Only The Good Fats

by Mollie Jensen September 14, 2018

We all know that our skin is the first line of defense against the outside world, but did you know that this protective barrier also has a protective barrier of its own? That’s right, it’s your skin’s natural moisture barrier, which is an important part in keeping you—and your skin—healthy. And we’re all about healthy skin at Biossance.

But sometimes this barrier becomes vulnerable from things like using harsh products, subjecting it to not-so-friendly environmental conditions and just plain old wear and tear. This can leave your skin dry, devitalized, dehydrated and feeling irritated. The good news is that you can restore what’s been lost with all the good fats your moisture barrier loves. Introducing Squalane + Omega Repair Cream, a decadent, guilt-free treat for your skin.

And what, exactly, is this moisture barrier thing, you ask? To explain, let’s start with a little skin anatomy 101. Your skin is made up of three layers: first is the epidermis, the outermost layer and the part that gives us our skin tone, protects us from the environment, and is where we slather on products to help keep us looking beautiful. This is also where the skin’s moisture barrier resides and the part of your skin we’ll be focusing on. Below the epidermis is the dermis which contains hair follicles, sweat glands and connective tissue. The lowest layer is the hypodermis, which is where our cushiony subcutaneous fat is found.

When it comes to the epidermis, you can think of it as layers that resemble the bricks and mortar of a brick wall, with the bricks getting progressively thinner toward the top. This is because the cells start out plump at the bottom then flatten out as they rise and to the surface and dry out, forming a layer on the skin’s surface like shingles on a roof. Within the epidermis are all sorts of fatty things like fatty acids, ceramides, sterols, and of course squalene, your skin’s own version of squalane. This is important, because these fats—also known as lipids—are what make up your protective moisture barrier and help your skin hold in vital hydration. Without these fats your skin becomes compromised. We don’t want you to be compromised.

Omega Repair Cream contains the good fats that replenish your skin’s natural moisture barrier: squalane, omega fatty acids, ceramides and plant sterols. These multi-lipids support skin, returning radiance, softness and a healthy-looking glow—and since it there are no heavy, occlusive oils, it won’t weigh your skin down or leave you feeling like a greasy mess.

Another interesting feature of Omega Repair Cream is that instead of conventional emulsifiers (ingredients that hold water and oil together), it contains a liquid crystal system. Studies show that liquid crystals structurally resemble our skin’s lipid barrier, while conventional emulsifiers can cause irritation by breaking down the lipids and disrupting the barrier. Since liquid crystals mimic our skin’s moisture, they support the replenishing action of lipids introduced to the skin and help hold moisture and hydration for longer periods of time than conventionally formulated moisturizers do.

So, go get yourself a delicious helping of skin-loving good fats and keep your moisture barrier deeply gratified—with No Compromise.™

Until next time,

Mollie Jensen

Mollie Jensen
Mollie Jensen


My lifelong obsession with the world of beauty started at an early age and kicked off right out of high school as a makeup artist. My dreams of being the next big thing in Hollywood took a detour as I discovered esthetics and became fascinated with how the skin functions. From there I worked post-operatively with patients in a burn trauma unit, helping them care for their skin and conceal their scars. This led to product formulation and the world of aromatherapy where I began my career in product development. As a consultant for several years working with many startups, I quickly became the go-to in helping launch and rebrand product lines, my specialties in product formulation, regulatory compliant copywriting and building cohesive brand personalities. My love of natural and sustainable beauty led me to Biossance, where I happily reside as Senior Marketing Manager for new product development.

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