Squalane is beginning to make its way into the mainstream in the skincare industry and it is quickly eclipsing other, more popular essential oils that are commonly used on the skin. It is an extremely versatile oil that can be used on nearly anyone. Most importantly, while it is an oil, it does not leave the skin with an oily, greasy residue after use. It is quickly appearing in more and more products, and for good reason.
What Is Squalane Oil?
One of the things that makes this particular oil so special is that the body actually produces it naturally to help keep the skin hydrated. This means it is going to be safe for use for nearly anyone. It is clear, lightweight and, perhaps most importantly, odorless. This makes it an excellent option for people who want to take advantage of natural oils but are averse to the strong aromas that many other face oils have. It is an oil, but it actually feels a bit heavier, like a gel, which helps avoid a greasy feeling after use.
Why Haven’t We Used It Before?
Although squalene oil has only recently started to move into mainstream skincare, it has actually been used to hydrate skin for decades. It fell out of circulation for a while, however, because it could only be obtained from shark livers. In an attempt to help conserve the shark population, skincare specialists stopped using it. Today, however, scientists have figured out how to derive this valuable oil from plants, making it available to us without harming any animals.
How Do You Use It?
One of the simplest ways to incorporate this oil into a daily routine is to apply it to the face as a primer before putting on foundation. It absorbs into the skin very quickly, so it will not impact the texture of the makeup but will give a base of moisture prior to putting on any other products. Since it is produced naturally by the human body, it is safe for all skin types. Some beauty professionals even use it in their hair as a less greasy alternative to traditional hair oils.
Now that it can be extracted from plants, Squalene is sure to become one of the most popular ingredients found in beauty products. It is a powerful, natural moisturizer that can be used by anyone. To learn about our products that use Squalene or to place an order with Genovo Skincare, click here.
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