Squalane

Squalane is a lightweight, non-comedogenic oil that leaves 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 oxidation of the skin's own fats. The regenerating squalane oil prevents skin aging, can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, makes the skin supple and soft and promotes oxygen supply and cell regeneration. 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 reactive 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 derived from shark liver, hence the name. Squalus is the Latin name for shark. Unfortunately, squalane from shark liver is still widely used in conventional cosmetics.