Squalene is an organic compound contained in the human body, animal, and vegetation. In humans, these compounds are formed by liver and circulatory organs in the blood. As a pharmaceutical product, Squalene is produced through the extraction process of fish oil, especially the shark liver oil.

Squalene is also combined with other ingredients in skin care products and is useful for moisturize dry skin, since Squalene is the wrong component that forms oil on the skin. In addition, Squalene supplements are also believed to be beneficial antioxidants to cope with high cholesterol levels, by increasing both the cholesterol level (HDL), as well as lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. However, it still requires further research.

Skin care products and squalene supplements can be purchased freely at pharmacies, but you should consult with a physician before using them first.

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About Squalene:

  • Emollients and supplements
  • Category Free Drugs


  • Moisturize dry skin.
  • Supplements that help deal with high cholesterol.

Used: adults
Category N: Pregnancy and lactation Category: not yet categorized. It is not known whether Squalene is safe to use for nursing mothers. Nursing mothers are advised to ask the doctor in advance before using it.
Medicinal forms: capsules and drugs oles


  • Children, pregnant or nursing mothers should consult a physician before using squalene supplements or skin care products.
  • Tell your doctor about the medications that are being consumed, including free medicines, prescriptions, supplements, and herbal products.
  • Consult a doctor if you want to use the supplement for a long period of time.
  • If allergic or overdose occurs after using squalene, immediately meet the doctor.

Squalene dosage

Consult the doctor about the dosage and duration of use of squalene. The average dosage administered generally depends on age, health condition, and the patient’s response to the drug. Squalene consumption in accordance with the rules of use listed on the packaging.

For squalene contained in skincare products, apply to taste and follow the instructions listed on the product packaging.
Using Squalene properly

Use Squalene supplements as per the instructions on the packaging and follow the suggested usage advice by the doctor.

To use a skin care product that contains squalene should be used after the skin is cleaned, eg after bathing. Do not forget to wipe the skin dry before applying the cream or lotion. If skin irritation arises, discontinue use immediately.

Use a skin care product that contains squalene only on skin areas that require treatment. Avoid the occurrence of contact between the drugs with eyes and mucous membranes, soft tissues that protect some organs, such as nose, mouth, rectum, and vagina.
Drug interactions

The use of drugs that inhibit the absorption of fat, such as Orlistat, will lead to disruption of squalene absorption. Consult a physician regarding the use of other drugs that may cause interaction with squalene.

Squalene Side Effects

The information regarding side effects of squalene supplements is very limited. However, there are reports of squalene supplements from shark Liver oil extract can trigger the onset of pneumonia when inhalation. Squalene supplements that contain fish liver oil, generally have a smell and a taste that is not tasty.

Skin care products, either because of squalene or other ingredients contained in it are risky to cause allergic reactions or irritation to the skin.

Be sure to read the ingredients contained in any medication or skincare product, and consult a doctor before using it. If an allergic reaction occurs, such as rash or swelling, immediately discontinue use and meet the doctor to get the appropriate treatment.