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Biossance™ Launches The Illuminator ─ A Clinically Proven, Weightless Eye Gel

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biossance™, the pioneer of sustainable beauty through biotechnology from Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), has introduced The Illuminator, a dual peptide, weightless eye gel with exceptional clinical results.

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"The Illuminator is a fantastic, natural solution designed specifically for the delicate eye area to keep you looking fresh and radiant. It's essential to have such an innovative product that's free from harmful ingredients," said Katey Denno, an A-list celebrity makeup artist known for her extensive knowledge of green beauty.

This new, nontoxic product uses weightless, hydrating, 100% plant-derived squalane with dual peptides to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness along with cell extract from Swiss apples to rejuvenate the delicate skin around the eye area. The product's ingredients assist with lymphatic drainage supporting a reduction in bagginess around the eyes, which is often associated with lymph fluid pooling under the skin. The Illuminator is also clinically proven to increase cutaneous microcirculation, breaking up the concentration of red blood cells under the eye and reducing the appearance of dark circles. 

"The innovative Biossance skincare line, continues to deliver strong sales growth by delivering on consumer demand for natural, high performing products. Just as in food products, today's educated consumer is increasingly interested in knowing that their skincare products are not detrimental to them, their families, or the planet," said Caroline Hadfield, Amyris's Senior Vice President, Personal Care.

The Illuminator is now available at along with a full line of products. Each Biossance product is free of harmful ingredients that are commonly used in other brands by using only the good, none of the bad (for more information about Biossance's high standards please visit the Biossance Blacklist page).

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

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

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

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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