Barbara Sturm Eye cream

August 04, 2022

The Benefits of Squalane in Skin Care & Best Products

"Squalene is a natural fat found in the sebum of our skin and is commonly used in skincare products because of its emollient effects, helping to soften and protect the outer skin layer,” explains Dr. Joshua Zeichner, skin expert and Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital. As we get older and our natural ability to produce squalene decreases, its topical use can aid in the skin’s barrier support and hydration. 

Sourcing squalene responsibly is difficult, as it is most commonly derived from shark livers. However, a very similar and often more shelf-stable ingredient called squalane, that can be derived from plant sources like sugarcane and olive, is available. As Dr. Zeichner explains, "it provides almost identical benefits and can be sourced in a more responsible way -  it is a great ingredient for dry or even sensitive skin.”

Skincare Serum

Below, some of our favorite moisturizing SHEN products that use Squalane to plump and nourish skin.

Augustinus Bader Serum 

Along with the brand's signature reparative ingredient, TFC8®, this do-it-all serum helps tighten, brighten and encourage overall skin health. It is quickly absorbed upon application - squalene is naturally produced by our sebaceous glands, so it is very easily absorbed - and leaves behind smoother, softer skin.   

The Serum

Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Eye Cream 

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Super Anti-Aging Eye Cream targets fine lines, wrinkles and dryness and is safe for sensitive eyes that may be prone to stinging. A unique cocktail of ingredients, including Persian silk tree extract, red ginseng, and marine plankton, reduce puffiness and firm the skin while squalane and hyaluronic acid plump. 

Phyla Phluff Moisturizer

New-to-Shen brand Phyla focuses on maintaining balance within the skin's microbiome. Their Phluff Moisturizer is soothing and hydrating, thanks to jojoba oil and squalane, but won’t clog pores - making it ideal for oily or acne prone skin.

Decree Peptide Emollient Veil 

As its name would suggest, this cream is chock full of collagen boosting peptides along with protective antioxidants, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and squalane. Don’t let its light texture fool you - this product is best suited for mature, dry skin types or those needing an extra boost of moisture. 

BeautyCounter Cheeky Clean Cream Blush 

Moisturizing enough to be dabbed onto lips, this super buildable color is a handbag essential capable of taking your makeup look from day to night. The silky texture leaves skin looking dewy (not greasy) and nourishes skin with jojoba esters and squalane. 

Cheeky Clean Cream Blush

Corpus Cleansing Bar

This gentle body cleansing bar is coconut-based and packed with moisturizing squalane, olive and marula oil. Its citrus scent is subtle but complex, with notes of bergamot, orange blossom and cardamom, and would be an energizing start to any morning.

Corpus Cleansing Bar
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Eye Cream $210
Dr. Sturm Super Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Augustinus Bader The Serum $390
Augustinus Bader The Serum - Vegan Anti-Aging Serum
Decree Peptide Emollient Veil + $147
Peptide Emollient Veil +
BEAUTYCOUNTER Cheeky Clean Cream Blush $42
Cheeky Clean Cream Blush - CHAI
Corpus Naturals Corpus Cleansing Bar $22
Corpus Vegan Cleansing Bar
Pai Light Work Cleansing Oil $29
PAI Light Work Cleansing Oil 100ml
MOB MOB Eyeshadow $12
M1 Matte Dusty Plum
Youth to the People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream $58
Youth To The People - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream
Superegg Sound Renewal Serum Cream $60
Sound Renewal Serum Cream
alpyn beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer $60
PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer
alpyn beauty PlantGenius Line-Filling Eye Balm $62
Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Natural Nutrient Rich Line-Filling Eye Balm
Youth to the People 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum $69
Youth to the people-Vitamin C- Caffeine Serum
Superegg Gentle Elements Cleansing Foam $34
Gentle Elements Cleansing Foam
Decree SOS Revitalising Eye Mask $16
SOS Revitalising Eye Mask with biocellulose
Pai Polly Plum Calming Body Cream $39
PAI Polly Plum Calming Body Cream
Pai Heavy Mettle Hand Cream $29
PAI Heavy Mettle Hand Cream
Nature Of Things Restorative Floral Bath $68
Restorative Floral Bath
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream $225
Dr. Barbara Sturm FACE CREAM 50 ml
Nature Of Things Nourishing Body Crème $24
Nourishing Body Crème
Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream $125
Dr. Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream 200 ml
alpyn beauty Bearberry & Vitamin C Glow Serum $59
Bearberry & Vitamin C Glow Serum
MOB MOB Blush $23
Plum Pink
MOB MOB Highlighter $23
M49 Shimmering Pink Champagne
VENN Collagen Intensive Phyto-Vitamin A Renewal Mask $47
Collagen Intensive Phyto-Retinol Renewal Mask
MOB MOB Bronzer $23
MOB - Bronzer M36 Rose Taupe
Doctor Rogers RESTORE RESTORE Body Cream $58
Doctor Rogers RESTORE Body Cream 8.0 fl oz
Ignae Day Complex $187
IGNAE Day Complex intense hydration
Ignae Regenerating Body Oil $116
Ignae body oil green beauty stars award
Ignae Dynamic Eye Complex $138
IGNAE Dynamic Eye Complex targets dark circles and fine lines
Ignae Night Complex $188
IGNAE Night Complex for skin regeneration and natural collagen boost
VENN Collagen Intensive Phyto-Vitamin A Resurfacing Mask $120
Collagen Intensive Phyto-Retinol Resurfacing Mask
Phyla Pluff Moisturizer $60
Pluff Moisturizer 50ml
RMS ReEvolve Natural Finish Foundation Refill $44
ReEvolve Natural Finish Foundation Refill - 00
RMS ReEvolve Natural Finish Foundation $52
ReEvolve Natural Finish Foundation - 22
MOB MOB Cream Clay Eyeshadow $15
M81 Cyan Blue
Ignae Serum Discovery Kit $125
Serum Discovery Kit 3 Serums
Nature Of Things Skin-Replenishing Vitamin Bath $24
Nature of Things Skin-Replenishing Vitamin Bath
MOB MOB Hyaluronic Highlight Balm $23
MOB Hyaluronic Highlight Balm M96

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