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The Bioque Serum Company was found by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Martin Rodbell, who began his research on how cells communicate with one another as a potential cancer treatment. Dr. Rodbell won the Nobel Prize for his research, and soon realized that the work he had done could benefit the world of skin care as well – specifically in the realm of anti-aging products. The result was the skin care line known as Bioque, which offers a full line of products including Bioque Serum XL.
The Bioque website claims that the Bioque Serum is “the Botox alternative that packs a peptide punch”. The product claims to reduce and prevent the appearance of wrinkles and repair structural damage deep under the surface of the skin. The site also states that most users will see visible results in as little as 15-30 days. The company recommends that you apply the serum to clean, dry skin morning and night until you begin to see results, and then once a day after that. It adds that you only need a small amount of the serum with each application, making the product a bit more cost effective than other formulas that must continue to be applied twice a day in larger amounts. You can purchase the Bioque Serum products from retailers and salons, or directly from the company website. We also found the serum offered through some online retailers, although the manufacturer discourages this method of sale.
So what allows Bioque to make such grand claims and promises about its touted “wonder” serum? The main reason is that this formula includes argireline in a concentration of 20% – twice what many other anti-aging products offer and what is recommended for results. Argireline is a valuable anti-aging ingredient because it relaxes the facial muscles that can lead to lines and wrinkles. This is the same process that is accomplished through Botox treatments, which is why the Bioque Serum XL is touted as an effective Botox alternative.
In addition, this product contains Matrixyl 3000, which is another proven anti-aging ingredient that promotes the natural production of collagen by the skin. Since we lose collagen as we get older, which contributes to aging skin and wrinkles, promoting collagen production is another effective method of turning back the clock on our skin. Another ingredient, B-peptide EL also contributes to this process and the two ingredients are found in the Bioque serum in a hefty concentration of 5%.
- This product contains one of the highest concentrations of argireline available.
- The serum also includes the proven anti-aging ingredient Matrixyl 3000.
- The company provides a 60-day money back guarantee.
- The product is rather expensive.
- The product may not be readily available in stores.
- It is unclear whether a complete list of ingredients is included on the company website.
- The dosage of argireline included actually exceeds the recommended amount indicated by trials.
The Bottom Line
Bioque Serum XL may be one of the few anti-aging products that can come close to delivering what it promises. The price is on the high side, but if you get the results you desire, it may be worth the money. However, we are a bit concerned about the concentration of some of the major active ingredients included in Bioque Serum.