We all get upset when we hear about a cosmetic/skincare company testing on animals. But why don’t we get mad when the skincare still hurts animals and our planet after they are used? Why?… because we are all blissfully unaware, or just don’t care. But what if I told you your fav skincare line, is not only poisoning your body but is also killing our planet? By washing the long list of harmful chemicals that exist in these products down the drain we are poisoning our land and our precious animals. Oh and don’t even get me started on the packaging!!
But skincare doesn’t have to be all bad. There is a way to get that flawless celebrity skin without being harmful. You guys all know how much I love Biossance. I have been using their line for a few months now and each day I fall more and more in love with their products and brand. Not only does Biossance offer an extremely intelligent line of 100% nontoxic products (many that are plant-based), that seriously guys are completely skin changing, they are revolutionizing the way we do sustainable. Did you know that Biossance sources their magical squalane ingredient from naturally renewable sugarcane, watered with natural rainfall. But they didn’t stop there, their outer packaging is also tree free!! It’s made from sugarcane paper, and of course their iconic bottles are made of recycled or recyclable glass or plastic.
The older I get the more beauty products I am consuming, gotta combat those wrinkles! My holy grail to avoid those dreaded age lines were products that contained retinol…. oh boy I loved my retinol. That was until my skin started reacting to it, becoming dry, itchy, and red! What I didn’t know was that the supposedly miracle ingredient was doing long term damage to my skin. So you could imagine how quickly eliminated that from my daily regimen.
Still worrying about my inevitable wrinkles, I was thrilled to learn that my bestie Biossance had come out with a retinol alternative, Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum. This truly miracle serum is packed with incredible ingredients that give you the positive results of retinol without the side effects.
Bakuchiol: A plant-derived retinol alternative. Reducing wrinkles and firming skin.
100% Squalane: You guys know I love this ingredient. Squalane moisturizes my skin, leaving me with a healthy glow.
Neroli: An natural essential oil, that calms your skin.
Yeast Extract: Used to improve the texture of your skin.
Niacinamide: A vitamin B3, which helps improve my skin tone (lord knows I need that) and restores my skin barrier.
Hyaluronic Acid: Plumps and smooths the skin by instantly binding 1000x its weight in water. See I wasn’t lying when I said that it’s a miracle serum. Combined with my beloved 100% Squalane Oil, which adds that extra moisture… it really is a beautiful dynamic duo, like Thelma & Louise (without the driving off a cliff part).
But swinging back to the point of this post, sorry I got a little distracted, Biossance got me thinking about my own sustainability and how I can improve my footprint beyond my skincare. Sameer and I are already very conscious about lowering our energy usage.
We do this by…
* Running our laundry and dishwasher once a week and always after 7pm
* Using all natural cleaning products
* Changed all our bulbs to energy efficient ones
* Invested in a Nest thermostat that allows us to control our usage and even set it to an energy efficient mode
There are so many other ways that we can keep ourselves sustainable, in fact we plan to take on the challenge a little bit more by attempting to grow our own GMO free produce. Although I don’t have green thumb whatsoever, it will be fun to watch what we created grow… Sameer has also made the switch to Biossance, and so far he is LOVING it!
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