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WHAT IS SQUALANE?

Squalane oil is our patented, vegan and sustainable powerhouse ingredient at the heart of every Biossance product. It's weightless, instantly absorbed into the skin and perfect for use all over the body.

FROM SOOTHING SKIN TO SAVING SHARKS

Until Biossance, the closest thing to our skin’s own moisturizing oil was a substance found in shark livers. Our bioengineered squalane is purer, more effective, and is shark-safe. We've also partnered with Oceana, whose conservation efforts help keep our seas healthy and abundant.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR OCEANA PARTNERSHIP HERE

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Squalane vs Squalene

  • Squalene is a hydrating molecule found in a variety of plants, animals and in all humans.
  • Squalane is a molecule derived from sugarcane that mimics squalene, making it the most effective hydrator for the human body.

Difference between olive, shark and sugarcane derived

  • Shark-derived squalene is found in shark livers. It is an unreliable source that is unethical, unsustainable, and causes extreme harm to these apex predators. It also damages the ecosystem of our world’s oceans.
  • Squalane sourced from olives produces more waste and uses 500X more land than sugarcane-derived squalane. Olive-derived squalane is inconsistent and can be harmful to the biodiversity of our environment.

What are the benefits of using squalane in skincare? Is it safe for all skin types?

  • Sugarcane-derived squalane is a perfect match for the moisture found in human skin. It instantly hydrates, locks in essential moisture, and supports the microbiome.
  • It has been accepted by the National Eczema Association for its ability to help calm and protect the skin.
  • It has been clinically proven to improve skin elasticity.
  • Studies have shown that squalane helps other skin care actives penetrate more deeply and work more effectively.

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