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Ingredient profile: Squalane


INCI: Squalane

Origine: Synthetic or natural

Natural resources:
Plant-sources: olives (Typology's preferred source), sugarcane, rice, wheat, beets, palm

Animal sources: shark liver

Skin types:
Dry skin
Damaged skin
Peeling skin
Atopic skin

History & Discovery:
1960 **: Beginning of the use of squalane in cosmetics, sourced from shark liver.

Chemical family:
Raw Formula: C30H50
Chain of Isoprene

Lipophilic (fat soluble)

Cosmetic properties:
NOURISHING: Helps restore the skin's protective hydrolipidic film barrier.
HYDRATING: indirectly, thanks to a nourishing effect that prevents the evaporation of water from the surface of the epidermis.

Cosmetic indications :
Skin dryness
Skin dehydration

Did you know?
Squalane is a stable derivative of squalene, a ubiquitous component in the body. It's found in our sebum, but also in our livers where it's used to synthesize cholesterol.

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