What Is Squalane Oil Used For?

Squalene Oil for the Skin
Squalene Oil for the Skin (Image: Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Steven Depolo)

Squalane oil, or squalene oil, is one of nature's super fatty oils that can rejuvenate the skin and boost the immune system. Squalene can be found in extra virgin olive oil but has higher concentrations in shark oil.


Squalene oil occurs naturally in plants and animals. Commercially, squalene is extracted from fish oils and can be found in food and health supplements.

Oxygen Inhibitor

Consumption of squalene and phenolic antioxidants inhibits oxidative stresses that cause aging and disease.

Immune Response

The World Health Organization reports that squalene has been used in vaccines since 1997, due to its ability to boost the body's natural auto-immune response.


The European Association of Teachers notes that squalene can protect against skin, breast, and colon cancer.

Tumor Reduction

The National Library of Medicine reports that squalene has a unique mechanism for inhibiting the growth of tumors. Squalene helps reduce mutations in the group of genes that control cellular signal transduction.

Free Radicals

Researchers in Barcelona, Spain, believe that constituents of olive oil like squalene and polyphenolys help fight against free radicals. According to the European Association of Teachers, these harmful free radicals contribute to the growth of cancerous tumors.

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