The more I write about beauty the more I fall in love with products that multi-task. What’s better than a do-it-all moisturizer for hair, body, nails and face? Or a cleanser that cleans and exfoliates? While there are a number of products that perform two functions, I find that the multi-tasking heavyweights are products that are in a very basic state, for example: shea butter, coconut oil, glycerin, cocoa butter, aloe vera gel and so on. Recently, I noticed that the makers/marketers of beauty and skincare products started calling out squalane, a derivative of squalene, as a multitasking ingredient in their products. Squalene has been around since the 1900s but from my observation, it seems squalane’s prominence in beauty products is growing.
I recently recieved the Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil, (100 % Squalane) and started incorporating it into my body, hair and cuticle care. Squalane is an odorless, colorless, lightweight moisturizer. Peter Thomas Roth’s Oilless Oil or squalane, is derived from naturally-sourced sustainable sugarcane and is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and preservatives. According to the manufacturer, squalane:
it helps fortify the skin’s lipid barrier to improve the look of lines, wrinkles, elasticity and radiance. It absorbs rapidly into skin and does not create a surface barrier like an oil, allowing skin to breathe. Squalane moisturizes and helps prevent water loss below the skin.
How I Use Peter Thomas Roth’s Oilless Oil:
I like adding a few drops to my body moisturizer, especially when moisturizing elbows, knees and feet. Can one ever have too much moisture in these areas? I think not! Because it is not an oil, there is no greasy feel and it just disappears into the skin and keeps me from entering the ashy zone.
Now for my hair – when it comes to adding and keeping moisture in my hair, I will try pretty much anything. Moisture disappears from my hair faster that shrimp at a free buffet. Since Peter Thomas Roth’s Oilless Oil can be added to dry or wet hair, I have been adding to my hair pre and post blow drying. I think it improves the elasticity of my hair and keeps it feeling moisturized even when there is very little moisture in the air.
If you follow me on Instagram you know I am a little obsessed with my nails. One of my favorite ways to use squalane is to wet my hands and massage it into my cuticles. I think it works a little better than a cuticle oil because hands feel moisturized without feeling greasy.
So, do I consider Peter Thomas Roth’s Oilless Oil (or squalene) a multi-tasking heavyweight? You bet I do!
Peter Thomas Roth’s Oilless Oil retails for $38 and is available here.
Have you tried the Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil?
If you have, what were your results?