Biosmos – Olio Essenziale Tea Tree

Tea Tree Oil from Italy that can be used neat and directly on skin without causing burns
Tea Tree Oil from Italy that can be used neat and directly on skin without causing burns

The Olio Essenziale Essential Oil by Biosmos was a product recommended to me by my beautician at Face Essensuals. This tea tree oil comes with a guarantee card that certifies that the tea tree oil is definitely safe (even if you were to consume it like what some users do with Young Living essential oils). I am not adventurous and has always been very careful with essential oils especially after reading about the potential side effects if they were not handled with care.

 

Biosmos is an italian skin care product company set up by a beautician with many years of experience.  I had used the Biosmos Aloe Vera Oxygenating Water with much satisfaction of its effects hence was not adverse to purchase another of its product. I had purchased this tea tree oil from Face Essensuals to apply on my acnes. Sometimes, when the skin acts up, I do end  up with painful acne on my face that I want to seek quick relief. Though this oil does not give instant relief, it does help to bring down the redness and relief some painful sores from the inflammation. If you have mosquito bites, it can also help sooth the itch with its cooling effect. I have used other tea tree oils from Body Shop as well as Thursday Plantation – I still prefer to use this product because it feels thinner and is quickly absorbed by the skin. In fact, I’m on my second bottle of this product.

 

How to Use this Product

When you open the fresh bottle, you will need to replace the bottle cap with the dropper that is provided in the box. To use, drop some of the tea tree oil on a cotton swap and apply directly on your skin e.g. acne, insect bites, etc.  You will notice that the tea tree oil is very watery and to some extend looks like water.  As tea tree oils are usually quite strong and known for some form of toxicity, I would stick with using cotton swaps just so that I would not accidentally touch my eyes when I still have product on my fingers.

 

Where to Purchase this Product

1) If you are based in Singapore, you can purchase this Tea Tree Oil (about S$60+) from Face Essensuals located at 220 Orchard Road, #03-10 Mid-Point Orchard, Singapore 238852; Tel: +65 6732 8237 (Look for Ms Serina Leong). Do give Face Essensuals a ring before you go down to the shop to check if they still have stock on hand. A small bottle goes a long way. 🙂

2) If you are overseas, you can purchase online via the Biosmos Official Website. However, I would recommend that those based in Singapore purchase directly from Face Essensuals because the items sold at Biosmos website are priced in Euros and you will need to factor in the shipment costs which may turn out to be more expensive to purchase online. The website is billingual in Italian and English.

Dr. Wu Special Treatment – Intensive Skin Renewal Serum w/ Mandelic Acid

Mild mandelic acid for skin renewal
Mild mandelic acid for skin renewal

I have been using this product for a long time to help improve the renewal of my skin on days when it feels rough or when I feel that my skin is not able to absorb the skincare products well.

From my research on the internet, “Dr.WU is a line of highly effective skincare products developed with advanced patented technologies to target various problems in Asian skins. Based on 40 years of clinical experience and extensive skincare research, the founder Dr. Ying-Chin Wu has created the technologically advanced skincare line so that patients can enjoy the same medical treatments just like having a doctor at home.”

Product description on Dr. Wu’s website states that the “Intensive Renewal Serum With Mandelic Acid 18% is a revolutionary home spa facial treatment using several patented technologies and ingredients to refine skin texture, diminish fine lines and improves skin elasticity and firmness. It contains Mandelic Acid 18%, which is used in Chemical Peeling procedures, to effectively diminish the appearance of fine lines and stimulate the skin desquamation process to achieve a smoother and brighter skin, even improves skin tone by resurfacing epidermis and removing aged layers. Formula also contains Sodium Hyaluronate, Tinocare GL and Biophytex which can be easily absorbed by the skin to facilitate hydration, and reduce dark spots and freckles, therefore to make skin brighter and more clear.”

 

Although I have not seen visible improvements in the size of my pores, I did notice that my skin is a lot smoother, and occasionally I have white heads popping off my pores with just a light rub while washing my face. My pores also do not clog as much (this is what I noticed when I visit my beautician – she does not have to push out a lot of white or black heads).

 

How to Use The Product

A sales lady at Watsons had advised that I should use this serum twice a week to improve the texture of my skin. From my experience, the serum should be applied onto the skin using cotton swap due to its acidic nature, after washing and drying the face. Special care need to be paid to avoid the eye area and around the mouth. After applying the serum using the cotton swap, wait for a few seconds and apply your usual moisturizer to lock in the moisture while the serum works on renewing your skin through mild peels. One should also take note that the serum should be used at night before you sleep, and not in the day time. I have never used it in the day since the day I started using this product. The next morning, you will notice that your skin is smoother, but you do not see any bits of dead skin like what some of the BHA and AHAs peels do. Wash your face normally the next day and continue with your normal skin care routine.

 

Another point to note is NEVER use this serum when you have open wounds or are experiencing skin sensitivities such as allergies or redness. Consult your doctor if you are unsure if your health conditions permits you to use this product. Do not touch the serum with your bare hands either. Stick with cotton swaps.

 

Published product key ingredients: Mandelic Acid 18%, Tinocare GL, Sodium Hyaluronate, Biophytex.

 

Target: Rough and Sensitive Skin

 

Where to Buy the Product

1) If you are in Singapore, you can get it from Watsons outlets

2) If you are overseas, you can purchase it online via Dr Wu’s Official Website . This is a bilingual website so it should not be difficult to shop for those who can read english or mandarin.

Let me know your experience from using this product! 🙂

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