What are the benefits of squalane oil for your face? Squalane oil is a safe, stable oil that is worthy of a place in your skincare routine. Hydrating, soothing and non-comedogenic – it's generally considered suitable for all skin types, from dry to sensitive to oily and acne-prone. Squalane is one of the highest quality emollients, with proven performance in skin care. It’s naturally present in your skin’s lipid barrier, but naturally starts to decline with age which can lead to skin dryness and roughness. When added to skincare – squalane is an exceptional moisturizer. It softens, soothes & is rapidly absorbed. Clinical studies prove that Squalane improves cell turnover, binds moisture & provides nourishment and can improve skin elasticity softening the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
What is squalane oil made from? What is the difference between squalene and squalane? Squa(lene) naturally occurs in our own sebum. It is also found in high amounts in shark livers which is traditionally where companies got squalene. Thankfully natural beauty brands get their squa(lane) from plant sources. The most common sources are olives, rice and sugar cane The squalane used in L’Abeille Natural Alchemy is ECOCERT approved and comes from 100% plant-based, renewable sugarcane which creates a highly stable, sustainable and biodegradable squalane.
Which moisturizer is best for dry skin? If you are prone to dry skin or the atmosphere is harsh and drying, look for moisturizers that contain ingredients that prevent water loss and protect your skin's moisture barrier. Squalane, shea butter, ceramides, hyaluronic acid and glycerine are all good choices.
The squalane and plant oils in Glow Intense Serum are deeply moisturizing and may be all your skin needs to stay soft and smooth. If your skin is really dry and sensitive you may want to layer your serum with a richer cream or lotion. For an additional nourishing boost, we like Mokosh Rich Face Cream or Light Face Cream when you feel your skin needs a little extra nutrition and protection.
Is this good for all skin types? The Glow Intense Serum is suitable for all skin types, especially dry or aging skin. If you have sensitive skin - we always recommend patch testing a new product first.
Do I need to use a moisturizer with this serum or is it sufficient on its own? This is a luxurious blend of omega rich oils plus hydrating squalane and any people find it sufficient on its own. However, feel free to layer with your favorite moisturizer if more hydration is needed.
Is the bottle plastic or glass? L’abeille Natural Skincare uses recyclable violet glass (also known as Miron) to maintain the potency and freshness of all ingredients. The dark violet glass helps maintain the life force of the contents & actives with respect to their potency. Water, for example, has been kept fresh in violet glasses for over three years without use of artificial preservation techniques.