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All you need to know about Squalane and Squalene oil

One might find a product or two that contains squalane or squalene. Although both serve a similar purpose, help to keep the skin moisturized.


Squalene is a fat-soluble antioxidant that is naturally produced. Squalene is a lipid, or fat, made naturally by our oil glands to hydrate and maintain the barrier of our skin. Due to pollution, dust and stress, the squalane present in our skin gets oxidized. It can lead to rapid ageing, dryness, irritation, and increased acne.


Squalane is a hydrocarbon derived by hydrogenation of squalene. Squalene is a natural organic compound originally obtained for commercial purposes primarily from shark liver oil. However, plant sources (primarily vegetable oils) are used as well, including amaranth seed, rice bran, wheat germ, and olives in skincare.


Moisturization is a must for the skin. One of the essential measures of skin is the amount of water the skin can lose over time because of ageing. Squalane is an excellent emollient. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help in balancing the natural oil and moisture of the skin and ensure skin health.

Difference between Squalane and Squalene

Do all skin types need this?


Even butter and heavy oils and creams can do hydration but can clog pores causing acne to some. Squalane is very lightweight, completely photostable. You can use in a hot sunny dessert or air-conditioned environment. There are many light oils, but they are not suited for very hot sun exposure. Oily-skin people may not need it. Squalane can be an excellent choice for combination and dry skin. Mix 3-4 drops of it with moisturizer or hydrating serum. It can fill dry cracks and helps lock in moisture without making the skin greasy.


It gently lifts away, dried up and dead skin cells. So new and healthy skin can emerge. As a result, the skin feels smooth, fresh, and healthy. By using it over the period, you will be able to notice a more radiant, even skin tone and texture.


Squalane Benefits

  • Hydrates, nourish and calms skin

  • Works on Acne-prone skin

  • Balance excess oil production and dryness

  • Repair the skin from pollution damage

  • Anti-ageing

  • Make sure the skin's natural oil balance is maintained

  • Calm the skin and reduce irritation

  • Apply anywhere, anytime moisture is needed. Works incredibly well for dry hands!

  • It can be applied to the hair before heat styling or to tame frizzy hairs. Being very lightweight, it can be an excellent alternative to silicone-based leave on Serums.

  • It is to be used after water-based treatments on the face


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