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squalene

Oil derived from shark liver or from plants (usually olives). Its derivative squalane is a natural component of skin and a good emollient that has antioxidant properties.

References for this information:

Free Radical Research, April 2002, pages 471-477

The Lancet: Oncology, October 2000, pages 107-112

See natural moisturizing factor (NMF)

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