Squalene is a naturally occurring compound produced by all plants and animals including humans. It has many functions in the body including acting as a precursor for various hormones and Vitamin D. It is one of the most common lipids produced by human skin cells and acts as a powerful moisturiser, however, it is also susceptible to oxidation.
Olive squalane is a saturated form of squalene that far more stable, squalane is the most common form of squalene used in cosmetics.
Olive Squalane is an essential ingredient for skin products where a regenerative effect is desired. Young skin produces sufficient levels when it's young but as we age the levels drop considerably and this may be responsible for many of the signs of ageing skin such as the tendency to become thinner and damage more easily. Including Olive Squalane in your daily routine can help to replenish the natural levels in the skin and can help to restore a more youthful appearance.
Squalane also offers an improved skin feel to products and enhances absorption of other ingredients into the skin.