Monday, November 3, 2008

Product Review: Biotherm Aquasource Non-Stop Oligo-Thermal Gel Intense Moisturization for Normal/Combination Skin



At a Glance:
Price: RM140 / US$32
Website: Biotherm-usa.com
Weight: 50ml / 1.69 Fl. Oz.
Made in: France
Ingredients: Aqua / Water, Alcohol Denat., Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Prunus Armeniaca / Apricot Kernel Oil, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Butyrospermum Parkii / Shea Butter, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum / Fragrance, Chlorphenesin, Magnesium Gluconate, Limonene, Methylparaben, Fructose, Glucose, Glycine Soja / Soybean Oil, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Vitreoscilla Ferment, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Triethanolamine, Hexyl Cinnamal, Isobutyparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Salicylate, Urea, Menthoxypropanediol, Zinc Gluconate, Linalool, Ceramide 3, Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine, Hydroxyisohexyl 2-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Citral, Dextrin, Benzyl Alcohol, Copper Gluconate, Hexyl Nicotinate, Sucrose, Glutamic Acid, Manganese Gluconate, CI42090 / Blue 1, CI19140 / Yellow 5, Aspartic Acid, Alanine.

Product Description

Intense moisturizing, this fresh-textured gel is enriched with a patented hydrating complex to provide a reservoir effect on skin. Our pure concentrate of mineral-rich Thermal Spring Water revitalizes skin and improves skin texture with the equivalent of 5,000 liters of enriched water in each jar.* Contains Vitamins E and F to promote cell regeneration. Skin is instantly refreshed and hydrated, supple and silky soft, perfectly revitalized throughout the day.

*Reduced to a concentration of our mineral-rich thermal spring water



Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Scent:


This moisturizer feels more cream like than gel, but spreads easily on your face. It gives a cooling sensation upon application. The refreshing citrusy scent is rather strong! After a few months, i notice that this gel got a little "clumpy" as you can see above... prehaps the alcohol had evaporated?

Packaging:

This moisturizer comes in a glass jar with a screw top lid. I wished it came in a bottle or something for hygiene reasons though.


There's a plastic cap inside to minimize contamination.

Time Test:
This moisturizer sinks right in!! My face remains moisturized for one day! :)

Price & Availability:
At RM140 / US$32, i think it's alright for Biotherm standards. It's available for sale at all Biotherm counters, Biotherm-usa.com and Strawberrynet.com

Usage:
When i was working, i used 2x daily because i'd be freezing in the dry air conditioned office for minimum 8 hours daily! Nowadays, i apply this every other day!

My $0.02:
I bought a full sized jar after trying the sample given by a wonderful friend! It works very well to moisturize and plump up my face! However, after a few months, i suspect that it may be breaking me out. Given that alcohol is right up in the ingredient list (come to think of it, it does smells rather strongly of alcohol!!), i am not surprised that it gives me the zits sometimes! It still moisturizes beautifully, but i'm keeping a close watch on this. Will not repurchase once i run out.

In a Nutshell:

A really effective moisturizer that has ALOT of alcohol in it!

Likes: Effective moisturizer, easily available
Gripes: ALCOHOL, the jar packaging
Repurchase: No

Rating: ! 3.5 Stars! 1 star off for high alcohol content, half star off for suspected cause of zits!

Credits: Product photo from Biotherm-USA.com

7 comments:

  1. I really liked this one when I used it a couple of years ago, but I didn't know (until I read your post) that it had a high content of alcohol! Oh well, it's now off my list ;)

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  2. yeah it worked really well for me at the beginning too!! what a bummer!! :(

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  3. Same here. I have just finished my 3rd jar actually and decided to get a replacement instead cos it doesn't seem to work as well as last time anymore.

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  4. icic... but it's always good to rotate your skin care around lest your skin gets "immuned" to it! :D

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  5. hi jenn! this moisturiser worked for about 2-3 months for me before my skin gets irritated. i really like it before though, as well as the toner. but too bad it didn't work out for me.

    and yeah biotherm products have relatively high alcohol content in them.

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  6. Hi Charlieee! Seems like many people have problems with this moisturizer after sometime!! :( I like this moisturizer too... but now i'm still thinking if i should continue using it!!

    thanks for dropping by my site! :D

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  7. Great detail about this Biotherm Aquasource Non-Stop moisturizer fresh textured gel!! It contain Vitamins E and F... It gives fresh and silky soft skin!!

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