DETOX FOR YOUR SKIN : BIOTHERM SKIN OXYGEN OXYGENATING LOTION

ANTI – POLLUTION

Oxygenating Lotion

Clarifying

Skin Perfecting

Pore Minimizing

“ Enriched with Chlorella Algae extract, with detoxifying powers, corrects imperfections due to urban environment “.

Ingredients:Aqua, Mentha Piperita Leaf Water, Alcohol Denat., Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Arginine, Propanediol, Salicylic Acid, Cymbopogon Schoenantus Oil, Citral, Citric Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Menthol, Mentha Piperita Oil, Geraniol, Glycerin, Limonene, Eugenol, Cymbopogon Nardus Oil, Eugena Carpophyllus Flower Oil, Origanum Heracleoticum Flower Oil, Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf Oil, Linalool, Citronellol, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Vitreoscilla Ferment.

City life, daily pollution, are factors that will definitely have an impact on our skin. With the Oxygen Series, Biotherm aims at a public that is well aware of these facts and is attrackted by the “detox” idea.

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Personally, I’ve always had an issue with  “detox” products.What does “detoxifying” really mean AND, how could we possibly have ANY INFLUENCE on this process ?

Our body was made, to eliminate waste substances. Our blood is being purifyed by our liver and kidneys, so harmfull substances can leave our body in a natural manner. We perspire and our skin produces sebum, which is another purifying pathway. All this being “NATURAL DETOX” ; it just happens.

The idea of having to “detoxify skin” sounds a bit weird to me … What MIRACLE substance could it be, that can actually improve this natural process ?

Honestly, there is no such miracle potion!Of course you can purify your skin, by keeping it clean and help remove dead surface cells to keep pores clean and refined. If this is the meaning of “detox”, I’m perfectly fine with it. But anything else: get back to reality, please !

Biotherm Skin Oxygen Lotion is a facial toner, that does purify skin and improves micro-circulation.By improving skins’ micro-circulation, the upper layers will get more oxygen, which explains the name of the product.

It’s a pitty, however, that Biotherm had to use this much alcohol (it’s the third ingredient on the INCI list) and a bit too much of (different types of) menthol too. Lovely smell and soooo refreshing, but not ok if you have sensitive skin. Quite a pitty, considering the many good ingredients in this product (botanicals, plus salicylic acid which is puryfying).

Would I recommend? Hmmmm, don’t think so. I love the brand, but I think I’ll skip this one (or rather: discontinue it, as I tested it for this review).

Who could use it? Anyone attrackted by the “detox” idea, or seeking to refine pore size.

Strong points: will refine pore structure.

Weak points: too much alcohol & menthol.

Biotherm products are available through perfumeries and department stores.

www.biotherm.com

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