Squalane + Cloudberry Seed Oil + Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
Highly moisturizing and skin-penetrating squalane oil, derived from plant or animal sources, is rich in skin-replenishing fatty acids and antioxidants. Again, QT is always cruelty and vegan, so we always opt for the plant-sourced ingredients. It is non-irritating, non-allergenic, non-comedogenic (won’t clog your pores), and is incredibly similar in composition to your skin’s natural sebum. To prevent skin dehydration, sebum is released at the skin’s surface and creates a waterproof layer. Along with cloudberry seed oil and grape seed oil, this trio forms an impermeable barrier over the skin and prevents TEWL - locking in moisture needed for healthy barrier function. Because of this process, it provides long lasting moisture to the skin, making it an ideal ingredient for many uses. Often times, occlusive ingredients like vegetable oils are combined with humectant ingredients like glycerin to provide immediate and long lasting hydration and moisturization (hydration = attracting water, moisturization = locking in it). Occlusive ingredients tend to have a heavy feeling; however, we chose lightweight but highly moisturizing oils for a non-greasy, conditioned skin feel. Cloudberry seed oil is also rich in essential fatty acids, phytosterols and antioxidants.