A 101 Guide To Biossance


Combining pioneering scientific research with a commitment to sustainability, Biossance is leading {skin care} into a new age: one that prioritises product efficacy without compromising the environment. Vegan, cruelty-free, reef safe and free from parabens, mineral oils, PEGs, phthalates and synthetic fragrances, this brand is on a mission to change the beauty industry (and your sin) for the better.

Its products centre on ethically and sustainably sourced squalane – in fact each and every one of its products contain this ultra-hydrating antioxidant, with the aim of brightening, plumping and reducing fine lines.

Whether you’re on the hunt for sustainable skin care or you’re eager to experience the effects of squalane, here’s a detailed look at Biossance’s offering, with a breakdown of the best {Biossance} products for your skin type courtesy of Cult Concierge skin care expert {Kimberley}.

But first things first…


Phew, we’re glad you asked! Squalane is a modified form of squalene – a lipid produced naturally by the human body (less so as you get older), which makes up 13% of our skin’s natural oils. It’s an important ingredient for locking in moisture, improving elasticity and balancing oil production without clogging your pores, and it has the ability to absorb a staggering 30x better than other oils, while enhancing the delivery of all other skin care actives.

Squalane is traditionally derived from shark liver oil, but most skin care brands nowadays opt for plant-based sustainable sources instead. Biossance uses 100% sugarcane-derived squalane which is ethically and sustainably sourced.


{Biossance 100% Squalane Oil}

Celebrating its core ingredient and bottling a bank of nourishing properties, the super-popular 100% Squalane Oil is a heaven-sent hydrating essential that can be used with all skin types. This ultra-moisturising formula encourages the natural cell renewal processes within your skin while sealing in essential hydration for lasting softness.

When should you use it? You’re spoiled for choice! Smooth it over your face and body for instant (and featherweight!) hydration, layer it on your lips to battle dryness and to prime before colour, or use it as an ultra-soothing shaving oil. You can even use it on your hair as an intensive moisture mask! It’s official: we’re obsessed…

{Biossance Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil}

Jam-packed full of antioxidants, the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil instantly revives dull, lacklustre complexions to help even out skin tone and texture. It dramatically brightens your complexion, granting a healthy-looking radiance that you’ll instantly fall in love with

Use it after your serum and moisturiser morning and night to lock in long-lasting hydration. You can also add a drop or two to your foundation for a divine dewy glow.


{Biossance Squalane and Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser}

This hardworking-yet-gentle foaming {cleanser} washes away the day while enriching skin with nourishment. Moringa extract helps to remove the remnants of pore-clogging environmental pollution, with amino acid complex on hand to help break down impurities and totally eliminate pore-clogging dirt, debris and make up.

{Biossance Squalane and Elderberry Jelly Cleanser}

For skin that feels clean and healthy but not overly dry or stripped, this cleanser is a godsend. It mimics the body’s natural hydrating oils to provide weightless moisture and deliver active ingredients deep into the skin for a healthier-looking complexion.

{Biossance Squalane and Antioxidant Cleansing Oil}

Ultra-lightweight and deeply purifying, this cleansing oil helps draw out impurities, dirt and make up to reveal a fresh-faced, healthy radiance. The best part? The extra-gentle formula doesn’t strip essential moisture from your skin or leave behind a filmy, greasy residue.

{Biossance Squalane and Glycolic Renewal Mask}

Perfect for dull and uneven skin tones, this triple-action exfoliating mask makes your skin emerge brighter, radiant and silky smooth. Use this mask twice a week on cleansed skin for baby-soft skin with an unrivalled radiance.

Which Biossance cleanser is right for me?

Oily skin types should try the Squalane and Elderberry Jelly Cleanser, and if you’re prone to acne then give the Squalane and Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser a go. Dry and sensitive skin types would benefit from the Squalane and Antioxidant Cleansing Oil. The Biossance Squalane and Glycolic Renewal Mask is suitable for all skin types.

Scroll down to find out more about the best Biossance products for your skin type…


{Biossance Squalane and BHA Pore Minimising Toner}

Yearning for clearer and smaller-looking pores? Yearn no more! This toner is powered by BHA-rich willow bark to gently decongest and balance oil levels, revealing smooth and refined skin. Take extra care to wear sunscreen in the daytime when using this BHA.

{Biossance Squalane and Hyaluronic Toning Mist}

Working hard to hydrate and plump the skin as well as preparing it for the rest of your routine, this toning mist can be used in more ways than one. Use it under or over your moisturiser to tone and boost hydration; to prep and set make up for a dewy finish; to refresh skin and revive make up at any time of day; and even to cool down post-exercise. We’re sold!


{Biossance Squalane and Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum}

Powerful yet lightweight, this 10% vitamin C treatment helps fade dark marks and hyperpigmentation. It works both instantly and over time, working to dissolve dark spots immediately and preventing new ones from forming.

{Biossance Squalane and Lactic Acid Resurfacing Serum}

Dreaming of smoother, more luminous skin? Apply this phenomenal {serum} before you drift off and you’ll wake to discover your dreams weren’t confined to your sleep! Powered by AHA (vegan lactic acid) to accelerate cell turnover and skin-nourishing squalane to heal and replenish, this dual-action treatment is gentle but face-changing.

{Biossance Squalane and Phyto-Retinol Serum}

Doing everything we love about retinol and dropping everything we don’t (we’re talking facial flaking, reddened irritation and sun sensitivity), this creamy serum addresses visible lines and wrinkles while stimulating collagen production for a visibly plump and firm complexion.


 {Biossance Squalane and Marine Algae Eye Cream}

 For a lifted look like no other, this rich eye cream firms and smooths your eye contours, delivers lasting hydration, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 {Biossance Squalane and Peptide Eye Gel}

 If dark circles are getting you down, this eye gel will give you the boost you need. It targets pesky dark circles and unwelcome puffiness with its cooling, youth-prolonging formula for brighter, plumper and firmer contour.


{Biossance Squalane and Probiotic Gel Moisturiser}

Formulated to strengthen your skin’s natural barrier and restore balance to inflamed skin, this ultra-gentle, lightweight and hydrating cream complements all skin types but is especially soothing for redness- and irritation-prone skin.

{Biossance Squalane and Omega Repair}

 With a cocktail of hydrating ingredients and an indulgent whipped texture, this reparative moisturiser is formulated to plump the look of line lines and revive radiance by reducing excess water loss throughout the day.

{Biossance Squalane and Caffeine Toning Body Cream – Unscented}

 Extending the nourishing properties of their skin care ingredients to your entire body, Biossance’s body cream provides lasting hydration while encouraging a more smooth and firm finish. Your skin never felt so good!


{Biossance Squalane and Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen}

 {SPF} is a daily essential, and this mineral sunscreen (powered by zinc oxide) from Biossance is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. It’s an invisible and lightweight but deeply hydrating physical sunscreen that cools stressed skin as it shields against the sun.


 {Biossance Squalane and Rose Vegan Lip Balm}

 Pucker up for Biossance’s ultra-hydrating lip balm, which locks in moisture to keep your kiss comfortably cushioned for hours on end. It also features plumping wakame algae to help your lips achieve their full pouty potential.

Read all about The Best Biossance Products for your Skin Type:

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Sensitive Skin

Oily Skin

Dry Skin

Ageing Skin


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Best Biossance for Sensitive skin


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Best Biossance for Ageing skin



 All Biossance products are formulated to the highest standard of safety and are thoroughly tested, however, we always suggest mummas-to-be consult their doctor just to be extra safe prior to use.

Retinol products should never be used during pregnancy, however Biossance’s {Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum} doesn’t actually contain any retinol or retinoids, therefore it doesn’t fall into the same camp. As always though, please check with your doctor before use.


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