What You Should Know
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Biophora is a skincare line of products geared towards treating common skin problems such as aging skin, hyperpigmentation, and acne, claiming to fix these common problems through their advanced scientific findings. They state that their products are formulated based on years of field and scientific research about the effect of certain ingredients on the skin, along with collaborative help from naturopaths, chemists, and plastic surgeons. According to their website, treating any skin problem with Biophora will only take 5 minutes per day to complete, which should appeal to the average consumer looking for a quick way to deal with problematic skin. Most of their products are PH balanced and feature scientific information about how it affects the skin.
Currently, Biophora is only available through treatment by a physician; Biophora’s website offers a link to local physicians in your area. Because these services are only offered by professional staff, the risk of adverse side effects should be low. Its medical backing is another plus for those looking for a safe, soothing skincare product.
According to Biophora’s website, common ingredients included in their products include the following: Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Beta Glucan, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Citric Acid, Coenzyme Q10, DMAE, Ferulic Acid, Grape Seed Extract, Green Tea Exttract, Kojic Acid, Arbutin, Licorice Extract, L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Papain and Bromelain Enzymes, Peptides, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triclosan and Waltheria Indica Extract. Biophora focuses on Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Beta Hydroxy Acid as potent ways to smooth and reduce wrinkles in the skin. In fact Alpha Hydroxy Acid has been used for centuries as an anti-aging solvent, prevalent in creams used in chemical peels. Alpha Hydroxy Acid helps remove the appearance of fine lines and some wrinkles when it is applied using this process, and only works when it is full absorbed by the skin. It is not effective when used as a cleanser because the residue is wiped off and not absorbed. Furthermore, Alpha Hydroxy Acid has a couple of unpleasant side effects, including peeling at the application sight and an increased sensitivity to UV rays. This is why most dermatologists recommend applying sunscreen after using any formula with Alpha Hydroxy Acid.
In conclusion, Biophora’s products do contain a very powerful ingredient, but it must be used correctly to gain benefits. To gain the most benefit from their products, it is advised to let the formula soak into the skin.
- Uses Alpha Hydroxy Acid, which is very effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles when used as an exfoliant.
- Contains vitamins and helpful peptides.
- This is a professional grade product used by physicians, so it cannot be bought. You will need to contact a physician in your local area to use these products.
- There are some unpleasant side effects associated with Alpha Hydroxy Acid.
- The price of Biophora’s products are not available.
The Bottom Line
Biophora definitely has potential, and its ingredients may improve the skin’s appearance simply through topical use. There are some side effects associated with it, however, and its availability is scarce – probably not ideal for those who need a quick solution to skin care. This is not really a product for those who need immediate gratification, but it may be ideal for those who would like to sample a professional product.