Amyris
Mar 1, 2016

Amyris Biossance™ Brand Launches The Purifier ─ a Unique Soothing Cleansing Oil

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biossance™, the pioneer of sustainable solutions in beauty from Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), has introduced The Purifier Soothing Cleansing Oil, the newest addition to its breakthrough skin care collection. Now available at biossance.com and HSN (hsn.com) following the successful brand launch of Biossance on HSN, The Purifier is a daily cleansing oil for all skin types that effortlessly dissolves makeup and impurities while leaving skin undeniably clean, moisturized and smooth. This is the third product launched as part of the fast-growing Biossance Skin Care Brand with multiple product SKUs now available and more to be launched in 2016.

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Carefully-Selected, Safe and Sustainable Ingredients with the Exquisite Power of 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

The Purifier is infused with the unique moisturizing power of Amyris's squalane for ultimate smoothness and hydration along with hemisqualane for gentle yet effective cleansing and makeup removing properties. These highly-effective, sugarcane-derived ingredients provide an earth-friendly alternative to shark or olive-based squalane and commonly-used petroleum-based paraffins and silicone ingredients. 

These innovative ingredients are coupled with a blend of eight luxurious plant-derived oils and extracts that deliver powerful vitamins of A, B, and C to provide strong antioxidant protection: Moringa oil, oat oil, primrose oil, rose hip, rosemary extract, lavender oil, chamomile oil, and sweet orange oil that provide a subtle yet captivating natural aroma with no synthetic fragrances or phthalates.

Innovative Cleansing Oil Technology Invites a New Daily Regimen for a Beautiful, Healthy, Natural Glow

The Purifier is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. And, it's gentle enough to be used as a new daily regimen leaving your skin feeling hydrated, not tight or dry. The ingredients are carefully selected to protect you and the environment.

Clinical validation tests conducted for The Purifier have found that 100% of women using the product agreed that it effectively cleansed the skin and more than 90% agreed their skin felt softer and that makeup was effortlessly removed while their complexion was more radiant.

*Ideal for all skin types *Dermatologist tested *Ophthalmologist tested *No parabens
*No synthetic fragrance *Non-toxic *No phthalates *No mineral oil

Expanding Retail Availability

With an expanding distribution model and growing line-up of unique cosmetic products, currently including The Revitalizer, The Nourisher and The Purifier, the Biossance brand is available at biossance.com and HSN (www.HSN.com).

About Biossance

Biossance™ pioneered sustainable 100% plant-based squalane to replenish your skin and enhance your biological beauty. The squalane-based brand was created in response to the prevalent use of squalane derived from sharks as an emollient in cosmetic products, creating devastating environmental impact. We've designed our line of squalane-based products to empower and inform you, so you can trust that what you are putting on your skin is safe. We won't compromise, so we hand-select the most effective ingredients and avoid those that are potentially harmful to you or the planet. The full Biossance skin care and beauty collection can be found at http://biossance.com.

About Amyris

Amyris is the integrated renewable products company that is enabling the world's leading brands to achieve sustainable growth. Amyris applies its innovative bioscience solutions to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules, specialty ingredients and consumer products. The company is delivering its No Compromise® products in focused markets, including specialty and performance chemicals, fragrance ingredients, and cosmetic emollients. More information about the company is available at www.amyris.com.

Amyris, the Amyris logo, and Biossance are trademarks or registered trademarks of Amyris, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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