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When will this Day be celebrated?  October 14th of each calendar year.

What is International Squalane Day?   

To describe our International Day, you will first need to understand the brand behind it.

In 2003, scientists began a project that would change the world. Drawing on their rich history of science and sustainability, they created skincare that is incredibly effective and safe without harming the environment or animals.

Introducing BIOSSANCE, the skincare brand pioneering the sustainable beauty movement, bringing individuals of all skin types a line of quality, vegan skincare products for youthful, glowing skin.

Their powerhouse ingredient — SQUALANE is at the heart of every BIOSSANCE formula. It’s bioidentical to the moisture found in human skin, making it weightless, instantly absorbed and perfect for use all over the body.

BIOSSANCE’s Squalane is derived from sustainable sugarcane; a purer, vegan, more ethical, and more effective version than other forms of Squalane.

For generations, beauty products were fortified with Squalene — but at the cost of millions of sharks, harvested for their Squalene-rich livers. Through BIOSSANCE’s synthetically derived Squalane, they’ve saved approximately 2 million sharks per year, a number that continues to grow.

BIOSSANCE also sell their Squalane back to the beauty industry, so they can move the entire beauty industry forward, encouraging other brands to use sustainable alternatives.

That there is what we want to celebrate year-to-year, BIOSSANCE’s plant derived, shark saving Squalane.

Why is this day being created?   

To celebrate all the good brands like BIOSSANCE and what they are doing for our planet — saving 2 million sharks per year, banning over 2,000 ingredients that are known to be toxic for humans and the environment, and ethically and sustainably sourcing all ingredients.

Not to mention, producing hero ingredient — SQUALANE.

How should this day be observed?   

Annually on the 14th October, celebrate International Squalane Day with BIOSSANCE by reflecting on their rich brand history and how together, we positively impact ocean conservation.

Who created this day?  This day was created by BIOSSANCE –  Amyris, Inc. in 2022.