PHYTOSQUALAN is obtained from Olive oil and offers very sought after properties for Cosmetics:

Restoring the lipid barrier

  • Prevents transepidermal water loss, restores suppleness and elasticity of skin
  • Has a strong moisturising power

Due to its great affinity with the skin, PHYTOSQUALAN

  • is used as a carrier of active ingredients in order to strengthen their action
  • helps disperse pigments in make-up products

Allows the development of silky, very soft and non-greasy textures.

Has very good spreading properties and penetrates very easily into the skin


  • Description: Clear, colourless, odourless liquid
  • INCI: Squalane
  • CAS number: 111-01-3
  • REACH registration number: 01-2120014832-65-0000
  • Origin: Olive
  • Dosage recommendations: 3 to 10%
  • Solubility: Liposoluble
  • Storage conditions: at room temperature (<25°C), in a dry place away from any source of light and heat
  • Packaging: 10 Kg, 25Kg, 180Kg, IBC
  • Patent: PCTFR2009 / 051287
  • Certifications: COSMOS approved
  • Approved by China


The hydrogenation of squalene into squalane (C30H62) makes it possible to obtain a very stable molecule which is used as an active emollient in many cosmetic applications. Phytosqualan is particularly recommended in facial skin care applications, including repair creams for dry skin, as well as oily serums for the face, eye care, anti-aging formulas, and formulas for mature skin. Phytosqualan will allow you to develop formulas for silky, non-greasy touch creams, and will be particularly suitable for dry oils in the body formulas and massage oils.

Phytosqualan is recommended in hair care formulations as it smooths and coats the hair fibre. It forms a protective film on the surface of the hair and helps maintain its hydration. Its dry feel makes it very suitable for dry, silky touch emulsions. It is therefore particularly recommended for restorative serum formulations, protective care, split ends, dry, dehydrated hair, curly, coloured, straightened hair, etc.

Finally, Phytosqualan is recommended in make-up formulations, including lipsticks, mascara, cream foundation, for its high spreading properties, its silky and slippery but dry feel; lastly it will promote an optimal dispersion of the pigments.