What is squalane & What does it do for your skin?

What is squalane & What does it do for your skin?

  • By Anindita Biswas

Want to incorporate Squalane into your routine but don't know where to begin? Here's all you need to know about squalane and how to use it on your skin.

The importance of moisturizing your skin, regardless of your skin type, is something we strongly preach at Foxtale. When you moisturize, you not only give your skin the vitamins it needs, but you also keep its natural barrier intact and well-protected from the environment's harsh elements.

Squalane is one such ingredient that is a sure way to treat all of your dry skin woes! A survey found that squalane is one of the top skincare ingredients that people search for on Google in 2020. Here's what you need to know about squalane, including how to include it in your daily routine.

What is Squalane?

If you've done a Google search for Squalane, you may have also come across the term "Squalene." As a matter of fact, Squalene is a naturally occurring chemical that may be found in fish oils as well as in the human body. However, it is not very stable to use in skin care products. This is why it is transformed from an unsaturated to a saturated oil and used as squalane. Squalane is a stable, hydrogenated version which acts as an emollient. It prevents moisture loss by mimicking the skin's own oil or sebum.

What does Squalane do for your skin?

  • It hydrates the skin & locks in moisture: Squalane is an incredibly moisturizing ingredient and it is known to boost hydration levels in your skin. It retains moisture and keeps the skin soft, which makes it look younger and healthier.
  • It reduces fine lines & wrinkles: Squalane is known for its anti-aging benefits. It enhances the texture of the skin, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Because it reduces and eliminates all indications of aging, it is present in eye creams.
  • It neutralizes sun damage & free radicals: Antioxidants found in squalane oil-based skin care products help battle skin damage and free radicals, according to research.
  • It controls excess sebum production in the skin: If you have an oily skin type and are terrified of the term "moisturizing" in your skin care products, squalane is just the right product for you. It helps your oily skin reduce extra sebum production because it mimics the skin's sebum. Thanks to its lightweight texture, it keeps the skin from feeling oily and greasy.
  • It strengthens the skin barrier: Squalane helps to strengthen the barrier function of the skin, which increases collagen production and decreases TWEL. With hyaluronic acid and glycerine, squalane acts as a barrier that seals in moisture.
  • It provides relief to acne: Were you aware of how Squalane was originally used to treat wounds and skin issues? Squalane is a must-have ingredient in your skincare regimen because it is excellent for all skin types and contains anti-inflammatory effects that reduce redness and swelling.

How to incorporate Squalane into your skincare routine?

We suggest including squalane into your cream-based formulations so that you can make the most of this ingredient in your daily skincare routine. It can be in your moisturizer or your eye cream. However, a squalane-infused facial oil is your best bet if you have dry skin and wish to utilize it as a stand-alone product in your routine.

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