INCI

Squalane

What It Does

Squalane naturally occurs in the lipids of our skin. Silky and non-greasy, our squalane helps restore skin hydration and leaves hair from feeling dry. Use it in a formulation, add a couple drops directly to your favorite lotion, or use it alone for weightless moisturize. Squalane is stable to heat, cold and oxidation, and is tested to be non-comedogenic.

How It's Made

Squalane should be made with science, not shark liver oil. Through a process called fermentation, yeast is genetically engineered to produce the building blocks of squalane, farnesene, by being fed non-GMO sugarcane that is located right next to the manufacturing facility. The farnesene is isolated and undergoes further reaction and purification to become squalane.

Certifications
Vegan
Vegan
Nut Free
Nut Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Made With Science
Made With Science
People and Planet
People and Planet
INCI
Squalane

People and Planet

Ecocert Approved
Renewable Source
USDA Certified 100% Bio-based
Bonsucro-certified Sugarcane


Geographical Origin

São Paulo, Brazil


Ingredient Origin

Bio-based (Yeast)


Function

Emollient


Types of Formulas

Lotions, Creams, Balms, Serums


Use Level

1 - 100%


Color / Odor / Appearance

Colorless / None / Clear, Oily Liquid


Solubility

Oils, Butters, Waxes


Storage

Store in closed container in a dark, cool place.


Shelf Life

See expiration date on Certificate of Analysis.


Warning

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.


Regulatory Documents

Why It's Special

Formulate with peace of mind knowing your squalane is pure, renewable and bio-based.

Made with Science
Biofermentation
Biofermentation

Yeast are fed sugarcane to produce farnesene.

Organic Synthesis
Organic Synthesis

Farnesene undergoes two chemical reactions to produce stable squalane.

Purification
Purification

Steam distillation ensures the end mixture is high purity squalane.

Make It Yours
Vitamin C + Squalane Serum formula with oranges
Vitamin C + Squalane Serum

This lightweight, brightening serum is perfect for any night time routine. Squalane offers instant hydration, while our Oil Soluble Vitamin C brightens the appearance of skin.

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Mixing Bowl
Spoon
2 oz Bottle With Dropper

Skill Level: Easy

Makes 60 grams or 2 ounces.

INGREDIENT FORMULA  WEIGHT
1 Squalane 65.0%  39.0 g
2 Oil Soluble Vitamin C 15.0%  9.0 g
3 Organic Jojoba Oil 20.0%  12.0 g
TOTAL 100%  60.0 g

Ensure all equipment is clean and sterilized, and that everything is completely dry before proceeding.

Add ingredients 1-3 to the mixing bowl, one by one, stirring after each addition. When the mixture appears homogenous, pour into the bottle. Be careful not to fill the product all the way to the top - otherwise the bottle will overflow when inserting the dropper.

INGREDIENTS: Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

This recipe is only a representative formulation to serve as an example of how these ingredients can be used. It is not a commercial product. Please conduct own testing as this formulation has not been subjected to testing for either performance, efficacy or safety.

Before handling ingredients, read all product information and safety data sheets for the ingredients to understand any handling instructions, safety precautions, and disposal instructions.