Before I even get into reviewing the Bio Therapeutic bt-cocktail, I believe I should explain why I was so excited about it’s launch into South Africa.
Many years ago, a trailblazing woman named Lee O’Brien decided to mortgage her home to raise enough money to bring a little know skincare brand to South Africa. While she believed this brand would be a huge success in our market, many spa’s and salon owners didn’t buy into her initial vision. But she persevered, and today that brand is a big success story in South Africa with many loyal followers.
The brand I’m referring to, is none other than Dermalogica!
Lee sold Dermalogica a while back and spent a few years living in Spain. She recently returned to South Africa revitalized and excited, with a new and very cutting-edge line of skincare and equipment for the professional skincare industry called… Bio Therapeutic.
I could not wait to try it, as I know that when Lee get’s excited for a skincare range, its going to be AMAZING and show great results.
Here’s the lowdown:
The bt-Cocktail system consists of 3 30ml cocktails – Energy 1, 2 & 3 that are used twice a day – morning & evening for 30 – 45 days as a booster treatment for the skin. I’d recommended using this system twice a year before summer & winter, when skin needs a bit of a boost. They work to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity and give the skin a radiant glow.
You apply all 3 onto a cleansed and toned (if you tone, I can’t be bothered) face beginning with Energy 1 and ending with Energy 3. The cocktail costs R1596 (for the 3) and can be purchased here. I didn’t need to apply a moisturiser over the cocktails, but if you have a dry skin, you may need to.
Energy 1 works to regulate sebum production and reduces oiliness. It helps lighten and brighten the complexion and contains powerful antioxidants that defend the skin against free radicals that cause ageing, sensitivity and pigmentation. The consistency is almost like a watery gel that instantly absorbed.
Energy 2 is loaded with more antioxidants that neutralize environmental pollutants while protecting the skins barrier function. It’s a clear, runny gel that is also quickly absorbed.
Energy 3 has a cream-like consistency and combines two peptides that enhance collagen production and improve overall skin tone. It also protects the skin from oxidative stress that can lead to sensitivity.
I gave the cocktails a good and thorough test drive for 45 days. I was also lucky enough to receive the nifty, hand-held bt-micro device (R3000) to judge for the FAIRLADY Best of Beauty Awards 20103 – A professional tool that combines ultrasonic exfoliation and micro-currents. I used it twice a day to help with the adsorption of Energy 1 & 2 as well as three times a week to exfoliate.
The results are phenomenal!!! Real, ‘Oh My Gosh, I can’t believe how great my skin looks’ kind of visible! After just four days, I noticed how my T-panel was a lot less oily, my pores seemed tighter and my skin felt a lot smoother. I could see a definite, vital glow. I’m proper, proper impressed with this system. I believe that because I used the machine in conjunction with the cocktails, I’ve seen even better results. I think I should mention that the bt-micro can be used with other brands products, to aid the absorption of serums and to exfoliate.
So, if you’re concerned with ageing, or just need to give your skin a boost, this system is for you.
If R1596 is out of your price range, you could always enter my giveaway and stand a chance of winning the 3 system cocktail! So hurry up and enter!
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