Squalane is a remarkable extract found in olive oil. It is also synthesized in the human liver, a deficiency of which results in dry skin and premature aging. Squalane is an unsaturated oil having a molecular structure similar to Vitamin A.
Squalane was initially discovered in Japan where it was used successfully to treat tuberculosis. It has been shown to have beneficial effects in the management of dermatitis and skin cancer. Japanese scientists also believe that squalane has a tumor blocking potential. It has been found to be a remarkable immunopotentiating agent which stimulates cell mediated cytotoxicity and suppression of tumor growth (Natural Tumour Centre Japan). Studies have shown that squalane has a stimulatory effect on the healing process which is thought to be due to its oxidizing effect.
Squalane is used in some of the world’s most expensive beauty formulas. Beneficial effects on the skin include decrease in dryness and smoothing of wrinkles and scaly skin. Squalane is one of the most effective moisturizers available.
- The Nutrition and Dietary Consultant- June 1988
- Let’s Live- August 1988. Doctors Dialog
Also Available with Vitamin E to stimulate collagen formation.