Hydrating skincare for mature skin - une femme d'un certain âge

How to keep mature skin looking its best with help from Biossance

Susan B. with Biossance skincare products: NEW Squalane + Copper peptide Rapid Plumping Serum, Squalane Omega Repair Creme, Squalane + Zinc Mineral Sunscreen.

I don’t lose any sleep over my laugh lines. At my age (65 in March!), they come with the territory. 😉 But I do want my (mature) skin to look its best: healthy and radiant. So products that add and promote hydration are key.

This post is sponsored by Biossance and ShopStyle Collective. Products shown were gifted. All opinions and ideas are my own.

A new hydrating serum

Today, Biossance launches Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum, and offered me a bottle in advance to try. This serum is formulated to boost moisture and maintain hydration in the skin. The key ingredients include

  • copper peptides (to support collagen and elastin production)
  • hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid and Squalane (derived from sugarcane) to draw and hold moisture
  • Paracress extract (for visible firming)

Biossance has kindly offered my readers a 20% discount so you can try this new serum with code UNEFEMME20

Using Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum.

The blue color you see is from the copper peptides. I squeeze a dropperful in my palm, rub hands, and then gently massage into my face and neck. You can also apply directly to the face from the dropper.

Susan B. holds bottle of Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptides Rapid Plumping Serum.

I’ve been using the Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum for a couple of weeks now, and do notice that my skin looks plumper and more hydrated after applying, and throughout the day. I find this serum is very gentle, and may be a good option for those with sensitive skin. (There is no discernible fragrance.)

Moisturizing Cream

Susan holds an open jar of Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream.

In addition to the serum, I was offered two Biossance products so decided to try this Squalane + Omega Repair Cream. It’s described as “ultra-hydrating,” and in our often-dry climate I need that. It is a light but rich cream that absorbs well and feels hydrating and soothing. I use after the serum. There is a mild fragrance which dissipates quickly after applying.

I’ve been mixing it with the Squalane & Vitamin C Rose Oil (gifted from an earlier collaboration) love that little extra bit of radiance.

Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Hydrating skincare from Biossance: Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum, Squalane + Omega Repair Cream, Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen.

And my morning skincare routine is never complete without sunscreen! I use only mineral sunscreens, but find that some formulas can be a little drying or get cakey over time. I’ve used Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen for a few months now, and it’s one of my favorites. It’s moisturizing, sheer, and doesn’t settle into my “laugh lines.”

At 30 SPF, it’s the one I reach for during winter months, or days when I won’t be in high UV situations. This sunscreen is Reef Safe, and as with all Biossance products, is vegan and cruelty-free. There is no discernible fragrance, so should be good for sensitive skin.

And don’t forget, use code UNEFEMME 20 for 20% off!

Biossance is a company I feel good about partnering with. They are committed to clean and sustainable manufacturing, and they partner with Oceana, an organization that works to preserve ocean life.

Some of my other favorite Biossance products (purchased) are Squalane + Magnesium Deodorant, and the Squalane + Caffeine Toning Body Cream. Both products really work!

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6 Comments

  1. Ellen
    December 13, 2021 / 4:47 am

    I think that you are missing the point of fragrance. Those of us who have skin sensitivities to “fragrance” (which in my case provokes eczema) are not concerned about what we smell, what really counts is what is on the label. Many products list “fragrance” on the label twice. Some of those, like lavender, will make the product smell prettier and more pleasant to use. Thats what you smell. But many of the products also use a “masking” fragrance, often indicated by listing fragrance again as the last thing on the list of ingredients. It is there to mask the chemical smell that many ingredients have and it cannot, in itself, be discerned, but it can still provoke an allergic reaction. Just because you cannot discern a fragrance in a product does not mean that it is safe for people with skin sensitivities, and it does a disservice to your readers to imply otherwise.

    • Kelly
      December 13, 2021 / 5:25 am

      This is very informative. As someone who has some skin sensitivities and some fragrance sensitivities, I get where you’re coming from. I do feel Susan was not implying it’s perfectly safe for all of us to use, just that it “may be ok for those with sensitive skin”. For someone, like myself, who has fragrance sensitivities knowing that there is no discernible fragrance is helpful. At any rate, I can appreciate that your struggles with eczema are real and it was good to get that info out there.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      December 13, 2021 / 5:59 am

      Hi Ellen, thanks. I’m not a dermatologist; I’m just describing my own experience with the product. I suggest anyone with specific sensitivities check with their doctor regarding ingredients. Some people are sensitive to fragrance aside from skin sensitivities, and I’m almost always asked about fragrance in skincare products I mention, so just wanted to address that.

  2. Debra
    December 13, 2021 / 4:56 am

    Wow, this post came at the right time for me, as I just discovered Biossance thanks to a sample of the overnight serum I am using, and gosh, I love it and was planning on purchasing. In addition to the serum, I just read about how fabulous the rose oil is. As rose is my favorite fragrance, I was planning on buying that, too. I myself love a little fragrance in my products 🙂

    20% off is the cérise on the gatêau and your skin looks great in these photos, so, I am doing some shopping. Merci!

  3. Ainsivalavie
    December 13, 2021 / 9:58 am

    I have tried Biossance eye cream and really liked it but avoid hyaluronic acid in general as there is some concerns with its impact on existing skin cancers. Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan) is best avoided if you are prone to skin cancer. Hyaluronic acid does not cause cancer, but it helps it to proliferate. I know it’s a popular ingredient these days but so are a lot of other things on which there is little if any real research available. Having had melanoma as well as eczema and other types of dermatitis I am very cautious about skin products.. . The issue of reaction to fragrance or any ingredient can be dealt with by a patch test before using. Unfortunately it cannot reveal long term negative effects of using the product. Do your due diligence on a product read the ingredients carefully and don’t purchase if a) they won’t give you a sample to patch test and b) they won’t accept a return if you do have a reaction.

  4. Hiluhilu
    December 13, 2021 / 4:34 pm

    I use a lot of Biossance products, but have a love/hate relationship with the Squalane Omega Repair cream. I love its consistency, but the scent turns me off. It’s downright funky. Several of their reviews mention this as well. From talking to one of their reps, I understand that this is connected to an ingredient that is in the process of being changed. I expect that this “fragrance” issue will be resolved shortly. None of the other Biossance products have much discernible fragrance. It’s a great line with good products.

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