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Biotherm Multi Recharge Daily Protective Energetic Moisturiser SPF 15
The cream comes in a light orange jar tube of 50 ml. On the front it says that I am dealing with a product of Biotherm, it is a multi-product recharge product and it has SPF 15 for protection against the sun. The cream is notable for its light orange/white appearance. The cream is quite compact and remains as a blob when you put it on your finger. The fragrance is sweet and fresh. The product mainly contains many moisturizing elements, sugar and amino acids. For the revitalization also includes ginseng and plankton extracts.
After applying the crème absorbs fairly quickly into my skin. The crème quickly turns into a totally colorless that becomes a smooth layer of on my skin. The cream is not greasy or sticky what I always find enjoyable. The product promises that it gives me intensive moisturiser and an intense revitalization. Also a multi active protection against sun damage and everyday stress. Quite a lot for such a little amount of crème.
The effect on my skin is that it comes smoother and softer as before. My skin feels fresher and over a during a period of around a week you can see a difference that the skin starts to look healthier. It just looks more awake and more taken care off. It's definitely a pleasant feel using this crème and it makes my skin feels fresh, soft and smoother and it has a nice soft smell to it.
It's an excellent product with unfortunately a less perfect price. You pay around 35 pounds for a 50 ml jar which is a lot. But on the other hand you also get a lot with a smoother looking skin and daily protection against the sun. In my eyes worth it. Four stars.
Be aware that this is not a cheap product and the only real negative about it is the fact that it is expensive. This is a product that I tend to take away with my when in very hot climates where my skin will be exposed to the sun a lot and I need a strong intense mosituriser. Also the fact that this product has a 15 spf means you also get a little extra protection as well however I always use sun block as well. Price wise I paid £29.99 for the current 50ml jar that I have and I felt that was a good price as I have paid over £30 previously.
The one downside with taking it on holiday is that the glass jar has a bit of weight to it, nothing excessive but when you are trying to reduce your baggage weight you do notice it compared to other cosmetics. Having said that it is a substantial orange coloured jar with a screw top plastic lid. Inside the moisturiser is a conventional thick white consistency and it does not really have any detectable fragrance to it although a friend thought she could detect a hint of lemon.
It blends into my skin really smoothly and you only need to use a little at a time. It has a rich creamy feel to it and my skin is left feeling soft and smooth, there is no greasiness with this product and it dries straight away.
It makes use of the thermal plankton that is in the majority of Biotherm products as well as Ginseng and Vitamin E and C. It is very noticeable how much better mositurised my skin looks after using this product especially in harsher climates, I used this last for a sustained period while in Morocco and it worked wonderfully well despite the intensity of the heat over there. In this country it is even more effective and is a product I'm happy to recommend.
Biotherm Multi Recharge Daily Protective Energetic Moisturiser SPF 15 was a moisturiser which I first purchased while in the Duty Free shop at Heathrow. When I'm going away on holiday I normally buy an intensive (and expensive!) moisturiser as I generally spend a lot of time walking out in the sun - and so I find it is one time where I am happy to spend money on such luxury products in order to get "the best". Since I first purchased this Biotherm product, I have actually become quite a fan of the whole Biotherm range, although I have to admit that I do find this manufacturer expensive and so I do have to restrict it. I have bought the Biotherm Multu Recharge several times from various sources, most recently direct from the Biotherm.co.uk website where a 50ml jar cost £32.00 and was delivered within a few days of placing the order.
The moisturizer is stored in a thick glass jar which is fairly heavy and has the feel of quality to it. The jar itself is a semi-transparent red / orange colour and is topped with a heavy plastic white lid which is a screw-top. The Biotherm logo is emblazoned on the front of the jar. There is information regarding the product on an information leaflet which is folded down into the box that the jar is presented in. The volume of the jar is 50ml - which is a fairly average amount for this type of higher end moisturizer.
When you first take the lid off of the jar, it is very apparent that the moisturiser is white and very thick and creamy. To me, the cream has a fresh, clean and zingy citrous smell to it, but is without any obvious perfumed smell. I prefer unperfumed facial moisturisers as I have fairly sensitive skin and find that unperfumed moisturisers are less likely to cause any irritation or stinginess on application.
When using this moisuriser, I find that I actually needed very little in order to well hydrate my skin. The cream feels rich, and yet it does not feel heavy on my skin once massaged in. I find massaging the cream into my skin to be fairly easy and does not leave a greasiness or a stickiness afterwards. The cream does hydrate very well and leaves my skin feeling soft and supple - and its effects seem to last all day, although I always reapply it after washing my face or swimming.
The moisturiser contains Vitamin C and E which are anti-oxidants, as well as Ginseng Extract and Thermal Plankton Extract. Ginseng is believed to improve the micro-circulation of the skin, while thermal plankton is believed to protect the skin against damage from external sources. Like many moisturisers, this cream contains sun protection factor (SPF) 15 and so it protects against the damaging effects of the sun for everyday wear. However, SPF 15 is not really adequate protection for anything other than minimal sun exposure.
Overall, I like this moisturiser and use it regularly. It IS expensive and is certainly more expensive than I would generally be willing to pay, but I think for those times when extra moisturisation may be needed, its worth paying that little bit extra and getting the best. In my opinion, Biothem Multi Recharge Daily Protective Energetic Moisturiser is among the very best and I do recommend it without hesitation.
I'm always on the lookout for bargains but I also like to treat myself to branded products from time to time. Occasionally I can combine the two when I find big name products that are end of line or on sale, although this is a rare opportunity!
As a bargain hunting babe I am a big fan of TK Max and I love to mooch around the store looking for those elusive items that I know are good quality at knock down prices.
On my last trip to my local store (much to the distain of my poor fella who I happened to drag along with me) I was having a real good rummage round the bath products when I stumbled across this Biotherm gift box.
The price tag on the box was £14.00 which intrigued me as I know that these products are very expensive. The gift box contained a 50ml jar of this moisturiser, sample of revitalising face mask and a small bottle of body cream, and it seemed like a bit of a bargain. (On doing a little bit of research on the web I found out that the normal 50ml of this costs £32.00 and they are also still selling the gift set at £32.00 on the Biotherm website).
***What is it?***
The cream is one of the Energising range of products from Biotherm that contain ginseng and are specifically designed for those with a hectic and stressful lifestyle.
As well as containing pure Ginseng, the cream also contains anti-oxidants Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Biotherms specially formulated Pure Extract of Thermal Plankton and comes with an SPF of 15 which helps protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun while hydrating and re-energising your complexion.
The cream comes in a cardboard box with a nice metallic blue flash across the front which gives you all the information on the effects of the cream in several different languages, the box also contains a little leaflet inside which give you information on the other products available in the range.
The cream comes in a heavy glass jar which makes it look very expensive (and it is), and it is a nice light peachy colour. It is quite thick in consistency and to be honest it doesn't look like you get much in the jar but you really don't need to use much of the product as it's quite intensively moisturising. I think the heaviness of the jar gives an impression that you are getting a little more product than you actually are but being a sucker for appearances, it does look really nice on the bedroom table.
***What is it like?***
There isn't much of a scent to this cream which I actually prefer as I'm not a fan of overly perfumed face creams. I find that they can irritate my skin (one of the reasons I don't buy Clarins products). There is a slight hint of oranges which is nice and refreshing but without being too heavy. As I said before the cream is quite thick and it does need a little working into the skin, it does sink in quite nicely and leaves a sort of non greasy protective layer on your skin which is useful as a base for your foundation.
The packaging promises that with regular use, you will have more radiant looking skin that is fresher and more rested looking, it will also feel strengthened and re-energised.
Most of the time I think that these over the top claims are a load of guff and the only really tell if the product is going to work for you is to actually try it. Having said that I've been quite impressed by this moisturiser, it's rehydrated my skin without being too heavy and I've noticed it does feel smoother and look a little more alive even after a late night.
This is a really nice moisturiser for use when you're suffering from tired and dry skin, it works well as a make up base and doesn't leave a greasy residue behind on your skin, however, I really don't think it's worth the astonishing £32.00 price tag especially since I've used other creams that are around this price range.
It's not a bad buy if you can get it at a discount price and even for the SPF alone I certainly don't feel cheated out of my £14.00.
I ran out of my usual Simple moisturiser today and pinched some of this from my friend as a substitute. I never have the disposable cash to spend on expensive brands like this so this was a new experience!
***What Is It Like?***
The moisturiser itself is a yellow cream that has quite a strong smell. The tub states that the ingredients include Vitamin E and ginseng. I'm not very familiar what what ginseng smells like to be honest, but the smell reminds me a bit of The Body Shop Vitamin E cream that I used to use.
When I apply a bit to my skin, it feels oily and quite greasy. This immediately makes me wary as I have oily skin anyway and I was worried that this would make it even worse. Fortunately it didn't seem to make my skin any worse once it had soaked in, although it did leave it looking shiny.
It takes around five minutes for the cream to seem as though it has soaked in properly. After this, I can happily put on my blusher but you may need to leave it a little bit longer if you are going to be putting foundation on over the top as it still feels a tiny bit tacky to the touch.
***Will I Be Buying This For Myself?***
I have to say that I was rather impressed with this moisturiser. I very rarely buy any of the expensive brands as they aren't always worthy of the price tag, but this one seems good. My skin looks more radiant and glowing than it usually does. I usually have quite a dull and pasty-looking complexion but this seems to have perked it up.
Although I like what it does to my skin, I don't feel that I can justify paying a whopping £32 for a 50ml tub (from Boots). This makes it a luxury item rather than an everyday type of moisturiser so I may ask for it for Christmas or my birthday or use the money that I normally get for those occasions on this. The plus side is that I didn't need to use much so this pot could probably last you a good while. Still, as good as it is, I'm not sure that it is worth the high price tag unless you find yourself with money to burn!
For Dry Skin / For Normal & Combination Skin