How to Use Biossance Products

July 26, 2017

My first skincare review! Eep this took longer than expected. Anyway, three years ago I went over to a biotech to launch a skincare line called Biossance. I get asked all the time how to use the products, so here is my take on the first child I birthed.

100% Squalane Oil – I love this as my all over body moisturizer, especially after I’ve showered and washed my hands. Think of squalane almost like a sealant. It literally locks in moisture so it’s a great last step for your regimen to keep your skin moisturized – or as your only step if you’re out of time. Can you use this on your face? Absolutely. It’s really just about preference between this and the rose oil. Contrary to popular belief, we have many customers with acne prone skin who really enjoy this oil and say that it has helped clear up their skin.

Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil – This product is designed primarily for your face and is my go to. After having Ry, it made my skin look more dewy and glowy, as if I had completed a 10-step skincare regimen. LOL. Please with a newborn I barely had time to brush my teeth so it saved me. It contains anti-aging and brightening benefits too which this mama needs.

Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil – This cleansing oil truly does take off all your makeup. Though I don’t wear a lot of makeup, it thoroughly removes my mascara so that I’m not leaving black streaks on my towel when I dry my face. If you’ve never used cleansing oils, it will take some time to get used to the feeling of massaging oil onto your dry face, but once you add water it turns into a nice milky consistency. I love that it doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight after you’ve washed it off.

Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer – This is a perfect lightweight moisturizer. I would recommend it to my friends with more oily skin however. My skin is more normal to dry so I actually like to use this and then layer the rose oil on top for added hydration.

Remember, there is no one size fits all for skincare as everyone’s skin is so different. Sometimes you just have to try it for yourself. I do stand by these products so check them out and let me know what you think.

Stay tuned for some additional clean beauty product reviews!

Why Clean Beauty Matters

May 9, 2017

Y’all know how obsessed I am about skincare. Before I start posting about my latest finds, I thought it would be important to lay some groundwork.

I was shocked to find out how terrible U.S. regulations are for the personal care industry. Only 11 ingredients are banned here in the states, while Europe bans over 1400 ingredients. The FDA does not review personal care products for safety before they hit the market. This is just freaken nuts. Here are some of the questions I asked myself when I found out this was true.

Why do companies use terrible ingredients to begin with? Well, for starters they are cheaper than using quality ingredients. They are trying to drive down product costs to make a cheap buck off of you. You mean I’m just a dollar sign to them? Not that hard to believe right? Another reason is to mask a way a product smells. We’re trained to only like those lotions that smell like “Sun-Kissed Mango and Pineapple,” but did you know it can take anywhere from 50-300 chemical ingredients to create a scent? These chemicals also help to extend the shelf-life of products. Your beauty products should not be sitting in your makeup bag for years, throw them out.

Why should I care? Your skin is your body’s largest organ and what you apply to it absorbs into your bloodstream. It’s a common misconception to think that your skin is a barrier that protects you because it’s actually porous, so yep everything just sinks right in. Many of the chemical ingredients used in personal care are linked to hormonal imbalances, infertility, birth defects, and cancer to name a few. So long story short, this is bad news bears.

What do I do now? Read your labels and self-educate. Remember that just because a product calls itself non-toxic, natural, eco-safe, and even fragrance-free, does not mean it is entirely safe. Companies can call their products whatever they want for the sake of “green-washing” and so often times you’ll have to take matters into your own hands.  Luckily there are apps like Think Dirty and EWG that help to rate products for safety.

It was hard not to “unsee” all the terrible products I was using everyday, but especially after having Ry, I wanted to make sure everything we used as a family was safe. It took awhile to throw everything out and transition over — just think about everything your skin touches: shampoo, handsoap, deodorant, eyeliner, lipstick, cleansers, moisturizers, toothpaste…oh mah gah it was so overwhelming at first, but it had to be done and I can sleep much better at night now.

Stay tuned for upcoming clean beauty skincare regimens from yours truly!

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