The Sephora Package
What exactly is Bio-performance?
I really don't know (and I doubt you want the Merriam-Webster definition.) What I do know is that this stuff is good!
I had been using this ultra-expensive face lotion that I thought I loved, which I had ordered from sephora.com. Along with that order, Sephora had sent me a few deluxe samples of products (as part of my Beauty Insider rewards.) One of the samples was this Shiseido Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizer (that seems like a lot of redundant adjectives, but who's counting.) Based on the packaging alone, I wasn't interested, and into a drawer it went (it's the miniature version of the product shown below.)
Vacation time rolled around, and as I was packing my hygiene bag, I started searching for small containers to put my daily products into. I stumbled across my deluxe sample, opened it, took a whiff. Um, yeah. My first thought was that I think their target market is for older women (I bet my grandmother would have loved this scent.) The texture wasn't bad, so I dropped it in my bag; I found I was just too lazy to try to find any more little containers!
Fast forward to vacation: each morning, I faithfully put on my moisturizer, and surprise, surprise! I actually started to like it (after I got past the scent, which isn't bad, it just isn't my taste.) I kept using it when I returned home. I was actually disappointed when I ran out of it. Somewhere in those two weeks, I had found a truly great moisturizer, and I hadn't even realized it! Best of all (ok, maybe I should say least of all,) now I have this sweet little jar that I can refill for other vacations and small trips! That's what I call a bonus!
What do I love about this product? It's not too heavy - I never have that afternoon shine! It really does work. My skin looks great; moisturized, healthy, clear. I tend to break out, and my skin has actually been much clearer since I've been using this product. I also like that I can use a sparing amount when it's humid, and sufficiently more on dry days, and it never looks greasy (or shiny)!
Readers: Have you ever stumbled across something amazing, purely by accident and out of the most unexpected package/place?