Sponsored by Biossance and ShopStyle Collective
This is going to be a big statement, and I genuinely mean it with every fiber of my being: at 32-years-old I have the best skin I have ever had. A few years ago I made a major overhaul in my skincare routine when I discovered Biossance, and that decision transformed my skin.
I spent my entire twenties struggling with severe adult blemishes and waded through what felt like oceans of different products, tools and even lifestyle changes, but I was still left feeling pretty defeated. That is until I tried a vegan lip balm of all things, leading me to Biossance’s larger catalog of clean, safe and sustainable products that were a complete game-changer.
What’s fantastic is that right now we can all stock up on these game-changing products during Biossance’s 25% off sitewide Spring Sale (truly amazing, and yes my cart is full).
I’m having a little bit of a *pinch me* moment now that I have the honor to chat about Biossance skincare products. If you’re a regular reader of the blog, it’s no secret that we are big fans of the brand. My own personal love affair with Biossance actually started before I was even a part of this team.
It was my mom who first introduced me. She had sent me an Instagram video of Jonathan Van Ness raving about Biossance’s Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm with the text “We have to try this stuff. Ordering it now!” and I immediately began researching the brand.
The lip balm was so good that I decided to try Biossance 100% Squalane Oil. Squalane, which mimics the body’s natural hydrating oils, was a main ingredient I was seeing all over Biossance’s website. Our body makes its own version (called squalene) but because it decreases as we age, it’s not uncommon to find beauty products including squalane traditionally harvested from shark livers.
As you can imagine, that has a devastating environmental impact, so Biossance found a way to source theirs sustainably from sugarcane. I was over the moon to learn about this, and it only made me want to support them more.
The mega moisturizing oil became an instant daily ritual of mine. I was in total awe of how good it felt and reacted to my incredibly dry, blemish-prone skin (not to mention, made my hair look amazing — because, yes, it acts as an amazing hair AND body oil, too).
From there it was a swift domino effect of implementing more Biossance products into every aspect of my routine. It was when I began using their Squalane + Omega Repair Cream as my everyday moisturizer that I noticed my skin healing in massive ways. With regular use of the cream, my blemishes began retreating and the overall appearance of my skin was visibly more plump and hydrated. This stuff became my skincare holy grail.
Biossance products actually began nourishing my skin with clean ingredients, versus stripping my (already dry) skin with questionable ingredients.
The Squalane + Omega Repair Cream has the most luxurious texture, formulated with lipids that mimic and support skin’s natural moisture barrier. Squalane, omega fatty acids, ceramides and plant sterols all found in the cream help hydrate, plump and actually feed your skin.
As someone with very dry skin, using this repair cream feels like heaven. It’s thick, something I’m always searching for in moisturizers, yet sinks in without leaving any heaviness or a greasy after feel…it’s my perfect face cream. I use it all year long, both morning and night following my eye cream & serums.
Thanks to Biossance, Vitamin C has become a major player in my skin’s healing journey, helping replenish areas of my skin that were majorly damaged from a decade of blemishes and youthful mistakes of spending a little too much time in the sun.
Once I fell head over heels for their Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum (which I use in the mornings), I began incorporating Biossance’s Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil as a last step in the evenings.
Pro tip: apply the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil into your hands first to warm it up, hold your hands close to your face and take a few deep breaths for a spa like effect, and then gently pat it onto your skin. SO good.
For an evening serum, I’ve recently begun implementing Biossance’s new Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum. While it’s only been a month, the major difference has been underneath and around my eyes; it’s become noticeably more plump and less, uhm, like I have a one-year-old.
After all the phenomenal healing my skin has seen with Biossance products, I knew it was time to up my game in protecting it. I was thrilled to try out their Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen on my recent trip to San Diego. The most important part to me is that the sunscreen is reef safe, but Biossance took it a full step further in making it a nourishing, hydrating formula with the addition of Squalane. It’s lovely.
My Michigan winter skin has been happily protected for my entire San Diego stay, and it’s my go-to trick to squeeze out a little extra sunscreen to rub into my hands, which are often forgotten and can show some of the earliest signs of aging and sun damage (no thank you!).
Packing for the trip was also incredibly easy, thanks to the travel size options Biossance offers. I can still have my full skincare routine while traveling and it hardly requires any suitcase space at all. The travel sizes really are one of my favorite parts of the brand as a whole!
Biossance’s mission is to make all beauty clean. Their products are formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrances and over 2,000 ingredients that are questionable, ensuring only the highest standards for skincare that is clean, safe, sustainable and effective. All of their products are proudly vegan, cruelty-free, and EWG-verified.
I mean, that’s the DREAM.
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Thank you so much to Biossance and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post. There were so many hopeless years I spent looking for skincare that worked for me, it still feels surreal to have products that not only work but have helped me find a whole new confidence in my skin. Thank you, thank you for developing these products — and also for taking into consideration our environment, the sharks (!!), as well as our own bodies and what we come in contact with. You’re the real deal.
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