So June has come and gone, but the most exciting thing to happen in the land of beauty last month for me was the launch of the French Skincare Brand Bioderma. Bioderma began in 1977 by Jean-Noël Thorel, a pioneering pharmacist who had a fresh approach to dermocosmetics. The products are formulated to maintain not just your beauty but the health of your skin. There has been a lot of hype around Bioderma especially their Sensibio H20 Micellar solution, so when I was sent these products to try out I was very excited to see if they really are worth the hype.
So I'll start with the Bioderma Sensbío H20 Cleanser (€5.50 100ml) the one I heard the most about and the one I was most intrigued about. I was a big fan of the cheaper micellar waters on the market, and even these are a great cheaper alternative to Bioderma, but for me there is no comparison. The Bioderma really feels like it's part of your skincare routine, but I would always recommend not to cut out your toner, serum or moisturiser even if the Bioderma Micellar Solution feels like you could skip it. It is without a doubt the most effortless way of taking off your makeup or as first cleanse. This is great for taking off my eye makeup too without much effort and great for my sensitive eyes. My skin is left fresh, soft and clean. It doesn't feel tight or zapped of moisture from using it. I loved this so much I went out and bought the 250ml (€11.50) bottle and I have a feeling I might end up buying the 500ml (€16.00) on next payday.
This is fragrance free, paraben free, alcohol free and hypoallergenic!
One bottle of Sensibio H2O sold around the world every 5 seconds!
I love BB creams as they are quick, handy and light on the skin. The Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream (€17.50 40ml) is no exception, as it helps perfect the skin and prevents redness. It blends easily into the skin leaving a flawless finish but also leaves a healthy radiance to the skin which I love. It contains light reflective particles of powder and pigments to help conceal the redness and has SPF 30. It leaves a natural matte finish. If I have one gripe with this product, it is in the shade "light" but even on my porcelain skin this is still very dark even if I do blend down my neck, it just doesn't look right. If they ever come out with a shade lighter I'll be first at the counter!
As you can see from the swatches the shade is very dark and I hope you can see in the below photo when blended that it's still very dark for a light shade.
The packaging is fresh and clean and easy to find with it's colour coded ranges which include the following:
- SENSIBIO, sensitive skin
- HYDRABIO, dehydrated sensitive skin
- ATODERM, very dry to atopic sensitive skin
- SÉBIUM, oily blemished skin
- NODÉ, hair and scalp
- ABCDERM, paediatric dermatology
- PHOTODERM, skin and sun
- WHITE OBJECTIVE, lightening for sensitive skin
- CICABIO, damaged skin
- MATRICIANE, cutaneous ageing
- MATRICIUM, cell regeneration
These products are on the more expensive side but if you like to spend money on your skincare these are just fab products and products I'm definitely loving and I certainly think they are worth the hype. You can buy these online with Sam McCauley right NOW!