Definition of squalene
: an acyclic hydrocarbon C30H50 that is widely distributed in nature (such as a major component of sebum and in shark-liver oils) and is a precursor of sterols (such as cholesterol)
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Let the botanicals (with scents like primrose, squalene, and sleep-inducing lavender) encourage a restful night’s sleep … then wake up to brighter, fully restored skin by morning.
Squalane's the stable, saturated form of squalene oil, which Dr. King says also keeps it free from degrading à la argan or almond oil (which lose their benefits after too long on your vanity).
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Medical Definition of squalene
: an acyclic hydrocarbon C30H50 that is widely distributed in nature (as a major component of sebum and in shark-liver oils) and is a precursor of sterols (as cholesterol)
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