I never thought I’d be here. In my 20’s, I only cared about makeup, and like 3 other things. I didn’t get all that excited about skincare, aside from the occasional mask.
But then I turned 30 and lo and behold, all hell broke loose. I’ve also become fascinated with skincare ingredients and now, here I am, just as excited about skincare products as I am about makeup. I’m excited to tell you about a brand I recently tried called Biossance.
Biossance is a skincare brand based in Berkley, California, with plant-derived squalane as the foundation of their cruelty free line. It’s a very clean and green line overall, EWG-certified and free of artificial fragrances, dyes, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil and petroleum. This clean beauty cheat sheet will tell you more.
Biossance squalane is derived from sugarcane then bio-fermented. This method is eco-friendly and sustainable. Some squalane is actually derived from shark liver. Blech. No go for me there.
They offer cleansers, oils, serums, eye creams and moisturizers that range from $30-$78.
Biossance is available at Sephora but you can also get great extras and special deals by shopping the Biossance site directly. They so kindly sent me their Weightless Hydration Essentials set to try out.
Biossance 100% Squalane Oil
This is one of my new favorite skincare oils. It has a lighter-weight feel, absorbs nicely and really does seem to speed up healing of blemishes, dry patches and rough texture. I love that it has absolutely zero scent to it.
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
This oil seems to be the regular squalane on steroids. It has the brightening power of vitamin C. It does have a rose scent, and surprinsgly, it doesn’t offend me as most rose scents do. I think could be because it actually smells like real roses and nothing artificial. In addition to rose, it has a magical sounding ingredient called Chios Crystal Oil that promisees firmness.
I would have to use this more long term to determine if the brightening/evening effects are there but I definitely enjoy the feel and hydration of it. A vitamin C product is something pretty much everyone can benefit from using daily to encourage skin to make more collagen and even things out.
Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
This product hits on 2 skincare trends-probiotics and lightweight water gel textures. It does both very well. Again, I adore that it has no scent, it has no silicone so causes no pilling when excess is applied and hydrates without a heavyweight feel. I was stoked to see it contained one of my skin’s favorite ingredients, lactic acid and also lineolic acid that helps breakouts.
Bissoance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel
I prefer a richer cream texture for my eye area but this is nice and light for daily use, under makeup, especially in warmer temps. I think oily skin types would really love it. I’m impressed with the inclusion of tried-and-true ingredients like argireline and swiss apple stem cell extract to help dark circles and anti-aging peptides. In addition to those, it also has de-puffing caffeine, sodium hyaluronate, goji and grape extract.
Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Cloth
Ok, this is literally the only product I didn’t like. I don’t really like makeup wipes in general, especially oily ones. Even if it was bomb, I just wouldn’t pay a lot for fancy makeup wipes anyhow because I just prefer traditional face wash to remove makeup.
Do I recommend Biossance skincare?
Oh hell yeah. I can almost find nothing wrong with this line. It checks so many boxes, does so many things right and would be suitable for nearly anyone. I think it’s an excellent skincare line and I’m ready to slam down some of my own money now to try more.
What are the must-haves?
Your best intro to the brand and value would be the Weightless Hydration Essentials set that I tried. Out of the set, the 100% Squalane Oil and Probiotic Gel Moisturizer were my top faves. You can score free samples on the Biossance site too; you just pay shipping.
Biossance products provided for review purposes. No financial compensation received. Post contains affiliate links.