What is Squalane Oil?

Squalane oil is an emollient skin product that helps combat dry skin.  It is a stable liquid with an oily feel that is excellent for all skin types - even acne-prone skin. Squalane oil helps rejuvenate the look and feel of skin due to its moisturizing properties. This effective ingredient is ideal for your morning or evening skincare routine. Learn more about the benefits of this sustainable and skin-compatible product.

Where Does Squalane Oil Come From?

Traditionally, squalane has been harvested from shark’s livers. However, current sourcing for squalane oil typically comes from plants like olive, wheat bran, rice bran, and amaranth oils. Squalane has mildly occlusive properties similar to petrolatum and mineral oil making it a good alternative for these petrochemicals.

How Does Squalane Work?

Squalane is a modified version of squalene, one of the critical components in our sebum and natural moisturizing factor. Squalane oil works by helping to trap moisture onto the skin reducing something called TEWL (transepidermal water loss) giving you the appearance of an even tone and a smooth texture.

Squalane Benefits for Skin

Squalane is a skin conditioning agent that adds emolliency to products, giving them a nice feel on the skin. Squalane oil is also known for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants found in squalane may help reduce oxidative stress and sub-clinical visible inflammation, contributing factors for acne lesions.  Squalane has a rating of 1 on the comedogenicity scale making it ideal for acne-prone skin. Squalane’s lightweight texture and spreadability make for a lightweight product benefiting the skin without stickiness. This product also helps minimize the look of textured skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

What Skin Type Is Squalane Oil Good for?


Squalane is chemically a skin-identical ingredient which means The skin has a natural affinity to it and it is known for low irritancy.The hydrating properties of squalane help visible redness and sensitive skin.


Squalane oil is known to be non-comedogenic which benefits those with oily skin. Dry

Squalane has excellent moisturizing properties and is mildly occlusive. This can help the skin retain moisture making it feel softer and more smooth.


All skin types benefit from added moisture, making squalane an excellent product for visibly hydrated skin. 


Squalane oil is also an excellent option for those with combination skin due to its lightweight feel and low comedogenicity.Mature Skin

Squalane oil helps improve the look of mature skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin appears more radiant and glowing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is squalane better than hyaluronic acid?

If your skin is dry or mature, you can find more benefits from the nourishing capabilities of squalane.

What does squalane do to your skin?

Squalane moisturizes your skin which can help reduce transepidermal water loss.

Is it OK to use squalane every day?

Squalane is approved for daily usage in your daytime and nighttime routines.

Can squalane clog pores?

This product is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores. This ingredient is known to reduce the appearance of acne and visible redness.

Is Squalane ethically sourced?

Squalane is ethically sourced from sustainable plant sources.

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