I'm back with new skin care revelation! I bet that most of you are familiar with Royal Jelly, right? But, just in case you don't know about it yet, let me explain it first so you will learn about this amazing ingredients.
Royal jelly is a milky secretion produced by worker honey bees. It typically contains about 60% to 70% water, 12% to 15% proteins, 10% to 16% sugar, 3% to 6% fats, and 2% to 3% vitamins, salts, and amino acids. Its composition varies depending on geography and climate. This product gets its name from the fact that bees use it for the development and nurturing of queen bees. Some people use royal jelly as medicine. Also, please don’t confuse royal jelly with bee pollen or bee venom.
Royal jelly is used for asthma, hay fever, liver disease, pancreatitis, sleep troubles (insomnia), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), stomach ulcers, kidney disease, bone fractures, menopausal symptoms, skin disorders, and high cholesterol. It is also used as a general health tonic, for fighting the effects of aging, and for boosting the immune system. It's like magic potion right?
And since it can be used to fight the effects of aging, that's why Bio-Essence are using it as one of the key ingredients for Bio-Essence Royal Jelly with ATP skin care series!
Bio-Essence combines the goodness of Royal Jelly with Adenosine Tri-phosphate (ATP); a coenzyme that stores energy to support the metabolism in our cells, improving micro-circulation to renew and repair skin. The natural production of ATP by the body dwindles with age, affecting skin's metabolism. Without sufficient ATP in the body, skin ages more rapidly.
In short, we actually have ATP inside, but by the time we get older, the supply is decreased thus resulted in early skin aging.
I have been using Bio-Essence Royal Jelly with ATP series for more than a month now and I'd like to share the experience with you all. I've got six products in total, let's review it one by one!
1. Deep Exfoliating Gel with Royal Jelly & ATP
This product promises ZERO dead skin in 1 step. I've tried several exfoliating gel from different brands. And I have to admit that compared to other similar products that I've tried, this one offers the best texture and scent. The texture is just right, not to thick but not that runny that it will be spilled all over my arms.
Also, unlike other exfoliating gel, this Bio-Essence Deep Exfoliating Gel with Royal Jelly & ATP is recommended to use as the first step in skin care. Yes, it can be used to removed your makeup as well as demonstrated during the beauty talkshow demo of Bio-Essence Indonesia in April. But I highly recommend you to remove your makeup with cleansing oil/ cream or makeup remover just to be safe.
I use around 2-3 cm of product for my whole face. I use it 2-3 times a week.
2. Nourishing Foamy Cleanser with Royal Jelly & ATP
This Royal Jelly & ATP series is actually the nourishing one, and so does the cleanser. If you're thinking that foam will certainly lead to dry skin, you're wrong. I am actually a believer of double cleansing method where you should remove your makeup and continue with foam washing. And my skin has never been better after letting those foam cleanse my skin.
And yes, Bio-Essence Nourishing Foaming Cleanser nourishes and smoothens the skin with minerals and herbal nutrients while cleansing. There's no tight feeling after wash and skin becomes softer and finer right after wash.
Put 2-3 cm of the product first to create thick foam. I actually use the help of foaming net (beauty net similar to body wash net, only this for face) to create rich foam then just let the foam sits on my skin for a while without directly touching my skin with my fingers. Finish by rinsing with water. I use this usually in the morning.
Above method might sounds difficult, bothersome, or takes longer time to do compared to your old habits, but I highly recommend you to start doing so in order to achieve better skin faster. #utotiabeautytips
3. Nourishing Deep Cleanser with Royal Jelly & ATP
Do you have sensitive skin? Well, this Bio-Essence Deep Cleanser with Royal Jelly & ATP is better solution for you. Since it has SOAP-FREE Formula, of course it will do no harm to your beloved skin. Different with the previous cleanser, this one will produce no foam when dissolve with water.
It has fine molecules to disintegrate dirt and oil trapped deep in pores, thoroughly cleansing skin. I find the texture uniques since it quickly melt after dissolve with water. And surprisingly it causes no sticky feeling after. Love it too!
4. Deep Nourishing Toner with Royal Jelly & ATP
Nah, this one is my favorite! Ever since I encountered this product during the beauty talkshow where I learn about Bio-Essence, I knew we're made for each other.
Bio-Essence Deep Nourishing Toner with Royal Jelly & ATP nourished, refines, and cleans pores. I'm a big fan of toner (aka lotion for Japanese products) since it has some kind of cooling, soothing effect whenever I let the toner touch my skin. And this one has amazing texture and scent which made me fall in love at the first touch.
The size is huge and I love the idea of it using air pump packaging, more hygienic compared to most of the toner available in market which still use flip cap.
I usually use 4-5 pumps for my whole face using the cotton pad. As usual I use it by slowly dabbing the toner soaked cotton pad onto my skin until it feels cool. I use this twice a day.
The texture is runny and absorbed fast, which deeply hydrate and soften the skin. It provides skin with ample nourishment and moisture to restore skin's radiance and suppleness. And it also helps to clear and refine those naughty, huge pores. Major love!
5. Radiant Youth Essence with Royal Jelly & ATP
Move on to the essence, this Bio-Essence Radiant Youth Essence with Royal Jelly & ATP contains 95% Green Tea extract which provides superior anti-oxidant properties to protect skin from the signs of aging. As for me, I need this because I already experience early aging signs. :(
Let me tell you, this essence has interesting texture. At first I was like, "What, why this essence is so oily?" Yes, it feels like real oil on your face. And I was like NOO because no one wants to look so oily and what if I get breakout because of it?
NO, LADIES, NO NEED TO WORRY. This essence will be very oily at first, but just let it sit for a minute or two, then the texture is no longer oily, it's quickly being absorbed and the only thing that you feel is smooth and supple skin!
Of course right after you apply it, you need to do light massage in circular motion in order to improve the absorbency. I use only 3/4 of the pump for my whole face. It can also be applied on other areas of the body such as elbow and knee. I use this for day and night skin care routine.
6. Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP
This is actually one of Bio-Essence's signature product. It is because it promises V-shape face instantly! I believe that having a V-shape face is the current trend among women everywhere. And to get those V-shape face in a cream is a tempting offer. *drools*
This Bio-Essence Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP has 8 marvelous benefits for you:
- Lift Facial Contours
- Firms Sagging Skin
- Reduces Double Chin
- Contracts Pores & Refines Skin
- Reduces the Appearance of Aging Lines
- Deeply Nourishes & Moisturizes Skin
- Reduces Visible Lines & Wrinkles
- Shapes V-shape Face, Enhancing Feminine Charm
I think that the packaging can be better as jar packaging has major weakness; hygiene issue. So make sure you close the cap tight right after finished with taking out the cream.
The cream is quickly absorbed as it's not oily or sticky at all. And since this is lifting cream, I take a lot more cream than other moisturizing cream I've used before. I take cream as big as small coin (Rp 100).
|this is just to show you the texture, in real usage I take Rp 100 coin size of cream|
Then I spread it all over my face. The application needs massage in order to get lifting effect. So I use medium strength massage all over my face, stressing on cheek, chin, and area near jaw bone.
Make sure you're doing the massage in lifting motion! And there will be slightly tingling sensation when you massage it and right after finished with it. Don't be worry because it means that it burns your excess facial fat. But just to extra safe, please avoid applying this cream to area near eyes and around lips as it might feel warmer and cause irritation.
In Singapore, there's another version for sensitive skin, but is not available yet in Indonesia. Please make sure you test the cream on the back of your hand or skin behind your ears to test for irritation or allergy if you have sensitive skin.
But since I don't have sensitive skin, I have zero problem with the tingling sensation.
AFTER A MONTH OF USING BIO-ESSENCE ROYAL JELLY WITH ATP
|AFTER 1 MONTH USING BIO-ESSENCE ROYAL JELLY WITH ATP|
As you can see, my pores are shrinked and the skin texture is definitely better and smoother. The pigmentation and redness are still there since this product doesn't cater those problem. But since it is nourishing skin care series, it does GREAT JOB in nourishing my skin. My skin is definitely improved with high marks on moisture, texture, and pores.
So if you are looking for skin care products that answers your need for moisture, hydration, pore refining, and facial lifting, I highly recommend this series.
Where to buy? You can get Bio-Essence at GUARDIAN. The price range starts from Rp 200.000.