Ingredient Overview


Squalene is a natural substance produced by your body to lubricate and protect the skin and makes up 10 to 12 percentage of your skin’s oil. It’s a natural antioxidant and helps keep your skin supple, youthful, and hydrated.
Squalane is a shelf-stable and effective version of squalene, after hydrogenation. Natural, super-lightweight face oil, improves skin hydration and helps to have healthy-looking, glowing skin.
Squalene key function is acting as a barrier to retain moisture in the skin. Dermal Squalene levels of this substance tend to decline in the skin, with time passing.

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Squalane is used as a highly-effective emollient and natural antioxidant in skincare products. It hydrates skin as a lightweight moisturizer.
It helps to minimize the fine lines or wrinkles for a more radiant and youthful complexion. Fine lines and wrinkles are often more noticeable when the skin is dry. Squalane oil helps to improve the skin’s texture by it’s the hydrating and antioxidant function.
Squalane other benefits include improving the appearance of the skin tone and fading the look of dark spots and it can help to control natural oils.

Directions of Use

Squalane is a great addition to use on your face as part of a daily skincare routine. The best time to use it is after using cleanser and toner. Use a few drops of squalane oil on your finger and then apply to your face and neck.
Squalane can be used on your entire body, as well as your hair, lips and cuticles. You can find Squalane cleansers which help to moisturise your skin during the first cleansing step of your skincare routine.


You can find Squalane as face oil, cleansers, body products. Here are some products on Beauty Buddy that contain Squalane. If you use a product that you love and find it great for your skin why not download the Beauty Buddy app and leave a review. We’d love to hear from you!

NIP+FAB Retinol Fix Tonic
The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

There are plenty more reviews on these and other products in Beauty Buddy. 

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