I’m back with a new post ya’ll! Today is my Bioderma Sensibio H2O review! Apologies for the late update, been super duper busy with work, and my health condition wasn’t at its best. However, if you have followed me on Instagram, you would have known that I was recently featured on a talkshow called Ping Me at RTV in Indonesia. Just a small segment, but it was a pretty cool experience. Photos are over on my Instagram!
Anyways, let’s get back on today’s topic: Best makeup remover ever! If you have not heard of this makeup remover, shame on you! Let’s take a look at the before and after photos below shall we?
- On the left, my face was filled with makeup products from my “Dr. Who the Waters of Mars” makeup tutorial.
- I have foundation on, eyeshadows, eyeliner, and face paint.
- On the right, my face after I removed all the makeup using Bioderma Sensibio H2O makeup remover.
- 2 cotton pads somewhat half-soaked in the makeup remover.
So, I’ve used Bioderma since 2010, and when I returned to Indonesia in 2012, I couldn’t find any. However, in 2013, Bioderma entered the Indonesian market, and I was thrilled! I was even more excited this year when Bioderma’s Brand Manager and Marketing Director invited me for a coffee break last month! Amazing! So awesome to have meet both of them, and they were so kind as to give me their 2 best-sellers! Thank you and thank you and thank you Bioderma Indonesia!
Let’s get back on track a little, shall we? What exactly is Bioderma?
” The Laboratoire Dermatologique BIODERMA, based in Lyon, France, develops and markets, in close collaboration with dermatologists and renowned institutional research centers (CNRS. INSERM, CHU, Universities,…), dermo-cosmetic products intended for medical prescription and medicinal consultancy.
BIODERMA is among the most frequently prescribed laboratories by French dermatologists. Present in more than 70 countries, BIODERMA is growing very fast at international level. (…)
Bioderma’s reserach is performed by a team of highly qualified scientists and extremely reputable operators. (…) These works gave birth to numerous innovations which since became references:
- The 1st non detergent shampoo : NodéFluid.
- The 1st cleansing waters : the micellar solutions Sensibio H2O and Sébium H2O.
- The 1st biologically-active sunscreen ingredient that counters the long-term damaging effects of UV exposure : Photoderm and the patent Cellular BIOprotection®.
- The 1st skincare product that corrects the quality of sebum : Sébium AKN and its patented ingredient, Fluidactiv®.
- The first skincare who acts directly on the main cause of skin redness : Sensibio AR and its patent Rosactiv®. “
As you all can see, Bioderma is the pioneer in creating “Cleansing Water”. The micellar technology comes from Bioderma, and they are still the best at it. I’ve tried other micellar-based makeup remover, but none of them are as superior as Bioderma’s.
What is a micellar technology?
(…) Micelles (…) effectively micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin’s balance (soap-free, physiological pH).
So there’s 2 actions in the Micellar technology:
- Break down impurities
- Restore skin to its optimal condition
This makeup remover has these tiny molecules called Micelles. What micelles do is to break down any impurities (dirt, oil, makeup etc) as soon as it touches your skin. However, instead of breaking down your skin cells along with all these impurities, it detects and recognizes your skin cells. The micelles molecules will then restore your skin’s condition to its optimum balance.
Isn’t Science amazing?! Awesome!
So, I was given 2 products – the Sensibio H2O and the Sebium H2O. I’ve only been using the Sensibio H2O, so I cannot say much about the Sebium. However, I’d have think that the Sebium would give similar result to the Sensibio.
There’s 2 main difference between the Sensibio and the Sebium:
- The Sensibio is catered towards sensitive skin, while the Sebium is for oily skin.
- The Sebium cannot be used in the eyes and lips area while the Sensibio can be used in those areas.
- The reason why the Sebium cannot be used in the eyes and lips area is because those areas are more sensitive. Since the Sebium is made for oily skin, it’ll absorb excess oil on the skin. However, since the eye and lip areas aren’t as oily as the skin, using the Sebium in those areas might cause it to be dried out and thus irritated.
- Please do avoid using the Sebium on the eye and lip areas.
Below is a list of pros and cons for Bioderma Sensibio H2O
- Removes makeup without the need to rinse.
- Will remove even the hardest waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
- Soaked the remover on a cotton pad, leave it on eyes for 3-5 minutes and wipe away.
- Suitable for every skin type.
- Does not dry out skin.
- Does not leave any weird sticky or oily residue on skin.
- Does not irritate the skin and eyes.
- PERFECT to clean up the edges of your WINGED LINER.
- Fast and quick makeup removal, especially for makeup changes.
- Removing mascara and eyeliner might take a few minutes for the remover to break it down. I prefer using Shu Uemura cleansing oil for this instead, since I always rinse my face after removing my makeup anyways.