CAS No. 111-01-3
Squalane has traditionally been one of the best emollients on the market. Occurring naturally in the skin's lipid layers, it prevents transepidermal water loss (TEWL) while restoring the skin's suppleness and flexibility. Squalane is non-comedogenic and offers a silky, smooth and elegant texture, with no greasy, heavy after-feel, making it ideal for facial products, as well as body lotions and creams, or for use as a carrier oil. Its exceptional hydration, biocompatibility and ability to penetrate the skin have long made Squalane a favorite of cosmetics and personal care formulators.
Neossance™ Squalane is made by Amyris, a US company whose breakthrough technology has enabled them to produce this GMO-free, sugar-based, ecologically green product that previously could only be sourced from controversial shark liver or olive oil. While olive oil is more eco-friendly than shark liver oil, it is subject to price volatility and limited availabilty, due to its dual use as a food product. Neossance™ Squalane is reliably supplied, highly pure and sustainably sourced from plant-sugars and yeast fermentation. Derived through biotechnology, it is an emollient that is stable to oxidation, heat and cold temperatures. Neossance™ Squalane is both ECOCert-approved and a USDA Certified 100% Biobased Product.
Neossance™ Squalane can be reliably substituted in any formulation currently using Olive Squalane.
Natural Vegetable Source Product
This is a light weight oil, but it is sold by weight, not volume (14 ounces by weight = 16.6 fluid ounces).
California Prop 65 Statement: The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product is not known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Recommended Usage Rate: 1 - 100%
Appearance: Clear, colorless, odorless oil
Required HLB: 12 - 12.9