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10 New Year’s Skincare Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

Are you resolving to take better care of your skin this new year? If so, we have the secret to keeping this, and all of your other new year’s resolutions: break it down into easy, actionable steps you’ll actually enjoy. Keep reading for 10 easy-to-keep new years skincare resolutions. These simple yet effective skincare tips will leave your skin looking and feeling its very best.

1. Switch To Clean Beauty Products

Biossance was founded on the premise that sustainable, science-backed ingredients are the key to building a more planet-friendly beauty industry. We got our start when our UC Berkeley scientists created sugarcane-derived squalane to replace squalene, a natural moisturizer found in human skin that was originally sourced from shark livers and used throughout the beauty industry. By sharing our superhero hydrator with our competitors, we save 2 million sharks annually, helping protect key marine ecosystems.

In addition, all Biossance formulations are developed in a facility certified by My Green Lab—the gold standard for laboratory sustainability practices for responsible usage of energy, waste, and water. Drawing on our rich history of science and sustainability, we create skincare that is incredibly effective and safe without harming the environment or animals. Because the products you use make a difference for your health and the health of the planet.

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2. Upgrade Your Nighttime Routine

While you’re asleep, your skin is hard at work repairing the damage of the day and renewing itself. A science-backed, high-performance nighttime skincare routine supports your body’s natural repair and can target skin concerns such as dark spots and signs of aging.

We teamed up with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Katie Beleznay to create Dr. Katie’s Rescue + Repair Trio, a three-piece value set aimed at repairing and restoring your skin while you sleep The set includes our new Ectoin Overnight Rescue to repair damage and strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier while you sleep for visibly smooth, plump, and deeply moisturize while you sleep. It also includes our revolutionary Retinol Night Serum for younger-looking skin without irritation and our multi-award-winning Marine Algae Eye Cream for a lifted appearance alongside lasting moisture.

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3. Reduce Waste

We believe that clean beauty extends beyond eco-friendly formulas to encompass every piece of the production process, including reducing consumer waste. The cosmetics industry produces over 120 billion units of packaging every year. In the US alone, almost 7.9 billion units of rigid plastics were created just for beauty products in 2018. 

The sugarcane used to produce our beloved squalane is irrigated with natural rainwater processed within a closed system that reflects responsible land and energy use. Our products are packaged in tubes and bottles that are completely recyclable and outer cartons made from renewable sugarcane paper, without inks or dyes that could affect recyclability. We encourage you to upcycle your empty skincare containers when you're finished using the products inside.

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4. Stop Sleeping With Your Makeup On

Having a cabinet full of clean beauty products with sustainable packaging is great, but they won’t help your skin if you don’t use them. Keeping your skin clean is step one towards a healthy, balanced, radiant complexion. We get it: you’re exhausted. But sleeping with your makeup on is a surefire way to look (and perhaps feel) even more tired than you actually are.

Going to sleep without washing your face can lead to premature aging and collagen degradation, as makeup can trap dirt and damaging free radicals that cause clogged pores and worse. We recommend washing your face with our Antioxidant Cleansing Oil to remove every trace of dirt and makeup while delivering a boost of soothing hydration. You might even wish to go a step further and try double cleansing. In that case, deep clean your pores without over-stripping with our Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser.

5. Create An Easy Skincare Routine You Can Stick To

Consistency is the key to making your skincare work its best. Here’s an easy, four-step routine you can do in 2 minutes or less.

  1. Cleanse. Remove dirt, makeup, and free radicals with our powerful - but gentle - cleansers. Shop cleansers
  2. Tone. Balance the skin’s pH and prepare it to receive moisture while delivering tailored treatment benefits. Shop toners
  3. Treat. Target your individual skincare concerns with a nourishing serum while increasing hydration. Shop serums
  4. Moisturize. Replenish the skin’s moisture content with a deeply hydrating moisturizer suited to your specific skin type. Shop moisturizers

6. Give Your Body Some TLC

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so don’t forget about the areas below the neck. Create a weekly self-care ritual to decompress as you care for your body. Start your treatment with a smoothing, hydrating exfoliating treatment courtesy of our award-winning Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub. It uses sustainably-sourced, biodegradable sugar crystals to scrub off dead skin cells and pomegranate enzyme to dissolve any that remain. Towel off, then lock in moisture and firm skin with our Caffeine Toning Body Cream. Caffeine sourced from green coffee beans gives skin a smoother appearance, while niacinamide includes skin texture and squalane provides deep, lasting hydration.

7. Drink More Water

While serums and moisturizers can do a wonderful job of keeping your skin plump and supple, drinking enough water can help enhance the appearance of smoother, healthier skin by improving circulation. You may have heard that you need to drink 8 glasses per day to stay adequately hydrated, water glasses aren’t exactly a scientific unit of measurement. The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is about 3.7 liters for men and 2.7 liters per women. And remember: you’ll also need to offset every cup of coffee or alcoholic beverage you consume with an equal amount of water to stay hydrated.

8. Get More Sleep

It terms out that getting your beauty sleep is more than just a cliché. According to studies, regularly skimping on shut-eye is associated with increased signs of premature aging. That’s because your entire body - including your skin - repairs itself while you’re sleeping. During sleep, blood flow increases to your skin as it produces more collagen and repairs itself from UV damage, both of which protect against premature aging. Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep per night for healthier skin.

Make your shuteye work double time with our Retinol Night Serum. We reimagined retinol to be gentler on your skin by encapsulating our retinoid blend so it’s released gradually into your skin over 8 hours while you sleep. Antioxidants rosemary and saffron work within our formula to keep both retinoids stable. This not only ensures that the active ingredients improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, it also means they won’t break down and irritate your skin.

9. Move Your Body Every Day

Regular exercise boosts circulation to your skin, bringing much-needed oxygen and nourishment to skin cells and carrying away waste, such as free radicals. Exercising can also help with stress, helping you to avoid the negative effects of stress on your skin, which include increased reactivity (hello, acne) and slower healing time.  How much exercise do you need to see your skin benefit? Aim to move your body for 30 minutes 3-5 times a week in a way that you enjoy, whether that’s yoga, lifting weights, or simply taking a walk with a friend.

Cool down afterward by re-hydrating your skin with our Hyaluronic Acid Facial Mist. This award-winning facial mist brings a burst of hydration thanks to two types of hyaluronic acid, plumping fine lines as it sets and revives makeup.

10. Rely On Clinically-Proven Ingredients

TikTok may be a great source for new products and trends, but your dermatologist should be your go-to for ingredient information. Dermatologists consistently recommend vitamin c and retinoids as go-tos for healthy, younger-looking skin. 

Incorporate vitamin C during your morning routine with our Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum. Our non-irritating vitamin C boosts collagen production for increased elasticity while white shitake mushroom visibly improves uneven skin tone.

In the evening, reach for our groundbreaking Retinol Night Serum. Our encapsulated formula irritation by time-releasing our powerful retinoid actives into your skin over the course of 8 hours. The result: all the skin-smoothing, dark-spot-improving benefits of retinoids with a boost of squalane-powered hydration, not irritation.
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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