INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Emollient

Squalane

AT A GLANCE

Squalane

A moisturizing, non-comedogenic oil derived from plants.

Type of Ingredient

Emollient

Why we use it

It’s important to differentiate between squalene and squalane. Squalene (with an E) is found naturally in our bodies as a precursor to important compounds like sterols. Squalane (with an A) is a hydrogenated version of this oil, making it stable and suitable for skincare formulas. It’s a moisturizing but non-greasy oil that’s great even for those with oily or blemish-prone skin. Stratia’s squalane is derived from sugarcane.

What it’s in

Liquid Gold, Fortify, C+C Serum, Night Shift

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