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You may have heard the buzz surrounding squalane in the beauty world, but do you know exactly what it is or what it's good for? That's where we come in, as we answer all your burning squalane questions.
However in short, it's a very effective emollient for your skin, hair and body locking in moisture and keeping you super hydrated all day long. Find it in a plethora of must-have beauty buys here at Cosmetify.
See our squalane guide to answer your questions like is squalane good for hair and is squalane non-comedogenic.
Herbivore Lapis Balancing Facial Oil
Kiehl's Creme De Corps
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye
The Ordinary B Oil
The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% In Squalane
Hourglass Equilibrium Biomimetic Skin Active Serum
La Mer The Hand Treatment
La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum
Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation
theBalm Plump Your Pucker Lip Gloss
MZ Skin Hydrate & Nourish
Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil
The INKEY List C-50 Blemish Night Treatment
The INKEY List Retinol Serum
The INKEY List Bakuchiol Moisturizer
Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss'r Luscious Lip Balm
The INKEY List Niacinamide
Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil
Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatment
Bobbi Brown Highlighter Powder
The INKEY List Caffeine Eye Cream
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser
Malin + Goetz Advanced Renewal Cream
Orveda Eye Unveiler 422
MZ Skin Rest & Revive
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream
Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster
Natasha Denona Circo Loco Eyeshadow Palette
Avène Tolerance Extreme Emulsion
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow
Caudalie Glycolic Peel
AMELIORATE Transforming Body Cream
Balance Me Radiance Radiance Face Oil
Zelens Lip Treatment Oil
Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream
Dermalogica Soothing Hydrating Lotion
Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream
Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask
Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint Bare
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Frequently Asked Questions about Squalane products
Is squalane good for hair?
Not only is squalane a fab skincare ingredient, but it is also utilized in some of our fave hair care products. Squalane adds shine, protects your tresses and reduces heat damage. Basically it is a one stop shop for nourished strands.
Is squalane non-comedogenic?
Squalane is a lightweight ingredient which is non-comedogenic. It balances our natural oil production without clogging pores. This makes it suitable for acne prone skin.
Who can use squalane?
Squalene is naturally found in our skin, so it is unlikely that the stable squalane by-product will cause any irritation. This makes it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties which help calm and soothe.
However, if you have sensitivities from eczema or other skin conditions, it is important to carry out a small patch test before using any new products.
What ingredients go well with squalane?
Squalane locks moistures in, so it works well with ingredients that help boost hydration. Think active ingredients, moisture-boosting essential oils and plant extracts.
Where can I find squalane beauty products?
Is squalane good for skin?
Yes, squalane is incredibly nourishing as it imitates our skin’s natural moisture. When used in oils, moisturizers and lotions, squalane can help lock in hydration, calm irritation and improve elasticity. This ensures a youthful, healthy-looking complexion.
What is squalane?
Squalane is the stable version of squalene. Squalene is produced naturally in our sebaceous glands. It protects the outer layer of skin and keeps it hydrated. To make squalene more shelf-stable and product friendly it goes through a hydrogenation process to become squalane. This allows it to last longer in cosmetic formulas.
What is squalane derived from?
Squalene can be found in our sebaceous glands, the liver of sharks and plant sources. As plants are the most ethical and environmentally friendly option, most squalane in cosmetics comes from olive oil, sugar cane and rice.
Written by Carly Cochrane, Beauty Editor