December 1, 2012

Serum saviours from Biotherm, StriVectin, Bioeffect and Lierac!

Serums are an awesome way to add a little something to your skincare routine without adding extra bulk to your skin. They're light but man can they be effective! Here are a few that I'm particularly fond of:

Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum - 50ml - $65 - offers regenerating, firming a strengthening benefits to the skin with a fusion of three highly-charges aquatic actives - 2 algaes from the Celtic sea and Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon and Biotherm's proprietary ingredient, Pure Thermal Plankton extract from the mineral-rich thermal springs of the French Pyrenees. Together they repair signs of aging from foundation to surface including wrinkles, firmness and dark spots to erase accumulated aging and reveal younger-looking skin.

It will be a relief to you to know that 80% of accumulated signs of aging can be visibly repaired - the only thing you can't fight is time but that's only 20% of the problem!

The formula itself is imbued with reflective mother-of-pearl hues giving the skin instant radiance which melts into the skin, leaving a hydrating film on its surface. Which feels nice but I don't find super-hydrating so if you are dry you might want to try using the companion Blue Therapy Cream with it.

StriVectin-SD Power Serum for Wrinkles - 50ml - $109 - with elastin stimulating peptides, plant stem cells and NIA-114 which together, are clinically proven to help visibly repair the length, width and number of wrinkles, while also diminishing the look of pores, boosting skin's natural luminosity and optimizing clarity for a youthful look and feel.

I don't have enough wrinkles to speak to how well that aspect of this serum works but I will say as far as pore diminishing and radiance goes, I did see a difference in about 3 weeks. My pores are less visible and my skin has a lovely "just been to the spa" glow about it!

Available at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores, Murale, Sears, London Drugs, Uniprix and The Bay.
Bioeffect EGF Serum - 15ml - $185 - contains Epidermal Growth Factor - a plant-based cellular activator produced in barley to enhance natural rejuvenation of the skin that improves complexion and renews youthful glow for firmer skin, more even skin tone and reduction of visible fine lines and wrinkles.

What's really nice about it is the silky feel of the serum and how little of it you have to use - just a few drops (which is a good thing considering the price) - and that it contains only 9 ingredients, none of which are preservatives, fragrances or colourants! It also moisturizes deeply and diminishes dry spots which makes it a great choice for winter if you have combination skin like me but don't like to use a heavy cream.

Available online at
Lierac Paris Concentré Mésolift Toning Radiance Serum - 30ml - $65 - a very hydrating serum with  a high concentration (15%) of vitamins A, C, E, B5, and B6, along with minerals and hyaluronic acid to help with uneven skin pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin tone for a glowing, youthful look.

The best thing about it is how smooth it leaves your skin feeling - this is the kind of serum I wear during the warmer months without a moisturizer but during the winter I do find I need some extra moisture in any drier areas.

Available at Rexall or go here to find locations to purchase nearest you.

- Lisamarie -

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