Biotherm Aquasource

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.

To buy or not to buy

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.

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5 Responses to Biotherm Aquasource

  1. Kat says:

    looks interesting. will give it a try since i’ve looking for a gel moisturizer

  2. Maria says:

    BEST FACE CREAM EVER! I LOVE BIOTHERM :)

    try their white detox line if you have a chance

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  4. supeng says:

    Is this oil free? Because i have oil clogs on my face and the beautician suggested me to use products that are oil free and i know H2O is one of them. Wondering if all gel moisturizers are oil free or unless its stated?

    • WinnieK says:

      Hi Supeng,

      The Aquasource is water-based, but it’s not oil free. I think each manufacturer is different and it’s not necessarily stated in their product description, so you should always double check before buying. :)

      Hope it helps!

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