What
is Squalane?

Meet squalane (C30H62), our mega-moisturizing molecule.

The human body produces its own version of squalane. But the amount you make and retain decreases over time—reaching peak levels in your teens and starting to decline in our 20’s, leaving our skin rough, dry and vulnerable.

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The human body’s natural ability to produce squalene

Where is Squalane Found?

Historically, squalane has been a luxury skincare ingredient. But it was either harvested from shark livers—which has a devastating environmental impact—or from olives, an unreliable source that produces varying quality.

These two methods are still major sources of squalane on the market today.

Scientists spent years trying to find a way to produce squalane as safely and effectively as the body does.

Biotech Does It Better

At Biossance, we created a 100% plant-based squalane sustainably from sugarcane.

Every drop of squalane in our products is derived in an eco-friendly way. We pioneered our weightless ingredient that instantly hydrates while locking in essential moisture, replenishing your body with what it once had.

Your body knows best. Squalane is biology’s best moisturizer.