This article is brought to you by Bescher Beauty.
Bescher Beauty is an Australian beauty brand, with a peculiar hero ingredient — sea cucumber.
Founder Renee Alyce was inspired to create the line during her time living on a remote Fijian island, where locals used sea cucumber collagen to treat small wounds and infections. Upon returning to Australia, she worked with local producers to bottle this ingredient and her skincare line was born.
Bescher Beauty Review
Before we jump into the review, it is important to acknowledge that the effectiveness of skincare products varies based on individual skin types and concerns.
As for myself, I have normal to dry skin and I am concerned with early signs of aging, dullness, and moderate dryness.
I approach product reviews by considering how a new product addresses my specific concerns while also evaluating its potential effectiveness for other skin issues. Furthermore, value for money is an important factor to consider when assessing skincare products, as there are numerous exceptional and efficacious options available in the market, many being at a much more reasonable price point.
That said, read on for my thoughts on this skincare range.
What to Know
Sea Cucumber in Skincare: Sea cucumber is an unconventional, yet sought-after ingredient in skincare as it’s reported to have a high amount of collagen and is believed to be effective in targeting signs of ageing and wound healing. A recent study touts the high moisture retention and moisture absorption capacity of sea cucumbers compared to collagen extracted from tilapia (fish) and porcine (pig) skin.
However, it’s important to note that collagen skincare products – cannot increase your body’s natural levels of collagen. I thoroughly address this in my round-up of the best collagen creams. These creams may provide benefits in terms of the look and health of your skin, but they are not rebuilding on increasing your natural collagen levels.
Formulation: These products are formulated with other beneficial ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane, Kakadu Plum and Matrixyl 3000™ (peptides) which can be beneficial in providing antioxidants, hydrating and moisturising and helping with skin cell turnover.
- Australian Made.
- Fragrance-Free Products.
- Designed with sensitive skin in mind.
- Products are free from silicones, dyes, heavy metals, mineral oil, sulphates, phthalates, SLS and artificial fragrances.
Sea Cucumber Collagen Regeneration Serum (30ml)
One of best selling products in the Bescher Beauty line is the Sea Cucumber Collagen Regeneration Serum. It claims to dramatically reduce scarring, redness and aging while providing radiance and luminosity. The serum contains Sea Cucumber Collagen, Orange Stem Cells, Matrixyl 3000 TM (peptides), and Hyaluronic Acid.
I found the serum to have a very lightweight consistency that left my skin feeling brighter and more hydrated. While it was too early to determine its impact on fine lines and wrinkles, it showed promise in improving the overall appearance of the skin.
Sea Cucumber Collagen Anti Ageing Cream (50ml)
The Sea Cucumber Collagen Anti-Aging Cream is another popular product in the Bescher Beauty line. It claims to minimise lines, wrinkles, and signs of sun damage, leaving skin feeling renewed and glowing. This cream combines Sea Cucumber Collagen, Squalane, Munapsys TM, Hyaluronic Acid, and Kakadu Plum Extract.
While it left a sticky residue on the skin, I found that it provided ultra-hydration and a glowing appearance. With this in mind, it would be a product I would recommend only using at night. Additionally, I liked that it came with a handy application spoon.
Downsides and Considerations
The Bescher Beauty line does have some downsides and considerations to keep in mind.
Quite honestly, their main selling point could also be their biggest downside.
Sea cucumbers play an important role in the ocean’s ecosystem, vacuuming up organic matter from the ocean floor. The over-exploitation of sea cucumbers can lead to the collapse of their populations, impacting coastal and reef ecosystems. In short, there are plenty of alternate skincare brands that prioritise sustainability and responsible production in every aspect of their range.
Additionally, I thought the tub of Sea Cucumber Collagen Anti Ageing Cream is very small (50ml) for the price – $129.00. Within a few uses, half of the product is gone, even when using a minimal amount. Therefore, I don’t think it’s great value for money.
While Bescher Beauty range did deliver brighter, plumper, and more hydrated skin, it’s worth noting that there are plenty of sustainable and more affordable skincare alternatives that can achieve the same result.
Have you tried this skincare brand? Let me know in the comments.