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Spotlight on Squalene: Our Product Picks

Spotlight on Squalene: Our Product Picks

What is Squalene?

Thanks to The Ordinary’s newest launch The Squalene Cleanser, this oily substance is currently having a huge moment in the beauty spotlight. Touted as a skincare superstar, Squalene is actually a naturally hydrating component of human sebum, which decreases as we age.

Intensely moisturising yet surprisingly lightweight, Squalene works as a highly-effective emollient ingredient for all skin types, but especially those with mature, dehydrated or combination complexions. It hydrates without clogging pores and can even help eliminate fine lines, reduce sun damage and skin pigmentation, all while giving the skin a soft, smooth appearance.

Squalene VS Squalane

This ingredient comes in two forms, squalene and squalane, a more common, hydrogenated version. Both forms are harvested from plant sources including olives, rice bran and wheat germ oil and both work great when included in skincare. Anyone will benefit from both versions, however, Squalane is generally more light-weight, making it helpful for oily or acne prone skin types.

  1. The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ml
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    The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ml

    The product that shone a spotlight on Squalene, The Ordinary’s Squalane Cleanser effectively removes makeup and cleanses while helping to protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier to prevent tightness and drying.

    The formula begins as a balm-like consistency, which transforms into an oil upon being warmed. Hero ingredient, Squalane effectively traps and removes dirt for clean skin and clog-free pores. We recommend using this product as the first step in your double-cleansing routine.

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  2. AHAVA Extreme Day Cream 50ml
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    AHAVA Extreme Day Cream 50ml

    Bid farewell to dehydration with AHAVA’s Extreme Day Cream, a moisture-inducing, plumping day cream perfect for even the driest of skin types.

    This little saviour is formulated with Squalene as well as active ingredients from the Dead Sea, which help to protect skin from environmental aggressors while working to minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

    Perfect for morning use, allow this rich formula to sink in before applying makeup, for a smooth complexion and long lasting hydration.

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  3. The Ordinary Retinol Serum 0.5% in Squalane 30ml
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    The Ordinary Retinol Serum 0.5% in Squalane 30ml

    If you’re looking for a skincare product that will pack a punch in the anti-ageing department, The Ordinary’s Squalane Solution with Retinol is perfect.

    Formulated with a blend of o.5% retinol in a squalane solution, the serum helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of blemishes and hydrate the skin for a gorgeously glowing complexion. Read more about the benefits of including a Retinol in your skincare routine here.

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  4. philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Night-Time Serum-In-Cream 60ml
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    philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Night-Time Serum-In-Cream 60ml

    The concentrated power of a serum with the nourishing benefits of a cream, Philosophy’s Ultimate Miracle Worker Night Serum works the night shift to help dramatically reduce the signs of ageing.

    This high-performance formula by Philosophy contains exclusive technologies and ingredients proven to help improve skin regeneration and repair, while helping to rebuild the skin’s natural collagen and rejuvenate its appearance layer by layer.

    After continued use this little guy will help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and the inclusion of hydrating ingredients including Squalene will ensure skin looks and feels both hydrated and radiant.

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  5. AHAVA Firming Body Cream 200ml
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    AHAVA Firming Body Cream 200ml

    The super luxurious yet surprisingly lightweight Firming Body Cream by AHAVA has been  formulated with a unique blend of  Aloe Vera, Squalene and Vitamin E to help alleviate dehydration and prevent future dryness and damage.

    Designed for skin needing a helping hand in the lifting department, this nourishing cream is jam-packed with natural ingredients, including caffeine and artichoke extracts, which work together to promote firm and toned skin.

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Amanda

Amanda

Beauty Editor

A coffee addicted, YouTube obsessed Libran, I absolutely live and breathe all things beauty! I love to try new products and find myself switching things up regularly, as I continue on my ultimate quest to find the perfect flawless base and skin-care regime.


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