It is always exciting when a brand new skincare line is launched, especially when it promises big things and is a bit “different” to the norm. Then, when you add in a huge wealth of expertise, a background in ground breaking skincare from all around the world and the fact that the CEO is the founder of Nubo skincare, you realise you are onto something incredibly Special.
|Bio Extracts Anti-Ageing Collection|
Russian born Founder Marina Shcherbinina has been serious about skincare from a very early age thanks to her Grandmother. Whilst growing up she was told “Don’t cry you will get wrinkles” “Don’t stretch your skin you will get wrinkles” and so Marina decided she wanted to look more deeply into skincare and what does actually affect our skin. Having grown up in a family of scientist and also gaining a masters degree from Moscow State University, she was able to create creams and make up which were in incredibly short supply.
Marina then Moved to London, began working as Beauty Editor for a luxury Russian Beauty magazine and went on to create her incredible skincare brands.
Created for both Men and Women Bio-Extracts is an innovative yet simple to use construction of skincare
has been created for anyone with concerns about fine lines, wrinkles, slackened skin and dehydration. Allowing us to create a “Bespoke” skincare kit at home, for exactly what our skin needs. If you are someone that has noticed how your skin changes from day to day or week by week depending on lifestyle such as, travel, health, stress, time of the month, any lifestyle factors then this really is a great system as it allows you to completely customise your skincare routine on a day by day basis to exactly what you need and when
Today I am featuring a selection of products from the brand new BIO-EXTRACTS range. The face cream I will be discussing today is the Rich formula but it is also available in Light and Normal options.
In this system you will receive your moisturiser of choice and then two serum extracts ( with two more available separately) which you then blend and mix with your moisturiser as and when needed meaning you always have a fresh blend. You can add all four to your moisturiser or just one, or none at all. The moisturiser can be used on its own, however due to their potent blend, the serums must be used only when mixed with the moisturiser. Here’s how :
Face Cream Rich 30ml –
|Bio Extracts Lamellar System Face Cream – Rich|
This airtight container features the cushion top allowing you to keep the moisturiser perfectly fresh and clean at all times . By pushing the top down you get a measured dose of Moisturiser, you then add your shot of ‘Boost’ into this.
To begin your bespoke process, start with cleansed, dry skin, then pump your moisturiser into its white dispensing plate, You then remove the white lid from the syringe and add your choice of booster on top of the moisturiser, mix with your index finger and apply.
Each push from the “Syringe” Gives a measured dose of Serum and you can mix up to two drops of each serum if needed.
Dispense the moisturiser by pushing down the plate
|Pump your chosen ‘Boost’ into moisturiser|
|Mix both moisturiser and Boost with finger|
|Apply to face, neck and decolette|
The day cream is all about hydration, and in my case using the Rich it is all about keeping really dry skin thoroughly hydrated for 24 hours a day. Sugar Esters act as a second skin and restore the skin whilst building a barrier of repair against outside elements. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, this really is a gentle formula. The Bio-Extracts Lamellar System is a system of Natural ‘Liquid crystals’ formulated to mimic the structure of our own skin, therefore allowing the moisturiser to act as a second skin, preventing water loss and leaving it deeply hydrated and refreshed.
|BIO-EXTRACTS Face Cream in Rich has a lovely light texture|
This Rich Cream is suitable for dry or mature skin and would be great in winter for anyone that prefers a richer cream. Including Cupuacu Butter from seeds from the Amazonian Tree, it offers long lasting hydration whilst feeling incredibly light on the skin. I was so surprised by how quickly and easily the moisturiser sunk into my skin, it really is such a light texture which I wasn’t expecting from a “Rich” cream. It has a light scent, almost a Musk to it, and feels lovely and smooth on the skin. It really does even out the skins texture and give it an almost “Primed” feel.
Lifting Boost 10ml –
|BIO-EXTRACTS Lifting Boost|
This is the Pinky coloured plastic syringe. Supercharged with active plant molecules in high concentrations, this serum is perfect for lifting the skin. Containing Wild Oats this highly purified formula creates a lifting effect whilst leaving the skin feeling supple and smooth and looking awake. Each plastic syringe has a measuring system on the side which allows you to add 1-2 pumps of serum into the mixing plate containing your moisturiser. If you want more lifted skin, if you are suffering from slackened skin, then this would be a great one to use as the benefits get to work immediately. Add a pump to your moisturiser, gently mix with your finger and (if not adding any other serum) apply to your face, neck and décolleté.
Hydro Boost 10ml –
|BIO-EXTRACTS Hydro Boost|
The blue one. I love this one as it is a highly purified solution based on botanical Hyaluronic Acid from the seeds of the Indian Senna Plant. This adds even more hydration to the moisturiser and then the skin so it really is a Hydro Boost. It works beautifully with the moisturiser and gives the skin a lovely finish which works well as a make up base. Leaves my skin feeling comfortably hydrated all day and lines and wrinkles around my mouth area look less pronounced. I really notice a difference with this booster.
Anti-Wrinkle Boost 10ml –
|BIO-EXTRACTS Anti-Wrinkle Boost|
The Purple one. Based on Marine Algae Extracts, this serum boost is to help with those signs of fine lines, wrinkles and the beginning of loss of skins elasticity. Also a lovely one for anyone with a thinning skin as it works really well in adding an extra strength to the skin. Again, feels really lovely mixed in and leaves the skin looking incredibly smooth.
Firming Boost 10ml –
|BIO-EXTRACTS Firming Boost|
The Lilac one. This serum is all about increasing the skins resistance to harmful factors such as the elements, dirt and grime, so great if you frequently travel. It also builds up the skins firmness and elasticity and gives the skin a toned sensation.
My overall thoughts on this system – This incredibly clever system actually sounds more complicated than it is. Based on the principle that everyone’s skin is uniquely different, it allows us to custom blend our perfect skincare routine. If like me you have to buy a collection of serums to satisfy your skins ever changing needs, then this system aims to do that quickly, hygienically, cost effectively and expertly. One moisturiser and four boosters allow you to decide every day what your skin wants, whilst maximising the use of the highly potent skincare ingredient’s and aromatherapy benefits. It is an overall multi sensory skincare experience. Suitable for all skin types you choose the correct moisturiser for you so :
Light – Would be for Oily/Combination skin or anyone wanting a light summer moisturiser
Normal – For normal skin types that do not have many major issues
Rich – Dry, mature skins that need extra hydration, or for use in Winter.
The use of these thin, lightweight serums means that your skincare is mixed fresh every single time you use it thanks to the airless syringe system. I usually allow a good 6 weeks to try a new skincare range so that i can report back with true results. This time however i have only been using this system for two weeks, so my findings are based more on day to day use than long term results. I love that we can add all four serums if we feel or just one or none at all. My favourite blend in my Rich cream is the Hydro Boost and Anti wrinkle as my skin looks and feels so hydrated whilst also getting deep into my wrinkles and plumping them out. My only gripe would be the packaging. Working on a simplistic basis (of which I understand) I think the style of the syringes could be worked on to make them a little more “luxurious” looking to portray the exceptional ingredient’s inside them. Certainly a collection for someone looking for something more from their skincare regime. I have only been using this skincare regime for a short time but I have to say my skin is really enjoying it, especially in this incredibly hot weather we are experiencing in the UK. It sinks perfectly into my skin creating no roll off and my make up sits beautifully on top. I am really enjoying this range. This range is Vegan, Hypoallergenic, dermatology tested and free from Parabens.
|Bio-Extracts Anti-Ageing Collection|
This collection from BIO-EXTRACTS is available exclusively to QVCUK and launches on Wednesday 27th July at 8pm. The kit will contain the moisturiser of your choice PLUS 1 Anti Wrinkle Boost and 1 Lifting Boost. The other “Boost’s” will be available separately. The price will be £49.50 which for a premium moisturiser and two serums, is quite comparable. You can purchase this collection HERE
What do you think of the idea of Fresh, bespoke skincare? Please leave me a comment below.
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