Thank you to Biossance and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post.
As I get older I’ve learned to look for things when buying skincare products and things that I can leave behind. Things to look for include: clean skincare products that are EWG-verified and cruelty free. Things to leave behind include: parabens, synthetic fragrances and unnecessary packaging. The brand that encompasses all of these things is Biossance (rhymes with renaissance). Reese Witherspoon swears by this brand and is it just me or does she not look a day over 28? I googled it. She is 45. I’ve been using a few Biossance products over the past year and wanted to share a few of my favorites PLUS spill the beans about their insanely good Black Friday Sale where you can save 30% off your purchase! If you order before 11/24, you’ll also get 44% off their Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Mask. Make sure to keep checking their site through the end of the month for more great discounts and gift with purchase.
But first, what is Squalane you ask? As if Biossance wasn’t tricky enough to pronounce, enter Squalane. Pronounced “squay-lane”. If you can’t remember how to say it, just remember that you need it in your skincare routine! This is an ingredient that is in EVERY Biossance product so it’s worth a few seconds of your time to explain. Squalane is a mega-moisturizing molecule – a weightless, non-comedogenic oil that instantly hydrates your skin. Our bodies produce their own version of this molecule called squalene, but it decreases as we age. In the past, squalane was harvested in ways that were devastating to the environment (it was extracted from shark livers), but Biossance found a way to derive squalane from sugarcane making it completely plant-based. It’s a little miracle worker that you can feel good about.
Step one in any skincare routine is to wash your face, but this Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser ups the ante. Elderberry helps to fight against free radicals and erases make-up with ease. This jelly cleanser leaves your skin feeling nourished rather than stripped of its natural oils. It transforms from a jelly-like consistency to a soft cleansing milk.
Shop the Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser HERE
Rich and decadent may be words that you would usually associate with a chocolate cake, so consider this cream the top tier! This insanely rich Squalane + Omega Repair Cream provides deep moisturization, which helps to nourish and plump your skin. This helps reduce the look of fine lines and adds a soft,supple glow.
Shop the Squalane + Omega Repair Cream HERE
This facial oil is my favorite step of my skincare routine. The squalane mimics the skins natural oils to provide a weightless moisturizer. This oil is packed with Vitamin C and a soft rose petal scent. It provides a soft dewy glow to my dry winter skin. Tip: Warm it in your hands, bring it to your nose and inhale for a mini-spa-like moment, then apply all over your face and neck.
Shop the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil Here
I literally never leave home without sunscreen. This only took me 40 years to figure out, but whether I’m just going to the bus stop or for a long run, this product is on my face. I love that it has a soft, dewy finish and has other good-for-you ingredients besides the sun protection.
Shop the sunscreen HERE