I like to try a sample of a product before I commit to buy its full size. I purchased the Biossance Love to Travel Kit about four weeks ago. My first qualm when I opened it is that a travel kit should come with a tiny pouch to house the samples. Especially since two of these are pretty miniscule at 4ml.
I opened the Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil and my initial impression was that it smelled like an outdoorsy after-shave. I adapted a character in my head each time I used it. He’s unshaven and has a man bun. He was born Jack but started to go by Jacques when he moved to Venice Beach. He really wants to be a chef but has never attempted to apply to culinary school. As I am writing this, I worry I am channeling him too much because I have been wearing a lot of flannel recently. I should probably go ahead and throw this stuff away.
I get a minimal amount of Botox on my forehead but refuse to get it on my crows feet. I worry that doing too much will become a slippery slope. I have been testing a few different serums to combat the fine lines developing around my eyes. The Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum contains retinol, but it’s very gentle. It appears to possibly be helping smooth out the lines around my eyes. A lot of the serums I have tried either make my eyes cloud up or are irritating. It does smell like asparagus though. I will definitely buy this in the full size when my sample runs out if I continue to notice a difference. You can check it out here.
Vitamin C is all the rage right now but I have still been hesitant to try any products because treating dark spots isn’t a top priority. However, practically everyone I know is using one now. I figured the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil was the best way to try a Vitamin C serum for first time since the entire kit was only $24. Biossance claims this will make you look “radiant” but I think any oil-based product will do that because, well, oil tends to be shiny. Have you ever wondered what a rarely used formal living with matching drapes and sofas would smell like? It would be this stuff. I love chintz, but the smell is way too rosy. The aroma makes this a definite pass. I wonder if the widow who owns the house with the living room could be a great benefactor and sous chef for Jacques.
image via Biossance’s website
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