My first introduction to Biossance, a clean skincare brand known for its ethically enhanced squalane products, was through my fellow blogger Grace Atwood. She shared about the Squalane + Caffeine Toning Body Cream which is available in a fragrance-free option, and I couldn’t order it fast enough. It’s the perfect after-shower jumpstart on your evening skincare routine, and it leaves your skin feeling dewy, completely hydrated, and toned which is essential for those of us in our late 30’s and beyond.
After trying out the body cream for a few weeks, I decided to start trying out more of the Biossance products to see which products I wanted to add to my routine and if I wanted to completely switch over my daily skincare routine to Biossance.
Since you can order quite a few of the Biossance products in Discovery kits, I’d definitely advise getting either a kit that includes all of the products that you want to try, or order the travel size of a particular product until you find out exactly what products you want to include in your skincare routine. The main discovery kits that target specific trouble areas are Age Defense, Hydrated Skin, Bright Skin, Oil-Control, and Sensitive Skin.
Biossance also has a helpful layering guide so you know exactly which products to use for each step, and the options available. Pretty awesome, right?
— Daily Skincare Routine —
Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser
No matter what kind of build-up you might be dealing with, using a gentle cleanser is so very important and all of the cleansers from Biossance will be gentle of even the most sensitive and temperamental skin. This cleanser currently comes with three bonus products to try out. If you prefer a gel or oil, check out the Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser or the Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil that removes impurities from deep within your pores.
Squalane + BHA Pore Minimizing Toner
If you’ve been on a skincare journey for a while now, you’re already well aware of the necessity of using toner as part of your skincare routine. It’s essential to prep your skin before you apply the rest of your skincare routine, and toner helps all of your other skincare products absorb better. While you can just add a few drops to the palm of your hand and gently tap it into your skin, I tend to use a cotton pad to gently tap it in. Plus this toner visibly reduces the size of pores. I was absolutely shocked the first time I used it!
If you need hydrate and plump up fine lines, Biossance also has a Squalane + Hyaluronic Acid Toning Mist that you can just spritz on after cleansing.
Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel
Biossance has two different options for eye treatments, a cream, and a gel. If you want to smooth and firm up a puffy under-eye area, the cream is the product for you, or you need to combat dark under eyes or puffiness I recommend the Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel. I’ve been dealing with dark under eyes for years, so this product is a skincare must for me. I use it in the morning and evening, and once you’ve allowed it to soak in you can apply your favorite concealer if necessary.
Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
If you’re sensing that I tend to go with gels over creams, you’d be correct. I always opt to go with a gel-based product for the skincare products I use on my face. I’ve found that it reacts and absorbs better when I use a gel-based product over a cream.
Besides the fact that this moisturizer had my skin feeling dewy from the time I woke in the morning until it was time to start my skincare routine again the next night, I love that you can get this moisturizer in a travel size before you make the leap to try the full-size product. Now that I’ve been using it for a month, I’m definitely ready for the full-size product because I’m absolutely obsessed!
Squalane + Omega Repair Hand Cream
Your hands are one of the many things that can tell your age, and I’ve always had notoriously dry hands. I’ve tried quite a few fragrance-free hand creams which were either not actually fragrance-free or had an oily feel to them. What I love about the Squalane + Omega Repair Hand Cream is not only is it fragrance-free it also has the most luxurious texture. I put it on right at bedtime making sure to massage it into my hands before heading off to dreamland. A perfect before-bed indulgence.
Suggestion: I love the Sustainable Skincare Spatula from Biossance especially if you’re sharing your skincare with one or more of the members of your household. If everyone has their spatula then you’re not contaminating your skincare products and they’ll stay fresh longer.
— Weekly —
Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Mask (1-2 times a week)
Using a skincare mask once to twice a week is essential in my book. It helps get rid of any dead skin cells that have built up during the week and also helps remove any gunk that is enlarging your pores.
The Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Mask harnesses the properties of glycolic, lactic, malic, and tartaric acids to both renew and brighten your skin. Fine mineral spheres exfoliate leaving your skin feeling smooth and soft, and the two skincare powerhouses squalane and hyaluronic acid help plump and hydrate your skin. The end result? Significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines, discoloration, and enlarged pores.
Another plus, all it takes is 3-10 minutes before you start seeing results. Just apply a thin layer to clean skin (be careful to avoid the eye area). Leave on for 3-10 minutes and then dampen your skin and gently massage the fine minerals in this mask to gently exfoliate all of those environmental toxins out of your skin. Rinse your face and then carry on with the rest of your skincare routine.