Squalane - alkmene


What is Squalane?

Squalane is a naturally occurring lipid that plays an important role in skin care, especially in products aimed at moisturizing. It is known for its excellent compatibility with the skin and its ability to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier and lock in moisture.

In our creams, squalane primarily has a moisturizing effect. It helps to retain moisture in the skin, resulting in improved hydration and elasticity. The skin feels softer and more smooth.


Originally obtained from shark liver, squalane is now sustainably extracted from plant sources such as olive oil, making it a popular ingredient in the cosmetics industry. Squalane is particularly popular in products that focus on natural ingredients. Squalane is found in different natural sources, including olive oil.

On the skin, squalane works by forming a barrier on the skin that helps to retain moisture and keep the skin soft and hydrated without leaving a greasy feeling. This also supports the skin’s natural ability to regenerate by protecting against environmental aggressors and softening the skin. Squalane’s light texture and fast absorption make it a preferred ingredient in moisturizing formulations. Squalane is not only well absorbed by the skin, but also works well with other skin care ingredients in cosmetic formulations.



Squalane is considered safe and well tolerated by most skin types. It is also found in up to 15% of human sebum, so it is a natural component of our skin. To make sure, all our formulas are tested on the skin under dermatological control.

Squalane is mainly used in our new My Olive Oil products.