Monday, June 18, 2012

{Review} Biore Restore Skin-Boosting Night Serum

Biore Skin-Boosting Night Serum

Biore is a company I've got a love hate relationship with. On the one hand, a lot of their products are great. I think they have a few very good products that don't get the credit they deserve. However, I also feel that some of their products are ineffective and a lot more hyped up then they should be (ahem, pore strips). That and they changed their packaging!! I liked the green, loved it!! Now it's blue and white and bulkier in my opinion and more, I don't know, high school ish. If they are trying to appeal to a younger audience, I can see how that would be a good thing, but it doesn't appeal to me. Not to mention the majority of their more adult products (SPF moisturizer, eye gel, etc) are discontinued. According to their website, they no longer carry a single moisturizer. WHAT??? How is that even possible given that they've got like four or five cleansers/scrubs? I don't get it. That being said, I've seen a lot of their products cropping up in Big Lots so I've purchased a few of the past couple of months, and will be reviewing them and/or stocking up. 

Biore Skin-Boosting Night Serum

Ok, so enough ranting about Biore, onto the review. This product is a night serum which can be used alone or underneath a moisturizer. The purpose of this product is to give you a more rested appearance in the morning (though you can also use it in the AM). I LOVE THIS STUFF!

Biore Skin-Boosting Night Serum-Swatch

The product itself is a clear, thin gel like consistency. Not really a gel because it does run, but it's get completely like water either. It feels very cool to the touch and a little goes a very long way.

Biore Skin-Boosting Night Serum-Spread Out
Biore Skin-Boosting Night Serum-Absorbe

I think to understand why I love this product you have to know a little about me. I'm a nursing student. Meaning, I have no life because nursing school is HARD. On top of that, last semester I worked not one, but TWO part time jobs. Not only did I have no life, I had no sleep either. By the end of the semester it got so bad that I was pulling three to four all nighters a week! That's crazy, even for me. Needless to say, I looked absolutely horrible in the mornings. Imagine large, dark bags under my eyes, dull, red splotchy skin, crazy hair, and dead puffy eyes. Ya, it got that bad. I would use this stuff with the Biore Enliven Cooling Eye Gel in the mornings after cleansing my face and somehow, just somehow, I resembled something living after I was done with my morning care routine. I don't really know what they put in this stuff, but it is AMAZING. My skin would look bright and fresh and healthy, and most importantly not greasy! This stuff is a very light moisturizer, but it packs a punch. It got rid of my splotchy red cheeks and brightened the dullness around my chin, all the while making my skin feel very very soft. It absorbs very quickly and just feels nice. I stored it in the fridge (even in the winter) because that extra pop of freshness was much needed. I would even mix some with my foundation to make the perfect correcting tinted moisturizer on even lazier days. It does exactly what it says it will which is why I'm in love!

I don't really have any criticisms for this product. It doesn't really have too much of a scent, just a very light one that dissipates very quickly, I love the pump, especially how it doesn't have a cap. When you want to close it, just turn the pump to the side and it's completely closed. I've never had a problem with leaking or anything like that. The pump is very nice, very easy to control and you can pump out as little or as much as you'd like. The only thing I really don't like is that you don't get much at all, only 1.4 fl oz (41 ml), but then again this is a serum, and they are usually smaller and more expensive than moisturizers. Other than that, Biore did discontinue this product as well (but you can get it on their Amazon page), so if you can find it at a Big Lots, get it because it is amazing!

Tried it? Loved it? Hated it? Let me know in comments!


Price: $8.99 (Retail for 1.4 oz, you can find it for around $3 at Big Lots).

Ingredients: Aqua, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Juice, Withania Somnifera Flower Extract, Salvia officinalis, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Chamomilla Recutita, Urtica dioica, Polyacrylamide, Xanthan Gum, Rosmarinus officinalis, Aloe Barbadensis, Ascorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Chelidonium majus, Rosa canina, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dimethiconol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Laureth-7, Propylene Glycol, Tropolone, Parfum.

1 comment:

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