Bescher Beauty Review: The Skincare Line Making Waves with Sea Cucumber Collagen

By Tara | Updated: 01/10/2023

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.

In this article, we introduce you to this skincare brand, plus review the Sea Cucumber Collagen Regeneration Serum and the Sea Cucumber Collagen Anti Ageing Cream.

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.

Benefits:

The Products

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

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Tara Lusk is the founder and creator of Beauty Space
Tara Lusk is a Sydney-based beauty enthusiast and the founder of Beauty Space. She launched the blog in 2018 to showcase the best beauty and skincare brands emerging from Australia, while also providing insider tips and tricks for hair and skincare. With a focus on tried-and-true products, Tara puts the latest cult products to the test to separate hype from substance.

9 Comments

  1. I bought the sea cucumber acne serum for my son. No effect or improvement. I also bought the regeneration serum snd cream for myself. I see no difference on my skin. Company pays customers to post pictures to earn money. So I don’t believe those pictures are all true. If their products are effective, I should see improvement in my skin.

  2. Hi Irene,

    Thanks for commenting – I found from using the serum and the cream, my skin looked brighter and had a dewy finish – as seen in the photo. That said, there are plenty of products that can do the same!

    I have tried to balance in the review what the brand claims and what it actually did (for my skin!). It’s important to note that with any product, there can be different outcomes for different skin types and concerns.

    Happy to provide some more photos and feedback from my experience using the products.

  3. No difference at all to my skin after 8 weeks of use, not even to the texture. Moisturiser is too thick and doesn’t penetrate into the skin even with the rejuvenation serum as a base.
    I received an email a week after I purchased advising me that if I send through a video testimonial, I will get a refund on my first order – which a lot of customers are inclined to do considering this product isn’t cheap. Sad thing is I bought this product based on the video testimonials I saw initially.

  4. Hi Jasmine,

    Thanks for commenting and sharing your experience – I am seeing very mixed reviews on the Bescher Beauty skincare range – were you able to leave a critical review on their website?

  5. Hi Tara, could you suggest some alternative brands that may have similar results. I’m seeing very mixed reviews about this brand and would love to try something a little more affordable or with more positive reviews. Thanks

  6. Hi Shala, thanks for commenting.
    Totally understand – agree their price point is pretty high and reviews are very mixed.

    The Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide24 Serum would be a good affordable alternative to the Bescher Regeneration Serum: https://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/buy/110490/olay-regenerist-collagen-peptide24-serum-30ml

    I have recently been trying the Super Ceramide Night Cream from Frank Body. It has a really luxurious texture and again contains very hydrating and moisturising ingredients like Ceramides and Squalane. Its $25 for a 50ml tub (wish it came in a larger version!) but I find it’s much better value for money than the Bescher Cream: https://www.mecca.com.au/frank-body/super-ceramide-night-cream/I-055355.html?

  7. Hello Tara, I wanted to buy the Bescher Beauty products because of the before and after photos. Now I have my doubts… I have very sensitive skin, prone to redness and inflammation, even pustules or rosacea. Can you recommend alternatives?

  8. Hi Franziska,

    Thanks for commenting! Feel free to check out my other article on the best serums for sensitive skin.

    A lot of people have had success with:
    Paula’s Choice
    French skincare brands (Avene, La Roche Posay, CeraVe) – many of these brands are specifically designed for sensitive skin and focus on repairing the skin barrier and treating redness and rosacea.

    If you can, I would also suggest speaking with a dermatologist who will be able to assess your specific skin concerns.

  9. Hi Tara, I’m glad I found your review on the Bescher products while I was researching how valid the product is. you have saved me some money. I’m going to look at the Olay and the Frank Body products that you recommended. I’m 64 and have sun damage and pigmentation which I don’t like. Thanks again Jenny

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