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Updated on October 25, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free and reef safe . They have a total of 1 ingredients in common

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for dry skin

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates

We independently verify ingredients, and our claims are backed by peer-reviewed research. Spot a product that needs an update? Let us know.

The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
REVOX B77 JUST Retinol in Squalane

Ingredient Info

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Benefits

Notable Ingredients

Benefits

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Ingredients Side-by-side

found in both products
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Squalane Emollient, Skin Conditioning
1 / 0 Helps hydrate Dry Skin Icon
Helps hydrate Dry SkinHelps hydrate Dry Skin Icon

Squalane is an emollient that helps the skin hold onto moisture. It's an oily liquid that occurs naturally in certain types of fish and plant oils.

1 Com. / 0 Irr.
JUST Retinol in Squalane
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Masking, Skin Conditioning

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emollient, solvent, and texture enhancer. It is considered a skin-softener by helping the skin prevent moisture loss.

Squalane Emollient, Skin Conditioning
1 / 0 Helps hydrate Dry Skin Icon
Helps hydrate Dry SkinHelps hydrate Dry Skin Icon

Squalane is an emollient that helps the skin hold onto moisture. It's an oily liquid that occurs naturally in certain types of fish and plant oils.

1 Com. / 0 Irr.
Retinyl Palmitate Skin Conditioning
1-3 / 1-3 Retinoid IconGood for Oily Skin IconGood for Skin Texture IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconHelps with Anti-Aging IconGood for Dark Spots IconGood for Scar Healing IconHelps fight Acne IconCan worsen Dry Skin IconMay cause irritation IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
RetinoidRetinoid Icon 7 Benefits 3 Concerns

Retinyl palmitate is a form of retinoid. Retinoids are the superstar class of anti-aging ingredients that include tretinoin and retinol.

1-3 Com. / 1-3 Irr.
Tocopheryl Acetate Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning
0 / 0 Vitamin E IconAntioxidant IconHelps brighten skin Icon
Vitamin EVitamin E Icon AntioxidantAntioxidant Icon Helps brighten skinHelps brighten skin Icon

Tocopheryl Acetate is AKA Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant and protects your skin from free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin by breaking down collagen.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.

Ingredients Explained

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Ingredients higher up in an ingredient list are typically present in a larger amount.

Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Squalane is an emollient that helps the skin hold onto moisture. It's an oily liquid that occurs naturally in certain types of fish and plant oils.

Because squalane boosts hydration in the skin, it also comes with plenty of benefits: it is an antioxidant and can help fight free radicals and skin damage. Squalane is also found to have a detoxifying effect when applied.

Squalane comes from squalene, which occurs naturally within the sebum of our skin. It is one of the oils our skin produces to keep itself hydrated. Squalane is the hydrogenated version of squalene and has a longer shelf life.

Research shows that squalane is non-irritating (even at 100% concentration).

In general, it's a fantastic ingredient. It does a great job at hydrating the skin, and it's suitable for those with sensitive skin.

The source of squalane may impact malassezia / fungal acne. This is because olive oil derived squalane can contain impurities such as fatty acids and plant waxes. Sugarcane derived squalane is recommended for anyone with malassezia concerns.

Is squalane vegan?

This depends on the source. Squalane can be derived from both plants and animals. Most squalane used in skincare comes from plants.

Please note: the source of squalane is only known if disclosed by the brand. We recommend reaching out to the brand if you have any questions about their squalane.

Read more about squalene with an "e".

Learn more about Squalane

Ingredient Ratings

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100% Plant-Derived Squalane
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JUST Retinol in Squalane
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When to use

950 Routines
40% use in am
60% use in pm
94% use every day
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8% use in am
92% use in pm
75% use every day

Reviews

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The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane 1 ingredient

3.9 /5
from 19 ratings
Works Well (6) Hydrating (4) Light (3)
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Jacob

6 months ago Β· Dry Skin
Review

Love this product for some light daytime hydration.

I've been using it for a few years now and have nothing bad to say about it. It absorbs...

Love this product for some light daytime hydration.

I've been using it for a few years now and have nothing bad to say about it. It absorbs well, is affordable, and hasn't caused me any irritation.

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harmonicinference

3 years ago Β· Dry Skin
Review

Current HG for Glass Skin
My main skin concern is dryness/dehydration. I find many medium-body non-comedogenic moisturizers not moisturizing...

Current HG for Glass Skin
My main skin concern is dryness/dehydration. I find many medium-body non-comedogenic moisturizers not moisturizing enough, or that they dry more matte than I'd like. I mix 2-3 drops of this into my last step cream moisturizer for an extra boost of dew, avoiding my nose if it feels too oily.

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