INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - SQUALANE

SUMMARY: BEST | EXTREMELY SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A useful fatty acid used in personal care products to make the hair and skin softer. It also hydrates the skin and maintains overall skin health.

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WHAT IS SQUALANE: Squalene is a fatty acid that maintains the skin’s barrier, hydrates and moisturizes the skin. It is natural component of skin’s sebum.  It also has anti ageing benefits. It is used in the formulation of a wide variety of products including bath oils, hair products and many more personal care products. Most beauty companies derive their squalane from plants. It doubles up as a skin and hair conditioning ingredient.

REVIEW OF SQUALANE

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

BEST

1

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Squalane is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skin care brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF SQUALANE: The multipurpose Squalane has the following benefits:

  • Acts as a skin conditioning agent: It makes the skin soft, smooth by locking the moisture. ∙  Conditions hair: It adds shine to the strands and makes the hair softer.It also makes your hair strong which prevents breakage. It replenishes strands and protects hair from taking any more damage.
  • Acts as an emollient: It hydrates the dry, rough or flaky skin.
  • Acts as a refatting agent: It is a refatting agent which reduces evaporation and prevents the skin from getting dry too quickly and keeps the moisture locked in to promote softer, smoother skin.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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