Sometimes, I just hate it when the counter girls are right.
“Lady, you don’t sleep much, do you?”
No, I don’t, thank you for asking.
I’m fresh as a bird if I can get 4 hrs sleep, with a cuppa coffee in the morning… “sleep? What’s that?”
But not the face. It shows, it betrays my purported “I’m awake! I’m awake! I can do maths!” facade.
Well, either your sleeping habit follows a timezone on the other side of the world, or, you’re a successful but burnt out corporate rat (may you be successful in all your endeavors), the counter girl was right to let me try this series of Biotherm meant for LETHARGIC and FATIGUE skin (yes, those words are on the adverts).
Whole bundle of Biotherm Purefect Skin sachets were handed to me, “There, take it, use it… you need it,” she said.
Now if you’ve read item 2, on The Purposes We Serve, I particularly distrust cosmetic claims for the solutions to oily skin. But feeling pretty badass and riding on the whole YOLO wave, (and plus, it’s really a whole lot of samples!) I went ahead and by now, I’ve tried it for 3 days, hence I’m confident enough to do a review now. Why 3 days? Cause my face is like a urine test strip, suitable or not, my skin reacts to allergies in 3 days, whatever product it is. When I upgrade my derma’s OS, there may be a meter to your kidney’s function. Okay, lame joke.
I was given Purefect Skin Series specifically targeted for combination/oily skin :
1) Purefect Skin Cleanser – It’s gel texture and it’s colourless. Now, that is hyper-reassuring. Remember, Sensitive/Oily face, stay away from any form of cleanser no matter what the claims to be, use only GEL FORMULA. Sorry I haven’t got a picture taken. But you can find the official information here. RM95.00
2) Purefect Skin Toner – This toner reminds me of why I don’t use a toner. I haven’t used a toner for 3 years. Upon application it’s a strong whiff of alcohol. I then read the ingredients and alcohol is listed as the 2nd ingredient after Aqua. It disperses fairly quickly. I guess that’s one of the downside of Oil-Control products, alcohol always seems to be a preferred ingredient. No discomfort or tight tingling sensation after application though. RM98.00
3) Skin Ergetic Concentrate Serum – This serum serves to combat fatigue, and claims to visibly reduce the appearance of tired looking skin. And it’s whole lot of natural essence packed in 1 serum. Read official site for more info. As for me? Gel form? No problemo. RM195.00
4) Pureskin Hydrating Gel : I like this. In fact I like the whole series. I was told to use this as a day moisturiser. Gel form, no greasy after feel. Makeup application goes on fine after. It’s a nice gel, and it’s a nice hydrating gel. Read Here. RM135.00
5) Aquasource Nuit High Density Hydrating Jelly for Night – OH I love this one! It is really Jelly! Like Gel-Jelly! With cute translucent light blue-ish colour. It gets absorbed quickly into the skin but leaves your skin really smooth. Because of it’s high hydrating power, it’s used as a night cream and… suitable to all skin types. That I can testify to. This morning, I wished it was winter here so I could use it day and night. It’s that nice. Read Here. RM180.00
6) Skin Ergetic Eye Cream : It’s their latest launch if I’m not mistaken. Anti Fatigue, packed with all the super power-charging nutritions and extracts. Creamy texture, but gets absorbed quickly. Patting my eyes half way in my OCD fashion and wham! it’s all absorbed and dried. Read Here RM160.00
It’s passed my 3 days test. While trying out this product I was suffering from funny breakouts as I had a trial of 3 days samples from Shiseido. Biotherm did not add on to the funny allergic reactions, and the allergies went away pretty quickly. Overall, it is a good line for combo/oily skin. Specifically Skin Ergetic that targets really tired, really aged out face of mine. I would recommend this to people who NEED this, cause the price is pretty steep. But if you’ve tried all moderate range of products and they don’t seem to be working, this could be a good investment.
The cheapest financial option is to ignore all the skin problems, but requires the most expensive mental effort.