Biotherm Sun Protection

Biotherm's range of suncare and self-tan products is an important step in maintaining healthy, beautiful skin. Whether you choose to use in-sun or self-tan formulas, your skin will radiate with a sun-kissed glow that shows that it is well protected and perfectly cared for.

Honestly, I really don't understand why someone would buy a bottle of sunscreen priced at $30 from a high end brand instead of a $10 bottle from the drugstore. What matters is the ingredients, right? That's why I was curious to see if these Biotherm suncare products would be any different from my usual drugstore ones.

Ultra-Fluid Body Milk SPF 15 and 30 ($35.00 for 200ml)

The 1st suncare line using the Dermobiotic™ technology.

With a high concentration of Pure Thermal Plankton, Biotherm’s sun care line stimulates the skin’s natural defense system against the sun.

- Protection against sun-rays: Mexoryl® SX and Mexoryl® XL.
- Protection against loss of firmness, wrinkles and aging spots.
- Protection against skin’s dryness: 8 hour hydration.

Incomparable textures
- Smooth, light, non-sticky, non-oily, fast penetrating and subtly fragranced textures.
- These formulas are also water resistant.

After the ingredients, the most important thing to me in a sunscreen is the texture of the product. I don't want a thick cream that is difficult to apply and that will leave me with white patches all over my body, but I hate it when it's too runny and gooey and a big mess to use. This one is more on the light side, but I wouldn't call it a milk. Too me, a milk is very light and runny.

This Ultra-Fluid Body Milk has the consistency of a lotion and it spreads well on the skin, but it leaves it sooooo greasy and sticky and I feel like it never gets absorbed in the skin! Now I don't know if it's a good or a bad thing because it feels very moisturizing on my dry skin, but still, it's not a great feeling to be greasy all over.

When I first saw the packaging, I thought it was an interesting shape, but it's not the most convenient. I would have preferred a pump bottle or a squeezable tube, but Biotherm tried to make an hybrid of the two, which leaves us with a hard to squeeze bottle. Maybe I wouldn't have minded this if the sunscreen wasn't so greasy, leaving the bottle oily and slippery.

The Ultra-Fluit Body Milk is supposed to be fragrance-free but it does have a very light and pleasant scent that is a little citrusy.

I have used the SPF 15 and the SPF 30 alternatively and I did not get a burn with either one, which is great as I am blonde and tends to burn rather than tan. Even thought this product is claimed to be water resistant, it is recommended to reapply after swimming, towel drying, perspiring heavily or washing - I forgot to reapply after going swimming at the beach and I ended up as red as a lobster a the end of the day. Disappointing? Yes, but I wasn't really expecting it to be waterproof anyway, even though I hoped that $35 would make a difference...

Eye Contour Multi-Protection SPF 30 $30.00 for 15ml
- Hydration
- Visible firmness
The sun may cause sunburn, premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. Avoiding the sun, wearing protective clothing and regular use of sunscreens over the years may reduce the chance of these harmful effects.

I can't find this product on the Biotherm website so I'm not sure if it has been discontinued. This is the first time I use a sun protection product especially designed for a specific body area. I usually use the same sunscreen product all over my body and my face, even though I have never really applied sunscreen on my eye contour - I wear sunglasses almost all the time.

At first, it was weird for me to remember to apply this product as it seemed a little useless with my sunglasses, but I've grown used to it and now it's a part of my skincare routine, even when I'm not going out in the sun. It's a great eye makeup base, as it seems to really smooth my skin and primp it for eyeshadow. The texture is different from the Body Milk - it's perfectly light, non-greasy or sticky and it's absorbed really quickly.

The package is great - a little squeezable tube with a tiny applicator that allows you to use the perfect amount of product. The scent is the same as for the Body Milk, which I like.

As I was expecting, I don't see the difference between a drugstore or a high end sunscreen - which means that I will stick to the cheaper option - for now.

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.

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