For the past 4-5 years, my standard go to cream (other than the occasional experiment to different brands) was Biotherm’s Aquasource gel moisturizer after I’d moved on from H2O. Although the two are similar, what I particularly loved about Aquasource was that unlike H20, the product doesn’t dry up near the end!
As mentioned, I started using Biotherm becuase:
1. A friend had recommended it over H2O
2. It’s a well known brand for its skincare products
Biotherm Aquasource Non-stop is a gel based moisturizer, which promises to revitalize and improve skin texture with the equivalent of 5,000 liters of water in each jar. Further, the formula contains vitamin e and f both of which can help to prevent wrinkles (although there is also a separate anti-aging line).
The packaging is nice as the product comes in a glass jar. As with any gel moisturizer, the skin feels cool and refreshed upon application. It is lightly scented but in a fresh way. The formula is light, and it it works well to moisturize the skin especially for those hot summer days, but I would personally go for something a little creamier to counter the drying effects of fall and winter.
At $45 a jar, I consider the Aquasource as a pricier mid-range product that works well as a light moisturizer, but it would be even better if they had a version containing SPF for daytime use. It’s cheaper if you buy the full set that includes the toner and moisturizer (which is what I used to do).
Note that I think it contains alcohol as it sometimes would sting where my skin is broken or had slight cuts.
Funny thing that I used this product for years as my day and night cream. I have combination skin with a slightly oily T-zone, but strangely I would get the occasional dry patch on my face. For the longest time I thought they were allergies, until one day someone suggested that I should use a thicker product for my face cream. From there, I switched to a thicker night cream while only using Aquasource for the day. Over time, I have definitely noticed improvement in both decreasing instances of dry skin as well as a better complexsion, which leads me to the conclusion Aquasource for normal to combination skin on its own is not moisturizing enough.
Would I buy it again? That I am undecided. I admit it does work well, but it’s not as moisturizing as I would prefer especially for those dry winter days. Overall it is a good product that is reasonably priced for what it is or I would not have used it over so many years. For those that are looking for a gel moisturizer or something lighter, it’s definitely worth a try.