Jan K. says As an avid skin care product junkie, I was excited to see an all natural, hand made, animal friendly addition to the world of lotions and potions. Brendita's Body Works is tops when it comes to luxurious bath/shower products and her line of squalane facial care cleansers and serums/lotions are made for my dry/aging skin. Customer service is SUPERB with special attention to every order and it's so much fun to see what free samples and goodies are packaged with your order! All in all, Brendita's care and attention to our skin care needs makes for an unforgettable experience.
Squalane (also referred to as squalene) is a perfect addition to any natural skin care regimen.
Why does squalene work as a dry skin moisturizer?
Squalane closely resembles sebum which is the protective oil that is secreted by the skin. In order to have balanced hydrated and supple skin, it is important that the right amount of sebum reaches the skin's surface. Over active sebaceous glands cause an abundance of surface oil while under active sebaceous glands result in skin that feels dry and parched. Environmental factors, harsh cleansers and dead skin cells that remain on the surface of the skin can result in a lack of sufficient oil on the skins surface, leaving the skin tight and unprotected. When the skin surface lacks a sufficient amount of its own protective coating, sebaceous glands go into over drive in an attempt to return the skin to its natural, healthy state. Chemical laden cleansers and pore clogging concealers and makeup disrupt the skin's ability to breathe and shed spent cells. Squalane based products provide essential, plant derived nutrients that encourage cell turnover and increase collagen production and moisture retention. The result is supple, moist, plump skin that radiates health and vitality.
Squalane is readily absorbed into the skin because it resembles the natural oils produced by the body. For this reason, it is known for its ability to treat stubborn patches of eczema. It is best used as a dry skin moisturizer but it is also effective for people with sensitive skin. Squalane is versatile in that it can be incorporated into a base ingredient for a natural body lotion, eye creme, facial serum and even in a lip balm. It offers protection from UV rays; it is an antioxidant and will help to prevent age spots or hyperpigmentation. It is delicate enough to be used around the eyes and because it also has antibacterial properties, it can be used in a cuticle creme or butter. I hope you found this article useful.
The entire Sunshine Squalane Collection was inspired by my pen pal and e-friend, Adrienne. Her screen name is "NoonDaySun" and I think of her as my "Sunshine" for many reasons. Thanks, Adrienne!
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