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Revitalize Your Routine: Embrace Sustainable Skincare For A Brighter 2024

A new year means a fresh opportunity to work towards healthier skin and a healthier planet. Choosing sustainable, science-backed skincare is not only essential to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle, it can also promote visibly superior results.

What is Sustainable Skincare?

While there is no official definition of sustainable skincare, we define it as being skincare that prioritizes the planet in every stage of its iteration, from formulation to packaging, to application. Biotech beauty companies like Biossance have made significant headway towards replacing less-sustainable natural ingredients which can require cruel harvesting practices, poor land management, and pesticides to source.

A key example: our hero ingredient, squalane. A molecular match for the moisture naturally found in human skin, squalane is a cruelty-free, sustainably-manufactured ingredient that replaces a widely-used moisturizer (squalEne) that was formerly sourced from shark livers. Our pure, vegan squalane saves over 2 million sharks annually.

Is Biossance Skincare Eco-Friendly?

At Biossance, sustainability is in our DNA, starting with our hero ingredient, squalane. In addition, the waste products from our squalane manufacturing products are used to create sugarcane plastic for our products, which leaves no environmental footprint. We also transform sugarcane waste into sugarcane paper outer packaging, which is fully recyclable. There are no plastic windows or metallic inks in our outer packaging to ensure recyclability, and our outer cartons are tree-free. We’re thrilled to have saved 5,000+ trees by using our sugarcane boxes.

We complete the sustainability cycle by using carbon-neutral shipping on every single Biossance order. We prevent 22 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year by planting trees and reforestation efforts as part of our carbon-neutral shipping practices.

An Easy, Sustainable Skincare Routine

New to sustainable skincare? Try this easy, 5-step routine for all skin types.

STEP 1: CLEANSE WITH AMINO ALOE GENTLE CLEANSER

Amino acids dissolve dirt and makeup while aloe soothes and sugarcane-derived squalane delivers a burst of hydration.

STEP 2: TONE WITH BHA PORE-MINIMIZING TONER

White willowbark extract—a natural, oil-soluble beta hydroxy acid - to gently but powerfully exfoliate and decongest pores without alcohol.. Meanwhile, caviar lime extract works its alpha hydroxy magic to gently exfoliate dead cells from the surface of your skin.

STEP 3: TREAT WITH COPPER PEPTIDE RAPID PLUMPING SERUM

Our innovative rapid plumping complex joins forces with copper peptides to draw in moisture and flood skin with continuous hydration while encouraging collagen production to boost elasticity and add bounce.

STEP 4: MOISTURIZE

Apply our multi-award-winning Marine Algae Eye Cream morning and night. Pink marine algae, a natural source of peptides, plumps fine lines and wrinkles while paracress extract instantly lifts and our superhero hydrator, squalane, provides deep and lasting moisture.

In the morning, our Vitamin C Rose Moisturizer uses clinically-proven Vitamin C to fight free radicals while fermented lemon peel visibly improves uneven skin tone and squalane deeply moisturizes.

Boost overnight hydration during your PM routine with Ectoin Overnight Rescue, which pairs moisture-binding, stress-busting ectoin with magnesium and squalane to help repair daytime damage and strengthen your skin barrier while you sleep, leaving skin feeling stronger and more supple after a single overnight treatment.

STEP 5: LOCK IN MOISTURE WITH VITAMIN C ROSE OIL

Our uniquely gentle form of oil-soluble Vitamin C instantly brightens while boosting elasticity while squalane moisturizes and locks in active ingredients.

Christine Tusher
Christine Tusher Writer and expert
As a lifestyle writer and journalist, I love sharing my passion for ocean conservation and obsession with clean beauty. I’ve tried almost every trend and ingredient, and Biossance’s science-backed formulas are the only ones that consistently calm my reactive skin and make it smoother, clearer, and healthier. I’m so excited to be on this journey of skincare innovation with Biossance, and to share it with you!

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