Review: Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Toner

On my search for an acid-based toner, I chanced upon the not-so-new Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-Exfoliating Toner. This toner works wondrously on my skin, I wondered why I did not purchase it when the brand introduced it eons back.

Read on to find out all about my experience with the toner!

Product’s info visual from the brand:

Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-exfoliating Purifying Toner (Info)
Credit: Biotherm SG/US website
Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-exfoliating Purifying Toner (L.Digitata).jpg
(Benefits of Laminaria Digitata extract) Credit: Biotherm US website
Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-exfoliating Purifying Toner (Thermal Plankton)
(Benefits of Thermal Plankton) Credit: Biotherm US website

According to the brand,  Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Toner is/has:

  • Contains the extract of Laminaria Digitata (L. Digitata), a brown macro algae, which has the unique ability to “fend off bacterial invasions”
  • Pure Thermal Plankton has also been added to “revive the skin’s vital functions” and encourage the normalizing of skin
  • To further fight acne conditions, Salicylic Acid is added to keep skin blemish-free
  • Zinc helps to reduce inflammation and speed up the wound healing process
  • Mirco-exfoliating toner aids in the daily renewal of skin to prevent clogged pores and the bacteria-inducing imperfections


Below is my experience with the Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Toner:

Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-exfoliating Purifying Toner 01

Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-exfoliating Purifying Toner 02

Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-exfoliating Purifying Toner 03
(It does contain known skin irritants so do get a sample to try before committing) 

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Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-exfoliating Purifying Toner 05
(pH testing shows that the toner is in the range of 4 & 5 – acceptable!)
(Ta-dah! My skin after using the toner religiously for about 2.5 months)

Roaring view for [Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Toner]:

Product’s packaging : Tall, lime green colored bottle with curved sides and a white screw cap
Product’s texture : Watery
Product’s scent : Fresh scent (contains alcohol and perfume)
Price point : SGD$42
Purchased it from the Biotherm counter at Metro Paragon. Click here to see where else you can purchase Biotherm products from their counters in Singapore. Also available at Sephora outlets islandwide.
Try-out period : Twice daily, morning and night
Personal take : Eh, to be honest, I was a little worried to use a toner with such a high amount of alcohol in it. However, after patch testing it over several occasions on my skin behind the ears, I eventually decided it was safe enough to purchase and use it.

But what was it that really drew me to this toner? Well, you can say that it is the inclusion of Salicyclic acid, Glycolic acid and Licorice extract (Dipotassium glycyrrhizate). Before this purchase, I was actually actively looking out for my next acid-based toner for my combination, acne-prone skin.

Salicylic acid, as everyone should know by now, is excellent for fighting existing acnes and preventing the growth of new ones. Glycolic acid on the hand, is excellent for exfoliation and also encourages cell renewal. That, with the pairing of Zinc and L. Digitata, in my opinion, creates the perfect blend of acne-fighting and prevention formula. In just a couple of days, I could actually see existing red spots getting lighter and lighter and the occurrence of new zits just….reduced. In fact, my skin has been in tip-top shape ever since I started using this toner together with the rest of my skin care products in my routine.

Alas, all good things come with a little tiny inconvenience. And in the case of this, in my words, wondrous acne-fighting/healing/preventing toner, the formula contains known skin irritants like alcohol, linalool, limonene, and perfume. Basically alcohol and fragrances. So having said all that, although this toner worked wonders for me, I strongly encourage you to ask for a sample from their Beauty Advisors and do a patch test to see if this toner can work for you. No one skin is identical so do not be afraid, or shy, to ask for a product sample!

Will i recommend it? : Yes! This toner worked wonders for my skin and kept it in tip-top condition. However, as it contains known skin irritants, you need to sample and patch test it first.

To this, Buddy says:

Catisfaction-o-meter (5x Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Toner)


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