Squalane Made from Olives

Squalane Made From Olives

Squalane it has wonderful benefits for the skin.

Why? Because it is naturally found in our sebaceous secretions as a precursor to cholesterol.

It has an ability to completely and rapidly penetrate our skin.

Studies have found it can permeate into the skin at a rate of around 2 mm persecond.

Levels of squalane in our skin peak in our early 20s, and then decline rapidly, which is why it’s a good idea to ensure it is in your skincare products.

Squalane Profile

The oil is a naturally-occurring lipid found in plants, such as rice bran, olives, and wheat germ.

More controversially, it can be found in shark’s liver oil; this is pronounced squalene.

I prefer to use the plant-based, olive-derived version in my fomulae.

Properties and Uses

Squalane is a light emollient that contains natural lipids found within our skin, which is why it has such a nice feel.

The reason this oil is compatible with our skin can be attributed to the fact that it occurs naturally in human sebum, which is comprised of 25% squalane.

Although it is an integral part of our skin’s tissues, the levels can reduce quite significantly as we age; impairing the natural function of our skin.

It is thought that this decline is partly responsible for the ageing process, making it a perfect ingredient for mature skin types.

Benefits of Squalane

The most notable benefits of this oil is its ability to rapidly penetrate the skin’s tissues.

Let’s have a look at some of the beneficial properties of this wonderful oil:

  • As an antioxidant, it’s highly stable against oxidation and preventing age spots
  • It can heal chapped and cracked skin
  • It has natural antibacterial properties
  • Helps to prevent damage from ultra violet rays
  • Encourages the skin to retain its natural oils
  • Speeds up the healing process of the skin and promotes cell growth
  • Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Relieves dehydrated and ultra-sensitive skin
  • Softens rough-textured skin, leaving no oily residue
  • Helpful in counteracting eczema, psoriasis, and post-operative skin
  • Helps to boost cellular regeneration and oxygenation

I love to harness its benefits; combining it with evening primrose oil and jojoba. This is because the high concentrations of Omegas 3, 6 and 7 work to regenerate skin cells for a supple, smooth, and toned complexion.

Rich squalane oil replenishes the skin’s essential Palmitoleic Acid levels – a natural, skin-plumping oil that depletes with age – helping to restore the barrier function, and leaving the skin hydrated, radiant, and positively youthful.


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