Recently Squalane Oil has been the focus of numerous studies involving its anti-aging and skin softening benefits. Many claim this oil to be a “miracle in a bottle” when used for the removal of fine lines and wrinkles. The human skin produces small amounts of its own version of squalane, but as time moves on, our bodies produce less and less of it. Since it’s an oil that is similar to our own natural secretion, our skin does readily accept it, leaving virtually no oily residue on the surface of the skin. It penetrates the skin layers super fast, making it a great oil to use within lotions intended to be applied under cosmetics. One downside with this oil, it greatly stings the eyes … so use caution when applying.
There are two types of this oil available on the market, so when looking to purchase it, check the spelling if you care about how the oil was obtained. Squalene is animal-derived (shark oil), whereas squalane (the type that we sell) is olive-derived. Notice the one letter difference in the spelling.
Squalane Oil is obtained through an extraction process from olives. There is no such thing as a squalane tree in nature. Hence this item cannot be certified organic by the USDA whose guidelines are that a product must be field grown. I’ve seen websites that offer “organic squalane oil” — I would greatly question these companies and ask to see certification paperwork from the USDA. It is our understanding from the current guidelines that this item cannot be considered organic.
This olive extraction is perfectly clear in color. Usage is 1 to 100% and, like all carrier and fixed oils, it can be applied directly to the skin.
INCI: Olea europea (squalane) oil
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