Biossance recently launched a cruelty-free skincare collection that uses natural ingredients derived from sugarcane plants. Each year, many sharks are killed for an organic compound called squalene, which is found in the animal's liver and subsequently used for cosmetics and vaccines. This company is giving consumers a cruelty-free alternative by using plant-based ingredients instead of animal-based ones.
The new Biossance line uses the same natural moisturizer found in shark livers, but it derives this ingredient from sugarcane plants sourced from Brazil. The plant-derived squalene is not only cruelty-free, but it is also a higher-quality ingredient that is better for the consumer. In addition, the company ensures that the sugarcane is processed in sustainable zero-waste plants to reduce the impact of the product on the environment.
By using plant-based squalene in its cosmetics, Biossance gives consumers a more eco-friendly skincare alternative.