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Not just a regular toner


Quality, pleasant fragrance, contains essential minerals


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Hi All

Going through a period of mild addiction to ciao and not even trying to do something about it. Actually, I quite like it. Makes me feel sort of creative, I guess.

So I thought I’d tell you about one more product from my beauty box. The good thing is – now if you need to know about a complete beauty routine that combines a few Biotherm products, you can find it by reading my reviews. So far I’ve covered the beginning – a cleansing gel, and the end – two moisturisers. Now we get the missing element – a toner. Some may live without it but not me. I know a true beauty routine takes time (and well, money) but if you want to look good, you’ve got to take care of your skin.



Actually, I decided to write a bit more on Biotherm itself today. Just a few curious things. So once upon a time, about 50 years ago, in the beautiful mountain of France, a biologist discovered a unique element in the mineral-rich spring waters that does wonders to the skin, soothes, balances and rejuvenates, so the skin looks and feels healthier and becomes more beautiful and radiant.

Today this special element called Vitreoscilla Ferment became a key ingredient of the formula of beauty created by Biotherm and used as a part of each product they make. Their range include skin and body care products, make-up products and a special range for men.

Biotherm product help to show your skin in its best, no matter how old you are or what kind of lifestyle you live. They help to bring the skin to its optimal state, so it can resist stress and damage and stay healthy. Because, as Biotherm say, what can be more beautiful?


The Biosource Lotion I am going to tell you about is created for normal/combination skin. However, if your skin is different, Biotherm has a few other choices including softening lotion for dry skin (pretty pink bottle) / Biopur matifying lotion for oily skin (light blue) / Biosensitive mist for sensitive skin (comes in a white bottle with a light green lid) / Hydradetox lotion for dull skin (transparent bottle).

My Biosource Clarifying Lotion for normal / combination skin comes in a light green bottle with white lid that resembles a petal or a large pebble – let your imagination run wild now. J


Price £14.50 for 200ml bottle (Note: all lotions have different price ranging from £14.00 for oily skin to £19.50 for sensitive skin and detoxifying lotions)

Available in Boots and large department stores – you can find a full list of stockists on Biotherm web-site: http://www.biotherm.com/_ww/_gb/default.aspx

Products are also available from Boots on-line. At the moment they give 750 Boots points for purchase of two or more products.

I guess, you can also find some independent stockists selling Biotherm on-line but I prefer buying it from well-known places. In my case, everything comes from Boots.



Enriched with essential minerals and trace elements, the toner helps to achieve perfectly clean skin by removing the dirt from the deep skin layers that cannot be done by the cleanser alone. It also works as “a biological exfoliant ridding the skin of impurities and dead skin cells revealing a brighter and healthier complexion”.



Use morning and evening after cleansing your face to prepare the skin for a moisturiser.
Soak a cotton pad with toner.
Apply to the face from the middle outwards.



Active ingredients: trace minerals / witch hazel plant extract

Water, Alcohol Denaturate, Butylene Glucol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenohyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Glucol, Magnesium Gluconate, Benzoic Acid, Methylparaben, Potassium Chloride, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ethylparabe, Butylparaben, Glycolic Acid, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylphenyl, Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydrohyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carbohyldehyde, Citronellol, Decyl Glucoside, Geraniol, Hydrocitronellal, Copper Glutamate, Hamamelis Virginiana/ Witch Hazel, Green 5, Manganese Gluconate, Ci 10140 / Yellow.

I haven’t found any information on whether the product has been tasted on animals or not but I suspect they wouldn’t to be in peace with nature as Biotherm is part of it.



I really like this lotion. It smells nice of freshness and flowers but the fragrance is very, very light.
Although it contains alcohol listed as a second ingredient, it does not dry my skin at all. The skin feels comfortable even if I don’t use a moisturiser. I also noticed from my previous experiences that some toners tend to leave a feeling of a film on your face, so the skin does not feel 100% clean and sometimes slightly sticky. Well, nothing like this after using Biotherm.
A bottle would last for about six weeks or even a bit longer when used twice. I have been using it for a month so far and still 2/3 of a bottle left.
To me, this is an ideal choice. I love the quality, I am happy with the price and I will definitely continue using it.



As I discovered, Biotherm USA web-site has a very good and easy to use personal advisor, so you can find the best beauty routine for your skin and body as well as an advice on make-up and tanning.


You may like to try it when you’ve got some time to kill.

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Expired-Account 17.06.2007 23:19

Great review, sounds good, very helpful

mightymuffin 15.06.2007 22:46

Great review - well written xx

sifair 15.06.2007 16:17

Great review

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  2. lc15

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