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Ava Phillipe Shows Us How to Prep Skin For Makeup in 5 Easy Steps

Makeup prep is an important step that ensures smooth, even application whether you’re applying a five-minute face or meticulously painting on glam before a special event. In her first-ever Get Ready With Me video on Instagram, Ava Phillipe shared the five makeup prep steps she uses to create a flawless, long-lasting makeup application using all Biossance skincare products.“One of the things I love most about Biossance is they’re really environmentally conscious,” says Ava. “The squalane that’s used in their products is not from animals, but instead it’s made from sugarcane.”In fact, our sugarcane-based squalane is the superhero ingredient that powers all of our formulas by mimicking the body’s natural moisture and driving active ingredients 40 times deeper into the skin. 

Ava's Makeup Prep Steps

1. Instantly Lift and Smooth with Marine Algae Eye Cream

Undereye skin is thinner than elsewhere on the face, making it more susceptible to fine lines and crepiness caused by dehydration. Dehydration and crepiness can lead to patchy concealer application that migrates into fine lines with wear, leading to creasing.

Our multi-award-winning Marine Algae Eye Cream uses marine algae peptides, paracress extract, and our superhero squalane to dramatically improve the look of  fine lines and wrinkles while delivering deep hydration. It also melts into skin, providing the perfect canvas for makeup.

Marine Algae Eye Cream

2. Quench Skin with Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum

Dehydrated skin can appear dull and prematurely aged. And if it stays thirsty long enough, it may react by sending oil production into overdrive in an effort to protect itself. Neither of these responses lends itself to smooth and lasting makeup application, which is why Ava quenches her skin with our bestselling Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum.

“It’s  Botox in a bottle,” says Ava. “It’s changed the texture and firmness of my skin.”Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping SerumOur award-winning serum’s skin-plumping superpowers come thanks in part to the water-binding properties of ectoin. We’ve paired this powerful, protective hydrator with our rapid plumping complex to deliver instant, long-lasting hydration alongside a dramatic improvement in elasticity thanks to copper peptides. 

3. Smooth and Clear with Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

Moisturizer is an essential skincare step not only for makeup prep, but for keeping skin healthy and nourished. Our advanced reformulated Probiotic Gel Moisturizer is packed with innovative, encapsulated probiotics, delivering live probiotics directly to your skin’s microbiome to strengthen your skin’s protective moisture barrier for clearer, calmer skin.

Ava uses this weightless gel moisturizer deeply nourish and plump her skin so her makeup glides on smoothly and evenly.“It goes on super smooth and lightweight,” says Ava.Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

4. Lock in moisture with Vitamin C Rose Oil

Our cult-favorite Vitamin C Rose Oil is makeup’s best friend. Our science-backed formula features an innovative form of oil-soluble vitamin C that’s uniquely stable and incredibly gentle even as it dramatically brightens skin on application. Use it as the last step in your skincare routine to instantly amplify your glow, or mix it in with your foundation to customize its coverage.

“It makes my skin super dewy and glowy and I love the way it smells because I love the smell of roses,” says Ava. Vitamin C Rose Oil

5. Hydrate and Plump with Rose Vegan Lip Balm

Keeping your lips deeply hydrated is the secret to getting a plump, smooth pout without a trip to the dermatologist. 

Our petroleum-free Rose Vegan Lip Balm uses hyaluronic acid and ceramides to deeply hydrate and nourish while wakame algae helps restore the look of plumpness. Use it before applying lipstick for smoother application, or on top for a glossy look that won’t get sticky.

Biossance Lip Balm
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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