If it took you a few years to finally incorporate collagen into your skincare routine, here’s a tip to help you get ahead of the game—don’t ignore the benefits of squalene! It’s a dermatologist-approved, multi-benefit ingredient suitable for all skin types. 

Whether you’re tired of dry, inflamed skin or looking to combat aging, here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of squalene for the skin.

#1 – It’s a Great Moisturizer for Every Skin Type

Even though your body already has a built-in system to keep your skin hydrated, it doesn’t always get the job done. Especially as you get older, you might notice that your skin feels drier, flakier, and more inflamed. As a result, many people turn to moisturizers to keep their skin looking healthy and hydrated.

Squalene mimics the skin’s natural oils, making it a light, breathable moisturizer. When applied topically, it helps hydrate and moisturize the skin. In addition, it protects skin by creating a barrier, which can help it hold up against harsh weather conditions. Whether you have dry, sensitive, or oily skin, it can benefit from the moisture-boosting properties of squalane.

#2 – It’ll Leave You Baby Smooth

If you’re using squalene as a topical moisturizer or applying a face mask with squalene, you might notice an added benefit: it softens your skin’s texture. This is because of squalene’s hydrating and antioxidant properties. Over time, it can also help reduce the appearance of pores and dark spots, and because it forms a barrier over the skin, it can also help prevent trans-epidermal water loss—keeping skin feeling smoother, longer.

#3 – It Controls Oil Production

Squalene is a great choice for anyone with oily skin because it mimics sebum, a substance produced by your body. Essentially, the skin recognizes it as a naturally occurring oil, causing your body to produce less of its own. This gives squalene the ability to control your skin’s oil production, resulting in a healthier balance and clearer skin.  

#4 – It’s Non-Comedogenic

The term comedogenic refers to whether or not an ingredient is likely to clog your pores. Since squalene is considered a non-comedogenic ingredient, it’s an excellent choice for every skin type. Squalene is lightweight, never greasy, and leaves your skin moisturized without the added weight that some oils create. 

# 5 – It Reduces Redness

According to research, squalene has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce temporary redness and swelling. Because of its gentle effects on the skin, topical squalene can alleviate discomfort, while helping you achieve an even, rejuvenated skin tone.

Transform Your Skin Care Ritual with Squalene

Start harnessing the transformative powers of squalene with KNESKO’s hydrating and nourishing Amethyst Hydrate Collagen Face Masks. Our face masks are infused with powerful ingredients to heal your skin from within. Say ‘yes’ to beautiful, glowing skin, and treat yourself to a restorative at-home spa day.