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Biossance™ Launches The Detoxifier ─ A Breakthrough, Innovative Modeling Mask

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biossance™, the pioneer of sustainable beauty through biotechnology from Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), today launched The Detoxifier, an innovative, new modeling mask for the face. This mask gently detoxifies and deeply hydrates the face, while calming and soothing the skin with squalane.

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This single-use, peel off modeling mask is the latest in a full line-up of products from Biossance that embodies the brand's philosophy of providing consumers with safe and sustainable skin care products with well-vetted, high performance ingredients:

  • 100% plant-derived squalane: Instantly hydrates, leaves skin soft and smooth
  • Alginate (marine algae): Removes toxins from the skin's surface, restores hydration
  • Zinc Gluconate: Exfoliates and detoxifies, deep cleans and tightens pores, reduces oiliness, calms skin, and reduces redness
  • Allantoin: Quenches dry, chapped skin, relieves irritation, gives skin a soft, smooth and healthy appearance.

"I really love the performance of Biossance products on my clients, who trust me to carefully choose cosmetic products that are safe and offer substantial skin benefits. The Detoxifier is a great biodegradable alternative to sheet masks that delivers results," said Katey Denno, an A-list celebrity makeup artist known for her extensive knowledge of green beauty. "With the full line of products from the Biossance brand, I always know that whatever I reach for to meet my clients' specific needs will perform and be made from a nontoxic, sustainable source."

"Our Biossance product portfolio continues to deliver the brand's No Compromise® commitment of delivering products that are safe, sustainable and best in class performance. Consumers are rewarding us with record sales performance for our brand almost every week this quarter," said Caroline Hadfield, Amyris's Senior Vice President, Personal Care.

The Detoxifier 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).

About Biossance

Biossance™ pioneered sustainable 100% plant-based squalane to replenish your skin and restore 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, Biossance, and No Compromise are trademarks or registered trademarks of Amyris, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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