No B.S. Goodness: Squalane

No B.S. Goodness is a mini-series highlighting the power players in our clean, potent formulas. Learn more about No B.S. ingredients here.


Squalene (skwah-lane) is a natural ingredient that comes from lipids and is extremely effective, working at a fast pace. It can permeate the skin at 2mm per second, so it gets absorbed really easily and goes to work immediately with its revitalizing action.

Why We Love Squalane

Squalane works wonders for the skin! Its amazing benefits include smoothening skin and softening wrinkles, revitalizing damaged skin and stimulating healing, protecting from UV and free radical damage, and it works as an antioxidant! Whew... did you get all that?

Shutting Down The B.S.

“But doesn’t squalene come from animals?”

It's true that most forms of squalane found in skin care products are derived from shark liver but No B.S. takes special care to source squalane from olives. We would never test on animals or inhumanely use ingredients that come from animals, even scary ones like sharks!

The olive-derived version is generally considered to be superior and can be used pure, which is why it's often an ingredient in moisturizers.

Find It In

Caffeine Eye Cream

Day + Night Hyaluronic Cream

Charcoal Peel-Off Detox Mask