Squalane Skincare

What is squalane?

Squalane is the stable version of squalene. Squalene is produced naturally in our sebaceous glands. It protects the outer layer of skin and keeps it hydrated. To make squalene more shelf-stable and product friendly it goes through a hydrogenation process to become squalane. This allows it to last longer in cosmetic formulas.

What is squalane derived from?

Squalene can be found in our sebaceous glands, the liver of sharks and plant sources. As plants are the most ethical and environmentally friendly option, most squalane in cosmetics comes from olive oil, sugar cane and rice.

Is squalane good for skin?

Yes, squalane is incredibly nourishing as it imitates our skin's natural moisture. When used in oils, moisturisers and lotions, squalane can help lock in hydration, calm irritation and improve elasticity. This ensures a youthful, healthy-looking complexion.

Is squalane good for hair?

Not only is squalane a fab skincare ingredient, but it is also utilized in some of our fave hair care products. Squalane adds shine, protects your tresses and reduces heat damage. Basically it is a one stop shop for nourished strands. You can find them in masks, conditioners and shampoos.

Is squalane non-comedogenic?

Squalane is a lightweight ingredient which is non-comedogenic. It balances our natural oil production without clogging pores. This makes it suitable for acne prone skin.

Who can use squalane?

Squalene is naturally found in our skin, so it is unlikely that the stable squalane by-product will cause any irritation. This makes it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties which help calm and soothe.

However, if you have sensitivities from eczema or other skin conditions, it is important to carry out a small patch test before using any new products.

What ingredients go well with squalane?

Squalane locks moistures in, so it works well with ingredients that help boost hydration. Think active ingredients, moisture-boosting essential oils and plant extracts.

Where can I find squalane beauty products?

Squalane is often used in moisturisers,face masks and hair oils. A few of our favorites come from brands such as The Ordinary, The INKEY List and Peter Thomas Roth.

See our squalane guide to answer your questions like is squalane good for hair and is squalane non-comedogenic.

Brands With Squalane Products

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The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
$7.90
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating SPF 25 Foundation Stick
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating SPF 25 Foundation Stick
$33.00
The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% In Squalane
The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% In Squalane
$10.95
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
$16.00
The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane
The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane
$9.00
The INKEY List Niacinamide
The INKEY List Niacinamide
$7.99
The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% In Squalane
The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% In Squalane
$7.50
The INKEY List Retinol Serum
The INKEY List Retinol Serum
$10.99
The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% In Squalane
The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% In Squalane
$14.75
bareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Foundation SPF 20
bareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Foundation SPF 20
$35.00
-3%
The Ordinary B Oil
The Ordinary B Oil
$10.00 $10.25
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50
$22.50
Caudalie Glycolic Peel
Caudalie Glycolic Peel
$39.00
Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Boost Multi-Perfection 5-in-1 Smoothing Primer
Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Boost Multi-Perfection 5-in-1 Smoothing Primer
$36.00
The Organic Pharmacy Miracle Nipple Cream
The Organic Pharmacy Miracle Nipple Cream
$45.00
-30%
Balance Me Rose Otto Face Oil
Balance Me Rose Otto Face Oil
$30.10 $43.00
-20%
Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Color Balm SPF 50
Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Color Balm SPF 50
$24.00 $30.00
-9%
Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatment
Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatment
$22.00 $24.00
-6%
Augustinus Bader The Cleansing Balm
Augustinus Bader The Cleansing Balm
$70.00 $74.00
-4%
La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum
La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum
$373.07 $385.00
-5%
Augustinus Bader The Body Oil
Augustinus Bader The Body Oil
$95.00 $100.00
-3%
Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Eye Cream
Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Eye Cream
$47.00 $48.00
-2%
MZ Skin Rest & Revive
MZ Skin Rest & Revive
$315.00 $320.00
Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging CC Creme SPF 10
Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-aging CC Creme SPF 10
$61.19
The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% In Squalane
The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% In Squalane
$7.00
The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics
The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics
$8.00
La Mer The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream
La Mer The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream
$95.00
The Ordinary The Balance Set
The Ordinary The Balance Set
$31.80
The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Hemi Squalane
The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Hemi Squalane
$4.50
The INKEY List C-50 Blemish Night Treatment
The INKEY List C-50 Blemish Night Treatment
$14.49
Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer
Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer
$19.00
Bumble and bumble Curl Defining Creme
Bumble and bumble Curl Defining Creme
$16.00
Bobbi Brown Highlighter Powder
Bobbi Brown Highlighter Powder
$25.00
Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser
Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser
$16.00
The INKEY List Bakuchiol Moisturizer
The INKEY List Bakuchiol Moisturizer
$11.49
Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask
Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask
$52.00
Drunk Elephant Sili Body Lotion
Drunk Elephant Sili Body Lotion
$20.00
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
$29.00
The INKEY List Caffeine Eye Cream
The INKEY List Caffeine Eye Cream
$9.99
Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30 Sunscreen
Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30 Sunscreen
$42.00
Herbivore Lapis Balancing Facial Oil
Herbivore Lapis Balancing Facial Oil
$14.40
The INKEY List Q10 Serum
The INKEY List Q10 Serum
$8.49
Natasha Denona Circo Loco Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Circo Loco Eyeshadow Palette
$153.20
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream
$68.00
Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil
Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil
$38.00
Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer With Niacinamide
Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer With Niacinamide
$59.00
Joico Blonde Life Brightening Conditioner
Joico Blonde Life Brightening Conditioner
$5.80
Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow
Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow
$25.00
Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream
Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream
$41.40
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil
$32.00
Elemental Herbology Perfect Balance Facial Moisturizer SPF 12
Elemental Herbology Perfect Balance Facial Moisturizer SPF 12
$60.80
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
$112.00
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting
$79.00
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream
$56.00
Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturizer
Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturizer
$155.00
Joico K Pak Reconstruct Conditioner To Repair Damage
Joico K Pak Reconstruct Conditioner To Repair Damage
$64.40
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint
$34.00
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30
$33.00
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare C+Collagen Deep Cream
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare C+Collagen Deep Cream
$72.00
Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Citrus Brightening Cleanser
Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Citrus Brightening Cleanser
$35.00
Nuxe Nuxuriance Gold Nutri Replenishing Oil Cream
Nuxe Nuxuriance Gold Nutri Replenishing Oil Cream
$86.00
Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Glycolic Night Cream
Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Glycolic Night Cream
$65.00
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation
$46.00
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser
$23.00
Lumene Nordic C [Valo] Arctic Berry Oil Cocktail
Lumene Nordic C [Valo] Arctic Berry Oil Cocktail
$29.00
Kiehl's Creme De Corps
Kiehl's Creme De Corps
$14.00
Omorovicza Discovery Set
Omorovicza Discovery Set
$129.00
Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss'r Luscious Lip Balm
Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss'r Luscious Lip Balm
$20.00
Augustinus Bader The Cream
Augustinus Bader The Cream
$89.00
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
$89.00
Herbivore Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil
Herbivore Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil
$48.00
Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation
Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation
$31.00
Benefit Lovetint Cheek & Lip Stain
Benefit Lovetint Cheek & Lip Stain
$18.00
Omorovicza Rejuvenating Night Cream
Omorovicza Rejuvenating Night Cream
$238.00
Balance Me Bakuchiol Smoothing Serum
Balance Me Bakuchiol Smoothing Serum
$44.20
Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette
$67.00
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum
$75.00
Huda Beauty GloWish Cheeky Vegan Blush Powder
Huda Beauty GloWish Cheeky Vegan Blush Powder
$21.00
Elizabeth Arden Nightly Performance Retinol Set
Elizabeth Arden Nightly Performance Retinol Set
$70.40
REN All Is Bright
REN All Is Bright
$54.40
-48%
Sisley Hydra Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration
Sisley Hydra Global Intense Anti-aging Hydration
$149.00 $285.00
-44%
Clarins Nutri Lumiere Day Cream
Clarins Nutri Lumiere Day Cream
$89.00 $158.00
-44%
Clarins Nutri Lumiere Day Emulsion
Clarins Nutri Lumiere Day Emulsion
$89.00 $158.00
-44%
Philip B Weightless Volumising Conditioner
Philip B Weightless Volumising Conditioner
$13.50 $24.00
-39%
Milani Bright Side Brightening & Illuminating Primer
Milani Bright Side Brightening & Illuminating Primer
$10.99 $18.00
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Squalane

Frequently Asked Questions about Squalane products

Is squalane good for hair?

Not only is squalane a fab skincare ingredient, but it is also utilized in some of our fave hair care products. Squalane adds shine, protects your tresses and reduces heat damage. Basically it is a one stop shop for nourished strands. You can find them in masks, conditioners and shampoos.

Is squalane non-comedogenic?

Squalane is a lightweight ingredient which is non-comedogenic. It balances our natural oil production without clogging pores. This makes it suitable for acne prone skin.

Who can use squalane?

Squalene is naturally found in our skin, so it is unlikely that the stable squalane by-product will cause any irritation. This makes it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties which help calm and soothe.

However, if you have sensitivities from eczema or other skin conditions, it is important to carry out a small patch test before using any new products.

What ingredients go well with squalane?

Squalane locks moistures in, so it works well with ingredients that help boost hydration. Think active ingredients, moisture-boosting essential oils and plant extracts.

Where can I find squalane beauty products?

Squalane is often used in moisturizers,face masks and hair oils. A few of our favorites come from brands such as The Ordinary, The INKEY List and Peter Thomas Roth.

Is squalane good for skin?

Yes, squalane is incredibly nourishing as it imitates our skin's natural moisture. When used in oils, moisturizers and lotions, squalane can help lock in hydration, calm irritation and improve elasticity. This ensures a youthful, healthy-looking complexion.

What is squalane?

Squalane is the stable version of squalene. Squalene is produced naturally in our sebaceous glands. It protects the outer layer of skin and keeps it hydrated. To make squalene more shelf-stable and product friendly it goes through a hydrogenation process to become squalane. This allows it to last longer in cosmetic formulas.

What is squalane derived from?

Squalene can be found in our sebaceous glands, the liver of sharks and plant sources. As plants are the most ethical and environmentally friendly option, most squalane in cosmetics comes from olive oil, sugar cane and rice.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane, Beauty Editor

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