I want to thank Patricia Luzi for this great article! So…what IS Squalane?

Squalane is a naturally-occurring lipid in our skin’s sebum (skin “oil” that serves to keep our skin moist, pliable, waterproofed and protected). You had plenty of Squalane during your childhood and into your teens. However, once you enter your 20s, the amount of Squalane in your skin decreases rapidly making it an important oil in anti-aging skin care. As we lose Squalane we become more susceptible to sunburn and the sun’s damaging UV rays.

Squalane has a powerful hydrating action and penetrates into the deepest layer of your skin offering the highest protection. It produces a barrier against water loss, restores moisture, promotes elasticity, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. This lightweight oil is the perfect moisturizer. Similar to Vitamin A, it can regenerate skin cells and promote younger looking skin. Squalane not only encourages cell regeneration, but also combats fine lines and hyperpigmentation leaving your skin soft and glowing for all to see.

Squalane can also grab hold of lipid soluble toxins and enable them to be excreted from the body;all of which cannot just help our general health, but helps make our skin the best it can be. Our skin can’t look its best if it is loaded with free radicals and resembles a toxic waste dump.

According to American College of Toxicology,

Squalane has many proven beneficial properties when applied topically to the skin: Softens and diminishes facial lines and sun damage; replenishes skins own oils; moisturizes skin; creates a protective barrier from wind, dust and smog; and eliminates rough patches and dryness on face, hands, elbows, knees and feet. Benefits of Olive Squalane:

  • Boosts cell regeneration, oxygenation, and new cell growth
  • Helps combat formation of “age spots” (hyperpigmentation)
  • Heals chapped /cracked skin
  • Possesses antibacterial properties
  • Nourishes skin to retain moisture
  • Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Imparts relief to dehydrated and ultra-sensitive skin
  • Softens the most rough-textured skin and leaves no oily residue
  • Counteracts eczema, psoriasis, and post-operative skin.

We can find answers to just about any issue in nature. Squalane olive derived oil seems to be another one of these skin-friendly treasures we should rely on more. And because we are animal friendly our Squalane is always derived from Olives NOT Shark Liver Oil.

Isis Essentials (link) adds Squalane to…

Slight Nutty Serum, Swipe and Wipe Make-up Remover, and Emma’s Desire Rose Serum

From: Patricia Luzi (Natural Skincare Formulator/ Aromatherapist / Botanical Healer / Master Blender) of Isis Essentials

Featured Image courtesy of: http://fajrisaputra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Olive-Leaf-Extract.jpg

September 30, 2012

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14 Comments

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    Isis Essentials

    November 1, 2012

    I would recommend NOT mixing your oils with creams. Most creams are made with water and since your skin is not water permeable it could block the absorption and benefits of the oil.
    Keep us posted on your assessment of using oils. They are wonderful and full of great skin benefits.

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      Nuccia

      November 1, 2012

      Thanks Patricia! I did not know that! I am dying to try these oils now!

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    Isis Essentials

    October 31, 2012

    As for the Grape Seed Oil (does not contain Squalane) however– it is a beneficial oil to the skin to fight free radical (which cause aging), scars, stretch marks (one of the preferred cosmetic ingredient for damaged and stressed tissues) so it is great for your body after tanning but is heavy and not recommended for daily use only night time if you are using it on your face. People with oily skin should be careful with it. There are many fruit, floral, nut, wood oils available and used in skincare. The best advice I can give is if its natural cosmetic grade cold press and it works for you with the results you want go for it. Some oils penetrate better and deeper than others. But again it is all up to the consumer as to which oil they want to use. I am not toting one oil being better – my goal is to educate and open doors of knowledge and discussions. Thanks!

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      Nadia

      October 31, 2012

      I agree with you Isis Essentials 🙂 I only want the best for my skin & I only want to use the most natural products out there that’s why I love the Grape Seed Oil!
      Yes, it is heavy, a few drops are sufficient & I massage it well so it penetrates my skin without leaving it feeling heavy. My skin feels so smooth & I love the glow it gives.
      I will take a look at your website & do more research on Squalane….
      Thank you very much for your advice!

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    Isis Essentials

    October 31, 2012

    I so appreciate all your comments. First Isis Essentials has products using Squalane as a main ingredient. I have – Slightly Nutty, Swipe & Wipe, and Emma’s Desire Rose Serum. All can be purchased via the website.
    Products contain Squalane can be used anytime to benefit the skin. Though I am not a proponent of tanning – if you do yes it would be great to apply a Squalane product after tanning.
    Argan Oil is another great oil for the skin and hair. I also use Argan in my blends. Each individual one whether from flowers, woods, resins, nuts, seeds deliver benefits. Some nourish, some heal, some fight free radicals – each oils chemistry identifies the best usage.

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    Nuccia

    October 28, 2012

    Do u apply it after you tan? How do u use it? All year round? I’ve heard about the Argan Oil for the face! Thanks Nadia! I’m curious. I love TAU but don’t go there enough!

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      Nadia

      October 31, 2012

      I apply it before I tan & after…. I also use it in the shower! lol! I can’t get enough of it 🙂

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        Nuccia

        October 31, 2012

        Where do you get it? TAU? which one do you buy?

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          Nadia

          October 31, 2012

          Grape Seed Oil from Aurora or any other brand! You can get it at any food store but I found it at L’inter Marche for only 4.99$. The best thing would be to find an organic grape seed oil but I have not found it yet. Use a few tiny drops for your face & masse it properly on your body so it doens’t leave that heavy oily feeling…. Let me know if you try it 🙂

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            Nuccia

            October 31, 2012

            Ok…so I definitely have to try this. How about mixing those drops with your nighttime cream? Or is it best to apply it on its own?

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            Nadia

            October 31, 2012

            I’ve never tried mixing it with a night cream cause the oil is my nighttime cream, lol, but you can try it! See if it mixes well if not aplly it on its own.
            Good night!

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            Nuccia

            November 4, 2012

            Hi Nadia! Bought 100% Pure Grapeseed Oil on Friday (at the Walmart) and will look for an organic one. I haven’t tried it yet…so you only apply a few drops at night all over your face? Do you put on a night cream after that? Can’t wait to try it tonight

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            Nadia

            November 12, 2012

            Hey Nuccia! Yes, apply a few drops all over your face and don’t forget you neck. I do not apply any night cream afterwards. I use the oil as a night cream 🙁
            Let me know if you find an organic one and also buy the oil in a glass container….. I dislike anything plastic! lol! Good night!

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    Nadia

    October 28, 2012

    I use Grape Seed Oil for my skin. Its an amazing moisturizer/anti-aging oil. Also good to use while tanning so I never go away on vacation without it (just for the record I don’t tan from 12-3pm). It only cost 4.99$ for a liter or so & you can get it at Inter Marche 🙂
    I also use Organic Argan Oil for my face….. Its a small glass bottle for 19.99$. You can get it at TAU the natural food store on Langelier.

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