First off, call me a sceptic but I find it hard to buy into the whole DNA-gene thing sorry Biotherm and Lancome! So, what I will tell you is how the new Biotherm Skin Vivo skin care range feels on my skin. I treat it as I do anti-aging skin care so I will tell you if it plumps up my skin and make it look better but I can’t tell you what happens on a cellular level – I’m not Supergirl with X-ray eyes
Biotherm Skin Vivo Reversive Anti-aging Lotion – RM140/50ml
Although conventionally used as a toner, this is not quite a toner but a lotion. The texture is thin and watery like a toner and there is a pleasent smell of baby powder. I like the frosted glass bottle it comes in – it looks like a bottle of premier water or wine!
I wipe it on my face after cleansing and it leaves my skin feeling soft. However, if I let it dry, my skin then feels a little dry which leads me to believe its the alcohol at work.
I feel the alcohol content in this toner is quite high so although it leaves my skin feeling soft, I can smell the sharp alcohol smell under the powdery baby scent and that does not endear it to me much. The Fundamental Cream however is lovely!
Pros: Nice packaging, skin feels soft
Cons: High alcohol content
Biotherm Skin Vivo Fundamental Cream – RM240/50ml
Now this one… this one I like! The jar it comes in is a cute round shape and the frosted glass with a sheen gives it a luxurious look. I’m reminded of an egg! The silver cap is rather incongrously small which can make it hard to open if your hands are slippery with lotion.
The cream itself has a very light gel-cream texture with the Skin Vivo baby powder scent. Its less pervasive than you might expect really and can be pleasant. Because the texture is so light, it feels comfortable on my skin for day use but when used at night it does not feel dry. Quite a one-size fits all
I scoop a dollop onto the palm of my hands and spread it out on my palms before applying to my face. I do find that there does not seem to be much on my hands but its quite enough to to keep my skin soft and moisturized. I don’t want to put too much on my skin because from experience, using too much moisturizer can cause breakouts even if its not a skin irritant.
After a month of use day and night, I feel that my skin feels a little tauter and firmer. Not only that, it feels a little softer and more velvety too.
Pros: Skin feels firmer and soft, Light gel-cream texture is suitable for day use
Cons: Jar packaging is a little bulky and heavy
Does Biotherm Skin Vivo work?
I haven’t given Biotherm a lot of love recently but Skin Vivo works for me – no breakouts, no dry skin and just a whole lotta lovin’! If I re-purchase one item, it would be the Fundamental Cream because I like the light texture and how my skin feels. I reckon the Anti-aging Reversive Serum Tensor might be good too but then I have a whole bottle of Genifique to go through still so that would have to wait
Biotherm Skin Vivo skin care range will be available at all Biotherm counters. Go check it out and let me know what you think of it!