Dermophisiogique Bioage Repairing Body Cream is by far a favorite body cream of mine and I am really pleased to get it into the TIA shop. At $100, I make sure I get the best value from this product by targeting it on the decollete (see my post on plunging into summer). It has made my skin is as soft and glossy as butter. This rich body cream absorbs quickly.

When we interviewed Dermophisiologique's founder, Dr Carolina Redaellii, she explained that the Bioage range came about after a breakthrough in 2007 in bio-molecular medicine that enabled treating the skin at a cellular level. Consequently, Bioage is focused on cellular repairing.

An important - and unusual - ingredient that helps achieve cellular repairing is phytic acid. This is the way that plants store phosphorus, a component of DNA. Phytic acid is an antioxidant. Researchers now believe that phytic acid, found in the fiber of legumes and grains, is the major ingredient responsible for preventing colon cancer and other cancers.

It is joined by papaya extract, which thanks to the pepain enzymes is effective at dislodging dead skin cells, fading freckles and healing wounds. Other botanicals include soothing chamomile and anti-inflammatory mallow. Antioxidant reinforcements are present in the form of black current, rice bran and grape leaf extract.

The only ingredients not like are sodiums hydroxide and benzoate, which can both be irritants and possibly carcinogenic.


Ingredients

Aqua (water), c12-15 alkyl benzoate, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil (sweet almond oil), glycerin,dicaprylyl carbonate, simmondsia chinensis oil (jojoba oil), phytic acid, carica papaya extract (papaya extract) chamomilla recutita extract (matricaria flower extract), malva sylvestris extract (mallow extract), oryza sativa bran oil (rice bran oil), potassium cetyl phosphate, ribes nigrum oil (black currant oil), vitis vinifera extract (grape leaf extract), glicine soja (soybean extract),citric acid, acryloyldimethyl acrylate, polysorbate 60, ceteareth 20, cetarryl alcohol, ceteth-24, cheleth 24, glycerinstearate, peg-100 stearate, propyleneglycol,steareth-2, trimrthylopropane,tricaprylate/tricaprate, phospholipids, escin, lecithin, beta-sitosterol, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, sodium hydroxide (sodium hydroxide), disodium edta, cetearyl glucoside, sodium dehydroacetate, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, profumo (fragrance).