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Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil™ 100 percent 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:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates 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. Research results: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
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Questions & Answers for Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil™ 100 percent Purified Squalane

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How does this compare to Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil?
It looks like this is a similar product to the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. I have yet to use an oil as a part of my skincare routine but am interested in trying. I have sensitive acne-prone oily skin and am wondering which would be better to try.
asked 9 months ago
iilovewuuu
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Oilless Oil™ 100 percent Purified Squalane
6 answers
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answer 1
I have insanely oily skin, and I use this oiless oil from PTR. it's great. Lightweight, doesn't clog my pores, and I haven't had any issues with breaking out. I still struggle with my oiliness every day, but between this, my Becca primer, and Tarte foundation, it has improved some.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
ABoz13
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 2
I'll still sometimes add the Argan Oil just because I like it.. Josie, I tend to use more for nighttime because it leaves me too dewy(I use the light) during the day. I like a matte look, but I don't like to look dry and I don't want my makeup looking cakey. If I choose one to use over the other, I stick with the PTR.
answered 5 months ago
lilynichele
(Florida)
answer 3
in my opinion, if you have sensitive skin you should skip it. I wish I did. I wanted to love this oil as a moisturizer but my skin which is not even acne prone broke out. :(
answered 6 months ago
MsMcKennaNYC
answer 4
My skin type is normaI, and I try out different face oils periodically to compare to Squalane' results for me. I use both because I have a mini sample of Argan currently. Argan for nights and Squalane for daytime solo and/or under makeup. Squalane hydrates way longer than Argan, and there's no smell. I also get better radiance than Argan. Great for cold months. Argan seems to be better suited for warm months or before bedtime because it soaks in quickly. By morning my face is dry. Also, it has a subtle rustic scent to it that eventually fades. Neither breaks me out, and both bottles lasts a long time. Hope this helps.
answered 8 months ago
Softpaws
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I prefer using Josie Maran's oil. It it faster to absorb, smells wonderful and I love the instant softening effect. I was excited about the PTR product when I heard about it, but I ended up returning it. Josie Maran's Argan Oil is better suited for a vast array of skin types.
answered 9 months ago
kellin
(West Hartford, CT)
answer 6
I've used argan oil products and they have an oily consistency which could lead to breakouts. PTR Squalane is not greasy/oily and very light on the skin . The similarities would be that they are both pure and very gentle.
answered 9 months ago
christiner529
(Milford, DE)
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Safe for acne-prone skin?
I break out easily and it's always hard for me to find a good moisturizer that won't cause breakouts. Is this product non-comdegonic and non-acnegic?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
Rach2323
(Maryville, MO)
on Oilless Oil™ 100 percent Purified Squalane
5 answers
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answer 1
I didn't break out any more than usual. It seemed to help minimize the level of breakout, while also controlling my shine.
answered 5 months ago
lilynichele
(Florida)
answer 2
Broke me out bad where I applied it, like others side try a sample and put it in one area of your face to see how it reacts.
answered 7 months ago
melaniek87
(Detroit, Mi)
answer 3
Definitely try a sample, this has worked wonders for some people, but it made me breakout and I'm not prone to breakouts.
answered 11 months ago
isbell
(Denver, CO)
answer 4
It made me break out pretty bad with one use. I would say to try a sample one night and see how your face reacts after a couple of days. That's what I did, it took one use and two days later my skin reacted. It seems like it could be a great product though. Good luck!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
grneyes2015
(New Mexico)
answer 5
I have sensitive skin and this did not break me out at all, it actually calmed down redness around breakouts too!!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
ceeb
(Philly)
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Breakouts?
Does this product initially cause breakouts? I'm on my 3rd day of using it and woke up with 2 pimples on my forehead. I don't know if I should keep using it to see if it's just a phase or possibly a reaction. Any thoughts? I have combination skin (dry in cheeks/some oil in tzones) and do break out occasionally. Thanks!
asked 11 months ago
Anonymous
on Oilless Oil™ 100 percent Purified Squalane
3 answers
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answer 1
Unfortunately, it has broken me out pretty badly that I had to return the product!
answered 10 months ago
tkoreo
answer 2
I've been using this for about 2 months. I've woken up with small pimples and/or little white headed hives on my upper cheeks a few times. I can't say for sure that it's this product, but I have noticed it. I will say that my pimples/hives faded rather quickly and didn't cause any lasting problems. The benefits of this are so great, I've decided to stick with it! Hope that helps!
answered 10 months ago
ellienora
(Minot, ND)
answer 3
No. It worked well on my slightly dry skin.
answered 10 months ago
NicSweet
(Los Angeles, CA)
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How would I use this?
Let's say under retinol products or like other anti aging treatments? It says it can be used as a moisturizer and treatment.
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
fafa34
(San Antonio, TX)
on Oilless Oil™ 100 percent Purified Squalane
3 answers
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answer 1
I have been using this for about a week following my retinol treatment at night. I dont have sensitive skin, but my skin gets dry in the wintertime and has been feeling tight after my retinol. I drop 3 drops in the palm of one hand and then rub my hands together and press my hands on my face, starting around my eyes, then cheeks, neck, forehead, chest and then nose and chin. The squalene sinks right in immediately, so there is reall no rubbing unless you missed some spots. It just sinks in and hydrates, but there is NO oily residue at all. Just perfect amount of hydration. I then follow with my normal moisturizer.

You can apply the same way before your retinol, if you have sensitive or extra dry skin. I havent done this because its working very well afterwards, while not seeming to dilute the effect of the retinol.
answered 8 months ago
book14me
(Nashville TN)
answer 2
I usually mix ONE drop with my moisturizer. If I'm extra dry, then I'll pat on 1 drop to all my dry areas after retinol, before moisturizer. First time I tried it I applied 6 drops to my whole face and it was sticky and greasy until I washed it. Really 1-2 drops is all you need.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
DTalksAll
(NJ)
answer 3
Apply this serum after your retinol but before your face moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Before or after salicylic acid treatments?
I just bought this, and also use PTR AHA acne gel, which has glycolic and salicylic acid. Do I apply this before or after the acne gel?
asked 11 months ago
Anonymous
(New York, NY)
on Oilless Oil™ 100 percent Purified Squalane
3 answers
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answer 1
You always want to apply your treatments from thin to think. With serums and oils you would apply the serum first and then oil. After that a moisturizer if that was part of your routine. People are scared of putting oil on their face because of the word "oil". Don't be! It's amazing.. You should choose your oil based on the results you want and your immediate skin care needs.
answered 9 months ago
Zacksgrl
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
answer 2
I use epiduo right before and after that is all dry and settled i put it on top.
answered 9 months ago
nattheaddict
(Idaho)
answer 3
I don't have a professional skin care answer but after working at Sephora for a while I do know they recommend putting treatments on from thinnest to thickest. But, I would imagine you would want your acne treatment closer to the skin and then add the moisturizer. Just my thought.
answered 11 months ago
laney1123
(Syracuse, NY)
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What is this made from?
Is this made from shark liver oil or from a vegetabale product?
asked 11 months ago
ushki
(Royal Oak, MI)
on Oilless Oil™ 100 percent Purified Squalane
3 answers
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answer 1
The label states it is 100% squalane made from sugar cane (ie plant product).
answered 5 days ago
DaisyMV
(BC, Canada)
answer 2
Sugar Cane
answered 11 months ago
laney1123
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 3
Fermented Sugar cane, not Shark.
answered 11 months ago
cachad
(Washington DC)
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WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS?!?
I'm blown away by the amount of people who purchased this product w/out the complete & accurate list of ingredients being provided by the manufacturer or Sephora Staff! All of the questions & comments about whether it causes pimples... "Does it make you break out?" "Is this non-comedogenic?"etc... And then answers like- "I don't know but it made me break out pretty bad with one use!"... "Made me break out & I'm not prone to breakouts."... "I'm on my 3rd day of using this & I woke up with two pimples. Idk if I should keep using this or if it's just a phase?"... "Made me break out so badly I had to return it!"... "Been using for last 2 months & I've woken up with small pimples and little whiteheads on my cheeks but 'I CAN"T SAY FOR SURE THAT IT"S THIS PRODUCT?'"-----------Well NO kidding! Could that possibly be because you have NO IDEA what the heck is IN this product?!? I used to get TERRIBLE acne & while most of the time it's out of your control, there are still a few things you can do pro-actively for your skin- like learning to recognize 'TRIGGERS'.. eg; irritants, comedogenic ingredients- and avoiding them! And NEVER EVER put a product on your face (or anywhere on your skin) that you don't know EXACTLY what the ingredients are! All the people that broke out after using this mystery product- NO WONDER! But they have no one to blame but themselves.. bc trying a sample beforehand is great- as long as you KNOW what's IN the sample FIRST! I mean think about it... if you had a serious food allergy to say, peanuts for example, you wouldn't just roll the dice & HOPE that the chef preparing your dinner didn't use any peanut oil, would you?!? You would make absolutely certain!-- So why would, what you put ON your body, be any less important than what you put IN it?
asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
mazzy69
(LA, Ca)
on Oilless Oil™ 100 percent Purified Squalane
2 answers
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answer 1
Do a little research. the ingredients are 100% plant derived, pure squalane.... NOTHING ELSE.
Everything can cause a reaction, not all will experience it, just like not everyone is allergic to peanuts.
I can't use pure oils; argan oil leaves me blotchy & itchy. But I have no reaction to Squalane.
answered 2 months ago
DTalksAll
(NJ)
answer 2
Like it says, it's 100% squalane. It's been shown that squalane can cause acnes for some individuals. Maybe that's why it causes break out.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
lovecocobear
(Montreal, QC)
Question
Used with other PTR
Would this be useful if paired with the PM retinol from PTR?
asked 9 months ago
LurveDior
(Las Vegas)
on Oilless Oil™ 100 percent Purified Squalane
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes definitely! Retinol tends to be drying. Though I would not use them mixed in together, I would instead apply your retinol on first so it has time to soak in and work on our skin. Wait at least 30 mins, then apply your squalane and moisturizer to give your skin moisture back.
It's an amazing hydrator!
answered 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Washington, DC)
Question
what country is this product made in?
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
heresheis318
(los angeles, ca)
on Oilless Oil™ 100 percent Purified Squalane
1 answer
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answer 1
USA
answered 5 days ago
DaisyMV
(BC, Canada)
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