Squalene (with an E) is a lipid produced naturally by your own skin cells, but the amount of squalene your body produces declines with age. Your body’s peak production is in your teen years and it starts to decrease in your 20’s and 30’s. As a result, your skin becomes drier and rougher.

Squalane Vs. Squalene

SqualAne is a hydrogenated version of squalEne, and doesn’t lose its benefits when exposed to the air. This means that squalane is much more stable, since it doesn’t oxidize like squalene. SqualEne is actually the body’s precursor to squalAne, but squalene isn’t only natural in humans.

Squalene must be put through the process of hydrogenation in order to form Squalane. That is basically a process of adding hydrogen at a molecular level in order to make it stable and useable for skin care products. In addition, this process takes it from an unsaturated oil to a saturated oil.

Squalane (with an a) is a moisturizer naturally present in olives, rice bran, and sugarcane. Our company uses Squalane oil derived from certified organic olives. Squalane was originally obtained from shark livers, hence the name since squalus is a genus of sharks. Squalane oil is thought to be an emollient meaning that it soothes the skin and scalp and it also mimics your skins natural oils to help with dry, rough, and flaky skin without clogging pores.

Hydrated skin is healthy skin. This is why we use squalane in our Pearl Polish and Oyster C Serum. Both are especially great products we make for your face or body skin. If you boost the hydration to your skin, it can help your skin and face appear to be more vibrant and healthier. According to research, the antioxidants in squalane can help fight skin damage and the aging process. It is also thought to be a detoxifier. If you use it on a regular basis, it could help boost your collagen production, resulting in a firmer, more hydrated, healthier skin!

But what about your hair? We also make a hair oil that has squalane plus many other great oils for a fantastic weekly hair and scalp treatment of most hair types before a wash. Moisturizing your hair can help increase the shine and prevent breakage. Hair has its own natural oils, yet weather, age, diet and heat damage can dry out locks. Squalane can replenish your strands and help protect your hair from further damage by mimicking your hair’s natural production of this liquid gold.

We use certified organic squalane in our hair oil, oyster-C tallow, and pearl polish tallow.

None of these statements are approved by the US Food & Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to prevent, treat, or cure any disease.