Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire

The Bioderma H2O Solution Micellaire* is very much a cult classic.  Whilst not everybody may have tried it as it used to be quite difficult to get hold of, I could put my money on the fact that every beauty lover has heard of it.

Bioderma vs L'Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution Review

We all should know by now that I am tight with my pennies, and Bioderma isn't the cheapest micellar water on the market right now.  A 250ml bottle would set you back £9.99 compared to say the £4.99 for 200ml the L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Micellar Solution.  But, and this is a big but, I honestly think you'd get more from a bottle of Bioderma than you would the L'Oreal.

Formula wise, the Bioderma feels so much lighter and does feel literally like water.  I didn't notice it at first, but the L'Oreal version almost feels thicker and slightly oilier than the Bioderma to the point that I feel like it almost leaves a film across my skin.  Not an uncomfortable "my skin feels disgusting" film, and as I said, I didn't notice it until I had the Bioderma to compare it to.  The Bioderma is so much more refreshing on the skin, and definitely effectively removes all traces of make up gently as well as leaving no trace of the solution itself behind.  There's no need to rinse Bioderma off, although I do tend to use it as a pre cleanse when removing my make up in the evening.  Bioderma does however recommend drying your skin after use with a clean towel, but I find that Bioderma air dries very quickly.

Onto the bottle.  Bioderma has your standard flip and click cap, but requires a little squeeze of the bottle for the product to come out.  You can really control how much product you get out, so that there is no wastage!  This particular bottle is lasting me forever, and I use it almost daily!  L'Oreals offering however has pretty much zero product control - it kind of just falls out of the bottle, and I find that my cotton pad is completely saturated with the solution so there is a lot of wastage, meaning that I have ploughed my way through bottles of this stuff.

Even though I find it hard to part with my money, I really think that I will be buying Bioderma from now on.  It's not that L'Oreal have a bad product, it's really effective and is a nice product to use, but it just doesn't cut it compared to Bioderma.  Bioderma lasts so much longer and you don't end up using as much on each use making it a bit of an investment purchase.

The Sensibio is for sensitive skin, as the name suggests, and I think that next time I will be looking into the Sebium version designed for oily skin.  You can find Bioderma on Escentual here!  Or if you want to try the L'Oreal version, it is available at most stores and supermarkets, but is currently in the Boots three for two offer here.  This post was supposed to be a sole review of Bioderma, but I thought a high street comparison would be much more effective at showing my point!  I hope you've enjoyed!

Have you tried Bioderma?  What do you think of the High Street alternatives?
*Bioderma H2O Solution Micellaire was sent to me as a PR sample.