Biotherm Skin Vivo
Biotherm offers a skin care line called ‘Skin Vivo’ which claims to take ten years off of your face in two weeks. That is a lofty claim that would require both quantity and quality in terms of active ingredients. Skin Vivo includes pure thermal plankton, Reverserol SV, silicium, and bio-peptides. Thermal plankton is reported to act as a filler, particularly with deep wrinkles, softening the skin and adding smoothness. The Reverserol SV is an ingredient patented by Biotherm, said to regenerate skin through genetic and DNA reconstruction. Silicium is basically silicone in liquid form and it helps with build molecules that make elastin, collagen, and other connective tissues. Peptides are the only ingredient listed that are proven to increase collagen production and actually produce results.
The fact that this product contains peptides is a plus, however, because peptides were listed last, it means that there are probably not enough peptides in this product to be effective. The other ingredients listed, particularly the Reverserol SV are not particularly effective, and in some cases, cannot be tested or compared because of patents. Biotherm holds several patents on its products – making it an innovative company, but also making it difficult to compare the active ingredients in Skin Vivo to the active ingredients in other anti-aging skin products.
As far as consumer experience, many women found that it stung upon application, but that there was no redness and the irritation was temporary. Some also said that it was effective as an anti-aging cream, but that it was not moisturizing enough to be used as just a cream. We feel that for the price (about $60 for a 1.60 fl. oz bottle) the consumer could find something with proven active ingredients that functions as both and anti-aging cream and as a moisturizer.