Being Sustainable With Biossance

Hello Loves!

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!



xoxo Fil

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  1. August 6, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    This is such an important topic that is not being discussed enough! I really think we need to insist on the importance of thinking all the little things we still do that affect our environment. Even in the short term, skincare products full of toxical chemicals have dangerous effects on skin that may not be visible immediately but are harmful. I think as bloggers it is our responsibility to inform of the importance of using products that are soft to our skin and to the environment, in the end, they are the same ones, as our bodies are made of the same elements.

  2. August 6, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    You are flawless and your photography is always on POINT! This product looks amazing and I absolutely love that it focuses on being eco-friendly. Thanks for sharing!

    -Emily |

  3. jodie filogomo
    August 6, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    It’s true that it’s so important to look at all of these factors when we purchase items. You don’t always realize how it affects us so!

  4. Amy Arnold
    August 6, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    This sounds like a great line and good options!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. August 6, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    I need to finally check out their products, I’ve heard nothing but great things. They really do sound amazing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, girl, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



  6. August 6, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    I’ve heard so many amazing things about this skincare line! I definitely want to try it out!

  7. August 7, 2018 / 1:55 am

    This is such a great post! I am starting to look into sustainable products and want to be better about leaving a carbon footprint. I’ll have to check out this line from Biossance. For me, I am trying to re-use my water bottle more often and using only soy candles.


  8. August 15, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    You look absolutely amazing! I love your outfit and biossance. Thanks for sharing!
    Stay fabulous!
    Have a great week my dear!
    Much love, Len ❤️

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