Apply This, Not That: Jojoba Oil vs Squalane

Jojoba seed

Industry expert Shel Pink, founder of SpaRitual and author of Slow Beauty, comes clean on the ingredients found in professional products.

Apply This: Organic Jojoba Seed Oil (pictured above)

This oil is one of the very few botanical oils that is almost identical to our skin’s natural sebum, making it easier to absorb. Because it absorbs well, it provides continuous hydration. Jojoba oil also calms the skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties, is very nourishing, and is packed with antioxidants. It is a high-performance, slow-aging oil. It is also an excellent vegan alternative to squalane. 

Star Product: SpaRitual’s new Earl Grey Vegan Body Soufflé and Earl Grey Vegan Oil Salve nourish skin with this hydrating and softening ingredient.


Not That: Squalane

Squalane is derived from a shark’s liver and is used in skincare due to the fact it is very similar to our skin’s natural sebum and provides many slow-aging benefits. Being a vegan brand, we offer efficacious alternatives to animal-derived ingredients, first because we are a compassionate company, and also because a vegan lifestyle reduces the negative impact on the environment.


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