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Updated: May 24, 2023

Squalane is a natural oil that is produced by the body, but it can also be derived from plant sources, such as olives. Squalane is a type of lipid, which means that it is a fatty molecule that is essential for healthy skin, and offers many skin benefits.

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INGREDIENT BRIEF Common Name: Olive Squalane

Type of ingredient: Emollient

Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and skin-hydrator

Who should use it: Safe for all skin types, ideal for those with dry skin, acne, dehydrated or mature skin

Works well with: Active ingredients like retinols and AHAs, PHAs, BHAs. Squalane can be used with most ingredients

How often can you use it: Can be used daily, morning and night WHAT IS SQUALANE? Squalane is a versatile and beneficial ingredient for skincare products. Its natural moisturising, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties make it an excellent choice for people with dry, dehydrated, or mature skin. It is great for those with oily or acne-prone skin because it is non-comedogenic and can help to regulate sebum production. It works well with a wide range of other skincare ingredients and can be used daily as part of a skincare routine.


  • Moisturizes - as an emollient, the main benefit of squalane is that it can give a great moisturising and hydrating effect to the skin

  • Calming and hydrating - helps to reduce redness and inflammation in the skin

  • Protection - as a natural antioxidant, squalane protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

  • Sebum regulation - as squalane mimics what our body naturally produce, it can assist in our sebum production

  • Locks in hydration - it creates the skin protective barrier to seal in hydration

WHY WE USE SQUALANE IN OUR HAND LOTION? Similar with our other key ingredients, Squalane is a versatile and beneficial ingredient for skincare products, especially hand lotions. Therefore, we choose to use Squalane as one of the key ingredients in our Signature Hand Lotion, along with Harakeke, Jojoba oil and Aloe Vera to make them insanely hydrating, soothing and healing formulations. We are here for your hands' skin health!


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