(this post is sponsored by Biossance The Revitalizer <- click for a free trial!!)
You may (or may not) know that I rarely do sponsored posts. And when I do, I am incredibly picky about the companies I work with and the products I try. I’ll say yes only if I get to write the post myself, and if I’m intrigued enough about the project/product. So when Biossance contacted me about reviewing a new line of beauty products I did some research first, then agreed to do it.
I’ve been using organic argan oil for years as my exclusive facial moisturizer, day and night on my face, and sometimes on other dry patches and/or my hair. Lately, though, I’ve been thinking it’s lost it’s efficacy; my skin just isn’t as “plump,” or soft and moisturized as I wanted it to be so I was in the market for a replacement.
Which is when Biossance contacted me. I was skeptical, as I always am for beauty product claims, and as we all should be. I don’t know how we got so caught up in having the latest and (supposedly) greatest products in our beauty “arsenals” (why should we call it that??), and constantly falling for the hype of the newest revolutionary idea in anti-aging skincare. I’ll admit though, I was falling for it. I had been thinking lately that it was time for an upgrade – for me to start using MORE products on my skin for the purpose of helping it age more slowly, or at least look like it. As if that is possible.
Perhaps it is, actually, but I am of the opinion that skin health is also about what you eat and your environment as much as it is about what you put on it. And I hardly eat much that’s not natural, or organic, so why would I want to put anything on my skin that’s not also naturally-based and as simple as possible?
When I read more about squalane and learned that Biossance utilizes a patented biological process to produce the proprietary Neossance® Squalane (as opposed to shark liver which is more commonly used) found in The Revitalizer, I was excited to try it. Bonus: This process uses sugar cane, which meets international sustainability standards.
There’s quite a lot of information out there about squalane, but generally, is known to mimic the lipid content of skin (argan oil does NOT), which helps to strengthen and support the skin in repairing and defending itself from environmental toxins, irritants, and excessive dryness. Essentially, it’s using our own biology to replenish and revitalize our skin. I was intrigued.
So I agreed to the opportunity and the company sent me their product to use and then tell you about. They have not required that I write anything specifically about the product, or that it must be positive, only that I share my observations and opinions with you. I have been compensated for this post, and I received free product.
(no filter, no touching up, no makeup…)
I have been using the Revitalizer for about a month, exclusively, and consistently, and I can say that I’m very impressed with how my skin looks and feels after using it. It feels exceptionally moisturized, and not “greasy” at all (unless I accidentally use too much, which I have done, but mostly at night), and makes a great foundation for anything else I use on top of it, usually just sunscreen and/or a CC cream or tinted moisturizer.
Of particular concern to me is my neck, because I worry about it getting very dry and flabby looking, which it is genetically prone towards anyway, so I am sure to massage the oil in there with an upward motion. I have absolutely observed that it is more moisturized-looking, which goes a long way towards making my slightly-saggy-neck a little less-noticeable. No turkey neck for me!
Another of my major “issues” is redness & sensitivity, especially on my cheeks. I can’t say for sure that this product helped that (I did start using Caudalie’s tinted moisturizer a couple weeks ago also), but I believe it has at least supported my skin’s lightening and brightening over the last month.
Overall, I’m very pleased with Biossance’s The Revitalizer; it does what it claims to do, easily, and for a reasonable price. As you can see, I’ve had it for a little over a month, and have used maybe 1/3 of the bottle (because of the shape of the bottle, it’s hard to tell exactly), and perhaps have used a bit more than I should have at times. The product should last 4-6 months, truly, a little goes a long way with oils.
Please check it out for yourself, and read a little bit more about the product at company at their newly launched website. Stay tuned for more product launches from the brand in 2016!
Also, launching soon is Biossance’s “Embodied Project:” “A four week program tailored for our 5 target phases of a woman’s life. Working with three experts focused on mind, body and nutrition, Biossance will create a customized program of weekly newsletters and blog content for each phase to bring them through their sampling experience with relevant content for their mind and body.”
What do you think? Have you tried products with squalane before? what has your experience been? will you give this one a try?