Versagel SQ


INCI: Squalane (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer (and)Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate

Product Applications: Baby Care, Bath & Shower, Body Care, Color Cosmetics, Face Care, Foundations, Hair Care, Hair Cleansing, Hair Conditioning, Hair Styling, Hot Pours, Lip Care, Lip Gloss, Lipstick, Skin Cleansing, Sun Care, Tanners

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Green Criteria: Biodegradable, From renewable resources

Technical Information

Versagel® SQ is a great additive or substitute in both oil-based formulas and emulsions. Versagel SQ is a gelled squalane product, which is naturally present in the skin lipid barrier and is an ingredient known for its exceptional moisturizing abilities and its ability to penetrate the skin to deliver benefits. Like jojoba, it closely mimics the body’s natural moisturizers and is absorbed quickly and effectively, without leaving a greasy residue on the skin. Squalane is one of the highest quality emollients on the market due to its sensorial profile, biocompatibility, and consistently robust composition, furthermore, it is antioxidant-rich, age-fighting. Squalane is a non-GMO, plant-derived ingredient and Versagel SQ is a high-quality replacement for shark and olive squalane. It is derived from plant sugar, is ECOCERT approved, and is readily biodegradable.

Features & Benefits of Versagel SQ

  • Non-polar
  • Colourless and odourless liquid
  • Stable to oxidation, heat, cold, and UV
  • Easily incorporated into emulsions
  • Compatible with most cosmetic ingredients
  • Spreads quickly and absorbed  rapidly
  • Highly moisturizing
  • Softens and soothes
  • Creates exquisite textures
  • Leaves the skin smooth without a greasy, sticky, or heavy after-feel


This material is a versatile ingredient that works well in skin care, sun care, and baby care products. In skin care, it helps to facilitate an even distribution of the active sunscreen ingredients. In baby care, it softens the skin and is easily absorbed. In makeup, it facilitates the even application of products such as lipsticks, foundations, and hot-poured products such as lip balms, glosses, and gels. It also is a useful ingredient in hair care products, as it lends a soft after-feel to shampoos, conditioners, and styling products.

Available Grades

  • Versagel SQ 500 T
  • Versagel SQ 1600 T

Clinical Studies Show the Following Results for Squalane:

  • Non-comedogenic
  • Improves cell turnover
  • 34% vs. untreated control site, 17% vs. placebo formulation
  • Binds moisture and provides nourishment to skin
  • Skin roughness decreased by 28%
  • Improves skin elasticity by 10%
  • Restores the skin barrier function
  • TEWL reduced by 18%
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by 51%

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Squalane (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate

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