Biotherm is a brand I had never tried before. So when I was gifted their Aquasource Night Spa in a goodie bag I was very curious to try some. This skincare brand is one I have heard good things about and so I couldn’t wait to open up this jar and give it a go. Today I’m sharing my thoughts with you.
Biotherm Aquasource Night Spa
What intrigued me most about this night cream is the fact that it boasts to deeply moisture the skin as well as replenishing it with intense hydration. It pretty much should plump up the skin and give it a boost of moisture overnight. Since my skin needs all the hydration it can get, I was intrigued when I read on the packaging this is supposed to soothe and smooth skin. At €40.95, this is an expensive product however and thus it has to be A++++ for me to repurchase this.
Let’s just start off with admiring this gorgeous packaging. This jar is made of glass and very heavy. It certainly feels like a good quality product. It feels very smooth and the blue color of the packaging is very nicely aligned with the promises this product makes. It is a tad big for the amount of product you get inside though. It contains 50 ml, but feels like it will hold double that.
When you open up the jar, there is a clear lid to ensure your product stays nice and clean. This of course is gone the minute you stick your fingers into the jar. Sorry not sorry: I still prefer my skincare to come in squeezy tubes or with pumps, just so the ingredients remain stable.
Looking at the ingredients of this product, does make me question how well this will actually work. Water is the first ingredient, followed by silicone and alcohol. Not the most promising when it comes to a soothing, smoothing skincare product. In fact, the entire list of ingredients is nothing but abracadabra. That doesn’t mean this has to be bad for you, it just makes it harder to figure out how your skin might respond to this before you buy it.
On the box, you can also find a description of what this will do. This can be used as a mask for an extra intense treatment, but the main recommendation is daily use to combat dry lines and create a plumper, fresher skin. The idea behind this product is that it replenishes your skin’s moisture levels overnight.
The cream inside isn’t exactly a cream: it’s a gel. A blue gel that goes clear when blended into the skin. It smells very fresh and clean. That was something I had to get used to as I hardly ever used products on my face that are heavily scented. Perfume is at the very bottom of the ingredient list thought, so this shouldn’t cause any problems.
On the back of my hand you can see how gel like this is. This has a very thin texture that is easy to blend it. This is certainly hydrating as it feels like water onto the skin. And that’s where my main issue with this product comes in: my skin drinks up this stuff like water. Within minutes, it feels like I’ve got nothing on my skin and that’s after applying it on top of a skin essence AND a serum.
Needless to say, I didn’t feel this product did much for my skin. It certainly didn’t harm it: I used up the entire jar by now and I haven’t had any allergic reaction to it. It just doesn’t live up to the promise of this being an overnight skin plumper. When I woke up, I didn’t feel like there was still anything on my skin. It didn’t make my skin worse, so it certainly added moisture to it, but it just didn’t do enough for me. What’s more is that I went through this jar so quickly. I think I used it up in less than 2 months.
At a price point of €40.95, I’m afraid my conclusion about this product is that it is mostly claims and pretty packaging. When it comes to the actual workings of the product, I’m not wowed by it. In fact, I’ve gone back to my Olay moisturizer after using this and feel that works much better for my skin as it is more than just a moisturizer. If your skin needs moisture more than anything else, then this will work for you, but for me, I need something that moisturizes and nourishes the skin at the same time.
What is your current night cream?