Aside from us all wanting to be Van Ness’ friend, they also know a thing or two about grooming and skincare. We’ve seen Van Ness work his charm on every person featured on Queer Eye, transforming them into the best version of themselves possible, and at other times being someone’s first foray into the world of skincare (seriously, who doesn’t use moisturiser?). It’s not surprising then that he was named beauty brand Biossance’s ambassador in 2019, a role he still holds today. Their passion for beauty and clean, sustainable products continues to make Van Ness a leader in the industry and they are quick to share advice on how we can all be more conscious in our consumerism of beauty.
“Going to a company’s website will give you a more clear and fuller picture of their mission as it relates to sustainability and their work towards reducing their carbon footprint,” Van Ness told Popsugar. “The idea of ‘clean beauty’ is really speaking to what is in the product and how it affects our skin’s health, and ‘sustainable’ is more about the environmental impact of this company and its products.”
“If you’re wanting to learn more I would encourage you to follow EWG (or the Environmental Working Group) which Biossance is verified by - and is the only brand to be EWG verified in Sephora - to find out more. If you really wanted to go the extra mile check out Biossance’s Clean Academy on Biossance’s YouTube.”
As for their own routine, Van Ness takes a shower and throws a mask in their hair and face, then takes a hot bath to rinse “the grime off from the day and then real in a coconut milk bath and Biossance’s 100% Squalane Oil makes me feel like a whole new person.”
Speaking about self-care and positivity, Van Ness admits he feel the most beautiful “whenever I have the time to take care of my needs so that I can then go and do everything else I want to the fullest.” They add, “That’s what makes me feel my most beautiful.”