Aries by nature, I love a good challenge. But besides that, I'm a beauty junkie and lover of all things girly, sparkly, and fuzzy. Previously I've worked at Kiss Nails, Shiseido, and MAC Cosmetics, and then as the Partnerships and Promotions Manager here at Biossance. So when I was asked to write a blog post about the many ways to use the 100% Squalane Oil with makeup, I was game.
Did you know our 100% Squalane Oil is made of just one single ingredient, squalane? It's a common cosmetic emollient found in a lot of beauty products, so mixing oil with makeup actually makes a lot of sense. Let me break down some of the ways we mix oil with makeup and why.
Don't get me wrong—I love color—but the secret to great makeup is great skin. Healthy skin means smoother makeup application, and you won't have to do as much color correcting. Our 100% Squalane Oil is a great place to start if you're just beginning your skin regimen or if you're a pro looking for a great primer.
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t like leaving the house without any makeup on. Some people grab a jacket, I grab my makeup favorites. Here's how I use 100% Squalane Oil with my makeup.
After the important step of cleansing and applying my skincare products, I start with 100% Squalane Oil as a primer before layering on makeup. Unfortunately, “most primers these days are silicone-based, and no shade, but they are not right for everyone.”* No joke, I found that using 100% Squalane Oil as a primer is fantastic—no added fillers or pore clogging ingredients. Celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno agrees, saying it imparts "that beautiful glow to skin, allowing makeup to glide over it flawlessly, with none of the bad stuff."
That liquid foundation? Mix the 100% Squalane Oil right in using a brush or makeup sponge and apply to your skin. Squalane, the only ingredient in 100% Squalane Oil, is a super common oil in makeup in general, so adding it in is totally natural and will make your makeup that much more hydrating.
Our team was having breakfast this morning and we were just talking about how important eyebrows are—not only are they super on-trend, brows frame the face. Some members of our team love using 100% Squalane Oil as a brow gel and conditioner. Not only does it keep brows nice and groomed, but it conditions the hairs. Just like the hair on your head, your brows need that!
My favorite way to use it, I love to finish my look by dabbing on a little to my cheekbones over my blush in lieu of a bronzer and I continue this throughout the day. Hello J.LO!
Properly layering your skincare products is key to ensuring that they live up to their maximum potential. As important as this fundamental skincare knowledge is, we know it can be confusing. Here is a complete guide we’re sharing on AM and PM layering, plus tips from Kherata, Biossance Sales and Education Manager, on how to master the essential act of layering.
Three years ago, we launched this facial oil as our second product, after our head-to-toe hydrating 100% Squalane Oil. Our team of scientists set out to create another powerfully hydrating formula except this time, we wanted to make our first skincare product specifically for the face–one that still features the weightless hydration of squalane while also offering additional treatment benefits. Our standout formula comes packed with an exclusive set of ingredients that work together to visibly hydrate, firm, and give skin a healthy, radiant glow.
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