A Unique Natural Moisturiser
|Olive Squalene is the hidden secret of the plant world! This plant active can be found within olives and is scientifically proven to defend the skin from environmental damage and ageing.|
Why is Olive Squalene so beneficial in treating damaged and dry skin? Read our guide to this botanical beauty and discover why Olive Squalene is your skin’s new best friend.
Olive Squalene is a plant active that has a molecular structure comparable to our skin.
Resembling human Squalene, our skin’s own built-in moisturiser, Olive Squalene’s biocompatibility allows it to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin for true hydration and rejuvenation to occur. Unlike olive oil, Olive Squalene is a clear, non-greasy oil that imparts a satin finish, ideal for daily under makeup.
Olive Squalene is an unsaturated hydrocarbon. Its molecular structure is very different from other carrier oils, such as coconut, sunflower, sweet almond, rosehip and even olive oil, as it is an ‘active’.
Resembling our own protective coat, Olive Squalene is a proven antioxidant and free-radical scavenger. A proven SPF booster, once applied topically it has the ability to cancel out the cell damaging effects of free radicals including ultraviolet light from the sun (UVA or UVB) which account for 90% of the symptoms of premature ageing.
Olive Squalene has been clinically proven to increase skin’s moisture levels by up to 50%*.
Not only does the multi-tasker increase moisture levels in the skin, it seals and locks moisture in for long-lasting hydration. Therefore, it’s the perfect plant active for dehydration and dry skin.
Alleviating skin dryness and dehydration, Olive Squalene provides both immediate and long lasting hydration. An all-natural emollient, the plant active lubricates the skin restoring skin suppleness and elasticity.
All Skin Types
Being an anti-inflammatory, Olive Squalene is suitable for use on all skin types. It’s clinically proven to reduce redness and calm irritation making it an ideal solution for those prone to ezcema, psoriasis, rosacea and dermatitis.
Certified by ECOCERT according to ecological and organic standards, it has an excellent safety profile as well as being vegan friendly and gluten free. It’s non-irritating, non-allergen, non-toxic**.
Squalene for skin health
Squalene is as vital to skin as water is to life…
Everyone is born with Squalene in their skin – every skin type, every age group, every ethnicity. From as early as 25 years of age the Squalene production in our skin decreases, resulting in the dehydration that leads to fine lines, wrinkles and premature ageing.
Squalene is the skin’s principal lipid, natural emollient, built-in moisturiser and skin antioxidant. Squalene is a natural constituent that accounts for 12% our skin’s sebum.
Why does our skin need Sebum?
Human sebum is a water loving lipid, keeping skin moist, lubricated and supple – just as nature designed it. Sebum is released from sebaceous glands and mixes with moisture, the atmosphere and our sweat to create a protective barrier (the ‘acid mantle’) from external stresses and minimise the skin’s water loss.
Squalene is the natural alternative to mineral oils (petrochemicals).
Mineral oils do not allow the skin to function naturally and while they may make the skin feel soft and smooth, they provide no long term benefits. Acting as a film on the skin’s surface, much like a layer of cling film, they are not only incompatible with our skin, they suffocate cells by not allowing the skin to breathe.Squalene, a major component of our sebum, declines in production as we age.
Nature has provided us with the perfect Squalene replenishment source. Olive Squalene.
Derived from the olive pip, Olive Squalene has the same molecular structure as human Squalene. This bio-compatibility allows Olive Squalene to immediately absorb into and penetrate the skin’s deepest layers where true hydration and cell rejuvenation occurs.
Squalene – why olives for natural beauty?
Squalene has gone hand in hand with human survival in harsh conditions for many centuries. Despite being first discovered within the livers of deep sea sharks by Japanese Chemist Mitsumaru Tsujimoto in 1906, the natural benefits of Squalene have existed for much longer. According to Das (2000), Squalene works by stimulating immune cells in the inner and outer protective coat of our body and is an evolutionary requirement. This natural skin protector is an antioxidant that has shielded life from UV radiation for over three billion years, (Das, 2000).
B. Das, The Science Behind Sqaulene: The Human Antioxidant, Toronto Medical Publications for the International Council for Bionutrient Research, 2000
P. Jarne, H. Casabianca, M. Batteau, P. Goetinck and V. Salomon, 2010, Differentiation of the Origin of Squalene and Squalane Using Stable Isotopes Ratio Analysis, SOFW Journal, Vol. 136, pp. 2-8
* Clinical test Ref: M00710
** International Journal of Toxicology, Vol.1, No.2, 37-56 (1982)