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I have the best news – today kicks off Biossance’s Friends & Family Sale! If you have read here a while, you probably know this, but Biossance is my favorite skincare brand. Everything they make is incredibly high-tech while also being vegan, cruelty-free, and EWG-verified. You can read more about their mission here but I am such a massive fan of this brand.
Biossance’s Friends & Family Sale!
Today kicks off their Friends & Family sale. Now through 8/30, take 25% off sitewide, with code FRIEND25 If you are a Biossance Clean Crew Member, take 30% off with code CREW30
I am sharing a bunch of my favorite products below but I also want to tell you about their latest launch… the new Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser! Also, after I wrote this post, I realized I left off their body cream. This is one of my favorite products and even before the discount, it’s only $28. I definitely recommend picking up a jar or two: it leaves skin hydrated, firm, and radiant!
Before we get into individual products, let’s talk about Biossance’s key ingredient… it’s secret sauce, if you will… SQUALANE. The body produces its own version (known as squalene). But as we age, our body’s ability to produce and retain squalene decreases as we age. 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 and phyto-retinol so much; the products are ultra-effective without drying out your skin.
Let’s talk about this new cleanser!!!
Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser
This is Biossance’s latest innovation and it is a good one! It’s a foaming gel cleanser that gets to the bottom of dirt, makeup, and pollution. I love that it gets my skin super clean (you won’t need a separate makeup remover) without stripping it. It’s really gentle, but still effective. I love how soothing it is, too… if you have sensitive skin I think you will really like it.
Let’s talk about a few more Biossance favs!
Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum
This is hands down, my favorite Biossance product. If you buy one thing from the Friends & Family Sale, I would say to make it this. It’s my favorite acid, and what I love is that it delivers smoother, glowy skin in literally ONE NIGHT. The results are insane. Your skin will be noticeably smoother and glowy in literally one use. And with time, the results get better and better. I have been using this for a few years now and have repurchased multiple times.
What makes it special and different from other acids on the market is that it also contains that squalane, which allows for powerful exfoliation and smoothing without drying out the skin. You will notice a massive difference the next day. I make sure to use it 2-3x a week.
Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum
I have talked about this product at length (so many blog posts about it sorry but it’s goooood) but this is the first Vitamin C product that made me understand why people rave about Vitamin C so much, especially as I’ve gotten older and have started to see more dullness. It’s amazing. It’s excellent at helping to fade dark spots but it’s also great for uneven skin tone and brightens your skin so much, pretty much immediately. I use this every morning before moisturizer – the brightening benefits are incredible.
Squalane + BHA Pore-Minimizing Toner
I love this toner so much. It’s hands down, my absolute favorite toner as it is gentle but contains BHA acids which exfoliate. I like that it’s free of alcohol, which can be really drying to the skin.
I added toner to my repertoire a few years ago at the recommendation of my esthetician. And have to tell you, it makes such a big difference. I was getting these tiny bumps on my cheeks. And she told me toner would help to fix that, by sweeping away any dead skin cells before you moisturize. This is a good one. It visibly tightens pores + clarifies the skin (while hydrating, never stripping, thanks to that amazing SQUALANE!).
Squalane and Marine Algae Eye Cream
This is one of my favorite eye creams. I’ve talked about it in several blog posts now, but what I love about it is how hydrating it is, and that it delivers a lifted look, almost immediately… smoothing and firming the undereye area. It’s an Allure Best of Beauty winner for good reason!
Make sure to check out Biossance’s Friends and Family Sale between now and 8/30 for 25% off sitewide, no promo code needed!
photography by Clay Austin.
I’d love to try the toner, I’ve been getting little bumps as well! I do a similar retinol/acid rotation at night and vit C in the am…do you find that you can use the BHA product before vit C with no irritation?…I’m not particularly dry (except in the depths of Chicago winter) but my skin is sensitive to some ingredients.
I think you should be fine , it isn’t super irritating – I do it before retinol and acid and those are stronger than the Vit C. The official answer would be to maybe do a patch test on the inside of your arm to make sure!
THANK YOU!! My skin has been so dull and congested lately so this couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m so excited to try the lactic acid and the toner!
Oh good! PLEASE come back and let me know what you think of them!
Just ordered the cleanser! I can’t wait to try it!
Yay! Hope you love!!!!! Keep me posted on how you like it.
Do you have any experience with their moisturizers? I am in the market for a new one and am overwhelmed by all the options. My skin isn’t overly oily or dry but am always looking for any anti-aging benefits!
I bought the toner earlier this Summer based on your recommendation and LOVE it! Now buying the Resurfacing Night Serum.
Oh yay! I hope you love it, it’s my FAV.