Squalane has been included in the QV Baby Moisturising Cream and QV Baby Skin Lotion formulas due to the following characteristics....

Squalane is a component of the skin’s sebum which occurs naturally1 and is able to mix with the skin lipids, aiding the spreading of these lipids and helping to enhance the moisturising effect.2 3 As an occlusive component, Squalane forms an external layer on the surface of the skin which helps to reduce TEWL4 while leaving the skin supple without a greasy feel.2

Squalane has been shown to;

-          Assist in the reduction of TEWL.4

-          Leave skin feeling supple without greasiness. 2

-          Be safe for skin prone to sensitivity. 5

-          Be non-comedogenic, anti-bacterial and odorless. 5


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2. Rosenthal ML. Squalane: the natural moisturizer. In: Schlossman MI, editor. The chemistry and manufacture of cosmetics. Illinois: Allured Publishing Corporation; 2002. p869-875.

3. Squalane. In: Sweetman SC, editor. Martindale the complete drug reference. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2007. 1850-1.

4. Sirikudta W, Kulthanan K, Varothai S, Nuchkull P. Moisturizers for patients with atopic dermatitis: an overview. Journal of Allergy & Therapy 2013, Vol. 4, Issue 4, p143

5. Sethi A, Kaur T, Malhotra SK and Gambhir ML. Moisturizers: The Slippery Road. Indian J Dermatol. 2016. May-June; 61(3) 279-287. Accessible at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4885180/