I have been familiar with brand products for a long time, and I really like them. Firstly, because Biotherm is the only luxury brand that uses the patented extract of pure thermal plankton, which shows excellent results on my skin; and, secondly, due to the fact that the brand is well-known, successful and the likelihood of completely disastrous products appearing in its lines is minimized.
Therefore, when I had the opportunity to try a new product - Biotherm Concentrate for Face AQUA BOUNCE formula of elastic skin, then, of course, I took this opportunity with pleasure.
Price and volume: about 1300 rubles for 50 milliliters.
Where to buy: in the brand’s corners, duty-free, large stores selling cosmetics and perfumes, both online and in IM. The brand is represented quite widely, problems with the purchase are unlikely to arise.
Country of Origin: France.
Expiration date: after opening - 12 months.
Description of the manufacturer:
Packaging: I received the concentrate in a white gift box with a brand sticker of the brand.
The product was packaged in a cardboard box, protected to control opening with an additional layer of mica. On the box under the brand logo there is an inscription that this is a tester, this product is not for sale, which means that the outer packaging is different from the version that is offered to consumers.
The bottle closes with a tightly screwed lid made of high-quality silver plastic.
Dispenser is blocked. In order to use the concentrate, you must turn the pump nozzle to the right, counterclockwise, ninety degrees. The pump moves smoothly, easily, does not jam or break anything.
The reverse side of the vial contains information on how to use the product. The expiration date, information about the manufacturer and other necessary information are also indicated.
Consistency: liquid, pouring, slightly gel.
Color: the concentrate is transparent, has no color, which indicates the absence of dyes in the composition of the product.
Fragrance: at the start - significant alcohol. Then the alcohol disappears and a slightly perceptible water aroma remains. The fragrance, although not very liked, was completely annoying.
Afflicted skin-drying silicone dimethicone. And this ingredient, which I strongly dislike, is in seventh place in the list of components, and therefore, in sufficiently large quantities.
To ethyl alcohol in cosmetics, unlike most users, I take it quite calmly, as an inevitable evil. On my skin, subject to decent compensation by moisturizing components, it does not have any irritating effect, it does not provoke redness.
The remaining components did not cause any negative reaction in me, the composition is not premium, but quite good.
Expectations from the application: declared by the manufacturer instant hydration and increase skin elasticity.
My face skin: thin, prone to irritation and redness, dryness, hyperpigmentation, with loss of tone and signs of age-related changes .
I did so: applied to the skin in the morning and evening.
In the morning, after washing, I used face and neck skin moistened with tonic, on top of one of the sunscreens, a link to which was published at the end of the review.
Giorgio Armani's LIMINOUS SILK foundation was applied twice.
In the evening, to moisturize and restore the skin to just as moisturized skin of the face, neck, décolleté.
In addition, as a sos-agent - on the skin of the hands, when the usual care could not cope with dehydration of the skin caused by chemicals. As a rule, I do housework without gloves: I forget to wear, and when I think about protecting my hands, it is too late, almost all the work has been done.
Therefore, the product was applied at night, on the hands, moistened with a face tonic or hydrolyte. I just wetted the hands with the liquid, and on top I distributed the concentrate.
Consumption. Minimal, the tool is very rich. For my entire face and neck, one drop of the product was enough. In the evening, when I also applied it to the decollete zone, then a little more concentrate was needed, just one click on the dispenser to process all the zones.
On the hands of both hands I needed one or two drops of the product, depending on the condition of the skin.
Impressions of the application:
Concentrate is applied very easily to moisturized tonic or hydrolyzed skin, and is equally easily distributed over the skin. On the tonic does not roll, absorbed not very quickly.
For the first few days I squeezed out a fairly large amount of the product, the portion that the dispenser gives when pressed firmly to the end. In the photo below - the amount of concentrate after one pressure on the pump.
But this volume, habitual when using other means, turned out to be too much. The surface of the skin became sticky, the product did not absorb for a long time and did not dry out. And of course, the application of the concentrate did not cause any pleasant emotions, after a couple of days I decided to put the top three and stop testing. However, belief in one of my favorite brands overpowered my decadent mood, and I decided to use the amount of concentrate that does not cause the appearance of an unpleasant dense, sticky layer. For my dry skin, previously moistened with hydrolyte or tonic, one drop of the product was enough.
❗ Use one drop of concentrate to apply on face and neck. With an increase in this amount, a sticky, poorly absorbed unpleasant film is obtained.
When using a large amount of the product on the skin of my hands, a film also appeared, but it didn’t bother me, I even liked the sensations: the skin was immediately comfortable, and tightness and dryness instantly disappeared. Applied mainly at night.
The result of the application.
Immediately after application : in fact, immediately a feeling of comfort appears and the feeling of tightness of the skin disappears. There is a slight noticeable stickiness when applying a scanty amount and a sticky film when using an excess amount of the product. The skin is softer, it becomes smooth, so the following layers of cosmetic products lie wonderfully on it. When applying the tonal base and Sanskrins nothing slipped and floated.
After a few hours: the skin is perfectly moisturized, the feeling of stickiness completely disappears. Sanskrit and tonal base hold great, even in the summer warm sunny weather.
In the evening, after washing: the feeling of deep hydration slightly disappears due to the washing off of silicone, however, it remains in a noticeable amount due to the action of other moisturizing ingredients. There is neither peeling nor redness of the skin.
The moisturizing effect is cumulative, the longer you use the concentrate, the more noticeable is the disappearance of dryness and peeling. The promised elasticity appears, with me - it became noticeable about the fifth day after the start of use. But you need to understand that if you have age-related skin, then a miraculous appearance of turgor as a fifteen-year-old teenager will not and cannot be. Elasticity is noticeable, but within reason. There was no irritation on the face, no gumming. The skin is quite well moisturized.
➕ high-quality beautiful packaging.
➕ noticeable hydration immediately after application.
➕ skin turgor rises due to the obvious effect of hydration.
➕ the skin becomes smoother, the skin tone evens out.
➕ extremely economical consumption.
➕ very convenient dispenser.
➕ scanty amount of perfumes and the absence of dyes in the composition.
➕ cumulative effect when used.
➕ fulfilled manufacturer promises.
➕ Perfect for dry sensitive skin with signs of age-related changes.
➕ Great as a base for makeup.
➕ does not require applying moisturizer on top of the product.
➖ silicone in the component list in seventh place.
➖ sticky when applied.
It should be said that the manufacturer fulfilled the promises: instant moisturizing and increasing turgor were announced. Indeed, the concentrate obviously moisturizes the skin, provided it is applied twice a day. Naturally, along with hydration, the promised increase in skin turgor appears.
The rating was reduced for the silicone in the composition, and the stickiness of the product immediately after application also affected the rating.
Biotherm Facial Concentrate "AQUA BOUNCE Elastic Skin Formula" is recommended for purchase for quick moisturizing, giving smoothness and elasticity to the skin of the face, neck, décolleté and hands.
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