Ever heard of Squalene?! Squalene is an ingredient used in skincare to boost the skin's moisture, promote elasticity, support healing and can help support skin inflammation and irritation. Unfortunately! Many mainstream products use shark liver oil squalene which requires shark species to be fished for commercial use which is driving them to extinction! The alternative? Plant-based cruelty-free squalene! Read on to find out why we are loving Botani's key ingredient...
WHAT IS OLIVE SQUALENE?
Squalene oil is produced by our own skin cells, and also found in olives, sugarcane, wheat germ, rice bran, palm trees and - shark liver.
Mimicking our skin’s own built-in moisturiser, it is a multi-beneficial, naturally anti-ageing plant active suited to all skin types, from dry to sensitive to oily and acne-prone.
"Plant active Olive Squalene has been touted the ‘antioxidant of the future’, with its incredible biocompatibility to the skin.".
FACT "The skin’s sebaceous glands contain around 12% Squalene, forming part of our skin’s natural protective barrier that keeps the moisture in, and bacteria out! From the age of around 25, the skin’s Squalene levels start to deplete, so daily replenishment is vital for optimum skin health." - Botani
- Reduces wrinkles
- Promotes healing of scars
- Improves skin texture
- Great for sensitive skin
- Can help support eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis
- Reduces UV damage
- Balances oil production
- Reduces pigmentation
- Calms irritation and redness
SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE PRODUCTS USING OLIVE SQUALENE:
Botani are 100% certified cruelty free AND endorsed by Peta because of their concern for using Olive Squalene instead of Shark Squalene- pretty great right?!
OLIVE SKIN SERUM
This serum contains 100% phyto-active Olive Squalene which works just like the natural moisture our skin produces so is quickly and readily absorbed by the skin. Not only does this mean it leaves skin deeply moisturised but it's great for sensitive skin, prevents free radical damage and premature ageing AND can calm skin irritation.
NOURISHING BODY OIL
Not only does this body oil use Oilve Squalene to seal the skin with moisture, it also uses organic Almond, Jojoba and Carrot oils which are rich in Vitamins A, C and E to protect skin from free radical damage and leave it feels smooth and soft (sans any grease!)