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Where Does Squalane Come From?

Where Does Squalane Come From? || what does squalane do for your skin, what is squalane made of

If you’ve done any research into the ingredients on your skincare product’s label, you might have seen a little ingredient called squalane.

Historically, squalane has been derived from questionable sources, but –thankfully– recent scientific advances have allowed us to move away from those unethical sources. So, let’s chat about this key component in many skincare products (including some of our own products).

What Does Squalane Do For Your Skin?

Squalane is a superstar in the skincare world; it has incredible moisturizing and healing properties. It’s a clear, odorless, and lightweight oil that is a derivative of squalene, a natural compound produced by our bodies. 

The problem is that, as we age, our squalene production decreases. This means that intentionally incorporating squalane into your skincare routine can be beneficial. Since squalane is known for its ability to hydrate skin deeply without feeling heavy or greasy, it’s perfect for all skin types. Moreover, squalane helps to soothe skin, increase collagen production, and even protect against environmental damage.

What Is Squalane Made Of?

Traditionally, squalane was derived from shark liver oil. (Yikes) However, due to the obvious ethical and sustainability concerns of this practice, the beauty industry has shifted towards more humane and eco-friendly sources. 

Today, squalane is often derived from botanical sources like olives, amaranth seed, rice bran, and sugarcane. These plant-based options provide the same skincare benefits without harming marine life. And we’re happy to stand behind that.

How Is Rejuvaskin's Squalane Unique?

At Rejuvaskin, we prioritize both efficacy and ethics in our products. That's why our Rejuvasil Silicone Scar Gel utilizes squalane derived from sugarcane

This botanical source ensures that our product is not only effective in helping to improve the appearance of scars but also aligns with our commitment to cruelty-free and sustainable skincare. The sugarcane-derived squalane in our gel offers the same hydrating and skin-repairing benefits as traditional squalane, making it a guilt-free and effective ingredient in your skincare routine.

Why Choose Botanical Ingredients In Skincare?

Botanical ingredients, like the sugarcane-derived squalane in our products, offer a natural and effective way to care for your skin. These ingredients are often gentler, more sustainable, and align with a more holistic approach to skincare. By choosing products with botanical ingredients, you're not only doing something great for your skin but also supporting environmentally responsible practices in the beauty industry.

In Summary, Squalane Is Good, But Choose Good Sources!

Squalane is a versatile and beneficial ingredient in skincare, offering deep hydration and skin repair. By choosing products with ethically sourced, botanical-based squalane, you're opting for effective skincare that also respects the environment and animal welfare. Here at Rejuvaskin, our commitment to such ingredients reflects our dedication to providing not just quality skincare but also ethically responsible choices for our consumers.