Squalane is a highly moisturizing and versatile ingredient found in many skincare products today. Squalane is a naturally occurring component of human sebum, the oil that our skin produces to keep it hydrated and protected. However, as we age, our skin's natural squalane production decreases, leading to dry, dull and aging skin. Using a nighttime moisturizer with squalane like Dream Cream Nighttime Moisturizer can help replenish the skin's natural oil, resulting in numerous benefits for the skin.
Squalane vs Squalene: What's the Difference?
You may have heard of both Squalane and Squalene and wondered, "Aren't they the same thing?" While they may sound similar and share many skin-loving properties, there are crucial differences between the two. Squalene is a naturally occurring component in human sebum and in the liver of certain animals like sharks. However, it's highly unstable, meaning it oxidizes easily when exposed to air. This oxidation not only shortens its shelf life but can also be problematic for your skin.
On the other hand, Squalane is a hydrogenated form of Squalene. This hydrogenation process stabilizes the molecule, making it not only more effective but also more shelf-stable. Squalane maintains all the beneficial properties of Squalene—like deep hydration and skin-soothing effects—without the drawbacks. That's why we've chosen to feature Squalane as one of the hero ingredients in our Dream Cream Nighttime Moisturizer, and what makes it a key ingredient in many natural face moisturizers for men, women, and all genders.
Squalane is an excellent moisturizer that can hydrate the skin without leaving it feeling greasy or heavy and acts as an emollient that seals in moisture, ensuring that your skin stays hydrated throughout the night. It is a lightweight and non-greasy oil that is easily absorbed into the skin, delivering intense hydration where it is needed the most. For those looking for the best moisturizer for aging skin, squalane is an allstar ingredient. It is an excellent choice for people with dry, sensitive or mature skin as it helps to soothe and nourish the skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and refreshed.
Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Aside from being a wrinkle remover, squalane has anti-aging properties that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works by nourishing and rejuvenating the skin, increasing its elasticity and firmness. Squalane also helps to boost collagen production, which is the protein responsible for keeping skin firm and youthful-looking. Regular use of squalane in skincare products can help reduce the appearance of aging, leaving skin looking radiant and youthful.
Improves Skin Barrier Function
The skin barrier function is responsible for protecting the skin against external factors such as pollutants, bacteria, and UV rays. A weakened skin barrier can lead to dry, sensitive and irritated skin. Squalane helps to improve the skin's barrier function by creating a protective barrier on the skin's surface. This barrier helps to lock in moisture, keeping the skin hydrated and protected from external factors, making it a great moisturizer for combination skin and all skin types.
Squalane is a non-comedogenic ingredient, which means it does not clog pores. This makes it an excellent choice for people with acne-prone or oily skin as it helps to keep the skin hydrated without exacerbating breakouts. Squalane is also suitable for use on all skin types, as it is gentle and non-irritating, suitable even as a lotion for sensitive skin.
Squalane has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe and calm irritated skin. This makes it an excellent ingredient for people with skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis. Squalane helps to reduce redness, swelling and discomfort associated with these skin conditions, leaving skin looking and feeling healthy, making it a top pick as a sensitive skin moisturizer and making it a key ingredient for any best night cream for acne prone skin.
Suitable for Sensitive Skin
Squalane is a gentle and non-irritating ingredient that is suitable for use on all skin types, including sensitive skin. Its gentle formula makes it an excellent choice for people with skin sensitivities, as it helps to soothe and nourish the skin without causing any discomfort or irritation.
At Onekind, we are committed to offering not just effective but also ethical skincare solutions. While Squalene can be sourced from animal livers, we've chosen the cruelty-free route. Our Squalane is 100% plant-derived, sourced sustainably from sugarcane and olives. This makes it not only vegan-friendly but also eco-conscious.
We understand that skincare is not just about looking good but also feeling good about the choices you make. That's why we are transparent about our sourcing process and committed to sustainable practices. By choosing our Dream Cream Nighttime Moisturizer, you're not just treating your skin to a luxury experience; you're also making a responsible choice for the planet.