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I have added squalane into my skincare routine and it has drastically changed how my skin looks and feels! I tend to suffer from dry patches, but the squalane products I have used from Khus Khus hydrates where I need hydration. In 2020 when masks are an essential piece of clothing, the mask acne is real. With a proper skincare routine, including cleansers and exfoliants, squalane will help tame the mask acne.
Squalane was first used as an emollient, skin soother and softener, in the 1950s. This olive derived oil is very important to keep your skin looking and feeling young and elastic! Squalane mimics the properties of your own skin’s oil, also known as sebum.
Squalane’s sebum-like properties help hydrate skin but unlike too much naturally occurring sebum, its lightweight nature keeps it from feeling too heavy or greasy on your skin. When thinking of your skin, think of it as a barrier. This vital organ needs proper care, and when properly cared for, your skin can appear younger and less sensitive. The antioxidants found in squalane can neutralize skin damage, such as damage caused by UV light. While the main benefit of squalane is hydration, it doesn’t stop there! When used on a regular basis, squalane can boost collagen production, thus resulting in firmer skin.
Squalane is perfect for skin that may be sensitive as it is not an irritant. The anti-inflammatory properties can reduce swelling and redness. Squalane is safe for all skin types and will be a beneficial addition to your skincare routine. Even acne-prone or oily skin will benefit from this lightweight oil, as it penetrates your pores — it is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores. The antioxidant benefits of squalane can also help protect your sebum from going through a process called lipid peroxidation. This process can damage your skin’s surface and can also dive deep into your pores where your sebum originates. Lipid peroxidation is a component of acne as this can change the composition of your sebum, therefore, causing inflammation and irritation.
To get the most out of your squalane product, use a gentle cleanser (check out our new Golden Milk Cleanser) to clean out your pores, while also using an exfoliant once or twice a week, depending on your skin type. This will allow the squalane to absorb fully into the skin and the benefits will reap from the cellular level.
For the vegans out there, this can be sustainably sourced from plants, in our case olives!
You can find squalane in many of our products, here are a few:
SANS AGE face serum
SEN Face Serum
BLEU body serum
RASA restorative potion