Biossance Black Friday Sale
The Biossance Black Friday Sale kicked off this week… this is one of my favorite sales of the entire year as Biossance goes BIG with their sale, offering an unbeatable 30% off sitewide sale AND some really great exclusive offers (like an 10 piece mega bag valued at $175 when you spend $75 or more!).
If you are a long time reader, you know how much I love Biossance. Everything they make is incredibly high-tech while also being vegan, cruelty-free, and EWG-verified.
First thing first: I always like to highlight Biossance’s key ingredient… it’s in all of their products: SQUALANE.
Biossance’s squalane is one of the things that a) makes their products so effective but b) makes me love them even more as a brand… they are a really wonderful company that genuinely cares about the planet and wants to make a difference. The body produces its own version (known as squalene). But as we age, our body’s ability to produce and retain squalene decreases. Squalane is traditionally harvested from shark livers (awful!) which has a devastating impact on the environment.
Biossance has found a way to derive their 100% plant-based squalane sustainably, from sugarcane. Squalane is in all of their products, and it is a weightless oil that instantly locks in moisture. That’s one of the reasons I love their lactic acid so much; the products are ultra-effective without drying out your skin.
I have a lot of Biossance favorites (I buy a couple bottles of the lactic acid during this sale as it’s the best price of the year) but what I was most excited about was trying their BRAND NEW RETINOL!
Biossance Squalane and Retinol Night Serum
I was lucky enough to get a bottle of Biossance’s new retinol to test ahead of time and I have been using this as my retinol (2-3 nights a week). I really, really love it. And I like how gentle it is. Just like with the the lactic acid, the squalane hydrates your skin which helps to minimize irritation. I did not experience any dryness or irritation in using this product which is rare for retinol… usually there is a (worth it but still annoying!) break in period.
This serum targets fine lines, dark spots, rough texture, and blemishes… without any dryness. It contains a blend of time-release retinol and retinal. The time release technology allows the retinoids to penetrate the skin more deeply but gradually (they release over 8 hours) which gives gentle but dramatic results. Isn’t science cool?
Biossance’s Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum
I LOVE THE LACTIC ACID. If you have followed me for any length of time, you know how I can go on and on and on about this. Biossance’s Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum is a wonder product. In just one use your skin will be smoother and brighter. I still remember the first time I tried it. I couldn’t believe how much smoother my skin was the next day, after just ONE single use. It’s powerful – 10% lactic acid… but as I mentioned above, the squalane lets it exfoliate the skin without drying you out.
Even more Biossance Favs!
This brand does such a good job with serums.
Besides the lactic acid I love the Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum.
This is a great daytime Vitamin C serum. It is incredible for brightening the skin (and fading dark spots – I make sure to use this on my chest, where I have some sun damage).
Also on the serums front:
The Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum.
This is a fabulous moisturizing serum and it is amazing because it instantly plumps up the skin, reducing the look of fine lines. This is a temporary benefit, but a very good one! I use this after toning, before any other serums (I love that you can layer it with your other serums!!!). It plumps and firms and hydrates deeply. I use this almost every morning, before Vitamin C! There is a longer review of this serum right this way.
This gentle cleanser is fantastic too.
Such a good gentle everyday face wash.
I also LOVE Biossance’s Squalane + BHA Pore-Minimizing Toner.
This is great because it has BHAs to gently exfoliate. So you get that little tingle (and it tightens up pores, minimizing their appearance) but thanks to the Squalane (again: power ingredient!!) it will not dry you out. I love this toner. Toner is the final step of the cleansing process: after cleansing, before your serums and creams.
The Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream is one of my favorites.
It’s really, really hydrating, which makes it great for dry skin. This one delivers a lifted look, almost immediately… smoothing and firming the under eye area. (It’s an Allure Best of Beauty winner for good reason – those awards are no joke!).
The Squalane + Omega Repair Cream is what I reach for whenever my skin is acting funny or upset.
(I had a histamine reaction a while back and my derm told me I needed to give my skin a break. So it was just a gentle cleanser (this one, mentioned above) and this cream. Worked like a charm, my skin was back to normal in a couple weeks. This is so gentle. It’s even been accepted by the National Eczema Association. It’s rich, but not greasy.
I always forget about the Squalane + Caffeine Toning Body Cream but it’s one of my most re-purchased Biossance products.
This body cream is heaven. It’s super creamy and hydrating, it’s got caffeine to firm and tone, and it smells wonderful (highly recommend the light citrus scent!). It’s also a great price… just $30!
Make sure to check out Biossance’s Black Friday Sale right now for 30% off sitewide.