Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Review: Biotherm Aquasource Christmas gift pack

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When you think Biotherm, you think of water. The history of this French luxury skin care brand began in the 1900’s, when a French biologist discovered thermal plankton (vitreoscilla filiformis) in mineral thermal spring water, which turned out to have potent skin health benefits. The ‘therm’ in Biotherm comes from ‘thermal’, and the ‘Bio’ comes from biology. In short, Biotherm’s image and products have a strong connection with water, and the micro-organisms living within it, because ‘water is the origin of life’.


This Christmas, Biotherm has collaborated with Swedish illustrator Ingela Peterson Arrhenius to create their charming limited edition Christmas Gift Packs. Because of Biotherm’s intimate connection with water, it will be donating a minimum of 250,000 Euro this holiday season to the charity, Mission Blue for the protection of the Ross Sea in Antarctica.


Biotherm’s Christmas gift packs are so awesome because it’s your complete cleansing routine. I’ve been given the Biotherm Aquasource pack to try! It contains:
  • Biotherm Biosource Hydra-mineral Cleanser Toning Mousse
  • Biotherm Biosource Instant Hydrating Toning Lotion; and
  • Biotherm Aquasource Deep Hydrating Replenishing Gel
I really love the Aquasource pack, and I’ve reviewed each product briefly for you guys!


I’m super picky when it comes to facial cleansers because a lot of them just don’t cleanse that well, leave residue and end up breaking me out.


While Biosource Hydra-mineral Cleanser doesn’t lather up to the thick foam you would expect in a foaming cleanser, it is very effective. It’s always a good indication when my oily patches are left feeling very matte after cleansing.  Biotherm Biosource Instant Hydrating Toning Lotion is exactly as the name suggests, a hydrating lotion, to replenish skin moisture after the cleansing step. This lotion is so refreshing, and is also effective in removing remaining impurities on the skin. Both Biosource Hydra-Mineral Cleanser and Instant Hydrating Toning Lotion have that lovely clean linen smell.


Biotherm Aquasource Deep Hydrating Replenishing Gel for Normal of Combination Skin is the star of the show. This is Biotherm’s next generation Aquasource formulation and promises to deliver intense and long-lasting hydration for plump and radiant looking skin.


The gel itself is absolutely divine. It seems thick out of the tub, but it’s actually so light and instantly melts into your skin as you blend it. Immediately after you apply the gel skin feels so smooth and, yes, plump! Intense hydration? Tick. And because its so light weight, this is a great moisturiser to switch to for the dry Australian summer.

And I have to say something about the smell! Does anyone remember the Seinfeld episode where Kramer tries to sell the idea of a perfume that makes you smell like you’ve just been to the beach? Well that’s the only way I can describe the beautiful scent of Biotherm Aquasource Gel! It has that unmistakable clean and fresh ocean smell you wish you could take away from a day at the beach (not the salty fisher smell you actually get!). I wish they would make a perfume out of this!

Biotherm Force Supreme Christmas SetBiotherm Skin.Ergetic Christmas SetBiotherm Age Fitness Homme Christmas SetBiotherm Aquasource Dry Skin Christmas Set

There is a huge selection of Christmas Gift Packs for every skin and both him and her! For more information, head over to the Biotherm website: http://www.biotherm.com.au/

Click here to download a voucher to take in store and receive a free sample.   

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