Squalane is an emollient that helps the skin hold onto moisture. It's an oily liquid that occurs naturally in certain types of fish and plant oils.
Because Squalane boosts hydration in the skin, it also comes with plenty of benefits. Squalane is an antioxidant and can help fight free radicals and skin damage. Squalane is also found to have a detoxifying effect when applied.
Squalane comes from squalene, which occurs naturally within the sebum of our skin. It is one of the oils our skin produces to keep itself hydrated. Squalane is the hydrogenated version of squalene and has a longer shelf life.
Research shows that Squalane is non-irritating (even at 100% concentration).
In general, it's a fantastic ingredient. It does a great job at hydrating the skin, and it's suitable for those with sensitive skin.
Read more about squalene with an "e".
Squalane is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 11.65% of the products in our database containing it.
Also known as: Olive Squalane
Where it's used
Squalane is most often found as ingredient number 10 within an ingredient list.
Of the 8 products in our database that have a known concentration of Squalane, we've seen concentrations from 3% to 100% specified within their ingredient lists.
It is currently used 13664 times inside of skincare routines on SkinSort.
These are the categories of products that use Squalane the most:
Popular Products That Contain Squalane
- CosIng ID: 38226
- INCI Name: SQUALANE
- INN Name: squalane
- EC #: 203-825-6
- All Functions: Emollient, Hair Conditioning, Refatting, Skin Conditioning