Squalane: Nature’s facelift


What is Squalane?

Squalene is a natural 30-carbon organic compound originally obtained for commercial purposes primarily from shark liver oil (hence its name), although plant sources (primarily vegetable oils) are now used as well, including amaranth seed, rice bran, wheat germ, and olives. All plants and animals produce squalene as a biochemical intermediate, including humans.

The Uses of Squalane for Skin Care

Many beauty and skin care experts have lauded the effects of squalane on the skin. This oil, which occurs naturally in the body, is also found in olive oil and in the livers of certain sharks. Squalane is not to be confused with squalene, which is the non-hydrogenated form of shark liver oil and which tends to quickly oxidize when exposed to the air. More and more beauty products are adding squalane to their cosmetics, skin creams, and anti aging serum products because experts believe it is a natural moisturizer. If you’re considering creating a skin regimen based on this oil, you should first learn a bit more about why so many skin care experts find it effective.

Squalane as a Moisturizer

Although squalane is produced naturally by the body, the production of this chemical slows drastically after age thirty, thus contributing to dry skin. Using a moisturizer with squalane may help restore the proper balance of the skin’s oils.

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Wax or gel?

glipstickIf anyone asks what lipsticks are made of, answer will be wax. Well not anymore. There are now new lipsticks labelled as “GEL” formula. What is “GEL”? Is it better than wax? What makes it different?
Alright peeps, here is the delio. I am sure you all are familiar with petroleum jelly. It has excellent moisturizing property but no colour of its own. Many companies are starting to create lipstick products with gel formula because of its capacity to enhance colour. The base of a gel lipstick is translucent which allows for maximum color saturation compared to the opacity of a wax-based lipstick. Milady has released its new “ColourPerfect” lipstick with gel formula. And for the girl who has established a bold color as her signature, this is something worth looking into.

10 make up tips every woman needs to know

By Megan Cahn

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We all put on makeup (at least some of the time), but is your technique yielding the best possible results? Here, Kimberly Soane, the director of artistry at Bobbi Brown, offers up some simple pointers to make sure we’re using everything from concealer to bronzer to mascara right.

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You can read all the makeup tips and tricks you like, and leave your home looking the absolute picture of beauty in the morning, but when you take a look in a mirror later in the day, your heart just sinks. We know the feeling! So try these 14 beauty tips on how to make your makeup last all day:

1. Prepare your skin for makeup

Prepare your skin for makeup application by gently exfoliating it and getting rid of all skin dryness and flakiness. A gentle face scrub or even a warm washcloth will do: mix your usual face cleanser with one tablespoon of olive oil and massage your wet face with this mix (olive oil is optional, it’s just how I love to cleanse my face and soften the skin),

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5 ways to prep your skin for makeup application

Want that flawless model makeup look every day? Follow these five steps to prep your skin for runway-worthy makeup application.

skin prep


Choosing the right cleanser is the first step to getting a makeup-ready canvas. If your skin is sensitive, be sure to stay away from cleansers with strong ingredients like Witch Hazel and hydroxyl or glycolic acids – ingredients that may induce redness and irritation. Find something gentle enough to accomplish your desired results.

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Rainy day makeup

Rainy Day Makeup Tips

Rains are unexpected in most parts of the world. Yes, the weather guides and apps on your smart phones keep you updated, but what if it rains all of a sudden when you’re out or what if it is actually raining before you even set out for that important party or meeting? Below are six essential rainy day makeup tips that you ought to remember before you apply makeup on a rainy day or on days when rain is most expected.
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Amazing make-up tricks for time poor mum

By Lauren Rowland |


Let’s face it, a make-up routine isn’t always a mother’s top priority in the morning while racing around after everyone else. But some days we just don’t need to be frightened by catching an unexpected glance at our bedraggled face in the mirror. That bit of extra oomph a nicely applied face gives is a great reminder of the importance of snatching just five minutes for yourself.

Kidspot beauty guru Lauren Rowland has come up with four super quick make-up tips that even the busiest mum can squeeze into a morning.

Face fact #1: You glow, girl!

Foundation should be easy and practical. Buy a good quality sheer foundation with a slight iridescence – the subtle shimmer is flattering on everyone

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Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside.
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