BIOTHERM SKIN OXYGEN STRENGTHENING CONCENTRATE

Antioxidant serum – Visible urban damage repair – smooth . even . brighten

Ingredients : Aqua, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Solfonic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Disodium EDTA, Pentylene Glycol, Vitreoscilla Ferment, Faex Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycine Soja Oil, Sodium Benzoate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, T-Butyl Alcohol, Sodium Carrageenan, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Dextrin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Linalool, Geraniol, Sodium Citrate, Citral, Sodium Phosphate, Maris Sal, Parfum.

Until a few years ago, I used to assume – as many people still do – that French brands have nothing much to offer but luxury, heavily perfumed skin care products. Products that would never lead to any improvement in our skin. How wrong I was ….

With Skin Oxygen serum, Biotherm has taken a turn towards skin improving, seriously active skin care. It’s litterally packed with SKIN BENEFICIAL, ANTI-AGEING ingredients.

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Sodium Hyaluronate: is all over my blog. Best ingredient ever. Moistens skin, improves texture.

Tocopherol: anti-oxidant, so a cell protector.

Ascorbyl Glucoside: Vitamin C in a stable form ; meaning it will be delivered to your skin over hours, is a real COLLAGEN BOOSTER (FIRMNESS) and works against HYPERPIGMENTATION.

Vitroscilla Ferment: used in anti-ageing products as a typ of “probiotic” for skin and, according to some, is very beneficial to our COLLAGEN PRODUCTION (youthfullness).

Glycine Soja Oil: rich in Omega Fatty Acids, helps skin repair.

Salicyloyl Sphingosine: a combination of two actives that SIGNIFICANTLY helps REDUCE WRINKLES (4 week study on eye contour wrinkles).

Chlorella & Spirulina: well-known algae, help resplenish skin, rich in vitamins and minerals.

So, what do you think of this list ? Impressive, isn’t it . Bravo for Bioterm, I would say.

Who is this serum for ?Everybody looking for an easy-to-use, smoothing anti-ageing serum. Improves SKIN TEXTURE (pore size), BRIGHTNESS (pigmentation) and will help REDUCE WRINKLES.

Texture :smooth & silky.

Skin Type: all, around eyes also.

Pro’s :light, silky texture.

Contra’s: although the beneficial ingredients are all listed in the second half of the ingredients list (meaning their concentration isn’t actually that high) , their number is impressive and their synergy will certainly bring good results.

Biotherm Products are available at most perfumeries and department stores.

www.biotherm.com

LOUIS WIDMER PIGMACARE SKIN TONE BALANCE

Serum for the treatment of pigmentation spots

Intensive anti-ageing

Ingredients:Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, Silica, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Arginine, Cetearyl Olivate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ethyl Linoleate, Hexylresorcinol, Potassium Cetyl Phophate, Sorbitan Olivate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Resveratrol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerrhitinic Acid, Carbomer/Papain Crosspolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrapeptide-30, Algin.

This Louis Widmer serum has several strong points:

  • Niacinamide, known as vitamin B3, is a proven ingredient when it comes to age spots. It’s anti-ageing too.
  • Vitamin C, present in the form of Ascorbyl Glucoside, gradually delivers its SKIN LIGHTENING properties to your skin. Vitamin C also STIMULATES collagen production, meaning FIRMER skin.
  • Hexylresorcinol is an antiseptic as well as a lightening ingredient. A 0.5 concentration has been proven to work even better than a standard dermatological 2 percent concentration of hydroquinone (the latter will be less friendly to your skin and you’ll need a doctor’s prescription).
  • Resveratrol is a POWERFUL anti-oxidant, meaning CELL PROTECTION and anti-ageing at the same time.

Coupled with some vitamin E and a few moisture binders, this serum has a lot to say for itself.

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You could try this product in case you’re looking to combine an age-spot treatment with an anti-ageing skincare. When you start getting a few WRINKLES and have spotted some age spots too. This one is a multitasker.

The texture is light, weightless and absorbs quickly.No sticky feeling. You’ll see results after a few months of (continuous) use. Widmer advises a 2 times a day application. I use it off and on and see results. Don’t forget SPF during daytime !

Skintype: all

Texture: weightless

Positive points: good ingredients, multitasker.

Weak points: none.

Available through pharmacies

www.louiswidmer.com

LOUIS WIDMER PIGMACARE SKIN TONE BALANCE

Serum for the treatment of pigmentation spots

Intensive anti-ageing

Ingredients:Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, Silica, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Arginine, Cetearyl Olivate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ethyl Linoleate, Hexylresorcinol, Potassium Cetyl Phophate, Sorbitan Olivate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Resveratrol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerrhitinic Acid, Carbomer/Papain Crosspolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrapeptide-30, Algin.

This Louis Widmer serum has several strong points:

  • Niacinamide, known as vitamin B3, is a proven ingredient when it comes to age spots. It’s anti-ageing too.
  • Vitamin C, present in the form of Ascorbyl Glucoside, gradually delivers its SKIN LIGHTENING properties to your skin. Vitamin C also STIMULATES collagen production, meaning FIRMER skin.
  • Hexylresorcinol is an antiseptic as well as a lightening ingredient. A 0.5 concentration has been proven to work even better than a standard dermatological 2 percent concentration of hydroquinone (the latter will be less friendly to your skin and you’ll need a doctor’s prescription).
  • Resveratrol is a POWERFUL anti-oxidant, meaning CELL PROTECTION and anti-ageing at the same time.

Coupled with some vitamin E and a few moisture binders, this serum has a lot to say for itself.

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You could try this product in case you’re looking to combine an age-spot treatment with an anti-ageing skincare.When you start getting a few WRINKLES and have spotted some age spots too. This one is a multitasker.

The texture is light, weightless and absorbs quickly. No sticky feeling. You’ll see results after a few months of (continuous) use. Widmer advises a 2 times a day application. I use it off and on and see results. Don’t forget SPF during daytime !

Skintype:all

Texture:weightless

Positive points:good ingredients, multitasker.

Weak points:none.

Available through pharmacies

www.louiswidmer.com

HOW MUCH PRODUCT SHOULD YOU USE?

A question that I’ve been asked many, many times is : “how much product should I use to make sure I’m taking care of my skin without wasting any (precious) product ?”

The answer to this question is, that this depends on the type of product. As a guideline :

  • Cleanser:take a 10-Eurocent piece (I suppose it would be “pence” in UK, or let’s say; two nuts) in your handpalms. One quick wipe to spread it onto both your handpalms en straight on the skin with flat hands. Massage for a few seconds, then rinse/take off. I always recommend using a washcloth (see my blog on washcloths).
  • Day/Nightcream:one nut size for face and neck. If you treat your décolletage too, take half a nut extra.
  • Sunblock:Difficult one, as dermatologists tell us to use it abundantly. But this often becomes sticky. Oil-free and “dry-touch” textures work well for this reason!
  • Serum:serums are concentrates, so use sparingly. One pea-size is ok.
  • Ampoules:are meant to be a single dosage, but in my experience this can be a bit too much. There’s no harm in using it in two times : morning and evening, for example. Make sure to use it up within 24 hours.
  • Eyecream:one pea-size for both eye contours is fine.
  • Facial oil:if you use one, use it very sparingly ! Less is certainly more here. Take two to three drops in your handpalms and “press” it into your skin.
  • Bodylotion:here you know best what works for you. Dry skins need more. Also depends on the texture (“richness”) of the product.