Squalene naturally occurs in the unsaponifiable matter in Olive Oil and some other vegetable oils, as well as in the skin’s lipid barrier and in blood serum.
Squalane is a clear, odorless and colorless liquid that is made from the natural substance squalene by hydrogenation. Squalene is further processed to produce Squalane. Squalene is sensitive to oxidation due to its double bonds and becomes stable to oxidation and heat-resistant due to the hydrogenation to squalene.
Characteristics and subtances:
Squalane is 100% oil-soluble and, due to its low viscosity, is an excellent spreading agent in cosmetics.
Squalane is used in the pharmaceutical industry in ointment bases as a spreading agent and care product
As a natural component of skin, it helps to regenerate the skin’s lipid barrier and reduces TEWL