Squalene from Olive Oil >92% – Cosmetic

Category: Vegetable Oils

INCI-name: Squalene

Application: Cosmetics

Certifications: COSMOS / NATRUE

Cosmetic Ingredient

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Description: Squalene is an organic, unsaturated compound from the triterpene group and the hydrocarbon group, which is produced by all higher organisms. Originally, squalene was extracted only from the liver of the shark, hence its name Squalus = shark. Today we know that squalene is also produced as an intermediate in human skin and is a saponifiable component of some vegetable oils.

Light yellow liquid squalene with a slightly acidic odor is obtained from olive oil by mechanical fractionation and is 100% of vegetable origin.

Application in cosmetics: Squalene does not irritate the skin as it is a natural component of the skin and actually recognizes it. It protects the skin from moisture loss and prevents the oxidation of the skin’s own fats. After its application, the skin is soft and silky. Squalene also has a positive effect on the absorption of a cosmetic product. In addition, it is very useful in hair care because it provides nourishment but not greasiness. It is often used in shampoos, conditioners and ointments.

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