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Bio Qi, calling itself the Life Force of skin care, is a line of anti-wrinkle creams claiming to be based on ancient Chinese Medicine, complete with bamboo-infused toners and antioxidant creams. Each cream contains a native Chinese ingredient, such as Bamboo, and focuses on using botanicals and antioxidants in all of their products. Bio Qi derives its name from the term “Qi”, a Chinese term describing one’s life force. Bio Qi claims their products will return life force back into the skin, making it young and supple again.
Unfortunately, at the time of this review, Bio Qi has limited information available about its products and does not state where it can be purchased. A price range cannot be determined at this time. It appears it is available in select spas in the western United States, so its availability is limited and any other benefits cannot be guaranteed. They do provide some information about Bio Qi products and how they work to eliminate wrinkles and other aging factors, such as uneven or rough skin, which will be evaluated in-depth for any potential.
Bio Qi, according to its website, contains a mixture of Chinese botanicals and the following ingredients: DMAE, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C, peptides and copper. Bio Qi believes these ingredients help heal wounds and have a similar effect when applied on wrinkles and fine lines. Most of these ingredients offer general benefits for your skin, including improving skin health, promoting collagen production in skin cells, and preventing free radicals from damaging healthy skin cells. Alpha Lipoic Acid is rich in antioxidants, as is Vitamin C, and certain peptides help improve the elasticity of skin. Bio Qi does not list what types of peptides it uses, so it is unclear if they are using the right types.
Furthermore, there are some side effects linked with Alpha Lipoic Acid and it may interact with diabetic medication. Diabetics are encouraged to seek a different product because it may pose some health risks and can manipulate blood sugar levels. Otherwise Bio Qi does contain ingredients that do target some skin-related issues, but does not specifically offer any anti-aging ingredients that target the elimination of wrinkles. Their products only seem to target general skin health issues.
- Contains Alpha Lipoic Acid, which contain powerful antioxidants.
- Formula is naturally based.
- Bio Qi’s availability is scarce and it is only available in select spas in the United States.
- Price information could not be located.
- None of the above ingredients help decrease the presence of wrinkles or fine lines.
The Bottom Line
Bio Qi contains some ingredients that help improve the appearance of skin, but do not offer any ingredients that specifically target issues such as reducing wrinkles and fine lines. The availability of Bio Qi is another downside, and some may not be willing to find a spa that features this product. Bio Qi does contain ingredients that should lead to general skin improvements, however, so its benefits should not be totally discounted.