Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Bioderma: Is It Worth the Hype?

 

A little while ago, I was perusing Escentual.com for my La Roche-Posay fill (standard)... when I reached the checkout, I realised my basket of items was, annoyingly, a couple of pounds short of free delivery, so I impulse bought a travel-sized version of the cult beauty product Bioderma Sensibio H20.

If you haven't already heard of it, this is a micellar water (nerdy-time: a liquid containing microscopic oil particles) used to quickly remove makeup. Until very recently, it was not actually available in the UK, meaning many a beauty fanatic would bulk-buy the stuff the second they stepped out of Charles de Gaulle airport.

I'd wanted to try it for a while, and thought I'd give it a go now it was readily available for me to road-test.

So what's the verdict?

I soaked 3 cotton pads, one for each eye and one for the skin, and began to take off my makeup - it easily lifted product off my waterproof-mascara-and-'shadow-laden eyes (better than your bog standard eye makeup remover!), and took off most of my base. I had worried my skin would be left with some sort of oily residue after I'd finished, but lo-and-behold, it actually felt really light and fresh.

Whilst Bioderma is great, it's definitely not a "quick-fix" - yes, it's infinitely better than makeup wipes (we all know how I feel about those), but not a product I'd encourage to completely replace a cleanser. I now use Bioderma everytime I remove my makeup, but immediately follow up with some La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel, warm water and a flannel - you just can't beat a double cleanse.

Bonus Brownie points for Bioderma: my mum is also happy with it, because now I don't get makeup (read: jet black mascara stains) all over her freshly washed towels: win win.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O - Micelle Solution is available at Escentual.com.

9 comments

  1. I really want to try this! It's just the cost.. haha. Lovely little review xx

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    1. It's not actually too expensive considering how long a bottle lasts, I've still got loads of my dinky travel one left and I bought it over a month ago! xx

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  2. I love this! I've just bought my second 500ml bottle and I'm still super happy with it :) Got to agree though, I can't fully replace a cleanser with this, I'm using Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and I love it!

    Sophie xo | That's What Sophie Said

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    1. I'm about to buy one of the giant bottles too, yay! xx

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  3. Everyone loves Bioderma but it irritates my face when ever I use it so I've stopped using it altogether now. xx
    A MakeupHabit

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    1. Oh really? That's a shame - my skin is really sensitive and it's been absolutely fine... but guess that's a given, some people get along with products better than others x

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  4. Aaah finally I have an explanation of what this actually does. It sounds great & if it removes benefits they're real then it's in my circle :)

    Love Kate at prettylittleus

    xxx

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    1. Yes - lifted They're Real off really easily! x

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  5. I totally agree! Completely incredible! I couldn't believe it xx

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