Asian skincare has been doing really good in beauty world lately. When I first saw images of Bio-essence gold water getting viral on social media, I didn’t know anything about the brand. My friend Google told me that this range is originally from Singapore and has expanded to many countries including Malaysia, Hongkong, Japan & Australia. The range is now available in the UK drugstores particularly Superdrug. I was intrigued by Bio Essence products because of 24K Bio Gold as main ingredient. Excitement level got high as it was affordable but does it really work? Continue reading if you would like to know :)
I tried three products from the range and the first thing that I was curious about was gold in the skincare. I know Gold is for radiance and glow but I was pretty interested in 24K Bio Gold. These 3 products contain Colloidal Gold which is a suspension of pure gold particles in water or fluid. Some luxury brands have been using 24K gold in their skincare but the products are obviously very expensive.
Why Colloidal Gold is good for your skin?
Colloidal gold is known for its ability to heal micro-damage, making it an ideal skincare ingredient for those with sensitive, sun damaged and acne scarred skin. Colloidal gold is absorbed through the skin and helps stimulate blood circulation, increasing enzyme activity, restoring and reconstructing the damaged cells. It also eliminate biological contaminants generated by the body and encapsulated in clogged pores which is one of the causes of tired, prematurely aged and dull skin.
Bio Essence 24K Gold Night Cleanser | £12.99 for 160 gms
This cleanser effectively yet gently removes daily pollutants and clears pores of stubborn residue. This recharges dull and tired skin that was exposed to pollution, dirt etc and nourishes the skin. The cleanser retains skin’s moisture even after cleanse. This cleanser has anti-oxidant properties that protect skin from premature ageing while skin renews, regenerates and repairs at night.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water) Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyquaternium-39, Polyquaternium-7, Sodium Chloride, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Parfum (Fragrance) Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Disodium EDTA, Zinc Chloride, Sodium Oxide, Calcium Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, Alumina, Ferric Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Linalool, Limonene, Mica, CI 77891, Cl 77491, CI 77163, Colloidal Gold
The cleanser is true gold in colour and looks very expensive. It is rich and creamy and provides extra nourishment to the skin. Its definitely one of the best cleansers available in drugstore at the moment.
Bio Essence 24K Gold Water | £16.99 for 100 ml
This is a toner-essence in one product with 24K gold flecks in it. This gold water intensely nourishes and treats the skin. This has thin consistency and is very light-weight on skin that gets absorbed really quickly allowing another toner or essence without leaving skin sticky.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Fructose, Urea, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Maltose, Sodium PCA, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lactate, Trehalose, Allantoin, Glucose, Glycerin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Dextran, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Carbomer, Parfum (Fragrance) C12-15 Pareth-12, Sodium Oxide, Calcium Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl salicylate, Hydroxycitronellol, Citronellol, CI 19140, Colloidal Gold
This gold water nourishes and plumps the skin. The gold flecks easily absorbs into the skin while massaging. Skin appears more soft, radiant and bright after every use.
Bio Essence 24K Gold Night Cream | £23.99 for 40 gms
This lightweight night cream also has gold particles in it and it provides antioxidant power, recharges skin with nutrients after a long day, renewing and restoring radiance to skin. This cream fights free radicals to combat premature aging and helps preventing and reducing fine lines and wrinkles on face as well as neck. This cream stimulates skin renewal to restore younger-looking complexion as well as intensively nourishes and moisturizes face and neck to prevent skin from dryness and fine lines.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water) Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Cetearyl Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sodium Carbomer, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dextran, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Tribulus Terrestris Fruit Extract, Ampelopsis Japonica Root Extract, Perilla Frutescens Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Parfum (Fragrance) PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Royal Jelly Powder, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Chloride, Sodium Oxide, Calcium Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, Alumina, Ferric Chloride, Linalool, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Colloidal Gold
This night cream is an absolute treat to the skin as the glow is pretty overnight. Whenever my skin is looking dull and tired, this cream works its magic overnight and gives my radiant skin next morning. Highly recommended!
Overall Thoughts: I am really happy to get my hands on these. The range is really fabulous at making the skin radiant and you don’t have to wait longer to notice results. You can see the glow easily and your skin will look plumper, nourished and hydrated. I will continue using these for longer term benefits and will purchase when I run out.
Have you tried anything like these before? What are your thoughts on Gold in skincare?
Until next time..
*All these products were sent to me for testing purposes but opinions are my own, honest and unbiased.