Squalene oil is the powerhouse botanical lipid making its rounds in the beauty community as the key to having recharged, moisturized skin. Notable for its restorative properties and plant-based roots, it's the next big thing to add to your skincare routine. And for good reason.
What is squalene? Where does it come from?
Squalene is an unsaturated hydrocarbon liquid found in plants such as olives, sugar cane, and palm trees. It’s also created by the human liver and is one of the many lipids the body produces to lubricate and protect your skin. (Shoutout to human sebum where squalene can be found.) In the past, squalene has been derived from shark liver oil, but over ¼ of shark species are fished for commercial use and is driving the species to extinction. Nowadays, squalene is popularly plant-derived, so be on the lookout for products that clearly state their ingredients are “plant-derived.”
What does it do? Why is it so awesome?
Squalene is used in skincare products as a highly-effective salve and natural antioxidant. When applied to the skin, it protects you from moisture loss and environmental toxins by acting as an awesome skincare superhero barrier. According to Botani blog, squalene “mimics our bodies natural moisturizer and is quickly absorbed,” therefore you get all the moisture without the greasiness like other topical oils and moisturizers. Squalene oil can reduce wrinkles, heal scars, help in reducing UV damage, balance natural oil production, reduce pigmentation, among its other amazing health benefits.
Nightshift Wax Co.’s Clarify Me Squalene Complex Facial Oil
We fell in love with squalene over here on the Nightshift team and wanted to bring all its restorative properties to you. Our Clarify Me facial oil is made with 100% all natural plant and mineral ingredients because we firmly believe that sharks belong in the ocean and not in the products on bathroom shelves. Paraben free, vegan and cruelty free, and all natural and organic, the Clarify Me facial oil will help you maintain your skin’s health one drop at a time.