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What is squalane?

If you are a super fan of our Acaríciame lip serums, you should know that one of its main ingredients is squalane, which began to be part of the skincare industry in the 1960s.

It is likely that today you have already heard a lot about this ingredient. Several skincare and makeup brands have chosen to use it in their formulas and the results have been excellent.

The basics of squalane:

  • Squalane is a derivative of squalene , a natural lipid found in human skin and shark liver oil.

  • Most squalane in modern cosmetic products is produced from plant sources , such as olive oil or sugar cane.

  • It was discovered in 1906 by Japanese researcher Dr. Mitsumaru Tsujimoto in Tokyo.

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So what is squalane?

It is an organic compound that is found naturally in human skin, as well as in some marine and plant organisms. It can also be obtained synthetically from vegetable oils, such as olive oil. In the cosmetics industry , squalane is frequently used as a moisturizing ingredient that also softens the skin.

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What are the benefits of squalane for the skin?

Deep hydration:

It is an effective emollient that helps keep skin hydrated. Provides a protective barrier that prevents moisture loss. The people who benefit the most from this are those with dry or dehydrated skin.

Soft and silky texture:

Squalane absorbs easily into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling. This helps improve the texture of the skin, leaving it soft and super silky to the touch.

Antioxidant properties:

Squalane has antioxidant properties that can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and other environmental factors , such as sun exposure and pollution. This can help prevent premature skin aging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.


Unlike some heavier oils, squalane is noncomedogenic , meaning it won't clog pores or contribute to breakouts or acne. This makes it a safe option for people with blemish-prone skin.

Helps improve the absorption of other ingredients:

Squalane can act as a carrier for other beneficial ingredients, helping them penetrate deeper into the skin and improve their effectiveness.

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Squalane or squalene? What is the difference?

The main difference between squalene and squalane lies in their chemical structure and how they are found in nature and in skin care products.

Squalane is a more stable and processed form of squalene, widely used in treatment products and with a long history in traditional medicine. Discovered in 1906 by Japanese chemist Mitsumaru Tsujimoto , squalene has been an important component in traditional medicine for decades.

A little more about the history of squalene...

Squalene, the precursor to squalane, was discovered in 1906 by Japanese researcher Dr. Mitsumaru Tsujimoto . Working at the Tokyo Industrial Testing Station, Tsujimoto, an expert in oils and fats, identified this compound in shark liver oil, a rich source of squalene.

In the 1950s , researchers began hydrogenating squalene to produce squalane, a more stable and useful form of the compound. Currently, some brands have managed to synthesize squalane even from sugar cane.

Currently some skincare brands such as Kiehl's , The Ordinary and Biossance They have included it in some of the formulas of their most popular products. Aora México is one of the latest brands (and the first in the makeup industry worldwide) to include this ingredient in the formula of its lip products. When you constantly use our solid lip serums, little by little you will notice a difference in terms of hydration and, above all, repair.

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