fragrance free • non-comedogenic • 30ml
Superior, lightweight moisturisation
What it is: A very lightweight moisturiser that naturally seal in moisture and significantly reduces trans-epidermal water loss in cases wherein the skin barrier is disrupted. Non-sticky and non-comedogenic.
Why it's awesome:
- 100% lightweight Squalane sourced from olive oil. It prevents transepidermal water loss, restores suppleness and elasticity of skin
- Promotes faster restoration of the skin barrier function. Proven to significantly improve skin elasticity, firmness & moisturization after just 28 days of usage
- This pure squalane is sourced from Sophim, France who are leaders in production of vegetable Squalane. This product is Ecocert approved.
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Science behind this product:
Squalene (C30H50) is a major component of human sebum and the hydrolipid film. Squalene plays a key role in healthy appearance of our skin and is also responsible for the overall integrity of our skin. As we age, the production of natural Squalene reduces starts to reduce for most of us. That is one of the reason why we see loss of elasticity & dryness as we age.
Squalene can also be found in plants/vegetables (like olives) and in sharks. But squalene is an unstable compound because of the insaturation of its carbonated chain. That's why squalene is converted to squalane by hydrogenation (the process wherein the carbon chain is saturated). This results in a very stable molecule, without loss of squalene's benefits.
Squalane has excellent spreadability and skin absorption, making is an ideal skin moisturizer. It prevents water loss and restores skin suppleness. Its soft, silky, non-greasy touch, and its stability makes this a popular ingredient.
- Apply few drops after cleansing, toning and all other water based serums that you may be using. Spread over your face as a moisturizer. This is a very light-weight product and will get absorbed in the skin rapidly without leaving any residual feel.
- It can be applied in the morning (AM) and evening(PM).
- While it's a natural product with no known side effects, we still recommend patch test before using the product.
Squalane (Vegetable squalane from Olive)
1. What is squalane made of?
Squalane can be produced naturally (via plants & vegetables like olives), or via livers of sharks. Shark squalene, however, is mostly used for pharmaceutical products & vaccines. The squalane used in our product is 100% natural and is derived from olives.
2. What does squalane do to your skin?
Squalane is a very light-weight moisturizer and mimics natural squalene produced by our body. Hence it has a strong affinity to our skin. Squalane penetrates pores (without clogging them) and improves skin moisture, elasticity and firmness of the skin.
3. Can squalane replace moisturizer?
Squalane promotes faster restoration of the skin barrier function, hence continued use results in reduction of trans-epidermal loss. If you have combination or oily skin, you can try replacing your moisturizer with squalane as it squalane does not clog pores. However, if you have dry, normal skin, you can layer squalane with a light-weight moisturizer to maximum benefits.
4. Does squalane offers anti-aging benefits?
Yes, there has been studies that prove squalane improves skin barrier function, which in turn results in improved firmness & elasticity of the skin. While it's not a replacement to anti-aging products like Retinol / Retinoid, it can be used along with Hyaluronic Acid if you have very fine lines & do not wish to include retinols in your regimen.
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What our users say about us:
Best squalane from minimalist. As it claims no fragrance, truly contains no fragrance, does its job well of intacting in all the hydration applied. Amazing amazing it is ❤️. Thank you minimalist. You're definitely stealing hearts with your transperancy.
I have combination skin... mostly oily...not suitable for me ..I got acne after using this...
Luv ..luv ..luv this serum..though it may look greasy initially but is a great product for sensitive and acne prone skin like mine. I prefer applying it as glow enhancer before makeup & regularly at night for that supple and shiny glow in the morning. I would recommend to use it as I am Personally a fan of this squalane. For its consistency and friendliness.
It's super light weight and liquid-y. Highly moisturizing on those dry days. It hasn't let me down yet. Waiting to use it in winter.