Squalene. It sounds funny, but it’s actually a natural, intense moisturizing ingredient that has amazing benefits for your skin.
Squalene oil is naturally produced in our skin, and often used in skin care products, it is a grease-less oil that deeply moisturizes, nourishes, and plumps the skin. It uses anti-oxidants to protect our skin and keep it soft and healthy, and by using products such as moisturizers that contain squalene oil, we can boost our skin’s ability to naturally regenerate, nourish, and hydrate skin tissue. Being an anti-oxidant, high levels are found in olive oil, and studies have shown that squalene in olive oil may be responsible for disrupting the DNA synthesis that causes cancer cells to grow, so imagine what it can do for your skin!
Because of its ability to protect skin and regenerate tissue, moisturizers with squalene oil are also used for treatment of scars, stretch marks, and sun damage. It prevents skin from dryness and chapping, and penetrates the skin more than the average lotion, providing much more effective results.
GloTherapeutics’ gloConditioning Barrier Balm contains this almost-magic ingredient, and it is specifically designed for extremely dry or chapped skin to provide immediate relief through intense hydration and improve skin’s integrity. It’s recommended especially for dry skin, combination skin, post-resurfacing treatment, and extreme dryness/cracking.