Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Am I the only person in the World NOT wowed by Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution?


Arguably the Rolls Royce of micellar cleansers, it’s a favourite of makeup artists the world over because the no-rinse, soap-free, pH-balanced formula removes even waterproof makeup without irritating skin. So, am I the only person in the World that hasn’t been wowed by Bioderma Micellar Cleanser?
What are Micellar Cleansers? In case you’ve missed/ignored the hype...  Dubbed the next big thing in cleansing, they look like water and remove make-up with one simple swipe. Containing micelles (liquid 'crystals' that trap small quantities of oil) and a lot of water (among other things).
Biorderma’s Sensibio H2O has serious cult status in France. Now I’m not saying I don’t like it, but given the hype and the lengths I went to get my hands on it, it hasn’t lived up to the expectations. As with all these “waters” you soak a cotton pad with the cleanser and wipe across your face. It’s far more effective than using a baby wipe and it feels like you’re giving your face a good wet wash. It’s gentle and not at all irritating. BUT with I don’t feel its make up removal powers are super effective. It takes a good 4-5 saturated cotton wool pads to take it all away and it definitely doesn’t shift mascara. The other down side, it leaves my skin slightly dry and tight.
On the plus side it’s a real saviour when you’re feeling too lazy to take your makeup off properly, it’s handy to keep on the dresser when your makeup goes wrong or you want to remove the smokey eye fall out and it’s a good as a pre-cleanser cleanser. I find I can take the “thick” off with this, and then follow up with a creamy cleanser like the No7 Clense & Protect. But it’s not the complete makeup removal/cleanser package I was hoping for. I actually prefer Sephora’s version read my review here.
What do you think of Biorderma? Is it a yah or nay? Tell me I'm not the only one on the fence! And have you tried any other Micellar Waters?
Available in the UK From Escentual £4.50/100ml and £9.99/250ml here
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13 comments:

  1. You're not the only person not wowed by it. ;) I think it's good, it's the only Micellar Cleansers that I've used, but as you say the make up removal powers are not so good...I've tried another make-up cleansers much more affordable and they are better!

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    1. So pleased I'm not the only one :) I think when it runs out I'll find a cheaper one.

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  2. I only use micellar waters as a pre-cleanser cleanse, just to get the bulk of my make up off. Works exactly the same as a face wipe really, just a more luxurious version of.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, I think I just had too high expectations for it. x

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  3. I've never tried this as I have sensitive skin and didn't want to fork out if it wasn't going to be suitable. I was thinking about trying it but a few people have said the same as you, in that it's not actually all that. Think I'll give it a swerve x

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    1. You can get a small/travel size if you want to try it, but honestly it's not all that! and if you have sensitive skin I think it's best swerved x

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  4. I really love Bioderma, but I need to team it with an eye makeup remover for mascara/eyeliner etc. I think Bioderma is wonderful and I can't wait to get more (I ran out and I have definitely noticed my skin has gotten worse, probably because it's super sensitive). Good post - very honest :D I like that!

    :) Kate Xx
    themintedbeauty.com

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    1. Thanks Kate. I know so many people love it, that's why I feel like a freak not loving it :) I guess I don't see the point in adding another step to my skincare routine. I just want a one product does it all, like a good face wash x

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  5. I'm with you on not being wowed. It's a good product, does what it says on the tin but I tested against L'Oreal's Micellar water (there's a post on my blog about this and their eye make up remover) and to be honest they do the same thing equally as well.

    I think it's a common story with blogging, something gets a positive review, everyone jumps on the bangwagon and feels reluctant to ask what the fuss is really about!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  6. I use the green bioderma and I love it!

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  7. I do like this but I don't think it's worth the hype at all. Great post

    claudia

    www.beauty-and-the-chic.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  8. I didn't like it so much at the beginning and then I tried to leave the cottons on my eyes for 20sec so that it has time to work on the makeup and it actually works very well that way. It is very easy to clean the make up off using this technique :)

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  9. I didn't like it so much at the beginning and then I tried to leave the cottons on my eyes for 20sec so that it has time to work on the makeup and it actually works very well that way. It is very easy to clean the make up off using this technique :)

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