Squalane and Its Benefits for Dry Damaged Skin

Squalane and Its Benefits for Dry Damaged Skin

In today's fast-paced world, our skin is constantly exposed to the elements, from harsh UV rays to biting cold winds. If you're someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, you've probably experienced the discomfort of dry, dehydrated skin. That's why I wanted to include Squalane in Dalia Botanique products.

In this blog post, we'll dive into what Squalane is and why it's a game-changer for dry damaged skin, introducing you to its numerous benefits and why you should consider it in your skincare routine.

Squalane versus Squalene

Squalene, primarily derived from sources like shark liver oil and olive oil, was traditionally used in skincare products for its moisturising and emollient properties. However, the instability of Squalene made it less practical for use in cosmetics and many brands have moved away from animal derived ingredients to plant based versions.

Squalane is typically sourced as a by-product from Olives and an alternative to Squalene. It works very much like the skin's own sebum to help prevent moisture loss.

Squalane is known for its exceptional moisturising abilities, skin-friendliness and helps regulate oil production.

Why Squalane is Good for Dry Skin?

1. Superior Moisturisation:

Squalane is renowned for its exceptional moisturising properties. It mimics the skin's natural sebum, making it easily absorbed without clogging pores. This deep hydration can restore the skin's moisture balance and combat dryness, leaving it feeling smooth and nourished.

2. Locks in Moisture:

Squalane forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, preventing moisture loss. This is especially crucial for those who spend a lot of time outdoors, as it shields the skin from environmental factors like wind and UV radiation that can exacerbate dryness.

3. Anti-Aging Benefits:

Dry skin often shows premature signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Squalane can help reduce these visible signs of aging by promoting elasticity and plumping the skin, giving you a more youthful appearance.

4. Non-Irritating:

Squalane is non-comedogenic (it won't block your pores) and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It's unlikely to cause irritation, making it a gentle yet effective option for dry, dehydrated skin.

5. Versatile:

Squalane can be used on its own or incorporated into a wide range of skincare products. At Dalia Botanique we include it in our Facial Oil, Cleanser and Body Oil.

6. Improves Skin Texture:

With regular use, Squalane can lead to smoother, softer skin. It helps to eliminate rough patches and flakiness, providing a more even complexion.

How to Incorporate Squalane into Your Skincare Routine

1. Cleanser: Look for gentle cleansers that contain Squalane as they will leave your skin feeling soft and supple. Find it in our Oil to Milk Cleanser

2. Look for Squalane on the ingredients of a face oil or moisturiser. Find it in our   Botanical Facial Oil 

3. Pure Squalane has been shown be beneficial to dry, brittle hair and irritated scalps, apply a few drop of Squalane Oil onto your scalp and massage in or lightly apply to the ends of your hair.

4. Apply Dalia Botanique Body Oils to slightly damp skin after a shower or bath to lock in hydration and moisturise dry skin.

Shop our Serum and Cleanser bundle with Squalane https://daliabotanique.co.uk/collections/face-care


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