'The Bioderma dermatological laboratory proposes dermo-cosmetic products for each skintype. Based in Lyon, France, they develop and closely collaborate with dermatologists and renowned institutional research centers to bring dermo-cosmetic products.'
An innovative, scientific approach
"BIODERMA believes that temporary relief alone is insufficient in treating most skin problems. Consequently, it offers a holistic, corrective solution for each skin type. Through enabling skin to achieve a sustainable recovery of its original wellbeing, we allow it to restore its natural balance."
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Solution in particular has been taking the beauty industry by storm and so I had to try it out after reading so many rave reviews. I was also on the lookout for a effective yet gentle makeup remover I could use before full cleansing.
Bioderma is prescribed by physicians and recommended by pharmacists - Bioderma is in touch with all skin types and sensitivities, they have seven product ranges (Colour co-ordinated according to website so it is easy to establish what products are suitable for different skin types):
- Sensitive skin (Sensibio)
- Dehydrated and sensitive skin
- Dry skin
- Oily skin (Sebium)
- Hair and scalp
- Baby skin
- Skin and sun
- Irritated, damaged skin
Now in terms of cleansing solutions (Micellaire) from Bioderma, I think there are only two versions - Sensibio for dry skin types and Sebium for oily skin types. For now I bought the Sensibio version.
Claims by Bioderma for Sensibio:
Described by Bioderma as "The benchmark micelle solution that daily cleanses and removes make-up from sensitive skin".
- 'At the cutting edge of innovation, BIODERMA has pioneered micellar solutions. Specially formulated for sensitive, normal to dry skins, the Sensibio H2O micelle solution gently cleanses face and eyes. It removes water-resistant make-up. The micelles contained in its formula effectively micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin’s balance (soap-free, physiological pH).'
- 'Soothing and decongesting active ingredients prevent the feelings of irritation often caused by cleansing.'
- 'Sensibio H2O guarantees excellent cutaneous and ocular tolerance (tested under ophthalmological supervision).'
Properties & Ingredients:Properties
- Fragrance-free formula.
- Alcohol-free. No phenoxyethanol.
- Available in 250 ml and 500 ml bottle
- WATER (AQUA), PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, RHAMNOSE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, DISODIUM EDTA, CETRIMONIUM BROMIDE.
Directions for use:
Sensibio H2O is an ultra-mild cleansing formula, use it with the utmost care.
- Soak a cotton pad with Sensibio H2O and cleanse the face and eyes and/or remove any make-up.
- Sensibio H2O needs no rinsing, but it is essential to dry your skin. Dry gently. Dab your face with a clean cotton towel.
- Sensibio H2O can be used daily, morning and evening.
(Stila Smudge and Waterproof eyeliner, one swipe of sensibio and it has been removed)
It is the most simplest form of cleansing you can ever get! When I bought this over a week ago I couldn't wait to try it out, at the end of the night after a full days face of makeup I poured a little solution onto a cotton pad and wiped all over my face, yes the cotton was seriously dirty looking! But I swear it takes off every trace of makeup, everything from tough and waterproof mascaras and liners.
The second time I swiped with another cotton pad and this was pretty much clean. Depending on how heavy makeup your wearing you can get the job done in 2 at most 3 cotton pads. Sensibio basically took off everything in seconds more than any wipes or cleansing waters/milks I've ever used.
The best thing is not only how effective it is to cleanse off makeup but how seriously gentle this solution is. Makeup, dirt and grime are removed so well it's just ridiculous that I don't feel my skin is being stripped, it doesn't even feel dry and definitely not oily. It doesn't have a scent to it either which is nice but I can definitely detect that neutralising/PH effect to it. It's also a clear and colourless solution.
Would I repurchase?
HELL YEAHHH! It's amazing - A firm favourite now!
And so this is by far the best makeup removing solution in my opinion, I've used it everyday this week and have had no reactions or breakouts to my skin. I've incorporated it so easily into my skincare routine: Bioderma to remove all makeup/etc, then my normal cleanser used with Clarisonic followed by Toner, Serum and Night cream.
I won't be replacing this solution with anything else, it's a staple now and a holy grail product for me! I highly recommend it and I can finally agree with all the fuss around it!
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