Due to its unique structure, this skin-identical lipid balances excess sebum production in oily and acne-prone skin.

Category: Emollient

Benefits: Replenishes and restores the skin barrier, locks in moisture, and improves elasticity and hydration for a plumper, more youthful appearance.

Who it's for: Suitable for all skin types, including oily, combination and acne-prone skin.

Find it in:  Endless Moisturiser

Squalane is a unique skincare ingredient that mimics human squalene, a naturally occurring lipid that makes up around 12% of the skin's sebum. This botanical lipid mirrors our sebaceous lipids in molecular weight and structure closer than any other plant oil.

Lipids play a significant role in proper skin function, but they can become depleted by harsh skincare, sun exposure, and age. As a skin-identical ingredient, squalane can penetrate wholly and quickly, acting as an excellent delivery system for other ingredients.

Squalane’s deeply replenishing effects help to replace lost lipids and repair a damaged skin barrier. It's an excellent emollient that locks in moisture and boosts elasticity for firmer, more supple skin. Due to its unique structure, squalane balances excess sebum production in oily and acne-prone skin. It can benefit hair, skin, and nails and is gentle enough for all skin types, especially dry, damaged and mature ones.

Our squalane is vegan and cruelty-free. Squalene (not to be confused with squalane) is found in the liver of sharks. Sadly, research shows that one in five skincare products still contain squalene derived from sharks, and it has devastating consequences for marine life. That's why it is so important to choose a plant-based alternative. We use olive-based squalane, which has one of the highest concentrations available and is more easily harvested than competing crops. 

Read more about Olive Squalane in our Knowledge Centre in our Knowledge Centre.

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