You may not think you need sunscreen every day, but sure enough, you do. Think of it this way, the sun is the number one cause of skin aging and damage. If you don’t protect yourself from the sun’s rays, then you’re asking the other hard-working products in your routine to help rewind prior damage while you’re creating more. And that’s just not fair. Enter, Squalane + Mineral SPF 30 to save the day—not to mention your face.
What’s so special about our new sunscreen? For starters, it’s from minerals (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide), and the reason this is important is in how minerals (also known as physical sunscreens) work differently than chemical sunscreen agents. Minerals protect by scattering UV rays away from skin. Think of them as tiny mirrors that sit on the skin’s surface to reflect away light and act as a shield to protect you. Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand, penetrate into the skin and absorb UV light, then convert the light into heat. An issue with chemical sunscreens is that they can cause skin irritation.
Another cool thing about Squalane + Mineral SPF 30 is that it not only offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, it also guards against infrared radiation (IR). It does this through an ocean harvested enzyme, thermus thermophilus ferment extract. This powerful antioxidant is activated by heat and light to protect against IR, which is invisible light felt as heat on the skin and causes burning.
And because the minerals reflect light by sitting on the skin’s surface (rather than absorbing into skin), correct application is key to getting the full sun protection benefits. Apply Squalane + Mineral SPF 30 as the last step in your skincare routine, prior to makeup. The trick is to first pump it onto your fingertips and then rub your fingers together for a few seconds to help warm it up a bit. Next, smooth and blend it onto your face and neck, then press onto your skin until it becomes transparent and weightless. And yet another awesome thing about Squalane + Mineral SPF 30 is that the reflective minerals give a slight shimmer on bare skin that leaves a luminous glow and also makes the perfect primer for flawless makeup.
So, what are you waiting for? Go forth into the world and enjoy the sunshine! Fully protected with your Squalane + Mineral SPF 30, of course.
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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