Squalane

Squalane is a light, non-comedogenic oil that leaves the skin feeling silky smooth. Squalane is a natural component of our skin barrier and is therefore very well absorbed. It protects the skin from moisture loss and prevents the skin's own fats from oxidizing. The regenerating oil prevents skin aging, can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, makes the skin supple and soft and promotes the oxygen supply and regeneration of the cells. It is also very suitable as a carrier oil to transport active ingredients deep into the skin. It is mostly obtained from olive oil, more rarely from rice germ or wheat germ oil. For cosmetics, the sensitive squalene is converted into squalane. Squalane no longer contains any unsaturated compounds and is therefore resistant to oxidation and has a long shelf life. Squalane was originally extracted from shark liver, hence the name. Squalus is the Latin name for shark. Unfortunately, shark liver squalane is still widely used in conventional cosmetics.