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Squalane actif hydratant biomimétique.

Squalane, a moisturising agent in harmony with the skin.

Squalane is a hydrocarbon active ingredient derived from squalene, a lipid naturally present in human sebum. Its excellent affinity with the skin and its high stability against oxidation makes it a compound of choice in formulations. As for its benefits, it is particularly renowned for its powerful hydrating capabilities.

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What is squalane?

The squalane is the hydrogenated form of squalene, a lipid produced by skin cells that accounts for 14 to 16% of the total composition of sebum. Being liposoluble, it can be added to skin or hair care products consisting of an oily monophase or an oily phase combined with an aqueous phase. Moreover, squalane is colourless, odourless, but its main advantage lies in its non-comedogenicity, meaning it does not clog pores and does not cause imperfections. This stable and saturated hydrocarbon is appreciated for its sensory qualities. It is both light to the touch and silky. Furthermore, it is biocompatible with the skin and therefore non-irritating. Squalane can be introduced into a product at a concentration ranging from 0.5 to 100% in total harmlessness.

Squalane and its hydrating power.

Squalane is a non-greasy oil with a dry touch that rapidly penetrates the epidermis.Itis often referred to as anactive emollient. Not only does it soften the skin, but it also prevents the epidermis from dehydrating.Its biomimetic structure with the sebum helps to repair the hydrolipidic film, thereby strengthening the skin's barrier function and preventing the body's water from evaporating. The skin remains hydrated for longer and the feelings of tightness associated with dry skin are reduced.

Furthermore, squalene is a component of sebum, the natural production of which by skin cells tends to decrease around the age of 30. This decline contributes to increased dehydration and the skin showing more "signs" of ageing. Therefore, a daily intake of squalane helps to combat this inevitable loss and slows down the skin dehydration process that intensifies over the years.

Our moisturising and lipid-replenishing treatments with squalane.

Extracted from the unsaponifiable fraction of olive oil, the squalane present in our skincare products is 100% plant-based. It is incorporated into various skin formulations.

  • The regenerating facial scrub gently exfoliates and unclogs pores. This gel transforms into an exfoliating oil under the effect of massage, then into a milk upon contact with water. Containing essential oils, it should not be used by pregnant women.

  • Thehydrating botanical blend with papyrus is a night serum that helps to restore skin hydration and promote cellular regeneration.

  • Thetightening botanical blendwith nopal is a night serum that helps to firm the skin through the toning and regenerating actions of 7 botanical extracts, including immortelle essential oil.

  • The nourishing face cream formulated with hyaluronic acid and shea butter is a treatment enriched with lipid-replenishing and moisturising active ingredients to restore skin suppleness and reduce feelings of tightness.

  • The nourishing serum squalane 100% is a treatment recommended for dry skin, with the aim of reducing feelings of tightness and diminishing dehydration fine lines.

  • Thetinted serumsare enriched with Vitamin C for a radiant complexion and aloe vera for skin hydration. They provide light coverage and even out the skin tone. Moreover, these 2-in-1 products exclude fragrance, nanoparticles, and silicones, which are often included in the formulation of traditional foundations and can promote the appearance of blemishes. Each tinted serum can match a wide spectrum of skin tones. The six shades of our serums have been developed according to the Fitzpatrick phototype scale.

  • Therelipidating shower oil Vitamin E+F 2.5% + Bitter Almond Extract is antioxidant treatment that restores suppleness to the epidermis and reduces feelings of tightness, while delicately scenting the skin with a light almond fragrance.

  • The nourishing body cream restores the lipid barrier, reduces feelings of tightness and protects the skin from external aggressions.

Sources

  • KARADENIZ F. & al. Biological importance and applications of squalene and squalane. Advances in Food and Nutrition Research (2012).

  • SETHI A. & al., Moisturizers: The slippery road. Indian Journal of Dermatology (2016).

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