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There are countless moisturizers and emollients on the market, but one ingredient that’s becoming increasingly popular in skincare is squalane. As we age, the amount of squalane — lipid molecules that keep skin soft and supple — in our bodies starts to dwindle (and incidentally, so does our supply of hyaluronic acid), which can rob our skin of its baby-like softness. Just as we can add hyaluronic acid back into our skin via topical products, we can supplement squalane, too. Biossance, a skincare brand built on plant-based squalane, aims to create products that do just that — and one product that certainly delivers is its highly-lauded Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil.
This oil has garnered celebrity fans — among them, the ever-radiant Kate Hudson, who proudly patted on the Biossance oil during her skincare routine, which she previously showed off in an Instagram Story.
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Applying this oil is a sensorial joy, chiefly because it smells of freshly-cut roses. It’s lovely to look at, too: Packaged in a peony-hued bottle and topped with a matte gold cap, it’s pretty enough to leave on your vanity. Of course, it’s what’s inside that really counts — which, in this case, is a trifecta of tried-and-true skincare ingredients, expertly blended to improve tone and texture over time while providing an instant softness and glow.
In addition to skin-softening squalane, this face oil combines the prowess of vitamin C and rose oil to brighten and soothe, respectively. As with any hyperpigmentation-fighting product, visible brightening results require a few weeks of use. The baby-soft skin, though? Instantly gratifying.
As per one 60-year-old shopper, the Biossance face oil “transforms pale, sensitive, sun-damaged skin and makes it feel dewy.” Other reviewers echo similar sentiments, particularly regarding the oil’s skin-softening capabilities. According to one shopper, “[It] helps makeup go on smoothly and leaves skin feeling hydrated.”
I also find that the Biossance oil is an excellent canvas for makeup — though, initially, I was skeptical, as face oils have often proved fertile ground for pilling. Squalane, however, is similar to your skin’s own sebum. Thus, it’s breathable. Devoid of the occlusiveness, the Biossance Rose Oil is delightfully layerable, be it with other oils, SPF, or makeup. In fact, my foundation glides and glows seamlessly with this oil, sans pilling or sliding. Under makeup, the Biossance oil is a luminous canvas; tapped over makeup, it’s the world’s most natural-looking highlighter.
For all my oil-averse pals: trust me, this will change your mind. In light of its squalane base, this oil boasts an impressively lightweight skin-feel; so much so, in fact, that I’d recommend the Biossance Rose and Vitamin C oil to virtually anyone. Within seconds of application (one or two drops will suffice), the oil sinks into skin, where it melds ostensibly with your skin’s natural oils, and imparts the most natural-looking, lit-from-within glow—sans greasy residue.
For a (very!) limited time, you can score the Biossance Vitamin C and Rose Oil for 30 percent off (usually $74). Enter the code GIVE30 at checkout to get your discount, valid until December 4.
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