Info from Sephora’s website:
PETER THOMAS ROTH
Oilless Oil™ 100% Purified Squalane
What it is:
A luxurious, skin-softening moisturizer that improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, and radiance.
What it is formulated to do:
Recommended for all skin types, this luxurious moisturizer softens skin while improving the look of fine lines, elasticity, and radiance. Lightweight, odorless squalane mimics the naturally occurring squalene found in the body’s own lipid barrier—it rapidly absorbs into skin and does not create a surface barrier like an oil, allowing skin to breathe. This must-have moisturizer deeply hydrates and helps prevent water loss, leaving skin silky-smooth and comfortable to the touch without an oily or greasy after-feel.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
This product is preservative-free and derived from farmed naturally-sourced sustainable sugarcane (not from sharks or olives).
Raw sugarcane is pressed to extract sugar juices—as the juice evaporates, it darkens and concentrates. During PTR’s exclusive fermentation process, sucrose transforms into three liquids: sugar, cellulose, and ethanol. At the separation stage, a squalane precursor separates from the fermented matter. During purification and bonding, pure colorless squalane is sifted and rid of impurities. Liquid is bonded through a unique proprietary processing method.
In a 3-week consumer use study on 50 women, ages 30 to 75 (individual results may vary):
- 95% agreed skin felt softer, moisturized, and appeared more radiant
- 91% saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet around the eyes
- 91% agreed skin felt firmer and felt an improvement in skin texture
-Squalane: Helps fortify the skin’s lipid barrier to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, and radiance.
This Squalene treatment is one of Peter Thomas Roth’s newest products. This squalene treatment feels like an oil, but is not an oil. It is also not made from shark, but made from raw sugarcane. I’ve always wanted to try out a pure Squalene treatment, but did not want to use existing squalene treatments made from shark products.
The Japanese had been using Squalene oil in its beauty products for years. I’m happy to find a pure Squalene treatment. This treatment absorbs quickly on my skin, and leaves no residue or oily sheen. I use this after any acne spot treatments and before moisturizer. My skin loves this treatment, and does not break out from using this. This product definitely works well for my dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin. My skin is softened from using this product, and I have no more dry patches and flakes on my chin area.
The price also is not too bad at $38USD for 1 oz.