biotherm

Biotherm Purefect Skin and Skin Ergetic Series

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

serum in gel texture

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

Light textured gel form, non-greasy but hydrating.

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

Gel-Jelly texture

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

Yellow Creamy Texture

Summary :

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.

CHEERS!

Advertisements

Make up haul, too much?

Image

Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation – RM135
Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturiser (Oil Free) – RM110
Shiseido Lash Curler – RM80
ZA True White Plus Liquid Foundation – RM49.90

ZA Concealer Perfection – RM29.90
And all the hydration/oil control sample units (enough for 1-2 mths). All in complete sets!
Individual product reviews will be up soon!  Stay tuned!

REVIEW : BIOTHERM Biosource Clarifying Exfoliating Gel

This is a bit of an overdue excitement, it has only been a day late but the excitement combusted last night was so great, a day seemed like the leap year had come a full cycle in this girlish continuum.

I met an old friend from school (we’re talking about like 10yrs over) and is currently working at Biotherm counter.  She was extremely generous with the samples, I could say if I used them appropriately, I could go on for 1-2 months.  And did I say?  Samples of a complete set.

So I spent literally hours at the counter just catching up and sharing knowledge on facial care and cosmetics, I ended up buying something.  And since I have literally, holy mole, literally, a whole drawer full of unboxed stuff, the only thing that I could think of getting is an exfoliator.  (And even in that regards, I do have a peeling gel.)

But what I bagged home was more than a can full of butterflies.  Upon using it, it just flutters around me, in me, on me, even danced at the mirror for a lil bit.

Image

75ml – RM100.00 from Parkson

Your level of experience with exfoliators may differ from mine, cause my skin is so sensitive i once avoided ‘em like guys without jobs (kidding).  But like a food critic, you don’t have to take 20 dishes of dorian fish to know if it’s good or not.

Image

The micro beads are super fine and gentle.  It’s just unfathomable how the edginess of the scrubs is felt through, yet at the same time whispers charms so ever gently to your face.  Needless to say, the end result of my facial texture was smoother.  My face is hardly clogged so I can’t say much about black/white heads removals.  But dead skin, a definite yes.

Image

Swatch – Gel like substance when squeezed out of tube

Image

When spreaded, if you could see the gentle micro beads.

In summary :

Price : Very Decent. RM100.00 for 75ml.  Hardly you get branded goods going at this price, and it’ll last you forever if you scrub 1- 2 a week.

Functionality : Exfoliates without stripping off moisture.  Dead skin cells are well removed.  Most importantly no bat shit insane expanded pores!! (another bad bad experience, for next time)

Packaging and Texture : Standard facial tube packaging.  When first squeezed out, it seems like gel.  Only once spread and you feel itsy bitsy micro beads.  Mild fragrance.

Overall : Great.  Does what it does, without damage (provided you are equipped with the proper knowledge of using scrubs.  General rule is, gentle gentle gentle.)  May not buy it again this can really last, but will definitely recommend it to others.

Till next time, stay healthy and keep that precious face cleaned!

Edit :

THIS PRODUCT SCORED A HEFTY 4.6!! on MAU, and 88% would buy again!

For more official information regarding this products e.g. ingredients, their claims etc, please see

http://www.biotherm-usa.com/product/3367729008463,default,pd.html#tab3