May 23, 2013
Bioque is “scientific skincare that works.” They claim to have a huge line of products including several wrinkle fighting serums among others. Specifically, they will relax muscles to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, rejuvenate the skin, penetrate liposomes and cell metabolism optimizers, activate the production of collagen and elastin, and various other mechanisms of action.
History of Bioque
Bioque sells products around the world at this time, but their site was just recently created, actually in 2007, and their products have been rather recently developed. They have advertised in Shape, Vogue, Celebrity, Elle, Gala, InStyle, and Park Avenue. But make no mistake, none of these magazines actually did a feature on them. They paid for advertising space just like everybody else.
They do use argireline. But argireline is used in too small an amount in these products, it requires 10%, and it doesn’t rebuild collagen and elastin. They don’t actually provide ingredients to be honest, and this essentially tells you that their products are currently incapable of providing real results. It means they spend most of their formula on fillers, and the claims about producing more collagen and elastin are purely false and unsubstantiated to say the least.
Possible side effects
Possible side effects include redness, irritation, burning, itching, flaking, burning sensations, dry skin, rash, inflammation, sensitivity to the sun, peeling, and dryness.
We would not recommend Bioque to the common consumer. It doesn’t have any active wrinkle fighters that actually produce more collagen and elastin, and it has extremely small amounts of the one peptide they do use. Most of their formulas don’t even have that peptide, and it is highly delicate not working below 10% and causing facial sag at higher concentrations than 10%. All in all, there is nothing redeeming about these formulas.