Widely used in the best deep smoothing creams, moisturizers and cosmetics, squalane is now typically derived from plant sources such as olive oil. Once commonly derived from shark liver oil, environmentally responsible skin care product manufacturers, including Mango Madness Skin Care, use only vegetable derived sources.
Its ability to penetrate the skin efficiently promotes the creation of new skin cells and retards bacterial growth.
Because of its small molecule size, squalane absorbs into the skin readily and has no greasy feeling. And because it is chemically similar to the skin’s own oil, sebum, it is a very compatible and effective anti-aging skin moisturizer and conditioner. Squalane is the hydrogenated version of squalene and is therefore less likely to degrade from oxidation.
It can be very effective on certain skin problems such as rashes or dermatitis when nothing else seems to work. Its ability to minimize cracks in dry skin helps keep germs out. It is also effective at preventing and minimizing age spots and wrinkles on your skin.
This product is a clear oil that is silky and soft to the touch. It is highly compatible with the epidermal layer of the skin. It is non toxic and can even be taken orally. It helps prevent water loss in the skin and is especially effective at facilitating the absorption of desired skin care ingredients through the epidermis.
For these reasons, squalane is a valuable compound for minimizing the aging process of skin. It is produced naturally in our bodies in small quantities, especially in our youth. As we age, however, its production decreases, making it important to replenish it as we get older by applying it to our skin in topical preparations.
An excellent product containing squalane is Peptide 6™ anti-aging skin cream.