There’s this healthy skin practice that consists of eating right and drinking gallons of water daily.
And then there’s Biossance.
If you don’t know what squalane is, then you will now!
Unwrapping the brand.
What I find the most interesting about the world of skincare is that somewhere down the line, all of the marketing and advertisements got lost in translation in the sense that skincare is “girly”. I totally see where this comes from in terms of packaging. (Yes, packaging matters).
More than lately, I see so many skincare brands with either bright floral hues or bold highlighter colours peaking out of the aisles of beauty departments. I’m not sure when the tendency began to promote skincare brands in such a way to cater to a singular gender.
But when I discovered Biossance, I realized right away how different of a brand it is. It stands out to me so much, not because it has intriguingly noticeable colours, but because the aesthetic of the brand is so natural, clean, and down to earth.
My first thought was how comforting of an impression it gives off. My second thought (after I tested out the samples), was how well it worked on my skin in over a span of literally 5 days. Biossance is really paving the road to the top skincare routine of 2019.
Among the samples I got recently at Sephora, I received this line up of beauties:
- Squalane + Tea Tree Balacning Oil – “Visibly clears, calms, & hydrates skin.”
- Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil – “Tightens & visibly firms.”
- Squalane + Omega Repair Cream – “Nourishes & restores moisture barrier.”
- Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel – “Visibly reduces puffiness & dark circles.”
- Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum – “Reduces visible lines & wrinkles-retinol alternative.”
Since I’m being honest as I can, I’ll admit that I’m not usually one for face oils.
The reason for this is that I automatically think that if oil touches my face, I’m instantly going to break out. This is totally regarding the fact that I have combo/dry skin.
I’m not sure if it’s because I currently live in an extremely dry climate, but both of these oils kept my face evenly moisturized and did not cause any pimples! My skin loves tea tree oil and I find it always does a wholesome job at diminishing any blemishes and it 100% helped in that department.
As for the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, I find it helped with making the appearance and feel of my skin more firm and very purified. I honestly would recommend anything rose related! Rose water/oil works delicately for all skin types and always leaves your face feeling the most fresh.
Omegas for breakfast.
The Omega Repair Cream pushed boundaries for me.
It literally replenished every corner of my face like the packaging states. It also reads “restores skin moisture barrier”, which I thought was interesting because any brand promoting a product that’s restorative is either seriously going to work, or seriously not.
This cream however, worked wonders and I would honest and truthfully recommend this cream to anyone with combination to dry skin! I use this for my AM skincare routine.
A little goes a long way.
I’m big on eye gels because I’m that girl with the puffy morning eyelids.
I find that the Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel did an amazing job of clearing the rough dark patches that were shining throughout my under eyes and also had a nice cooling effect.
One of the many great attributes about using eye creams is that you definitely don’t need a lot of application to get all of the amazing benefits.
I also want to add in that I’m a heavy coffee drinker but I love to use other methods of waking myself up in the morning. Using this eye cream is now definitely one of them!
Reading between the lines.
The funny thing about anti-aging anything is that it’s said to only be used on mature skin. I want to end this myth once and for all.
Anti-aging, ladies and gentlemen, is in fact designed towards developing skin. Meaning less than mature skin. Meaning younger skin.
To break it down, your skin begins to age at around 20. To slow the effects of fine lines and wrinkles, it’s highly recommended to start using anti-aging skincare at this age, rather than 2 or 3 decades later.
If you’re anything like me (a fresh 22-year old whose paranoid of forehead wrinkles), you’re more than likely going to want to use Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum.
Now again, I’ve only been using this for about 5 days so I’m not going to write numerous lines about how I see no fine lines or wrinkles on my face. But I’m confident this product will work for you if you use it daily. I tend to use anti-aging products for a PM skincare routine.
What is squalane?
A miracle tied into all of these unique products is squalane.
Squalane is an oil consisting of anti-aging benefits and extreme anti-inflammatory properties, helping skin age like fine wine.
Squalane is also an oil-balancing aid which really helps if you want to achieve the most clear and hydrated skin ever. Incorporating squalane into each product really narrows your chances down to getting healthy, youthful looking skin and improving elasticity! If you have sensitive skin (like myself), you’re going to adore this brand (squalane helps with redness and irritation as well).
Another positive feature Biossance offers is how clean their ingredients are.
There are no harsh chemicals, absolutely no animal testing, paraben & fragrance free, and very vegan. This is seriously all we could ever ask for in 2019. If you want more stats and info about their BOMB products, visit their website here!
If you have any questions or comments, boop one down below. I hope this post benefits your skincare path 🙂