The Clean Beauty Dossier: Squalane Oil

Skintellect's Clean Beauty Dossier is a series where we highlight our favorite good-for-you, non-toxic beauty ingredients that promote healthy, glowing skin. Each edit features a list of coveted products: face, body, and gut, that we have recommended for you.


Squalane, a saturated form of squalene (which is a common lipid produced by our skin cells), is an oil-based ingredient that act as a hydrator to lock in moisture and support healthy hydration. At Skintellect we support plant-derived Squalane that is sourced from plants such as olives and sugar cane.


Ideally for dry skin, though this non-comedogenic / non-greasy oil can be good for all skin types, Squalane helps to restore moisture, suppleness, and texture in the skin. Keeping it nourished, all while preventing dryness and dullness.



To replenish dull, dry skin, Nuria Beauty's Hydrate collection blends Squalane and Everlasting Flower Extract to help promote healthy glowing skin and prevent daily moisture loss.

Recommended for: All skin types.



Formulated with Squalane, Niacinamide, and super effective peptides to deeply hydrate, target dark circles, and reduce puffiness, Biossance's age-defying weightless eye gel is perfect to wake up tired-looking eyes after a long day (or year).

Recommended for: All skin types.



Renew your skin with Indie Lee's easily absorbed olive-derived Squalane. Good for disrupted skin barrier and water loss in the skin to help nourish and diminish the appearance of fine lines.


Recommended for: All skin types.




Boost your skin with radiance overnight with this deeply hydrating nighttime mask formulated with Squalane, Vitamin C, and Hyaluronic Acid. Additionally, this antioxidant rich face mask helps to target uneven skin tone to reveal a brighter, even complexion.

Recommended for: Dry skin.



A super rich and hydrating body moisturizer that draws and lock in moisture in the skin to restore elasticity. Paired with Aloe Vera to soothe and Phytic Acid to exfoliate, your body is sure to have a natural glow-from-within kind of radiance.

Recommended for: All skin types.



The Ordinary, a Deciem brand, produces highly effective single-ingredient products like the brand's 100% plant-derived squalane. This super lightweight no-fine-line oil boost your skin and locks in moisture to maintain a healthy-looking skin.

Recommended for: All skin types.

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