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happyhippie
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Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:27 pm      Reply with quote
I just got the "BIOELEMENTS quick refiner" after winning $50 on the forum Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy and after using it for a few days, I must say that I'm amazed!

I usually stick to all organic stuff, but I wanted something natural that really made a diference on the skin texture...I took a risk and tried this product.

Wow, my skin has actually never looked better...I think it's a combo of the other natural and organic products I use, but this Quick Refiner really gave my skin a boost! My pores are smaller, texture more smooth and better overall "glow".

I've read no other reviews on this product, so if anyone wants to back me up, or let me know of other excellent bioelements products...here's the post Very Happy
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Bioelements Quick Refiner (88 ml / 3 floz)
Bioelements Quick Refiner (88 ml / 3 floz)

Quick Refiner with Alphablend gently breaks down the glue that keeps dead cells imprisoned on the surface of the skin. Uncovers smoother, softer skin with diminished visible lines. Helps unclog pores. Skin will look amazingly revitalized and fresh in just one day.

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Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:55 pm      Reply with quote
Now I really wish I hadn't read this, now I want some!!!!! It looks very enticing, let me know how you go on Very Happy

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Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:59 am      Reply with quote
Wow - sounds great! To be honest I never really took much notice of the Bioelements line, despite reading somewhere that some celebrity (can't remember) loves this Rolling Eyes Laughing

I just had a look at the refiner - holly mackarel! It's got five different exfoliating acids in it. I've heard of the first two obviously but no idea about the rest:
Glycolic Acid (exfoliant)
Salicylic Acid (exfoliant)
Citric Acid (exfoliant)
Malic Acid (exfoliant)
Tartaric Acid (exfoliant)

I wonder what the concentration is.... Did you find it drying at all?

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Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:38 pm      Reply with quote
Not drying at all...it's just great! It's a gel-like consistensy, so weather my skin is oily or dry (I have combo skin) it's given me great results...

Now I'm tempted to try more bioelement products...although the angel on my one shoulder still is trying to find the perfect all organic cream...

Has anyone tried any other products? The masks sounds awsome... Very Happy
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Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:57 am      Reply with quote
Wow... now I want to try BioElements for myself.

The BioElements Decongestant Cleanser seems to work like a Dr H CC (as a decongestant without the pressing and rolling motion) and the BioElements Measured Micrograins works a little like the Dermologica Daily Microfoliant, no?

I wonder where its manufactured - alot of its ingredients like 'ginseng', 'dong quai' are very typical chinese medicinal products, not to mention the blend of essential oils/waters, which are very aromatherapy based. Very intriguing product line.
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Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:11 am      Reply with quote
happyhippie wrote:
Has anyone tried any other products? The masks sounds awsome... Very Happy


I just looked up reviews on MUA and it seems that the Decongestant Cleanser For Combination to Oily Skin gets rather glowing reviews (particularly from acne-prone people)! The refiner also gets v.good reviews. Their restorative clay mask also sounds good! Yikes! I wasn't planning on this - I have long ignored this line (for no particular reason - just didn't 'inspire me'... unitil now!).

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Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:09 am      Reply with quote
Why oh why do I insist on coming to the Product Reviews Forum???????

This sounds way to nice to pass up.

Dagnammit, I have a feeling I'm going to order it. How convenient that I get paid tomorrow.

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OK, after using it for a few weeks now, I must say I'm hooked! This is one of those products that from now and on is a stable in my skin-care (and there are not many stable products since I love trying new stuff Wink )

I've been using it in the morning, and sometimes layer with a C-serum (cellex-c or my sample of JB C&C, which seams to last forever Very Happy ).

At night I use it first, then put on my Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel and Eye gel... I wake up flawless with baby-soft skin!!!

Let me and the others know what you think if you end up ordering it... don't want to be the only one making you all order it up Very Happy
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Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:46 am      Reply with quote
I just have to rave for this product some more...it's soooo amazing!

I took the one week break they recommended after using it for four weeks, and today started using it again...wow...my skin instantly looked clearer, pores are smaller and my texture is soooooo smooooth!

This is one of the few products I've tried that I will keep as a staple in my skin-care regime and actually re-order...this is my secret weapon! (prevents my skin from breaking out too!)

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I was interested in trying this product and found the full ingredient list at SkyWest.com. Is SD Alcohol one of the bad types of alcohol? Does anyone know the percentages of all of the acids? Thanks Smile

Water (Aqua), SD Alcohol 40, Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Aminoethyl Propanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Panax Ginseng Extract, Hydrocotyl Asiatica Extract, Rhus Glabra Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Dong Quai Extract, Propylene Glycol & Methylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA.

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I found this about SD Alcohol:
" You may see the abbreviation SD Alcohol (which stands for "specially denatured alcohol")"

And on another website women were looking to buy it wholesale because of it's skin-toning effects...

So I don't think it's harmful, but it's always a good idea to do research about the ingredients.

I find this product really pore-refining, my skin is so clear, smooth and tight after using it. I love that the bottle is 3oz and you need so little of it (it has a gel-like/serum consistency).

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Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:25 am      Reply with quote
Happyhippie, do you still use this product? Does it still work the same way for you?

I'm looking for a product that can give my skin a boost, and your review of this product is wonderful.
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Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:34 pm      Reply with quote
The only thing from bioelements I have used is their sunscreen. Waaaaaay to greasy for me.

I was kind of wondering about SD alcohol. Its in the juvena juvedical face serum. Is that the alcohol denat stuff, like in hair spray?
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Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:26 am      Reply with quote
happyhippie wrote:
I found this about SD Alcohol:
" You may see the abbreviation SD Alcohol (which stands for "specially denatured alcohol")"

And on another website women were looking to buy it wholesale because of it's skin-toning effects...



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Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:52 am      Reply with quote
It is pretty mild but also works effectively.
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Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:19 am      Reply with quote
I bought a full size of this ages ago and didn't like it that much. It seemed a bit tacky on my skin, even though I didn't apply too much of the product and I just didn't see any noticeable results from using it.
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Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:37 pm      Reply with quote
I've been using this for the past few months and love the results.

I definitely notice that my skin is smoother and more clear.

It IS a bit tacky on the skin, but I apply moisturizer over it and it seems to be fine.
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Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:40 pm      Reply with quote
Sel wrote:
I bought a full size of this ages ago and didn't like it that much. It seemed a bit tacky on my skin, even though I didn't apply too much of the product and I just didn't see any noticeable results from using it.


I don't like tacky feeling,too.Thnaks for your information. Neutral
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Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:27 pm      Reply with quote
Thank you for your review of this product. I bought this after abandoning La Prairie's Booster - mostly because of the price. I did not have any success with this product. Actually, it felt somewhat drying. Right now, I am using Murad's Night Reform which I really like and my skin loves. Again, thank you for sharing. We all benefit from feedback.

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Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:30 am      Reply with quote
Sorry to dig up this thread Embarassed but I'm interested in two of Bioelements products (this refiner and the amino mask) and wanted to know if there's any more review/updates regarding this product?

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