Phytomer is one of our favorite companies for natural products with (sustainable) marine biotechnology using mineral-rich botanicals from the sea (e.g. algae and seaweeds).
PhytoOceane takes its inspiration from natural ingredients from the sea or seashore. Their team of 20 scientists continually searches for new innovations cultivating algae in the laboratory a well.
Both have new products and we’re continually impressed with their pampering spa-style skincare that please the spirit as well as nurture the skin.
In this feature we’re showcasing some of Phytomer and PhytoOceane’s newest products. Even if a particular product isn’t quite right for you, these make luxurious and welcome gifts for skincare lovers, spa-fans, and just about everyone else (even men love them).
Right after this we received a product from PhytoOceane called Slim Contour Contouring Enhancing Gel ($78.00 55 fl. oz.).
This products contains a trio of naturally contouring algae that supposedly work to do more than just make you look slimmer, they actually work to block the creation of new fat and they help to burn existing fat.
HALOPTERIS is a brown algae that (PhytOceane says) limits the growth of existing fats. Less fats are created.
LAMINARIA is a brown algae that (PhytOceane says) burns existing fats and blocks new ones from entering. Less fats are stored.
PALMARIA: is a red algae that (PhytOceane says) improves drainage and eliminates fats. Fats are better evacuated and the effectiveness of the other ingredients is increased.
Admittedly, as much as we love Phyto products, we can’t really quantify what the algae does, or the astounding results touted in the press literature — that is — within a month after twice daily use during 28 days the women using Slim Contour recorded by Bodyscan had a reduced stomach volume of 13% and figure volume of 9%.
What we can quantify is that the clear gel dispensed from a flip-top tube, absorbs very quickly. It has a lovely and fresh, slightly fruity-floral scent.
Better yet, this gel left our skin feelings soft and smooth and moisturized. These luxe, spa-ahhh products just make you feel pampered and special…another reason we love them.
If you are going to want soft, silky, smooth, moisturized skin, why not enjoy fat burning/blocking benefits as well?
PhytOceae Slim Contour is available in beauty salons and spas, but visit the Phytoceane website first: http://www.phytoceane.com/
Phytomer’s Pionniere XMF line of skincare has been a blockbuster success. We first reviewed Pionniere XMF Youth Cream in 2013 and other items have been added to the collection.
What is XMF?
Pionniere XMF includes something called extra marine filler XMF, a concentrate from a plankton micro-organism that makes its home off the coast of Brittany in the Iroise Sea (part of the Atlantic Ocean, in France).
This little organism produces a natural sugar that smooths the skin and also stimulates collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production. All of these are essential for keeping skin looking and feeling youthful.
The end result should be a reduction of fine lines and a more even skin tone, and after a month of continued use, even a reduction of hard to treat crows feet lines.
Now Phytomer has created a PIONNIÈRE XMF Rich Smoothing Cleansing Cream ($85.50 5 fl. oz.). This rich cream turns into a delicate foam on contact with water to remove makeup and gently cleanse the skin, leaving it moisturized and smooth.
A Nice Addition To the XMF Collection:
Another really nice Pionnierre XMF product to try, although it isn’t brand new, is the Pionniere XMF Retexturizing Serum ($220 for 1 fl. oz.) (read our 2014 review).
What is VMR?
A cocktail of marine and plant oils helps get rid of the annoying and irritating tightness immediately while plumping up the skin, nourishing it, and pampering it with all sorts of good for your skin ingredients.
Ceramides and Oils Help Nurture and Protect:
Ceramides fill in gaps in the skin’s structure to help restore the barrier function, and a Phytomer exclusive called Hydrafusion helps hydrate skin from deeper layers up to the surface under all sorts of weather conditions.
A quartet of oils: Dictyopteris, Glasswort, Buckwheat, and Apricot Kernel help to reinforce the skin’s lipid barrier.
When to Use This Dry Skin Rescue Cream:
This cream is an intense, rich moisturizer. You might not need it all the time, bit for a few weeks when your skin is stressed out, dry, tight and clearly needs that extra boost, it’s amazing.
While we don’t love the screw top jar, this type of cream is so rich it might be difficult to package in a pump. Just be sure to use the included spatula, and not your fingers, to keep it as contaminant-free for as long as possible.
You can purchase Phytomer products in select salons and spas and at http://www.lespausa.com/