Skin’s Natural Oil

Oil Diminishes Over Time

One of the downsides of aging is the many changes that our skin goes through as we get older. There are hormonal changes and fluctuations that affect the health and appearance of our skin, as well as diminishing amounts of various chemicals, proteins and other substances that give our skin its healthy glow once we reach our thirties. It’s about this time when a good quality skin care regimen becomes so important.

One of the substances that diminishes as we age is an oil called Squalane. Although squalane is naturally occurring in our skin, production of this chemical slows dramatically after age thirty. This contributes to dry skin, but Barely Blush makes it easy to work with your skin’s natural squalane to help balance what you have lost.

What is Squalane?

So what is Squalane and where do we get it? Squalane is an oil that Barely Blush extracts from natural cold-pressed olives. Not to be confused with squalene, Squalane is a saturated oil. This is important because saturated oils have single bonds within their fatty acid chains making them very stable.  They are resistant to free radicals that are caused by the sun’s UV rays, and will not easily go rancid, as other, less stable oils will do.

The benefits of squalane are plenty. First and foremost, it’s a moisturizer. It helps to hydrate and plump your skin, leaving it soft and non-greasy. It’s ideal for use in both the treatment and prevention of eye and lip area dryness. These areas of our face tend to be the most delicate and can succumb to dryness easier than other areas. So squalane is great for those areas. It also helps to regulate oil production better than other oils found in skin care products and can help increase healing of chapped skin, eczema and psoriasis. It helps to protect skin from free radicals that cause premature aging of skin and is naturally antibacterial, which helps reduce acne without causing redness, irritation or stinging.

Barely Blush has your back

Thanks to our 100% Squalane Serum, you can help to restore the skin’s natural balance. It’s clinically proven to not irritate skin, even in those who have sensitive skin or skin conditions including dermatitis and eczema. It’s also non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores, and it’s colorless and odorless. And although it’s an oil, it does not leave your skin feeling oily after applying it.


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Our Pledge

Barely Blush is a great natural choice for your skin and for the environment. None of our products contain sulfates, SLS or SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, or triclocarban. Our products are proudly made in the USA, and we never test them on animals.

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