Review : Biotherm Skin Vivo Reversive Anti Aging Lotion and Fundamental Cream

by Paris B on · 14 comments

in Moisturiser,Product Reviews,Toner/Lotion,Treatment

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

biotherm skin vivo lotion

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

biotherm skin vivo fundamental cream

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! :)

Stay beautiful,

Paris B

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geekchic September 4, 2009 at 8:24 am

Strangely for me, Biotherm’s aqua source (something) moisturiser is starting to work very well now that the weather is warmer and I’m using less heating and hot water showers. It moisturises well without being sticky but the one fault I find with it is that it’s very heavily-fragranced. It put me off initially because I don’t like unnecessary elements in my skincare but it didn’t break me out and I’m considering buying a full jar when this 50g sample jar finishes. Yes, the sample was really generous :)


ParisB September 4, 2009 at 11:31 am

Hey Geekchic

Glad you’re liking that one. Perhaps I should give the light version a shot since it was the dry skin one that broke me out


Kidult July 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I’ve been use Biotherm skincare before I using current product.I have tried the Biosource(Green & Pink),Biopur Pore Reducer series around 3 years.So far there is no big pro but also no much result work for me.Im thinking to try the Biotherm Skin Vivo but I haven’t finish my current product right now.Im using Aquajuju whitening & moisturiser toner and moisture cream now,so far is not bad.I try to use because it doesn’t contain the alcohol and contain Hyaluronic acid.Nowdays market got alot of Japan brand like Aquajuju,HADA LABO,Aqua Label.Can u analysis for us?


ParisB July 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Thus far, I have only tried some Hada Labo products If I try any others I will be sure to share. Thank you for your comment.


HueyLynn February 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Hi! I am one of your recent followers here =) Love your blogs about skincare.

I had recently bought a whole range of bioterm aquasource set as they are having promotion now at mid valley. They gave me this Skin Vivo sample and few others. I am only 23 this year, can i use this product? My mom is not interested in it and it really seems so wasteful to put it away like that. Its 15ml ! Haha.


ParisB February 12, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I don’t see why you can’t use it :) Dont’ let it go to waste! :)


HueyLynn February 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Cool ! Love to hear that.


sofia August 2, 2011 at 4:39 am

i just got myself the vivo serum.
i didnt notice the smell @ counter but when there’s this weird smell (something like fishy)… well i tot maybe it’s the plankton thingy.
are u using the serum? does yours smell similar?


ParisB August 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I don’t use the serum so I can’t comment on it – perhaps take it back to the store if you don’t feel comfortable with it.


Gigi Koslow August 22, 2011 at 1:06 am

What is the cost of the day moiosturizer?


ParisB August 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

The prices are as listed in the post. If there is a new cream I’m not sure of the price.


Coraline October 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm

My aunt from the US is coming to visit us and I’m thinking about asking her to buy for me this cream moisturizer from Biotherm Vivo since they are having special size for cheaper price. However, I wonder if the cream is parabens free like the new ones in pink and green they recently launched?


October 5, 2011 at 10:04 am

Not sure about the parabens. Best to check with the counter.


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