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The Biotherm range of skincare products for men is one of the things I keep my eye on from time to time. There are often new products springing up and overall my experience of them is very positive. I have had a few disappointments recently with them, but that is partly due to my high expectations I suspect. The Biotherm Homme Soothing Balm is alcohol-free and I have used it after shaving to care for and protect my skin.
Post-shaving balms are designed to protect skin from drying out as layers of skin are removed during the shaving process. The Biotherm Homme Soothing Balm comes in a 100ml plastic tube and doesn't come in the typical Biotherm packaging of silver, this one is white in colour and carries the usual Biotherm design and branding. All the important information is included and the design is quite simple and easy to understand. Priced at around £17 it isn't exactly cheap, but I don't use a great deal at all and just a pea-sized amount is needed to apply to my lower face and neck area.
As it is alcohol-free the balm doesn't sting on application. This is a big plus for myself, as I hate the stinging sensation after shaving. The balm surprised me as I didn't find it either greasy or heavy on my skin, it was also absorbed quickly by my skin. The consistency isn't too 'wet' and to be honest although I have high expectations of Biotherm products I were still pleasantly surprised. The balm didn't leave my skin feeling tight as it often does post-shave. My skin also feels much softer and healthier looking after use.
I like to give both positive and negative opinions in my reviews where I can, but I cannot give balance where it is not due - there are no real negatives to note, here. I could say the price is a bad thing, but then again I can't imagine finding a product for a cheaper price that would do the same or a better job than the Biotherm Homme Soothing Balm. The cherry on the top for me is the soothing and cooling sensation when first applying. The balm does feel a little cool on my skin, but I love this. Instead of a bad stinging sensation from an alcohol-based product I am left with a soothing and refreshing sensation instead - perfection.
I bought this one day on my much loved trip through Debenhams only three weeks ago. I had never really heard or seen much about it, except a sister from my local mosque was telling me about some skincare products I could try that were alcohol free. She recommended one or two but they were from a brand that had to be imported from Austraillia or somewhere, and the postage and packaging would be extortionate. This is when she recommended this product.
I often get dried skin, particularly on the hands, on my arms, and on the front of my legs. The doctor gave me some Diprobase for it but I stopped using it as I just felt it was making me feel more and more greasy. I was unable to try many body lotions as they all contained some form of alcohol and I would be unable to use these due to religious reasons. Some even contained skin? And this would be impermissible for us too. The lotion was £20 but I honestly did not see the problem in digging a little deeper for this product as it was one I was able to use without going against my religious beliefs.
It came quite well presented in a silver box, although I found the exterior of the packaging very cheap looking for the price I paid for it (although, again, I didn't find it too expensive). It was easy to sue due to the flip-open bottle and this is situated at the bottom of the bottle to allow the cream to sink down to the bottom, meaning when you squeeze there will always be cream there for you. I would have much rather it came in a pump-top bottle as the cream was fairly thick and I did sometimes notice you had to give it a right good squeeze and this caused the cream to come out the bottle really slow.
I put this on one in a while on dried up areas when I come out of a long bath. I wouldn't apply this all over my body as although I wouldn't call the price an issue, it is too picey to be running around wasting like that.
The cream is 100% non-greasy ands this is why I prefer it to my prescribed diprobase as it is a lot more comfortable to wear. I always apply it on to towel-dried skin and it absorbed almost instantly, meaning no running around to wait for it to dry.
I won't say that you get instant results but by using it once every three night for the past weeks, my legs and my arms in particular feel baby soft and I'm glad I put so much faith in this. Even though I have been using it for three weeks, I still have plenty left from my 100ml bottle. The great thing is with it being 100ml, I can take it with my on my holiday in a few weeks in my handbag without having it thrown into the case.
I have to say it is a lot smaller in real life from what it looks on the Dooyoo picture, bu8t I thoroughly recommend it and it is a lot better than the creams the doctors prescribe.
I had a number of biotherm products given to me as a present and I used them up and thought they were good for my skin. The biotherm soothing alcohol free balm was one of the things I got and it helped my skin after shaving and kept it from drying out.
The biotherm soothing alcohol free balm was packed in a tube with a flip top lid and I thought that made it easy for me to get the product out and on my skin when I wanted to use it. I used a small amount at a time which was enough to work for me.
The tube was a 100ml size and it was made to coordinate with the other things I had. This one was not in the silver grey colour it was white with sliver grey on it but the box was the same as the cleanser I had.
I used the biotherm soothing alcohol free balm after shaving and it worked a treat for me. I don't think it was greasy and it sunk into my skin quick after I put some on. It was not too thick and it rubbed in easy. The smell was ok too and I liked it.
When I used the biotherm soothing alcohol free balm I thought it was helping to stop my skin from feeling tight and every time I used it it had a good effect for me. My only problem with this is the price because its way too much for a small tube of this. I wouldn't have paid the £19 that it cost to buy because I can buy cheaper stuff that works as well.
I would have liked to have bought more of this but could not justify the high price when I can buy other skin care balms that work as well on my skin for less. If it was cheaper I would recommend it.