Radiant Hydration: The Transformative Benefits of Squalane Oil

Your skin is one of your most precious assets, and you want to keep it as healthy as possible. But that can be challenging, given the many hazards we face, like sun damage, aging, other pollutants, and various skin conditions that put our skin at risk.

Help is available in the form of squalane oil to keep your skin smooth, supple, and hydrated. 

What exactly is squalane oil, and what are its benefits? We’ll answer those questions, list many of the common benefits of squalane, and show you how you can use a combination of Ancient India skin care products to get maximum hydration and revitalizing effects.

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What Is Squalane Oil? 

To understand what squalane oil is, it’s helpful to first understand what squalene (with an “e”) is. A polyunsaturated fat, squalene is an odorless, oily compound naturally found in our bodies, as well as in animals and plants. As we age, our bodies make less squalene, which can leave our skin dry, tight, and itchy.

That’s where squalane oil (with an “a”) comes in. Through hydrogenation, squalene is converted to squalane so it can be used for skin care purposes. Due to its emollient qualities, squalane oil works to provide necessary hydration to the skin, helping to keep it smooth and supple.

In the past, squalene was taken from animal sources, like shark liver oil, but now it is predominantly taken from plants, such as olives, grape seeds, and amaranth.

What Does Squalane Oil Do for Your Skin?

The benefits of squalane oil for the face are numerous.

Squalane acts as an emollient for the skin, allowing it to retain moisture. Since it is lightweight, squalane oil also helps lubricate the skin without leaving a heavy, greasy feeling. On top of that, it won’t clog your pores and is appropriate for any skin type.

Squalane’s antioxidant properties help keep skin soft and supple while protecting the oil in the skin from lipid peroxidation. This is a process that damages both the surface of the skin and deep in the pore lining. Since peroxidation may play a role in acne, squalane oil may be helpful in managing the inflammatory effects that come along with it.

Experience squalane oil skin benefits yourself with Ancient India’s Intense Hydration Squalane Face Crème. Formulated with a blend of peptides and other active ingredients, like turmeric, lotus flower, and avocado oil, our squalane face moisturizer supports the skin barrier, helping to soften lines and protect the skin.

6 Potential Squalane Oil Benefits for Your Skin

#1: May Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines

Fine lines in our skin are often due to aging and other environmental stressors that may cause free-radical damage and break down the collagen that is present in our skin naturally. Skin cells are better protected from damage because of the antioxidant properties of squalane oil, improving the skin’s appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles. To help minimize the appearance of fine lines in your skin:

  • Eat foods rich in antioxidants.
  • Consider taking supplements like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and more.
  • Use sunscreen daily.
  • Minimize stress.
  • Use skincare products with the right ingredients — like Ancient India’s Intense Hydration Squalane Face Crème — in your daily routine.

#2: Moisturizes and Softens

Squalane oil benefits for the skin include hydration that moisturizes your skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. Since it is absorbed quickly and because it is much like your skin’s natural oil, you’ll get just the right amount of this lightweight moisturizer. This means your skin won’t feel excessively oily or overly dry after applying squalane oil or products containing squalane oil.

#3: Soothes and Prevents Irritation

Squalane blocks the skin barrier by helping keep moisture in and irritants out. Because of the fatty acid content, squalane oil provides essential nourishment to the skin along with soothing qualities.

Squalane oil also acts as an anti-inflammatory, which can help soothe the skin from the effects of irritating skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

#4: Can Help Fade Dark Spots

Dark spots are caused by hyperpigmentation, an overproduction of melanin. Sun exposure, aging, hormonal changes, and diabetes can also result in dark spots. 

Whatever the cause, the antioxidant properties of squalane oil once again may help reduce dark spots and restore an even tone across your skin. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory qualities of squalane oil can help reduce redness and provide a soothing feeling to those areas that experience temporary irritation.

#5: Won’t Clog Pores

Oils tend to clog pores, so the term “squalane oil” may make you a little hesitant to use it, especially if you deal with acne or have periodic acne breakouts.

Even though squalane is an oil, it is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores. 

That’s good news if your skin is already oily or if you are trying to manage your acne. Skin care products containing squalane oil are lightweight and leave your skin feeling clean without a greasy residue.

Squalane oil is suitable for all skin types, but it can help regulate oil production, and that is welcome news for those with naturally oily skin.

Ancient India’s skin care products are not only luxurious, but they are made with the best ingredients nature provides, leaving out chemicals and ingredients like fragrances, talc, parabens, and silicones. 

Simply put, Ancient India products are just good for your skin.

#6: Suitable for Many Skin Types

As already mentioned, squalane oil is an excellent choice for those with oily skin, but because it acts much like your skin’s natural oils, it’s also recommended for all skin types and includes the following benefits:

  • For dry skin: The ability of squalane oil to regulate oils in the skin is a benefit for those with dry skin. Additionally, squalane oil helps keep dry skin hydrated and moisturized.
  • For oily skin: Just like for dry skin, squalane balances oils for those with oily skin, making sure your oil glands are not overproducing.
  • For combination skin: These oil balancing effects also work on combination skin, ensuring your skin, overall, gets what it needs.
  • For sensitive skin: Because squalane mimics our skin’s natural oils, it can produce a gentle effect on the skin, helping to calm redness and discomfort from irritation.

Commonly Asked Questions About the Benefits of Squalane Oil

Can You Use Squalane Oil Every Day?

Yes! Squalane oil is appropriate to use every day, unlike other products that contain heavier oils like coconut oil. Because it’s lightweight and doesn’t leave a heavy greasy residue, squalane oil is safe and recommended for both your morning and evening skincare routines. 

You can even add squalane oil to your sunscreen for added benefits throughout the day.

What Are the Benefits of Squalane Oil for Wrinkled Skin?

Wrinkles are a normal part of aging, but they can also be caused by sun damage, smoking, and other environmental factors. 

Skin that isn’t adequately hydrated can look dry and wrinkled, and squalane oil helps by locking in moisture. This adds plumpness and fullness to the skin, resulting in a more smooth and supple appearance.

Discover the Ultimate in Moisture With Ancient India’s Intense Hydration Squalane Face Crème

Are you ready to treat yourself and your skin to clean and luxurious skin care products with benefits beyond compare? You won’t be disappointed by Ancient India’s products.

For ultimate hydration, our Intense Hydration Squalane Face Crème contains a blend of natural ingredients, including:

  • Squalane
  • Peptides
  • Lotus flower
  • Turmeric
  • Carrot root
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Avocado oil
  • Jojoba oil

This emollient crème deeply hydrates, supports the skin's barrier, protects against hyperpigmentation, and restores elasticity and radiance to your skin.

The Intense Hydration Squalane Face Crème pairs nicely with hyaluronic acid. That’s why we recommend using the face crème with our Niacinamide & Hyaluronic Acid Serum Face Lift Drops. They complement each other and work better together. For both your day and night routine, using hyaluronic acid prepares your skin to receive squalane oil for maximum benefits. 

Experience the benefits of intense hydration today and treat yourself to Ancient India skin care products that promote sustainability, luxury, and natural ingredients.


The content in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.