The Squalane + Mineral SPF 45 from Biossance is a new product that promises to do so much more than just protect one's skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. The non-greasy mineral lotion formula is fast-absorbing and suitable for all skin types, but beyond this, it also helps to protect one's skin from potentially damaging environmental stressors. Due to the lightweight, noncomedogenic formula of the mineral sunscreen, it works perfectly as a primer to prep the face prior to the application of makeup.
Some of the key ingredients in the light-diffusing skincare formula from Biossance are hydrating squalane, Thermus Thermphilus—an ocean-harvested enzyme with antioxidant properties that is activated by heat and light—as well as zinc and titanium dioxide, which provide mineral-derived, broad-spectrum protection.
A growing number of skincare products are deriving squalane from plant and vegetable sources as a means of championing both ethical and sustainable beauty.