The Biossance Overachievers Kit has an RRP of £45-46, but I had a 15% discount.
£38 for 5 mini best-sellers from a reputable, high-end skincare brand was definitely a reasonable deal.
First Impressions & Packaging
I’ve always been drawn to Biossance and I think their packaging is great.
Very simple, with consistent colours and just the right amount of information.
I feel like the green and orange fits the whole cruelty-free, environmentally friendly pledge of the Biossance brand.
All their products contain squalane, which sounds like an absolute dream for my dry skin.
Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream
This has to be the cutest mini I’ve ever seen. Admittedly a little too small and fiddly so I dropped it a couple of times, but it’s cute all the same.
I don’t feel I need a super potent, anti-ageing eye-cream at this point in my life, but this cream feels perfect both morning and night.
I’ve been getting by with The Ordinary Caffeine Eye Serum, but it’s not the most hydrating and I wanted a cream to supplement that.
I feel like I can use the Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream comfortably on its own, or in addition to the caffeine serum.
Instantly brightening, hydrating, unscented and lightweight, this cream gives the eyes and instant lease of life.
I would definitely consider purchasing the full size of this.
Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum
10% lactic acid in a formulation that’s gentle enough to use nightly.
Lactic acid is a gentle exfoliant, suitable for sensitive skin and a great alternative to stronger exfoliants like glycolic acid.
This serum helps to increase cell turnover, reduce the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles and brighten the complexion. It has a light scent that smells (to me) like burnt lavender, but it doesn’t settle on the skin.
The Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum feels luxurious on the skin, and this mini will last a decent amount of time. I’m not sure I’d be in a hurry to purchase the full size – it carries a hefty price tag and whilst it feels amazing, there are so many more affordable serums on the market I want to try for combatting hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturiser
Gel moisturisers tend to be marketed towards people with oily skin, but as someone with combination-dry skin I really love them.
I currently use a light layer of this both morning and evening to lock in all the goodness of my serums, but as it contains probiotics it has a number of additional benefits.
Probiotics can help to balance the skin’s pH level, combat redness and protect against environmental aggressors/free-radicals.
The Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturiser is definitely gentle and I notice a little less redness and sensitivity during the day. Overall, it’s better suited to being a morning moisturiser but I like it a lot and want to use it all the time. It’s also unscented.
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I would consider purchasing the full size of this, but maybe not immediately.
There are definitely some competitive, affordable gel moisturisers out there.
Squalane + Omega Repair Cream
I tried using this in my evening routine as a change from the gel moisturiser, but I just don’t like it as much.
Advertised as being lightweight, I do agree that this is in no way a thick or rich cream and I love that. But it’s neither here nor there.
Biossance claims that the Squalane + Omega Repair Cream is intensely moisturising. It contains lipids, fatty acids and ceramides to nourish and plump the skin without being heavy or greasy.
I doubt I gave this moisturiser enough of a chance, but I’m just not as drawn to it as I am to the other Biossance products. I don’t find it to be intensely moisturising and I wouldn’t purchase the full size of this. On the plus side, it’s unscented.
Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
I started using this as the final step in my evening skincare routine to lock everything in and give a little more hydration.
Honestly, it felt weird using vitamin C in the evening. I prefer to use vitamin C as a brightening ingredient in the morning.
I usually use The Ordinary Plant Derived Squalane or Rose Hip Seed Oil as the final step in my evening skincare routine, and I didn’t find the Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil as hydrating as either of those.
After a couple of weeks of feeling like I was wasting the product, I started adding 2 drops of this to my foundation. BINGO!
Doing this helps achieve a flawless, smooth foundation application, extra brightness and hydration all without being greasy.
Before discovering this product, I had always considered facial oils to be an overnight product as the ones I’ve tried have always been fairly heavy. Biossance hit the nail on the head with this oil and it’s another stroke of luxury.
I would definitely consider purchasing the full size of this, though it’s a whopping £61. I would at least repurchase the mini.
The Biossance Overachievers Kit contains a good selection of products, in varying but appropriate sizes.
It’s a fantastic way of making luxury, high-end skincare more accessible to those with lower budgets. It’s also the perfect way to trial different product combinations within one brand to find your perfect routine, without having to commit to the hefty price tags of the full size products straight away.
Whilst not all Biossance products are available in the UK, Cult Beauty has a decent selection of full size products and Selfridges stocks both full size and minis. I would even consider repurchasing the Biossance Overachievers Kit.
If I had the self control to stop purchasing all the skincare I see online, I would consider purchasing everything Biossance and sticking exclusively to this one brand. My skin is definitely more balanced and smooth since incorporating Biossance into my skincare routines.
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