What is Squalene?
Squalene is an oily liquid that originally got its name from being found in shark liver, but today it is extracted 100% naturally from certain vegetable oils such as olive oil (0.6%), peanut oil (0.1%), and pumpkin seed oil (0.35%). Squalene is naturally present in our skin; about 13% of human sebum is squalene (the fatty matter).
Properties of Squalene
Squalene is an ingredient identical to what we have in our skin. It serves as an antioxidant and a powerful moisturizer to prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL). It leaves the skin very smooth without greasiness and is compatible with all skin types and conditions.