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INTO IT: SQUALANE

INTO IT: SQUALANE

Next up on our ingredient focuses is Squalane. Not to be confused with the Squalene that the body naturally produces, we’re looking into what Squalane is, and why our beauty collection needs it RN.

What is Squalane?

Squalane mimics the naturally produced Squalene, which is a skin lipid. Basically, it helps to make up the natural fats on the skin which keep you looking youthful.

As you grow older, your ability to produce Squalene diminishes, meaning there’s more of a need for Squalane to replenish the skin’s stores. By keeping your levels up, skin will look plumper, smoother and generally more youthful.

What naturally-derived Squalane skincare is there?

Squalane may be found in shark’s liver, however to prevent any animal cruelty and lessen our environmental impact, plant-derived Squalane is becoming more and more common.

Common sources of naturally-derived Squalane are olives and sugar.

Best Squalane Skincare Products 2019

  1. THE ORDINARY 100% PLANT-DERIVED SQUALANE
    £5.50 Buy now with HQhair

    THE ORDINARY 100% PLANT-DERIVED SQUALANE

    First up on our list of the best Squalane products is by cult skincare brand The Ordinary. As the name would suggest, this one is completely plant-derived, while also being free from water, oil, alcohol, silicones and nuts. Plus, it’s cruelty-free and Vegan.

    Apply after water based skincare products, and before your daily moisturiser.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best The Ordinary products

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  2. DECLÉOR SUPER SIZE MICELLAR OIL
    £32.00 Buy now with HQhair

    DECLÉOR SUPER SIZE MICELLAR OIL

    A mix of both water and oil, this micellar oil by DECLÉOR will cleanse skin of makeup and impurities – even tackling waterproof mascara. Vegetal Squalane has been included in order to help replenish any hydration lost in the cleansing process, and is mixed with Sweet Almond Oil to help lock in that moisture and fortify your natural barrier.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best micellar water

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  3. AMELIORATE TRANSFORMING BODY CREAM
    £22.00 Buy now with HQhair

    AMELIORATE TRANSFORMING BODY CREAM

    Squalane isn’t just good for your face, as it can be utilised over the whole body. AMELIORATE know this well, and have created a body cream that helps to replenish and renew skin.

    Also mixed with Camelina Oil and Shea and Cocoa Butters, this is a truly nourishing body moisturiser that will also benefit those who have skin prone to Keratosis Pilaris.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best moisturiser for dry skin

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  4. FIRST AID BEAUTY ULTRA REPAIR CREAM
    £25.00 Buy now with HQhair

    FIRST AID BEAUTY ULTRA REPAIR CREAM

    One of our fave do-it-all moisturisers is, you guessed it, packed with Squalane. First Aid Beauty‘s cult Ultra Repair Cream uses a plant-derived version of the ingredient with Oatmeal, Shea Butter and Eucalyptus Oil to moisturise and heal skin.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best moisturiser for face

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  5. STILA GLITTER & GLOW LIQUID EYE SHADOW
    £19.55 Buy now with HQhair

    STILA GLITTER & GLOW LIQUID EYE SHADOW

    Yep, this wonder ingredient can even make its way into your makeup stash. Our fave glitter liquid eyeshadow by Stila uses plant-derived Squalane to ensure easy application that doesn’t flake or crease over time.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best glitter eyeshadow

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  6. Bumble and bumble Curl Defining Creme
    £24.00 Buy now with HQhair

    Bumble and bumble Curl Defining Creme

    Hair products get a look-in too. Curl Defining Creme by Bumble and bumble mixes the hero ingredient with Beeswax for a truly nourishing hair treatment that will help to improve hair elasticity over time.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Bumble and bumble products

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  7. GLAMGLOW POWERMUD™ Dualcleanse Treatment
    £42.00 Buy now with HQhair

    GLAMGLOW POWERMUD™ Dualcleanse Treatment

    Queens of the face mask at GLAMGLOW have created a mud-to-oil formula that works to cleanse pores without drying out your skin, making it perfect for those with acne-prone normal to combination skin types.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best face mask

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  8. COVER FX TOTAL COVER CREAM FOUNDATION
    £35.00 Buy now with HQhair

    COVER FX TOTAL COVER CREAM FOUNDATION

    Last on our list of the best Squalane products is the cream foundation by base specialists Cover FX.

    With the formulation being made up of nearly a third of pigment, this easily blendable base product also benefit from a whole host of skin benefitting ingredients like Vitamins C and E.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best foundation

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