This all-vegetable product, extracted from olive oil, is one of the most powerful moisturizers I have encountered. Clear and colorless, it looks like water in the bottle. Research shows that Squalane not only moisturizes the skin, but also provides a barrier preventing transdermal water loss. It is an ideal ingredient in any blend for dry, chapped, or scaly skin. I have heard excellent reports from people using it in salves and balms to help ease the discomfort of eczema or contact dermatitis, as well.
Squalane is a natural component of human skin during childhood and adolescence, but as we enter our twenties, the amount present decreases rapidly, contributing to the aging process. Will adding a drop of Squalane to your normal skin care regime give you the glowing complexion of a child? I doubt it! But it should restore moisture and suppleness. I would avoid using on oily skin, or where acne is present.