Everyone knows Bioderma – everyone and their dog. It’s that big bottle of miracle which looks and feels like water yet magically wipes away even the toughest eye make-up in one sweep. It’s amazing how one bottle has crossed the English channel and had such a profound effect on the duties of make-up removal…and that’s my point, it’s one bottle. The one with the pink top. Well did you know Bioderma’s Micelle Solution comes in other variations?
The pink one is for sensitive skin (otherwise known as Bioderma Sensibio H20) but there is also a green (for imperfection-prone skin) and a blue one. I want to discuss the blue one, which is specifically for dehydrated skin. It was prescribed to me as my skin gets dehydrated a lot.
Bioderma Hydrabio H20 Micelle Solution* is an extremely mild alcohol-free solution made with a patented ingredient called Aquagenium®, a biological complex that locks essential moisture in on the surface of the skin. How this works is it stimulates the skin’s ability to retain moisture, and helps it to maintain balance throughout the cleansing process.
Now I strictly use Bioderma to take my make-up off and that is all. If you’re new to Bioderma then don’t be persuaded by the instructions to rely on it as a complete cleanser and to use twice daily. You need a cleansing product to go beneath the surface and draw out the final traces. Bioderma is for taking off make-up which it does marvellously. I don’t think I’ve found a make-up removing cleanser that rivals it.
The only difference with Hydrabio is it is lightly perfumed so if you are super sensitive, it may be best not to use it on the eyes. It does however leave the skin hydrated and so I am inclined to choose this over the sensitive one as it’s better for my skin.
A 250ml bottle costs £9.99 and is available from Escentuals.