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Skin School: Squalene vs Squalane

What is Squalene?

Squalene is a lipid that is found naturally in sebum, and the body produces it to lubricate and protect your skin. 

It makes up 10-12% of your skin’s total oil production and is very important for skin health.

Squalene actually comes in two forms: Squalene and Squalane. Squalane is a derivative of Squalene and has a much lighter feeling as it is thinner. It also doesn’t oxidize like Squalene does, so it is the most common form found in skincare. Squalane is also better for acne-prone skin as it won’t clog pores. 

Squalane/Squalene is a natural emollient and antioxidant. It can heal skin, treat wounds, and improve excessively dry skin barriers. It can also lighten skin and reduce scarring. 

Squalane/Squalene is great as a skin moisturizer, and is best for dry or mature skin types. 

This ingredient is found in our Body Hydration Antioxidant Lotion and Body Smoothing Retinol Lotion to boost hydration in the skin.

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