While I’ve been MIA here on the blog, I’ve been testing these 2 products exclusively. I’ve been using them every morning and evening, after cleanser and toner, for more than a month so I thought it’s about time I tell you about it. They are Biotherm Blue Therapy Accelerated Cream (50ml, RM295) and Biotherm Blue Therapy Accelerated Serum (50ml, RM350). After toner, I’d use the serum followed with the cream, and my eye cream. In the day, I’ll complete the routine with a sunscreen.
Let me first tell you that both these products are heavily scented with the typical ocean scent. I find it quite strong at first, but after a while, my nose got used to it. If you prefer your products to be fragrance free, then this is not for you. Also, if you look for products without silicones in them, then you can give this a miss. I find these 2 to be heavily laced with cones, and the cream especially, has a very slippery silicone feel to it. I must honestly say, I’m not a fan of the texture. The serum isn’t as bad, but again, these 2 products can do with less silicones. When I checked the ingredients, I was not surprised to find dimethicone at the top of the ingredient list in the cream.
That said, the serum absorbs rather quickly into the skin while the cream needs a bit of warming up. Once the cream is warmed up to the skin’s temperature, it is absorbed very quickly into the skin leaving it smooth and silky. If not for anything else, that’s what the cones will do – smooths out your skin.
Since I’ve got rid of the not so lovely things, let’s talk about how both perform on my skin after a month of using. First, I’ve had very good experience with their Life Plankton essence and the Blue Therapy serum in oil. I LOVE both those products. These Blue Therapy Accelerated cream and serum have life plankton in them as well, so I already expected my skin to react well to them. I experienced no flakiness or dryness while I was on these 2 products. I didn’t need any other products to keep my skin hydrated. I also noticed that my skin is more uniform in tone and colour, something I find important in my routine.
The cream claims to lift the skin in 2 weeks, and that, I did not notice. The serum is supposed to tighten the pores, and I did not notice that either. What I can attest to though, is skin’s luminosity. Yes, skin will look brighter, smoother and more luminous.
While I’m not a big fan of the heavily scented slippery feel of the products, I do like what they do to my skin. They are no miracle workers that deliver ALL that are promised, but for me, even looking, luminous skin looks good. What do you look for in your serums and creams? Have you tried anything from Biotherm?