I was recently forwarded an email from a customer with some concerns about the squalane products she had been using. Seems she had received an email that had described squalene as a “toxic” substance. The email stated that squalene in vaccines had been linked to Gulf War Syndrome.
Let me assure you that the natural skin care products we sell here are Daily Balance are 100% safe. We use squalane, the hydrogenated form of squalene, in our Ocean Actives product line, as well as our new Trilane formula. Since squalene is easily oxidized, its hydrogenated form, squalane, which is more stable, is preferred in skin care products.
Squalene is naturally-occurring in the body, so to call it “toxic” or “harmful” would be incorrect. It’s component of human sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands that protect and waterproof the hair and skin, preventing them from drying out, or becoming brittle and cracked.
Applied topically, squalane is one of the best natural skin care ingredients to help hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It’s also completely safe. You can use Trilane and Ocean Actives Squalane with complete confidence.