Squalane just may be the best, biggest thing in skincare – and after trying it out, I am obsessed, and had to share!
This post is all about what squalane actually is, and a list of the best squalane products to try right now for your most softest, more hydrated, youthful and glowing skin.
(And as you may know, keeping your skin moisturised is one of the ultimate skincare tips you need to know!)
What is Squalane?
Closest to our natural sebum produced from our skin, squalane is a colorless, poly-unsaturated hydrocarbon liquid. If that confuses you, don’t worry – all you need to know is that it is found naturally in animals and plants (usually sourced from shark liver oil, but now mostly from plants)and including human sebum. What makes it so exciting, however, as I mentioned earlier, is that it is the closest we have to the natural moisture (sebum) our skin makes.
Skincare Benefits of Squalane
Even though the word sebum may conjure bad memories from teen acne years (or is that just me?), sebum is actually really good for our skin, as it’s our natural moisture. Not only that, it’s very important for the overall health to our skin, including keeping it lubricated and protecting it. So anything close to that… well, I’d say is a winner! Replacing dry skin with squalane will make your skin as smooth and soft as it would if your skin had just a bit more sebum production.