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I tried Biotherm products for the first time when they were on a 3 for 2 in Boots, they are quite expensive and so at least this way you get them a little bit cheaper. They very often are on 3 for 2 in Boots I find, and so I always wait to replace products or to try new products then. I have also occasionally bought Biotherm products duty free, again to save some money.
This is the first time that I've tried a biotherm exfoliator, I normally just buy the cheaper exfoliators as I don't normally use them too often. I normally find them a bit too harsh on my skin. This was £15.00 in Boots, biotherm was on 3 for 2 at the time and I bought a couple of other products as well, so it did work out much less than £15.00.
This exfoliator is a translucent, bluey green coloured gel and you can see the little exfoliating grains suspended within the gel. The exfoliator produces a gentle lather that combines cleansing with in depth exfoliation. I don't use a seperate cleanser after using this as my skin definately feels cleansed as well as exfoliated. With other cheaper exfoliators I would always cleanse as well afterwards. This exfolitor rids your skin of impurities and dead skin cells, your skin feels stimulated and smoothed, and looks more even. I would go so far as to say that this exfolitor gives my skin a healthy glow, not the red cheeked, red raw look that some exfolitors can leave you with, but basically a radiant complexion. I have had lots of comments saying how well I looked after using this exfoliator.
The biotherm exfolitor says to use it once or twice per week, I just use it once a week. To use this exfoliator you just spread a small amount over your wet face and neck, avoiding your eye area. Then gently massage with your fingertips in light circular movements. Concentrating on the particularly flaky areas, which for me is my forehead and the sides of my nose. You then just rinse the exfoliator off thoroughly with warm water.
The exfoliating particles are not too harsh in this, you can definately feel them working, and you can apply as much pressure with your fingertips as you think you need when massaging the exfoliator over your skin. It doesn't leave your skin sore at all, just polished.
You don't need to use much of this exfoliator, a little goes a long way, I use a small grape sized blob and this is adequate. I've been using this for probably about 6 months now, once a week on average, and I would say that I've used around half of the tube, so I think it will last me around 12 months.
I would definately purchase this again as I am really impressed with the results that it gives, it's really gentle and not harsh at all, yet does the job it's supposed to.
I'm not particularly loyal to any one brand of cosmetics however I do have my favourites and one of those that I'm particularly fond of is the Biotherm range of products as they are very kind to my skin and suitable for those with sensitive skin as well as those with normal skin
This biosource exfoliating gel is an excellent product however it does not come cheap, I paid £21.99 for a 75ml tube. The packaging is very typical for Biotherm products, a plastic container, this time in a rich mint green colour with the white product writing and the thick white swirl half way down the tube. The base is a plastic flip top with a tiny aperture in the center through which you squeeze the gel.
I can feel the coarse grains in the gel when I squeeze this out onto my hand. It is made from natural ingredients and the gel is intended to help clean and cleanse your skin and to clean out the pores making the skin tighter and more youthful and healthy. While it is not a miracle worker I have been pretty pleased with the results. It has a mild fresh fragrance to it that is hardly detectable. It has very good coveridge as I massage it into the skin on my face, I find it particularly effective on my forehead and cheeks. It has a soothing feel to it as I run it in and it easily rinses away.
My skin certainly does feel nice and soft after using this, it is not a harsh exfoliator and while there is a bit of colour that is bought to my cheeks after use it does not look like my skin has been too invigorated. Some exfoliators can make my cheeks rather pink and flushed for a while after use, this one does not do that.
I would certainly recommend this product despite the price which to be honest is the only negative point I can raise about it and even then it is not excessively priced really. Certainly one to look out for.
I often use Biotherm products and their Biosource Clarifying Exfoliating Gel is one I have used in the past successfully. Priced at around £22 for a 75ml tube it isn't the cheapest of its kind around, but Biotherm products are generally well worth their extra cost. The 75ml tube is an aqua green colour with the typical Biotherm branding across the front. The lid is a flip cap and can easily be opened and closed allowing you to control dispensing effectively.
The Biosource Clarifying Exfoliating Gel is made from natural ingredients, each one designed to improve skin condition. This particular gel is gentle on the skin and can be used as part of a treatment for acne, along with cleansing and clearing the pores of debris. Having used the gel for some time I did notice my skin to be less oily and as this gel helps balance natural pH levels I am confident this is the reason for this.
The gel is available for both dry skin, and normal to oily skin. I chose the normal to oily one as I do suffer from acne due to oily skin. This gel has helped clear my pores and the oil on my skin and therefore I believe it to have helped my acne treatment regime. The gel feels very cold to the touch and once applied to my skin it feels cooling and refreshing on my face. I love the sensation it gives, and the gel has tiny particles in it to exfoliate your skin. I use the gel on a night and although it does refresh me I don't think it has an adverse effect on my sleep!
The gel is a dark blue colour and one small amount on my hand usually does the trick, though it depends how you wish to apply it. I apply it to damp skin after I have rinsed my face and it works better this way I find. My skin certainly feels much softer and smoother after use and it clears my pores and removes the yucky oil from problem areas such as the nose and chin. Make a change to your skincare regime with the Biotherm Biosource Clarifying Exfoliating Gel.
I am loyal to Clarins when it comes to beauty products and would much prefer spending my money on them than any other brand. I have however been sampling the Biotherm brand here and there, the salon i get my facials done at now stocks Biotherm and always trying to push the products on me. Biotherm biosource clarifying exfoliating gel was one of those products the therapist talked me into buying.
Biotherm biosource clarifying exfoliating gel costs £23.00 from John lewis, Debenhams and some beauty salons stock the Biotherm brand. Biotherm biosource clarifying exfoliating gel comes in a 75ml tube. The tube is aqua green in colour with the brand label clearly stated on it, this has a clear cap flip lid. When the lid is flicked up you can see the small hole where the gel is dispensed, its small and in the centre. The lid is also helps to stand the tube up.
Biotherm biosource clarifying exfoliating gel is part of the biosource range. The range is made from natural ingredient and does not contain any chemicals. The range is gentle to the skin, helps clear up acne, reduces aging , cleanses the skin, balances out the skins ph levels , tightens pores and gives the skin a new lease of life. The ingredient are mainly mineral salts all different names. You can get the exfoliating gel, cleanser and a clay mask in the range, it comes in two skin types, dry skin and normal to oily skin. I have the green tube this is for normal to oily skin.
Biotherm biosource clarifying exfoliating gel is cold when first squeezed out the tube, it has a gel grainy texture to it. I do like the spa scent from the gel although it is very mild.
You can use the Biotherm biosource clarifying exfoliating gel once daily. I prefer to use the exfoliating gel at night. I wash my face with warm water only and massage the gel into my skin. I find it easier to start on my forehead and work my way to to my neck, one small blob does the full area. The gel is deep blue in colour and lathers up well on damp skin, you do feel the grains working against the skin but its not scratchy like some do , its actually relaxing. I always rinse my face with cool water as it closes the pores after cleaning the skin less dirt can get in. The products washes off well.
After my first use of the product my skin felt lovely and soft, i was in no doubt that my skin had been giving a through clean with the gel as my complexion was glowing. I really love this exfoliating gel and sorry Clarins but its the one ill be buying from now on. The results are amazing makes me feel good. My skin does get oily at times and this works a treat on my t zone, cant remember the last time i even had a spot.
I do recommend Biotherm biosource clarifying exfoliating gel.
Product testing is one of the many things I do in my guise as a mystery shopper and quite often I am sent products through one or two of the companies I give my opinion too to test something out. This year I have been quite lucky with the products that I have been asked to test and review because they have all turned out to be something I am likely to buy on the high street or online.
Before I went on my holidays in mid-July, I had another package of goods arrive and inside was a cleaner, toner and moisturising set from Dermalogica and a facial exfoliator from Biotherm. Now whilst I am familiar with Dermalogica, I had never tried any Biotherm products before and the brief sent along side the product was to use this current product, Biosource Exfoliating Gel for Normal / Combination Skin, in place of my current exfoliator three times a week and then assess it using the questions I had been given. With the package came a brief introduction to Biotherm which told me that the company was over 50 years old although back in the 1970's it was taken over by the L'Oreal Group. Its claim to fame is a 100% natural ingredient known as Thermal plankton and is one of the Biotherms main ingredients which is used in many of their products and it is used because of its perfect affinity to the skin, so they say.
Upon further investigation Biotherm have a very extensive range of products including cleansers, moisturises, exfoliators, eye care, lip care, anti-aging, make-up, body care which includes deodorants for a variety of different means, sun care and more recently a men's collection of products. A quick look through the product catalogue and I managed to find more than 200 products available for every known part of the body and with those products came some very expensive price tags. This particular exfoliating gel would cost £15.50 for a 75ml tube should I wish to purchase it for myself, thankfully given that I am the one testing it, I do not have to purchase it. So the Biosource Exfoliating Gel for Normal / Combination Skin arrives in a 75ml tube and the main section of the tube is a pea green colour with the word Biotherm appearing on the tube in a silvery colour and then part way down the tube in bright white lettering is the word Biosource and underneath I am told it is a gel exfoliant. The tube has a white flip top lid which is easy to open and close and on the back of the tube is a list of ingredients, some of which I had no idea what they were and I also had a sheet telling me how best to use it. But before I use it I wanted to know what it is meant to do for my skin, my current exfoliator is Some Like it Hot by Soap & Glory which I absolutely love using, so to tempt me away from it is going to take one very good product. So I am told that this product should be deep cleansing and rid my skin of impurities and dead skin cells, to leave the skin stimulated, smoothed, and looking more even. With a complexion that is instantly radiant.
There are three main ingredients for this product, the first being Pure Extract of Thermal Plankton, which I have mentioned already and this ingredient is according to Biotherm themselves "an extremely pure concentrate that is a powerful cellular activator. It calms and stimulates the biological mechanisms of the skin and reinforces its natural defenses to ageing" and this is the only information that I can find on this ingredient. It is said to instantly soften and smooth the skin as well as soothing to leave the skin feeling moisturised, soft, smooth and most importantly clean. Second is Trace Mineral Complex which is a bunch of mineral components which work together to remove dead skin cells and impurities from the skin to leave it looking refreshed and radiant. The final ingredient is Synthetic Exfoliating Particles which is also known as Polyethylene and they are very tiny beads which act an exfoliant on the skin to remove built up dirt, grim and dead skin cells.
This exfoliator is put together for those with combination skin. Those people who, like me, have this skin type usually find that their forehead and nose might tend to look shiny or oily and their cheeks might feel dry and sometimes suffer with bouts of dry skin. This is how my skin is and when there is a dramatic change in the climate it becomes even more noticeable, so I tend to opt for products which are designed for combination skin.
When I used this product for the first time I followed the instructions that I had been given on how best to use it all you need to do is squeeze a smallish sized blob onto the palm of your hand and massage it onto your skin, your skin does need to be damp for this product to work because it produces a lather that works with the exfoliating beads to remove the dirt, grime and dead skin cells from your skin. As you massage it onto and into your skin, you can definitely feel the grains working on your skin to remove any flakiness and depending on how much exfoliating you think your skin needs depends on how hard you apply pressure because the more pressure you apply the harsh the exfoliating beads can feel on the skin. As this is a gel and not something I am used to using I did find it a little odd at first because although it is a blue coloured gel, similar to the colour of my toothpaste actually, you can see the exfoliating beads within the gel and it is quite thick, so you don't need to use very much at all because it lathers really well and creates more than enough to use on both your face and your neck. As for the smell, nothing particularly stands out, but if anyone has used a Dead Sea exfoliating product, then the smell is distinctively similar.
Once I had finished massaging and exfoliating my face and neck, I rinsed by face clean of any lather and patted my skin dry. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my skin was really how soft and smooth and my cheeks were actually quite rosy, which gave me the healthy look rather than dull skin which always feels like it needs de-griming after a day traveling around London.
So after using for over 2 months now I am still as impressed with the product as I was when I first used it. My skin is not as congested as it has been, the combination skin is being kept cleansed, moisturised, exfoliated and is now soft and smooth. The tube itself is just under half full and whilst I have completed my evaluation of the product I have continued to use it and will do so until it runs out. At the price of £15.50 for a 75ml tube, I do think it is quite expensive, but it does seem to last for quite a long time and despite how impressed I was with it when I first used it and how good the product is, I am still undecided as to whether I will switch to this product permanently.