Squalane and Squalene might be new terms for you, but they are gaining more and more attention. First we have to understand the difference between these two very similar terms.
Squalene (with an "e") is a natural moisturizer in your own skin cells.
When you are born your skin contains about 12% of squalene, but the amount of squalene your body produces declines with ageing, which will result in drier and rougher skin. Squalene is not only found in humans but also from olives, sugarcane, rice beans and sadly sometimes it is harvested from shark livers. Take a guess which one Olivella uses? Our products contain squalene from olives, so you don’t have to worry, Olivella is completely cruelty-free and vegan. Squalene from olives is then hydrogenated to Squalane (with an ´´a´´). The hydrogenating process is important because the Squalene molecule itself is too unstable to be used in skincare products, but after the process, it becomes a stable form of a molecule.
What are the benefits of squalane oil for my skin?
Yes, we love talking about the skin benefits! Since skin already naturally has squalene, it readily receives the oil itself. The molecular structure of the oil and our skin are so similar, it is easy for squalene oil to go deep into the pores, where it can take care of the skin at a cellular level.
Less Fine Lines
Squalane helps to create a renewed and refreshed look since it helps to nurture your skin. It will give your skin a fabulous and youthful look and texture!
Squalane is a lightweight moisturizer that deeply moisturizes the skin from the inside out. Olivella uses highly refined squalene which has the capacity to quickly and deeply penetrate the skin (2mm/per second). Therefore Olivella´s oils and creams absorb so quickly.
Suitable for all skin types
Squalane is lightweight and it is not too heavy nor too greasy for your skin. It penetrates pores at a cellular level, without making it feel heavy on the skin.
Reduce the look of dark spots
Powerful antioxidant qualities that squalene naturally has can improve the appearance of your skin tone. This means that it can fade the look of dark spots and brighten the overall appearance of the skin.
Olivella's Moisturizer Oil has a high percentage of squalane, which comes of course with all the mentioned benefits. You can dab it on your arms, face, legs and rougher areas like elbows and knees and heels. These are the areas that are most likely to go dry. Just a few drops of Olivella's moisturizer oil and it will absorb quickly and leave your skin fresh and hydrated. The squalane contained in Olivella’s moisturizer oil can be used also for your hair, especially if you suffer from dryness or split ends, indeed Squalane is a great multi-functional product. Squalane can replenish your strands and protect your hair from further damage.
What skin types can use Olivella Moisturizer Oil with squalane?
The answer is all the skin types! Yes, this is true, because this oil is 100% natural and developed to nourish every skin type! Here is a breakdown of how squalene works for each skin type.
Dry: Like said, squalane is a very lightweight oil, but it can penetrate the pores from a cellular level. This means that it will help your skin stay moisturized and glowy.
Sensitive: Squalane, likewise to Virgin Olive Oil, is a natural oil- which is a great choice for people who have trouble finding a perfect oil for their skin, because of their sensitivity to chemical products. Squalane can actually also reduce the redness temporarily and provide a calming and hydrating sensation for your skin.
Oily: One of the many listed benefits of squalane is that it can help your skin to balance out oils. It can trick your skin into producing less oil, meanwhile still providing deep hydration. Olivella's Moisturizer Oil with squalane will not clog pores and in addition, it can also help to reduce the appearance of the visible pores.
Combination: If squalene works for oily, dry and sensitive skin- it works great for combination skin. It balances out your skin at any time, when it is more oily or less oily, it will hydrate and balance your skin.
To sum it up Squalane mimics our body's natural oils and it suits every skin type, no matter if it is oily, dry, sensitive or combination. Olivella uses vegan-friendly squalene derived from Olives to ensure the best quality and benefits for the skin without damaging our planet.
Hopefully, you have gathered some new information about squalene vs Squalane and now you know why you should incorporate it into your daily routine!