When you’re lucky enough to review as many skincare products as I do you do tend to become a little sceptical when it comes to skincare. After using countless high-end serums they all tend to blend into one and a serum, no matter how great it is, just becomes another serum that pretty much does the same thing as every other serum of its kind. Which is why the BioMedical Emporium Shave-Relief Serum completely blew me away – it’s the first serum I’ve used in months (if not years) that I know I cannot live without. For my super sensitive skin, it’s nothing short of magic in a bottle and not only helps heal my skin when I need it most but also works to protect highly sensitive areas from breakouts, redness, and more! Don’t let the name of this serum fool you because it’s not just for after shave relief, it’s also a killer wound healer of note and there’s no doubt you need to add it to your skincare routine.
Before I tell you more about this incredible serum I also need to tell you more about the brains behind BioMedical Emporium, Dr Judey. This unique brand is driven by Dr Judey’s passion for proven dermatology products that have a real impact on skin and health. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone so passionate about skin and helping people get their skin to optimum health as Dr Judey. In fact, she’s so passionate about skin health that she travels the country on a regular basis giving FREE skin treatments to anyone and everyone who needs it.
As for the products, extensive research and development by Dr Judey as well as the Department of Human Biology at the University of Cape Town, has led to a range of products that really work! All the products in the BioMedical Emporium range make use of medical grade materials and incorporate a unique tertiary structure tissue protective peptide technology that promotes advanced cellular turn-over rates as well optimal skin densification and dermal hydration. All their products are also clinically proven and safe to use for all ages, genders, skin types and conditions.
There are so many reasons I love the BioMedical Shave-Relief Serum (also known as the Skin Repair Serum) but the reason I love it most is because it helps to heal my skin and reduce inflammation in a matter of seconds. No joke – this stuff works fast! I use it daily but every now and then I’ll have a little extra redness and flaky skin around and under my nose and this serum helps to calm the area and get rid of redness almost instantly.
I’m also using it to heal my skin after spending time in the sun. My pale skin doesn’t react well to any amount of time spent in the sun and I even get sun blisters on my lip if I spend time in the sun with or without protection. But now, after spending time in the sun I spread a little bit of BioMedical Shave-Relief Serum on the skin above my lip and I stay sun blister free! The serum works to soothe and calm my sun-irritated skin and keeps those blisters at bay. Since I’ve been using this serum I haven’t had sun blisters on my lip in months and I cannot be happier!
This serum is a dream for dry, sensitive skin and I’m sure it’s going to be a lifesaver in winter. Of course, it also does what it says on the bottle – relieves post-shave irritated skin. The BioMedical Shave-Relief Serum is am excellent post shave balm and is great for getting rid of ingrown hairs and bumps on the bikini area, legs, underarms, and face (the man in your life will love it!). It also helps to reduce skin roughness in areas that have seen a lot of trauma from shaving or other skin irritants.
The serum comes in a small 30ml bottle but a little pump of product goes a long way. I use it in the mornings to protect my skin throughout the day but you can also use it as a day and night serum. The serum will set you back R555 but is worth every penny! Buy it online from the BioMedical online store now or get it directly from the Biomedical Skin, Scar and Wound Clinic at Panorama Surgical Centre, Cape Town and a wide range of salons and skincare centres nationwide.
To find out more about BioMedical Emporium and their wide range of products for every skin type visit the BioMedical Emporium website. You can also say Hi to BioMedical Emporium on Facebook to find out more about their free treatment days in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.