Biocella Skincare is a Canadian line of powerful skincare products designed to work for a variety of skin types and conditions, as well as for men and women.
The Story Behind Biocella
Biocella Skincare was developed by Shanette Seipt, an esthetician who runs L'Exquisite Inc, a day spa in Ontario, Canada. She got her start in the beauty business soon after getting divorced from her husband. She began exclusively working with nails in other people's salons, but eventually founded her own salon that has grown and transformed over the years into a full-service day spa for men and women.
The Biocella Skincare line was launched in 2004 and marketed as a product suitable for all skin types, ages and genders. The products are non-comedogenic and non-irritating and designed to help with a number of skin conditions, such as eczema and acne.
The Biocella Skincare Line
Some of the most popular products in the line include:
- Anti-wrinkle serum
- Ultra-moist toner
- Anti-blemish toner
- Exfoliating gel peel
- Hyaluronic anti-wrinkle serum
- Advanced eye therapy for dark circles
- Advance eye therapy for puffy eyes
- Anti-wrinkle cream
- Antioxidant cream
- Nourishing cream
- Anti-blemish cream
- Oil control cream
- Skin whitening cream with SPF
- Age Defiance with alpha hydroxy acid
- Mellarest A serum, for reducing the appearance of age spots
- Anti-redness masque
- Hydrating masque
What the Products Promise
Like most skincare lines, Biocella Skincare promises that these products will make you look younger and give you healthier-looking skin almost immediately after you start using them.
A press release written to announce the new products says they were designed for people who have been disappointed so many times by products that promised the moon but did not deliver. It goes on to say that within 30 days doubters of these products will turn into believers as they see lines and wrinkles diminish, more elasticity, smaller pores and improved texture.
The products are full of up-to-the-minute skin care ingredients, including alpha hydroxy acids, argireline, which is billed as an alternative to Botox, and other products said to help rejuvenate the skin.
As with any other product that makes big promises (and the sales pages of all of these products make some huge ones), you need to take the claims with a grain of salt. There are no before-and-after pictures to show how well the products work and no scientific studies to back up their claims. (That's true of many beauty products out there, of course.)
The best way to decide what kind of skincare treatment is right for you is to try a product for at least 30 days before you decide it is right or wrong for you. Take a digital picture of yourself when you start using the product and a month later.
See if there is any physical improvement in the look of your skin and if the product is meeting your needs or its promises. Also consider if your skin feels healthier or if your skin conditions are improved by using the product. Looking good is only part of the equation. Only then will you know if a skincare product really works for you.
Buying Biocella Products
Biocella Skincare products can be purchased from the L'Exquisite website (they allow you to pay in either Canadian or American dollars), as well as from some other beauty websites in the states.
Product prices range from $40 for toner to $100 for anti-wrinkle serum, with most products in the $50 to $70 range. Check the shipping rates, which can often be substantial when crossing a border is involved, and find a U.S. seller of the products if you are interested in trying them out but don't want to deal with international shipping.