11 Thirst-Quenching Squalane Products for Head-to-Toe Hydration

11 Thirst-Quenching Squalane Products for Head-to-Toe Hydration
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Squalane’s position as a must-have skincare classic was years in the making. For quite a long time, this multi-beneficial ingredient was mostly animal-derived before a slew of eco-conscious brands (like my personal favorite Biossance) figured out how to more responsibly source it from plants instead. Now it seems the best squalane products can be found everywhere and anywhere, no matter your budget or needs.

As I’ve noted before, squalane shouldn’t be confused with squalene, a naturally-occurring building block of the skin’s lipid barrier. It’s a protective nutrient that, like many other skin processes, loses steam as we age, thus requiring help via topical treatments. Today, plant-sourced squalane is one of the most popular enhancers for hair, face, and body products because of its scentless, wide-ranging benefits, the most popular being moisture.

Squalane oil can be used as an all-over moisturizer and combined with other effective ingredients for serums, masks, sunscreens, and more. Ahead, some effective options that will fit seamlessly into just about any kind of routine.

 

Valjean Labs Morning Glow Facial Oil

Valjean Labs.

Valjean Labs Morning Glow Facial Oil

This cost-effective vegan formula elevates brightness and moisture simultaneously with a concentrated blend of vitamin C and squalane.

Honest Beauty Hydrogel Cream

Honest.

Honest Beauty Hydrogel Cream

With two types of hyaluronic acid and squalane, this cooling moisturizer provides an instantly gratifying amount of nourishment to parched skin.

QRxLabs Squalane E Oil

QRxLabs.

QRxLabs Squalane E Oil

This multi-tasking hair and skin moisturizer combines the moisturizing properties of squalane and vitamin E.

OUAI Body Creme

OUAI.

OUAI Body Creme

A whipped body moisturizer enriched with coconut oil, squalane, and Cupuaçu butter to quickly absorb into and nourish dry skin.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl’s.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

This potent overnight facial treatment has been clinically tested to target inflammation, dryness, and dark spots with a concentrated blend of squalane, evening primrose oil, and lavender oil.

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

Deciem.

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

A gentle makeup remover and cleanser in one that effectively removes makeup, sunscreen and other environmental pollutants from the face.

Patrick Ta Major Glow Body Oil

Patrick Ta Beauty.

Patrick Ta Major Glow Body Oil

Choose from three shimmery, iridescent finishes to illuminate and hydrate your body with this scented brightening oil, enriched with olive oil, squalane, vitamin E, stabilized vitamin C, and magnolia bark extract.

Biossance Squalane + Zinc Mineral Sunscreen

Biossance.

Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++

This innovative, eco-conscious sunscreen checks all the boxes. It’s reef-safe, mineral-based, completely sheer, suitable for all skin types, lightweight, and hydrating.

Tatcha The Serum Stick: Treatment & Touch Up Balm

Tatcha.

Tatcha The Serum Stick: Treatment & Touch Up Balm

This anti-aging, brightening, and soothing hydrator contains purified squalane, Japanese lemon balm, and the brand’s signature Hadasei-3 complex (green tea, rice, algae). Use it under or over makeup to touch-up your glow in just a few seconds.

Peter Thomas Roth PRO Strength Retinoid Peptide Serum

Peter Thomas Roth.

Peter Thomas Roth PRO Strength Retinoid Peptide Serum

This potent leave-on retinoid treatment would be drying if it (thankfully) wasn’t formulated with a handful of famously moisturizing ingredients including ceramides, peptides, and squalane.

Then I Met You Birch Milk Refining Toner

Then I Met You.

Then I Met You Birch Milk Refining Toner

This milky post-cleansing toner pours moisture back into the skin with a 76 percent birch juice formula further elevated with a small concentration of gentle exfoliants, marshmallow root extract, and squalane.

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