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February 17, 2021
Squalene is a colorless poly-unsaturated hydrocarbon liquid that is naturally found in human sebum, as well as many animals and plants, for lubrication and protection. In human skin’s lipid, it accounts for approximately 10-16% of the skin's lipid. However, our skin produces less squalene with age, and the distribution of lipids in the skin becomes uneven. Just like a dam with a damaged gate, water cannot be locked in, which means no matter how much hydration you give the skin, it will still feel dry.
In the past, squalene was mainly extracted from shark livers, but not only does this greatly harm the poor animals, but because of pristine, a known allergen, it may also cause sensitivity in some skin. This is where squalane, which is mostly derived from olives, comes in.
As it is a component of our natural sebum, squalane penetrates the upper layers of the skin easily, whilst pulling other ingredients in the formula with it deep into the skin for higher performance and absorption. It is also therefore suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne prone skin.
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Skin Quencher <- Click to shop
Enriched with 16% olive-derived Squalane, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, as well as Aloe Vera, this serum / lightweight moisturizer hydrates, soothes inflammations, and calms, whilst sending signals to cells to produce more collagen, plump skin, and smooth wrinkles, thus restoring and maintaining the skin’s youthful appearance.
In addition to effectively nourishing the skin, squalane also helps to strengthen the skin's natural lipid barrier to reduce moisture loss caused by evaporation, thus reducing dryness and cracking skin.
The London Mask <- Click to shop
With a base of highly moisturizing organic rice, high concentration of squalane, and purified kaolin, as well as Comfrey, Mallow, Cucumber, Panthenol and Allantoin, this bestselling mask helps eliminate toxins and impurities, reduces pollution damage, and repairs skin, whilst soothing and softening even the most stressed skin.
Studies have found that squalane contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation properties, which helps relieve redness and inflammation and protects the skin against allergens and pollutants, and therefore it is particularly suitable for various inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, and inflammatory acne.
Symmetry Fluid <- Click to shop
Rich in rare ingredients Astaxanthin and Fulvic Acid, as well as resveratrol-rich Cranberry, Squalene, Green Tea, White Tea Extract, Red Algae, Dandelion, Gotu Kola and Ginkgo, etc., Symmetry Fluid fights off inflammations and free radicals, detoxifies, removes heavy metals in the skin, brightens, reduces acne, promotes skin cell regeneration, strengthens and repairs the skin, and increases skin elasticity, whilst creating a breathable barrier on the skin surface.
Squalane is abundant in antioxidants, which helps to fight and neutralize free radicals to slow signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. The antioxidant properties of squalane also helps protect against lipid peroxidation, a process that damages skin’s surface and pore lining, thereby preventing pores from enlarging.
Purifying Cleansing Beauty Cream <- Click to shop
This mild yet effective creamy milk formula contains a high dose of squalane, as well as prized organic botanicals, including Mallow, Butterfly Bush, White Genepì and Masterwort, to renew and repair the skin, fight free radicals, soothe inflammations and remove impurities simultaneously, leaving the skin revitalized, super soft and hydrated.
Research has found that squalane, over time, can help fade hyperpigmentation and dark spots, yet without the irritations that ingredients like Glycolic Acid can bring.
Stellar Restoration Corrective Complex <- Click to shop
Featuring star ingredient 1.8% Encapsulated Retinol, as well as Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Squalane, Vitamin E, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root, Gotu Kola, Willow Bark, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate and MSM etc., the powerful yet gentle watery serum stimulates collagen synthesis and rejuvenates skin to effectively reduce wrinkles, acne and hyperpigmentation, smooth skin texture, slow aging, and minimize pores in a soothing, hydrating way.
Clear Beginning Hand Spray <- Click to shop
Formulated with 0.1% Benzalkonium Chloride, an ingredient shown to be effective against coronaviruses at 0.05% as recommended by the Singapore Government's National Environment Agency, and deemed eligible by US FDA for use in healthcare personnel hand rubs, this hand sanitizer is packed with skin-friendly botanical extracts, such as Squalane and Vitamin B5, to help leave the skin protected while feeling soft and moisturised without any sticky residue, making it the perfect hand sanitizer for those with sensitive, fragile, damaged, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis skin. Individually lab-tested against bacteria, fungi and yeasts
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