Bioderma - French Beauty on American Shores

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French beauty has landed on American shores and I for one, couldn't be more delighted. One of my favorite French beauty imports? Micellar water. A staple in many makeup artists' kits and on the dressing tables of many European beauties, micellar water is short on ingredients and long on results.


When I was offered the opportunity to try Bioderma I was excited. I like Micellar water, I use a brand I can obtain in my local drugstore but I've always been curious about the original; the French product that has spawned a white hot craze and many imitators, across this land.


Bioderma Sensibio H2O is the one I think of when I think of "Bioderma." I received a big, 500 mL, 16.7 fl. oz. bottle. Created for sensitive skin, Sensibio is gentle and yet very effective. I can remove any mascara I like to wear, effortlessly and it it cleanses away face makeup, preparing my skin for further cleansing at the sink or, if I'm feeling lazy, just use a little extra and let it do the job, by it's self. Sensibio also makes a nice, light toner or skin refresher on days I don't wear makeup and just need a quick little something before applying my skin care before bed. However I choose to use it, my skin is never left feeling over cleansed or stripped.

Water (Aqua), PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Fructooligosaccharides, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Cetrimonium Bromide.


When my skin is feeling extremely dry and stressed, Bioderma Hydrabio H2O comes to the rescue. I saturate a cotton square and let this moisturizing makeup remover cleanse and lightly hydrate my skin and it is clean, refreshed and never tight or dry. Like the Sensibio, Hydrabio is an excellent eye makeup remover and it doesn't irritate my very sensitive eyes.

Both of these micellar waters have the merest zephyr of a "pretty" scent. It is nearly undetectable and unless you are ultra sensitive or just strongly dislike any hint of fragrance in your skin care, I don't think that it will cause you any trouble.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Polysorbate 20, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Fructooligosaccharides, Niacinamide, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Hexyldecanol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Cetrimonium Bromide, Fragrance (Parfum). [bi 546v1]

When I see the word "light" on the label of a moisturizer, my first thought is, "There is no way this will come even close to being hydrating enough for my skin." Guess I thought wrong.


Bioderma Hydrabio Gel Cream is a facial moisturizer that is ultra lightweight in feel but thanks to intensely hydrating Aquagenium, skin strengthening and protecting Vitamin PP and the active ingredients stimulating Apple Extracts, this moisturizer deeply hydrates even my desert dry complexion and keeps it feeling hydrated all day long.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Squalane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, C14-22 Alcohols, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Ammonium Cryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Steareth-21, Disodium EDTA, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Mannitol, Xylitol, Hexyldecanol, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Rhamnose, Malachite Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Extract, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Tocopherol, Fragrance (Parfum)

I decided to put this moisturizer through a real trial by fire; I cleansed my skin and applied one of my non hydrating Vitamin C serums and eye cream then I smoothed this gel cream across my face. It dropped right in and my complexion felt instantly soft, smooth and deeply comforted and it kept feeling that way for the full twenty-four hour test. Amazing! Hydrabio Gel Cream is gorgeous under makeup, it drops right in, works all day but doesn't interfere with my foundation, CC cream or powder products. It is very gentle and I detect a soft, fresh, cucumber-y scent when I use it. Hydrabio Gel Cream doesn't irritate my eyes. Hydrabio Gel Cream does not provide any SPF so be sure to use a good sun screen underneath to protect your delicate flower face from the harsh rays of the sun.

I am so happy with Bioderma. The products perform to expectation and my skin feels lovely and clean, soft and cherished when I use them. You can find Bioderma on Beautylish. Visit them on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Instagram.

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