I was interested to try this facial oil from Indie Lee as I’d never heard of ‘squalane’. The Indie Lee website describes its use as follows: Protects your skin from ultraviolet rays and moisturizes to prevent dryness and chapping which results in a finer, more textured skin. Squalane oil is also an excellent carrier of additional nutrients because it penetrates the dermis layer much more deeply than other topical creams.
Further googling tells me that squalane is an organic compound, derived, in this case, from olives, which according to Wikipedia is a natural and vital part of the synthesis of all plant and animal sterols including cholesterol, steroid hormones, and vitamin D in the human body.
I took it on holiday to use as a night time moisturiser. I always use a facial oil at night and textures tend to vary across products. This one is beautifully light and a pleasure to use – ideal for use in a hot climate. It’s unscented and if I was using it at home I would be tempted to add a drop of rose, or neroli, or maybe frankincense to send me off to sleep.
I’m always on the lookout for beautiful natural products and I think this one is a keeper! The packaging is really attractive too – I like the clean simple lines and the glass bottle. Of course this means I’ll have to try out some of the other products in the range now, so watch this space!