Do you ever look at the ingredient list of your skincare and beauty products and think, “What the heck does that mean? Is that something I should be putting on my skin?” You’re definitely not alone. Each Quench Beauty product is formulated with natural ingredients, is paraben-free, and we never test on animals.

So we’re here to help. This is the first in a series of posts where we’ll take more in-depth look at the ingredients in each Quench Beauty product, where they are sourced and why they’re beneficial to your skin. Each Quench Beauty product is formulated with all-natural ingredients and we never test on animals.

Squalane Moisturizer by Quench Beauty

One of our most popular products, our Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cream with Squalane, has a doozy of a ingredient in the name: squalane.

The Skinny on Squalane

Hello, hydration! Squalane is a super-moisturizing oil derived from plant sources. Our squalane comes from the olive plant. It helps soften the skin, improves the look of fine lines, and leaves your skin more radiant and plump than before. It is a regenerative agent that helps promote the skin’s natural cell turn-over rate.

Squalane is absorbed easily into the skin (at an approximate rate of 2mm per second!) and because it similar in molecular structure to our own skin, it makes it easier for our skin to synthesize. The benefits: we see results even faster.

All Natural Squalane From Olive Tree

In addition, squalane is non-comedogenic, which means that it won’t clog your pores and increase your chances of a breakout. It is completely odorless and colorless, which is great for those with sensitive skin.

And did you know that squalane is naturally antibacterial? That helps with the overall health of the skin on your face. Squalane also helps protect your skin from free radicals and some suggest that it can help diminish dark spots over time.

Squalane or Squalene

Squalane vs. Squalene

It’s important to note that when you’re checking out products that contain squalane, that you ensure it’s spelled squalane with an ‘A’, not squalene with an ‘E’. The latter is derived from shark liver and can go rancid quickly, so steer clear – it’s definitely not something you want to be using on your beautiful face.

We hope this gave you some more in-depth information on squalane and all it’s amazing benefits. Check back soon for another Ingredient Decoder post!

We’d love to know what ingredient you’re most interested in learning about next! Drop us a line in the comments to let us know.