Squalane – a skincare ingredient that deserves a spot in your daily routine if you're seeking radiant, healthy skin. You can find squalane as the base oil in our best-selling Glow & Revitalize Oil Serum. Let's find out why we chose squalane as the main ingredient to this revitalising face oil.
Squalene vs. Squalane
Squalane resembles closely a natural compound squalene, which is originally found in our skin. Squalene is like your skin's best friend; it's a lipid that keeps it soft, supple, and hydrated.
However, squalene is a bit tricky to use directly in skincare products because it can become unstable and oxidize, not to mention ethical problems with sourcing it. Squalene is sourced from sharks - which is why we don't use is at Jenny Nordic Skincare. That's where squalane swoops in as the stable, superstar version. We source our squalane in Europe, and it is a by-product of olive oil production.
The Skin Benefits of Squalane
Now, let's get to the good stuff – why squalane is a game-changer for your skin:
Intense Hydration: Squalane is a master at locking in moisture. It forms a protective barrier on your skin, preventing moisture loss, and ensuring your skin stays beautifully hydrated. Say goodbye to dry, flaky skin!
Non-Comedogenic: If you've got sensitive or acne-prone skin, squalane is your new BFF. It's non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog your pores or cause breakouts. Instead, it'll help balance your skin's oil production whether your skin is dry or oily.
Anti-Aging Superpowers: Squalane is a pro at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It not only hydrates but also helps improve skin elasticity, leaving you with a youthful glow.
Perfect for All Skin Types: Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, squalane is universally friendly. It adapts to your skin's needs, making it a versatile choice for everyone.
Why You Need Squalane in Your Skincare Routine
Now, let's talk about why squalane aligns perfectly with the holistic approach to beautiful skin:
Sustainability: The squalane Jenny Nordic uses is a by-product of olive oil pressing, coming from Europe. This eco-friendly approach not only benefits your skin but also the planet.
Gentle and Nourishing: Holistic skincare emphasizes gentle, nourishing ingredients. Squalane fits the bill perfectly by replenishing your skin's natural lipids without any harsh chemicals.
Pro-Ageing: Holistic skincare celebrates the beauty of ageing gracefully, and squalane supports this philosophy by promoting skin health and vitality as you age.
How to Incorporate Squalane into Your Skincare Routine
Your favourite squalane based serum: The most common form is squalane oil. You can apply a few drops as the last step in your skincare routine, both morning and night. It acts as a fantastic moisturiser.
Mix and Match: You can also mix your squalane based oil with your favourite serums or moisturizers for an extra boost of hydration.
Under Makeup: Squalane creates a smooth canvas for makeup application. It helps your foundation glide on effortlessly and keeps your skin looking fresh all day.
Don't Forget Your Neck: Extend your squalane love to your neck and décolletage to maintain a youthful appearance. Add on a relaxing neck massage to enhance the benefits.
Loving your skin
Incorporating squalane into your skincare routine is like giving your skin a big, loving hug. It hydrates, nourishes, and supports a holistic approach to beautiful skin. Plus, it's a natural choice for pro-ageing, helping you embrace every stage of life with confidence.
Remember, beautiful skin begins with self-care and choosing the right ingredients. Squalane is your ally on this journey towards healthier, radiant skin. So, go ahead, give it a try, and let your skin thank you later. Here's to glowing, youthful skin and a holistic approach to beauty!
Jenny, Founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare
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