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Amyris Biossance Starts 2018 with Over 300% Retail Sales Growth — Now Available Across SEPHORA Canada Stores

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biossance™, the consumer beauty brand from Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS), today announced its innovative line of clean beauty products will be available beginning this month, and in over 60 Sephora locations across Canada by mid-month. The brand's success has resulted in an earlier than planned expansion outside of the U.S., with additional market growth opportunities being pursued for later this year.

The following Biossance products will initially be available:

  • 100% Squalane Oil
  • Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
  • Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel
  • Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
  • Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil
  • Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum

"We are excited to welcome Biossance to Sephora stores and in February. Our Canadian Clients are increasingly interested in natural and sustainable products that deliver strong results, and Biossance is definitely an innovator in that world," said Jane Nugent, Vice President of Merchandising at Sephora.

"Biossance has now become one of the fastest growing skin care brands while garnering rave reviews from our customers," said Caroline Hadfield, Senior Vice President, Personal Care, at Amyris. "With an expanding and uniquely positioned product line, we believe the brand's success will continue as we enter new markets."

About Biossance
Pioneering sustainable beauty through biotechnology, at Biossance we created a 100% plant-based squalane skincare line that is delivering the leading skin moisturizer while using only safe and sustainable ingredients. We formulate with a No Compromise™ approach, proudly blacklisting over 2,000 potentially harmful ingredients because the products you use make a difference for your health and the health of the planet. Biossance makes sure only the most trustworthy and powerful ingredients make the final cut. Because we believe and are committed to delivering both best performing and clean beauty products. The full Biossance skin care line can be found at and

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 and produce specialty ingredients and consumer products. The company is delivering its No Compromise® products across a number of markets, including specialty and performance chemicals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. More information about the company is available at

SEPHORA is a leader in global prestige retail, teaching and inspiring clients to play in a world of beauty. SEPHORA has earned its reputation with its expertise, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit, and has been a pioneer in an unbiased approach to experiential retail since its debut in Paris in the early 1970's. A year after its acquisition by luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in 1997, SEPHORA expanded to North America with a revolutionary store model that broke the beauty experience mold, and continues to evolve today. Now with more than 430 stores in the Americas—including US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil—plus over 600 inside JCPenney, SEPHORA has become a leading international beauty destination with over 2,300 locations in 33 countries, plus an award-winning website, and intuitive mobile apps. At SEPHORA, whether beauty is an obsession or part of a routine, clients have the opportunity to play with 14,000 products from 200 carefully curated brands, featuring indie darlings, emerging favorites, trusted classics, and SEPHORA's own SEPHORA COLLECTION. In store, the client can access personalized recommendations at the Beauty Studio through interactive technology like the IQ systems, and garner a new look with makeovers, complimentary classes, hands-on events, and one-on-one consultations, all assisted by SEPHORA's expertly trained beauty advisors who offer unbiased advice on every brand, in every beauty category. Online clients interact with an inclusive beauty community on the award-winning Beauty Board, interactive Beauty Talk, and through social media @Sephora. On their mobile device, clients can get inspired to try new looks through groundbreaking digital innovations, like SEPHORA Virtual Artist, and access one-of-a-kind, mobile-first experiences, like The Beauty Uncomplicator and Swipe It Shop It.  And SEPHORA Beauty Insider clients feed their beauty addiction with unique rewards and customized one-of-a-kind experiences. SEPHORA offers endless ways to explore beauty. With SEPHORA Stands, SEPHORA's multi-pronged social impact program, the retailer continues to support its community and its people via SEPHORA Accelerate, Classes for Confidence and SEPHORA Stands Together. For the latest, visit

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements, and any statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events (such as the expected availability of Biossance products in Sephora Canada locations, Biossance's anticipated pursuit of, and success in, additional market opportunities, and expected Biossance product line expansion), that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on management's current expectations and actual results and future events may differ materially due to risks and uncertainties, including risks related to Amyris's liquidity and ability to fund operating and capital expenses, potential delays or failures in development, production and commercialization of products, risks related to Amyris's reliance on third parties, and other risks detailed from time to time in filings Amyris makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Amyris disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Amyris, the Amyris logo, and Biossance, and No Compromise are registered trademarks of Amyris, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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