Face Moisturizer

Biotherm Aquasource Cocoon (Balm-In-Gel) Review

Biotherm Aquasource Cocoon is said to provide the extra nourishment and protection that the skin needs to stay hydrated. It is definitely one of the most interesting facial moisturizers I’ve tried so far. Find out why!

I started using this balm-in-gel moisturizer when I was suffering from clogged pores, breakouts and a mix of dry and oily patches. I stopped using it after just a few times because it worsened my skin condition. Now that my skin is back to normal, about 6 months later, I gave the gel another try and this is what I’ve concluded so far.

Not good for

  • Dry areas – instead of sinking into my skin it just stays on like a shiny layer throughout the day.
  • Broken skin/spot prone skin – instead of calming my skin down my spots become inflamed and more apparent.
  • Clogged pores – the shine effect it gives to my skin makes my pores more visible.

Good for

  • Healed skin, neither oily or dry – when my skin isn’t too dry or too oily the gel sinks in quite quickly and leaves a silky finish. My skin looks hydrated for the rest of the day.
  • Sunny days – it keeps my skin hydrated after spending a few hours in the sun.

Consistency & Scent

Biotherm AquaSource Cocoon Consistency

At first this balm-in-gel cream feels like a gel but once you apply it to your skin it turns into a oily texture. This transformation fooled me many times into applying more than I needed. Once it turns into oil it’s very easy to distribute. I recommend to warm it up on your fingers before applying it to your face and start off by taking less than you think you need. It has a mild fresh scent.

Under Makeup

If you have normal/dry skin I would NOT recommend this gel as a makeup base simply because applying makeup on a oily layer will not make it stay in place. However, if your skin tends to absorb oil easily then perhaps this gel might work good as a makeup base for you.

Summary & Verdict

I would not buy this product again simply because I don’t want a product that can worsen my skin condition whenever my skin changes. Price wise, I think it’s an affordable product and that it does what it says provided that you have the right skin type for it. Have you had a different experience with the Biotherm Aquasource Cocoon Balm-In-Gel moisturizer? Maybe you’ve tried any other product from the Biotherm Aquasource product line? If you have, let me know down below!

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