If you haven't heard about Bioderma yet.. Where have you been?!
The Crealine H2O Micellar Solution (or water with oil solution) has been something of a cult product in the beauty world, with one bottle being sold every 6 seconds and it has the status of "best makeup remover". In the UK it's named Sensibio instead of Crealine but its essentially the same product.
I've always wondered what the hype was with this product but never got round to trying it, so when I got the invite for the UK launch I was overly excited to finally learn (and try) this cult product.
I attended the launch with blogger friends MangoWhirl, Tanzina and Asmaa, and we learned that the French brand Bioderma stems from Biology + Dermatology. Coming from a biological/science background (well nutrition, physiology and the like in my degree!), I'm always a fan of products that actually take into account that whole side, as things such as hormones, diet etc affect the skin. Dermatology is also important and great for when your skin is going through some changes so the fusion of the two in this brand is excellent in my opinion.
We also learned that there's actually a lot more to the Bioderma brand other than their H2O Micellar Solutions (shock horror!). They will be releasing 5 skincare ranges in the UK, and these pretty much cover the most common skin concerns/types:
1) Sensibio - for sensitive skin
2) Sebium - for oily/acne prone skin
3) Hydrabio - for dehydrated skin
4) Atoderm - for dry and atopic/eczema prone skin
5) Photoderm - for skin in need of advanced sun protection (well that's everyone in my opinion!)
One thing that stood out to me was that the Photoderm range covers protection for all skin types too, within it's sun protection range; so sun protection for acne, rosacia or damaged skin too, which isn't usually found in suncare ranges.
Bioderma will be sold in leading pharmacies like John Bell & Croyden and Bliss Pharmacy. Now a lot of people may be disappointed that it won't be in places like Boots or Superdrug but after speaking to the ladies from Bioderma, they said that they'd rather have their products sold correctly by consultants first rather than people picking up the wrong products for their skin.
I'm happy with this reason personally; I'm more prone to buying makeup and particularly skincare from department stores as I like the correct consultation and don't like standing at Boots' small displays reading everything on the packaging and then proceeding to try out the product on the hand, as my face usually has makeup/my hands are unsanitary; the list could go on!
When a product has a cult status however, I do like to read up on it online and then buy it from Boots etc, but generally I don't like loitering around by myself at the displays, swatching a million products without a tissue at hand like you would on a counter!
I've also tried the Sebium Pore Refiner on two clients already who have oily/acne-prone skin and found it to mattify it amazingly, whilst also minimising the pores. I'm sure it made the skin softer to apply the foundation onto too.
|Sebium Micellar Solution & Pore Refiner|
Have you tried Bioderma before? Which would you recommend?