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Good Molecules Squalane Oil

the claim

The Good Molecules Squalane Oil claims to 100% plant-derived squalane to soften and seal in moisture for a healthy, hydrated complexion.
Good Molecules Squalane Oil

the science

Plant derived Squalane comes from olives. Squalane is non-comedogenic (won’t block pores) and a natural component of human sebum. This assures that it’s quickly absorbed without greasy or oily residue, protecting skin against dehydration. It comprises three major antioxidants, namely, Vitamin E, Polyphenols and Phytosterols, for ultimate protection against free radical damage and restorative function. Emollient properties help it trap moisture to also keep skin soft and supple. Improved moisture retention assists to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Good Molecules Squalane Oil

the ingredients

100% Plant Derived Squalane Oil
Good Molecules Squalane Oil Ingredients

the packaging

The Good Molecules Squalane Oil is presented in a brown tinted bottle with screw top dropper and enclosed in a cardboard package.
Good Molecules Squalane Oil Packaging

the analysis

Ideal assessments are returned by both the CosDNA and EWG resources, rating the Good Molecules Squalane Oil a ideal low hazard product without warning flags.
Good Molecules Squalane Oil CosDNA Analysis

the application

Apply a few drops to skin in the morning and at night after serums and other treatments. Let absorb for 30 seconds. Suitable for daily use on all skin types.
Good Molecules Squalane Oil DirectionsGood Molecules Squalane Oil Application

the scent

The Good Molecules Squalane Oil has a detectable natural scent.

the cost

A 13ml bottle of the Good Molecules Squalane Oil sells for USD$8.00.

the availability

Good Molecules products are available on their website.

the expiry

The oil must be used within 6 months of opening.
Good Molecules Squalane Oil Expiry

the performance

Consistently packaged with the rest of the brand’s products, the Squalane Oil includes the same artwork on the label and outer box. It comes in a tinted brown 13ml bottle with dropper dispenser. The dropper is narrow and petite, and the oil is clear as water but obviously more viscous. There is nothing else in the formula other than 100% plant derived squalane oil. Thus, the smell comes from that single ingredient. The scent is herbal, and oddly enough, sort of resembles rubber. It fades pretty quickly following absorption and I don’t find it uncomfortable or overwhelming at any time.
Good Molecules Squalane Oil
Although the directions suggest 2-3 drops, I find the mini drops that escape the tiny pipette insufficient to give me the sort of oil coverage to which I am accustomed. I enjoy using probably twice as much. The oil displays all the characteristics you would expect of squalane, being extremely lightweight, highly absorbent and fast drying without greasy residue. It spreads nicely across the skin with plenty of slip.
Good Molecules Squalane Oil
I find it so light that I use it day and night to maintain a continuous supple skin texture. It doesn’t feel heavy in either routine, even now with the warmer spring weather upon us. This oil has blended in seamlessly with my routine.
The 13ml volume seems tiny, however, I have been using this oil usually twice a day since opening it around 4 weeks ago and have a bit more than half left, even with liberal use. As such, I would anticipate consistent use once a day to have it last over 3 months, well within the 6 months upon opening expiration. From a budget perspective, this is a great choice as if you don’t like it, it’s such a tiny amount with a price to match, that it’s definitely worth the risk. If you enjoy it, you have a fresh bottle every few months at a price of less than a dollar a week. You really can’t lose. Personally, I have totally enjoyed using this and will continue to do so until finished.
It’s a nice oil for probably all skin types since squalane is a natural component of human sebum. It’s particularly useful for those that suffer acne as it’s non-comedogenic so won’t clog pores. Those concerned with the signs of ageing will also benefit from antioxidant protection and a boost in hydration, both helping to prolong fine lines and wrinkles.
Good Molecules Squalane Oil Texture

the conclusion

Sometimes low price reflects substandard quality. But not in this case! This single plant derived oil is great. It’s effective at making skin soft and supple, is easily and quickly absorbed, helps with hydration and dryness and is incredibly budget friendly.
Good Molecules Squalane Oil

the summary

Pros Cons
Simple, hygienic packaging Only available online for Australians
Ideal CosDNA and EWG safe formulation
Effective against dryness
Absorbs without greasy residue
Enhances suppleness and texture
Suits all skin types
Budget friendly


the references

Beautylish website
Skin Care Benefits of Squalane Caroline Thompson
This One Oil May Be the Solution to Your Major Skin Struggles Erin Lukas
You Can Stop Looking For The Perfect Face Oil (We Found It) Allie White
All About Evening Primrose Oil New Directions Aromatics
Sandalwood – Benefits, Uses and Interesting Facts Australian Oils of Nature
Bergamot Oil, the Problem-Solving Essential Oil Annemarie Skin Care



the disclaimer

Please read in context with my disclaimer.
This product was provided to me free of charge by Good Molecules without obligation for review. This post only includes my honest opinion and experience of this product and is in no way influenced by Good Molecules or any of its representatives or any other third party.


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