July 29, 2013

Bioderma Sensibio vs Sébium

Bioderma Skincare review

Bioderma products have been known to be a favourite amongst bloggers, I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to try them out.  When I first started blogging, Bioderma was a lot harder to get hold of.  You’d either have to travel to France and pick them up in a pharmacy or pay lots of money for shipping but now they’re easily accessible to us in the UK.  For those of you who've never heard of Bioderma, they're famous for their micellaire water cleansers but with two to choose from, it’s a little hard to work out which one is more suitable.  To save you the time, I've put them both to the test to let you know which one came out on top.

I’ve always been a little confused about which cleansing water would be right for me as there’s two types to choose from.  First off you have Sensibio H20 which is typically for more sensitive skin and Sébium H20 which is targeted towards oily/blemish prone skin.  Lucky me got dealt with oily/blemish prone and sensitive skin which makes skincare shopping a bit of a nightmare but for those of you in the same position hopefully this post might make it easier to choose which one is right for you.

The Bioderma Sensibio H20 is a very gentle cleansing water which helps remove makeup and make your skin feel more refreshed and clean.  It’s usually the one everyone goes for and I can definitely see why.  I think it’s great for a quick cleanse and it’s ability to remove waterproof mascara is incredible.  I don’t think this should replace your usual cleanser but to use more on days when you haven’t worn any makeup to refresh your skin or to help along with the makeup removal process.  My skin has been on the sensitive side lately and I found it to be extremely soothing and didn’t irritate my skin at all.  If you find all of your skin products aren’t helping your sensitive skin, give this a try.  After using the small bottle I’ve already went out and purchased the 500ml if that tells you how much I like it!

Products typically aimed at oily skin are usually terrible in my honest opinion.  They target the problem by stripping all the oils from your skin but in actual fact, oily skin craves moisture, at least in my case.  Luckily the Bioderma Sébium H20 has got it right, a gentle cleanser for oily skin, hurray!  Between the two, I’d say Sensibio is more along the lines of a makeup remover while Sébium is much more of a cleanser.  I’d use this in the morning before I put my moisturiser on to get a clean surface on my skin.  One of the things that made this cleanser stand out to me was how gentle it is.  Usually when I apply an oily skin cleanser, I get a slight stingy sensation but I didn’t feel anything with this at all, even on open blemishes.  I think the fact that it contains no alcohol makes a big difference as it won’t dry out the skin.  I can’t say I’ve noticed any difference in blemishes but it’s probably too soon to tell.  I wouldn't say this is a product to cure blemishes in the slightest but more along the lines of prepping the skin and keeping it clean to minimise blemishes being formed.

Hopefully I haven’t made it more complicated to choose!  Each cleanser definitely depends on your preferences but I’d say for me, the best all rounder would have to be Sensibio H20.  I think I'll definitely keep using both, probably Sébium in the morning and Sensibio in the evenings.

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