Fundamental Nourishing Care

Restore & Reinforce

Tested on 100%  Sensitive Skin

Ingredients :Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Alcohol Denat., Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Myristyl Myristate, Niacinamide, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Polyacrylate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Vitreoscilla Ferment, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Fragrance.

Interresting (Active) Ingredients :

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter ; source of fatty acids, skin resplenishing, nourishing.

Niacinamide ; improves cell communication and cell turnover.

Vitreoscilla Ferment ; improves skin barrier, anti-oxidant, so cell protection.

Tocopherol ; Vitamin E, cell protector.

I’m not really sure what this “tested on 100% sensitive skin” really means…. Have they tested on people with (allegedly) sensitive skin and no-one else ? Or do they mean all candidates were a 100 percent sensitive ? And what would that really mean ?

Anyway, Biotherm Life Plankton Sensitive Balm is a truly NICE product, whether you have sensitive skin or not. I’m not particularly sensitive, but if you were – for example – sensitive for fragrance in cosmetics, be aware, because this product DOES contain (a bit of) perfume ! A quite lovely and quite LIGHT smell, by the way, but it definitely is there !

Texture is light, for a balm. I’m not sure why they call it a balm anyway, because it’s really nicely absorbed, even by my own (quite “combination”) skin. This is a GOOD thing, even if you tend to be dry/sensitive, because who wants a thick, sticky layer on her/his face nowadays anyway?


I personally like to use this product during my “dryer”, more dehydrated days (which are few at the moment ; please read my “skin moments” blogs).But whenever I feel I need a little extra help in the sense of moisture/bit of nourishing, I love this product on my skin. I usually use it at night, over a serum (Vitamin A, C, or something Korean with lots of moisture). It’s also good to keep a jar of this when you’re “on retinol”, because it will nicely compensate any dryness you might experience (especially when starting retinol).

Bottom Line: lovely product, personally love the smell (yes I know, this is not skincare). Nice texture.

Texture: melting, quite light for a “balm”, quickly absorbed.

Skin types: all, if you ask me. Biotherm offers other textures in the same line, if you feel you need something “lighter”, but it works great for my combination skin.

Age : no specific age group.

Day or Night ?Both, the product has no SPF, so please think of this if you use it at daytime.


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