Origin: Sugarcane is fermented to farnesene, which is then further processed to hydrogenated farnesene (or also called C13-15 alkane).

Overview: Squalane is a specialty emollient and moisturizer derived from sugar cane. It can be used as an alternative for petroleum-based paraffins and silicone ingredients. It creates a light texture in formulations with a non-tacky, non-greasy, and silky finish. It provides a smooth and even application for lipsticks and foundations. It can also be used as a dispersing agent for crystalline UV filters.

Suggested Uses:

Skin care products
Hair conditioners
Lip balms

Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 1% to 60% added to the oil phase of formulas