This story originally appeared on RealSimple.com.
I have a friend who just so happens to be a pretty serious lifestyle and fashion influencer. Her name is Nicolette Mason, and though her adoring followers are obsessed with her home aesthetics, her fashion, and her pet pug, I always find myself preoccupied with one thing: her skin. It’s bright, smooth, and absolutely radiant—and before you say it must be a filter, remember that I’ve seen her IRL. So, what’s her secret? Besides being diligent about her overall routine, she recently told me that she swears by Biossance’s Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil.
It’s not the first time I’ve heard that, either. In fact, most of the people I know whose skin I envy the most (if skin envy is actually a thing), call this particular oil one of their holy grail products. Friends, my sister, beauty editors, influencers, even a random person with luminous, seemingly poreless skin I got to talking with at a coffee shop: For them, the Biossance oil is what added that special something to their routine, and took it to the next level.
Shop it! Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, $72, biossance.com
It’s not surprising, I suppose, given the amount of amazing ingredients packed inside. It’s got oil-soluble, shelf-stable vitamin C, which helps brighten the skin and boost elasticity. Squalane, a variation on a naturally occurring emollient called squalene, adds and locks moisture into the skin. Chios crystal oil helps skin stay firm, and the rose petal extract soothes incredibly well—not to mention, it smells amazing.
All of that considered, it’s no surprise that the Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil is the one of the favorite products nearly everyone I know and trust. The many recommendations I received were certainly enough to get me to try it, and in addition to all of the above, I’m impressed with how lightweight is. Unlike other face oils, I can mix it into both my light and heavier skincare routines, and it plays with my other products quite well.
Between the consistency, the efficacious ingredients, and the fact that I’ve actually noticed results after using it, I might just become one of the people recommending it to everyone I know. You should, too—just be ready for everyone to ask you how you got that amazing glow.