What is Squalane (olive)
How is it different to Olive Squalene
Olive squalane is made by hydrogenating Olive Squalene. As a non- active ingredient, Olive Squalane can be incorporated with water- based creams and lotions. It is used in our moisturisers, creams, serum, scrub, balms, body oils and wax products.
Our olive squalane is ethically and sustainably sourced. Olive is the most environmentally friendly option available to cosmetics professionals. It has a particularly low environmental impact in the context of sustainable and organic agriculture which preserves biodiversity and reduces irrigation use.
4 Ways to Obtain Squalane
In nature, the highest levels of squalene can be found among olives, sharks, liver oil, wheat germ and rice. At Botani, we choose the humble olive.
SUSTAINABLE & ECO-FRIENDLY
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What is hydrogenation
Hydrogenation is the process of converting squalene from an unsaturated oil to a saturated oil (squalane). A process of breaking any double bonds that exist in a molecule and replacing them with hydrogen.
Once hydrogenated, squalane will not have any double bonds, meaning it no longer has antioxidant properties and is more stable.
Functions & Benefits Of Olive Squalane
- Hydrating emollient
- Highly moisturising
- Increases hydration
- Seals moisture into the skin
- Natural alternative to petroleum-based silicones (e.g. dimethicones & paraffin oils)
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