty like I do.)
Susan E. Harper
Shocking results after only a week!
After a week using this product, I’m ecstatic with the results. I have aging skin, with wrinkles and loss of elasticity. (My throat has its own savings account for plastic surgery.)
Nothing has worked to relieve the red, sagging skin and I have a closet full of turtle necks. I can’t wait to cleanse my face every evening and apply this. My throat’s texture is markedly better. If it improves more, I may take a big vacation instead of scheduling a throat lift.
My nightly routine is now cleanse am and pm with Cetaphil, rinse with a warm washcloth, apply squalane all over my face and neck, chest and hands. After a few minutes, I apply Cerave moisturizer which was recommended by my dermatologist.
A colleague grabbed my hands in a sweet gesture for an accomplishment at work last week and commented on how smooth my hands are. That has never happened in my life.
I read a review stating an odor with this product and accusing older women of not being able to smell well enough to detect the odor. I can smell a gnat fart three blocks away and I get the slightest scent of olive oil. I mean FAINT to the point I’d call it odorless.
It’s super lightweight and wonderfully hydrating. This and sunscreen (in my Cerave) is all I’m taking to Colorado. I get really dry there, but I feel confident it’s enough.
I don’t write many reviews, but I read them. This product is spectacular enough to warrant the time. Excellent value. Fabulous product. You won’t regret risking ten bucks for a large bottle.
Why didn't use this before now?
I have dry skin. It flakes and occasionally comes off like a snakeskin. In the winter, I can paint myself in all shea butter and still have dry spots.
Not sure where I heard about squalene from, but after a bad early January, I figured I needed bigger guns. Bought this, put it on my face that evening and went to bed looking like I'd just moisturized with Crisco. While that might be a bad thing, when even your under eyes are flaking you will do anything, maybe even lard baths if they helped.
The next morning it was like most of my crocodile skin had left. It took 4 or 5 days of twice daily application and my skin has never been better in the winter.
Couple of tiny negatives. Using a dropper to put oil on your face is weird. It is the standard pointy type, not like Palmer's face oil which has a rounded tip and is a little easier to put on. It is thin so it can just jump out of the dropper if you aren't paying attention.
Positives: a little goes a long way. I've used this twice daily for almost a month and maybe used a quarter of the bottle (and some of that was on the floor).
So yeah. Take that dry skin.
Longtime squalane user, Amazon delivered a dangerously expired product.
This product smells awful. As a long-time advocate and purchaser of squalane (acne-prone skin), I have never used squalane with such an odor. It has a very long shelf life and is not prone to degradation. I am now terrified that I will experience a breakout that takes weeks to recover from.
I have ordered from this seller before and received a good product - something is wrong with this most recent shipment. I hope I can get a refund, at the least.
Also, those saying "oh you just must be sensitive to olives" are wrong. Squalane, while derived from olives, is highly purified and highly unlikely to cause adverse effects. Olive oil is highly comedogenic, but on a molecular level, they are very, very different.
It does feel good on the skin but so does olive oil
This seems to be different than it used to be. The oil is not as thick and now has a spray top?? The oil of the past would never get through the sprayer.
This also has a slight fragrance which they do not state.
All in all, it's ok but I think too expensive for this. Seems they have made a change to the oil but don't really say what it is made from anymore. Is it really shark oil?? or is it olive oil.
I most likely will not buy it again. I will be doing further research on it to see if I can get a straight answer on what the ingredients are and what changes they did to it.
It does feel good on the skin but so does olive oil.
Amazon does compensate me every time someone buys, but this is at no cost to you.