What is squalane oil and how does it benefit you?

squalane oil

The natural oil and essentials not only feel like a pure extravagance on the skin, but they are also far more intense and dense than moisturisers alone. Essential oils provide a heap of skin loving benefits. Along with other so many miraculous and healing oils, squalane oil is the newest and the most favourite and  amounts any skin lovers list. If you want to learn more about this beautiful oil and how it can transform your skin, research about the oil, where it comes from, what it has in it and what it does to your skin.

How squalane oil benefits your facial skin.

Just like hyaluronic acid, Squalane oil is also a natural substance. It is produced by your own bodies as well. Though the density or concentrations may go down as you get older, it is provided by your own bodies throughout your life span. In the later years, the production becomes very less.  Therefore, it’s essential to find ways to add squalane into your daily life. You can do it through foods and topical application of this oil. In fact, about 12% of your skin surface is made of squalene at birth. In your mid-to-late twenties, the production of the substance begins to rapidly decline, and this is why a topical application is so important.

In the earlier years, the miracle happens in the skin on its own.

Because the body produces this substance naturally, the surface receives the oil in abundance. The oil does provide superior hydration; it’s very lightweight and moisturising enough for all skin types.

The Molecular Structure of the Oil

Because its molecular structure is so close to the skin’s own, squalane oil penetrates deep into the pores where it targets your skin care concerns at a cellular level.

Squalane oil fights off skin-damaging free radicals that contribute to the signs of aging. It balances oil production, providing just enough moisture to keep the skin clear and healthy. Squalane oil also has powerful anti-aging properties and will help the skin age gracefully as well as anti-inflammatory benefits to help with skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Last, but not least, squalane oil helps to boost blood circulation, which promotes the formation of collagen for firmer, plumper skin and an instant skin glow.

Sources of the Squalane Oil

Apart from being found naturally in the human skin and blood, squalane can also be found in olives, rice bran, and wheat germ. However, for decades, squalane was derived from the livers of deep sea sharks when fisherman became familiar with its incredible benefits. If you’re an animal lover, don’t panic , for all the squalane products are cruelty-free and derived from olive oil.

Difference Between Squalane and Squalene

The basic difference between both substances is chemical composition. You may have heard of squalene and wondered if it’s the same as squalane, but the truth is, squalene is not a favourite amongst the skincare gurus as squalane. While both are natural substances, squalane likely started out as squalene before hydrogen was added to the molecule to make it more stable. This instability reduces the effectiveness of the material and therefore is less popular when it comes to having one option for your skin.

Why is squalene not suitable for open-pore skin type?

Squalene is unstable, spoils quickly when exposed to oxygen and has been known to clog the pores. You all know what happens to your skin when the pores are clogged. None of you wants to go there, and that skin condition is definitely something you all want to avoid. Squalane, on the other hand, is stable with a longer shelf life and you don’t have to worry about it clogging your pores. It is moisturizing, but not dense, it lasts longer on the skin and can produce better skin care results as well.

Hence, squalane oil is undoubtedly a precious thing for your skin care.

© Ruchi Verma


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Ruchi Verma

Certified parenting teen practitioner, multiple Award winner, mother of two active kids believes in sharing the right source of information to readers which could help them in every possible way!!

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  1. This is quite informative post. Is there any particular way of using this squlaine oil?

  2. Quite a new substance for me, I never knew what Squalane oil is about. Good to know about its anti ageing behaviour.

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