C13-15 Alkane


→ Mexican Name: Escualano
→ INCI: C13-15 Alkane
→ Derivation: 🌿 Plant
→ Country of origin: 🇲🇽 Mexico


Squalane is an exceptional moisturizer derived from natural sources such as olive oil, sugarcane, or rice bran oil. Known for its hydrating and smoothing properties, squalane mimics the natural oils of the skin. When applied, it absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy feel, providing deep and lasting hydration. Additionally, it helps restore the skin's barrier, improves elasticity, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Regular use can make the skin feel softer, smoother, and more rejuvenated


  • Anti-aging
  • Hydrating
  • Moisturising
  • Skin barrier protector


C13-15 Alkane, 100% Natural and plant derived hemisqualane. A superior emollient and moisturizer that imparts silky feel to skin. Squalane is known for preventing transepidimal water loss (TEWL), while providing skin suppleness and flexibility. The components include saturated hydrocarbons, with carbon chain lengths ranging from 13 to 15. It effectively moisturizes the skin without a greasy feel. Its molecular structure mimics the skin's own lipids, promoting a smooth and soft complexion.


Barrier Support, Signs of Aging, Dryness & Dehydration, Textural Irregularities

Suitable for

  • All skin types

Our approach to ingredients

At Viva Maia, we're proud to introduce a unique skincare collection that marries the profound heritage of pre-Hispanic cultures with modern scientific innovation.

Our formulations are crafted from 100% natural ingredients, selected for their effectiveness and eco-friendly nature. With Mexico's rich biodiversity, we tap into potent and sustainable ingredients.

We cultivate many of these ingredients ourselves and meticulously handcraft our extracts, powders, and oils.