Here's all you need to know about the new addition to your anti-aging skincare arsenal
With so many skincare oils, serums, and more, it can be hard to keep up. Olive Squalene oil is one such product you might yet have heard of, though it's becoming more popular each day! This lightweight oil has many benefits and is a fantastic addition to your anti-aging skincare routine.
What is olive squalane oil?
Olive squalane (with an “a”) oil is a modified version of squalene (with an “e”), a lipid produced naturally by the skin cells that makes up 10 to 12% of its oil. This natural antioxidant helps keep your skin supple, youthful, and hydrated, but declines as we age.
What benefits does olive squalane have?
Olive squalane has many benefits to your complexion, such as hydrating your skin. But it does much more, like controlling oil, alleviating the appearance of redness, and promoting a youthful appearance by reducing the appearance of fine lines. Since it mimics skin's natural oil, it has many benefits the longer you use it, making it an excellent addition to your daily skincare routine.
How should you be applying it?
- Cleanse your skin with a face wash
- Apply your favorite toner
- Apply any other serums or treatments
- Put 3-4 drops of squalane oil on your fingertips and apply to both your face and neck
- Apply sunscreen
Why is it so great for sensitive skin?
Squalane is a highly effective moisturizer for all skin types. However, sensitive skin types may find it especially beneficial as it is an excellent alternative if other oils are too heavy or greasy on your skin. This lightweight oil is noncomedogenic, so it won't clog your pores.
Perfect for daily use
Just because olive squalane is lightweight doesn't mean it's any less effective! It does an excellent job of penetrating pores and getting rid of bacteria and dead skin cells to improve your complexion at the cellular level without feeling heavy on the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it great for daily use, especially for sensitive skin types. You'll see the most improvement when using squalane as part of your daily skincare routine, as it will improve skin elasticity and firmness and result in healthier, more youthful-looking skin!
Restore is our protecting moisturizer. It nourishes and protects skin for a natural sheen with hydrating squalane oil, calming jojoba oil, and repairing raspberry seed oil. Apply desired amount to face while avoiding eyes. Use morning and night. Shake before use.
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