Friday, 28 November 2014

Bioderma Sebium H20 | New Reverse Pump Bottle! | Review and Chat

The cult cleansing water brand Bioderma have recently launched SENSIBIO H20 ( formerly known as Crealine H20 ), and SEBIUM H20 in a refillable, reverse pump bottle onto Australian shelves. These bottles will be available exclusively at Priceline Pharmacies for a limited time only, and offer quick and convenient cleansing at its best.

The very popular French skincare brand was once hard to come by, which you find often tends to fuel an increase in consumer interest and demand in products.
From memory, I think I may have first heard of Bioderma a few years ago on You Tube from the stunning Pixiwoo sisters, Sam and Nic, and also the very beautiful Lisa Eldridge. Known to be a favourite product of makeup artists, and many beauty bloggers around the world, its gentle and effective formula allows you to remove makeup in one easy step, without irritating the skin. With the exclusion of potential skin irritants like alcohol and fragrance, it is said to be ideal for sensitive skins, and skins that are prone to redness or inflammation, which I personally appreciate!

On a daily basis, I am a big fan of cleansing my skin, morning and night. I really love the ritual of cleansing, and try to take a few minutes to enjoy it... it is a great way to both start the day, and to wind down and relax at the end of it. My preferred cleansers tend to be lotion, non-foaming gel, or oil/balm cleansing formulas. I have never been one to reach for cleansing waters or makeup wipes, and in fact didn't own any wipes until my recent trip to New York when I bought some to remove my makeup during the flight.

I tried a small sample size bottle of Bioderma Sensibio H20 around 12 months ago. I remember liking it, but found that it didn't really fit in with my skincare regime at the time, and didn't I end up repurchasing. Today, I have a few thoughts to share with you about Sebium H20, the micellar water designed for oily, combination and acne prone skin, which was kindly sent to me for consideration.

I have recently been incorporating the Bioderma Sebium H20 into my skincare routine by using it to remove my makeup as soon as I get home of an afternoon/evening. 
Typically, I will have my makeup on until I shower in the evenings, sometimes not until 9-10pm. I have always thought I should really cleanse earlier than that, just to give my skin more time to be makeup free, and to breathe so to speak. Using the Bioderma Sebium H20 gives me a quick cleanse, and leaves my skin feeling clean,  comfortable, and refreshed. Nice.
I will use two cotton rounds, with one pump of the micellar water on each one.  It is very easy to use, you simply place the cotton round on top of the dispenser, and press down to dispense the product. Later in the evening I will continue with my usual cleansing routine.
If you are a fan of cleansing waters, it would also be nice as a quick cleanse in the morning if you are in a hurry, or after exercise/going to the gym, though for me it would not replace proper cleansing ( *insert Caroline Hirons eyebrow*... )

Bioderma Sebium H20 is said to assist in the prevention of congestion and the clogging of pores, and to regulate the production of sebum. To be honest, I think it is a very difficult claim to measure, as so many factors, both internal and external, can contribute to an increase or decrease in sebum production.  I am familiar with the use of the mineral Zinc, both topically and internally to assist in the treatment of acne and congestion, though I believe that like many things, it can often take weeks and indeed months to see results. I haven't been using Bioderma Sebium long enough to make a subjective assessment, though I will say that I appreciate using products with ingredients that are formulated to assist in improving any aspect of dealing with acne prone skin. Bloody acne.

I will certainly continue to use it, and will definitely update you with any positive findings!!

Worth noting, is that Bioderma Sebium is not designed for use on the eye area, which I believe is due to it sebum regulating ingredients. This may be of concern for you if you prefer to use just one product to remove all of your makeup. It does not create an issue for me at all, as I mentioned earlier I still continue with my normal cleansing routine in the evening, and I choose to use cleansers that also gently and effectively remove my eye makeup. 

Bioderma Sensibio H20 and Sebium H20 are available now in the reverse pump bottle, in a hefty 500ml size from Priceline Pharmacies for the recommended retail price of $44.95 AU, though I have seen them in my local Priceline recently for $39.99 AU. The larger bottle certainly represent good value for money, and the bottles have a screw top lid which makes refilling a no brainer.

Are you a Bioderma fan? Have you tried the Bioderma Sebium? I would be interested in hearing your thoughts and experience if you have!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lou xo

Disclaimer: This product was kindly sent to me for consideration. As always, I share my honest thoughts with you after appropriate time to trial and form an opinion. Cheers xo

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for mentioning that it has a screw top lid. That sealed the deal


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