Ingredient of the day: Squalane / Squalene

Origin: Plant, animal or synthetic

In our products: vegetable

INCI name: Squalane

Derived from : Olive oil, Rice, Sugar cane ...

The base:

The squalais a derivative (hydrogenated) of squalène, found naturally in sebum. Squalene, in the sebum would be a precursor of the good cholesterol and a natural lubricant. We prefer the first for cosmetics since it is much more stable. Originally, it came from the liver of sharks (!!!). It is reported, however, that some companies still use Squalane of animal origin. For reasons evident, that of vegetable origin must be privileged!


In cosmetics, squalane is a favorite ingredient because of its structure which is very similar to the hydrolipidic film present on the surface of the skin. This gives it an excellent affinity with the skin and the hair. Squalane is a super emollient and its moisturizing properties are impressive. By improving the retention of water, it helps to keep skin more supple. As a bonus, it is lightweight and does not clog the pores of the skin.

What to remember:

Squalane is an excellent moisturizer to use in your cosmetics. It is necessary to be vigilant and to prioritize squalane of vegetable origin. When its provenance is not indicated, it is better to validate! (The squalane contained in savan products is derived from olive oil;))


  • Non-irritating
  • Non-sensitizing
  • Not a significant allergen

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