The Plant-Based, Clean Skincare Brand You Need To Try

There was once a time when the decision to stick to a strictly clean and cruelty-free beauty routine meant forgoing quality. The green beauty arena, especially skincare, was seriously lacking. In a 2021 study conducted by Vesta, the VP of insights explained, "There is a general expectation that clean beauty products may be less effective, less luxurious, not last as long." The study concluded that one of the main challenges facing clean beauty brands is proving their efficacy and building consumer trust.

Shoppers with the planet and their personal health in mind are seeking sustainable and clean beauty products whenever possible. Fortunately, the clean skincare market is so densely populated these days it can feel as though a new brand is popping up on a daily basis, per Vox. Even die-hard clean skincare users find it hard to keep track of each emerging brand. But every now and then, a new brand emerges that stands out and offers a message so moving that you can't help but want to support them — it doesn't hurt when the products speak for themselves.

Biossance pioneered a form of squalane

Every now and then a new viral skincare ingredient will become all anyone talks about. Influencers will suddenly claim they owe their flawless skin to it, you'll notice it pop up in a round of new skincare product releases. It'll be a total phenomenon, like the era of hyaluronic acid, per Allure. Well, when squalane became the next new thing, few people stopped to ask questions about where the ingredient was coming from. Biossance thought to ask. 

Clean beauty brand Biossance operates on a very simple message, "We believe that clean beauty can be sustainable beauty—and that the earth is worth it." Over the past few years, the brand has become a fan favorite with its hit range of squalane-based products; a brand new sugarcane-derived version of squalane. The best part is, that Biossance recognized the rise in demand for squalane while also understanding that squalane was generally sourced by hunting sharks. 

Biossance took it upon themselves to do something about it. Its team of scientists invented a form of squalane derived from sugarcane — a creation that would save about 2 million sharks per year and provide an ethical, vegan alternative. The brand is committed to this planet with its cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic, paraben, and fragrance-free range of skincare and body care. And the best part is, that they do it all while delivering serious skincare results.

Biossance facial oils you have to try

What started out as a simple cult favorite 100% pure squalane oil has since spiraled into an entire range consisting of a complete skincare routine, body care products, and even a natural deodorant. Biossance has earned its spot as a fan favorite clean beauty brand that delivers deep hydrating products that can seriously compete with its non-clean counterparts. The dermatologist-approved range has won fans over, as Refinery29 puts it, "There's no denying that the brand's eco-friendly credentials and expert-approved formulas deliver results."

Biossance has something for everyone, but their bestsellers are what you need to try first. The Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil gave the original 100% Squalane Oil the upgrade no one knew it needed. This oil combines vitamin C and Damascus rose petals along with the hero squalane oil to deliver deep hydration that calms and soothes your skin to help repair your barrier, per Biossance.

But suppose you're looking to invest in a powerhouse product. In that case, you should opt for the Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum which uses hydrators and collagen-boosting copper peptides to plump skin. 

Biossance hasn't only won over skincare lovers, but its also become a hit amongst celebrities. With one age-defying star owing her glowing skin to none other than Biossance's products.

Reese Witherspoon is Biossance's global brand ambassador

Somehow, Reese Witherspoon has always managed to maintain her fresh bouncy glow. In 2021, she shared with Harper's Bazaar that Biossance answered her need to explore clean beauty, "I found them so effective, completely luxurious, unlike any other clean product I've ever used. And I was just hooked." 

Witherspoon's genuine love for the brand made her partnership with them effortless, as Catherine Gore, President of Biossance, shared with Forbes, "[We are dedicated to] bringing intellect and science to Biossance. Helping to tell that story, we felt that there was no better partner than Reese."

As a global brand ambassador, Witherspoon launched her own collaborative project with Biossance, "The Sunshine Set" which consists of her favorite products, per Biossance. The set comes in an exclusive recycled vegan polyester bag filled with Vitamin C Rose Oil, Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen, and Rose Vegan Lip Balm all in limited edition packaging with sun rays. Witherspoon explained her selections, "These are my favorites for healthy, happy, 'always sunny' skin that makes you look and feel your absolute best."

Well, if it's good enough for Witherspoon they must be on to something. The "Legally Blonde" star summed Biossance up best herself, "It's a very transparent, socially conscious business, and I love that it's female-led," per People.