Removing makeup is a chore but it is oddly satisfying too. You must be aware that it is very important to go over and over with a makeup remover until you see no more residue on your cotton pads. Otherwise, any trace which is left behind can clog pores and result in breakouts. I have talked about Bioderma Sensibio H2O being my go-to makeup remover time and again, the reason being it cuts down extra steps and hence speeds up the process.
The French brand has been locally available for a couple of years already but interacted with the bloggers for the first time recently. Bioderma had arranged a high-tea at Pranzo in August and I was impressed by the way this event was organised and how professionally they carried it out rather than being all over the place which is what we have experienced in the past at some blogger meetups. They told us some interesting facts about their products which even I as an avid user was not aware of. Like I knew that fatty acid is dissolved in micellar water and that is why it removes makeup effortlessly but I did not know that it has the same pH 5 as our skin and that is why it does not cause adverse reactions. The brand also elaborated on how their ideology is based on targeting the root cause of skin related issues rather than just focusing on the solution. Also, Bioderma micellar water contains no controversial ingredients like parabens and in fact, it has skin soothing cucumber extract.
There are a few variants available of the Bioderma micellar water based on different skin types but Sensibio H2O is the one that I have tried and since it is for sensitive skin it works well for me. You can check my detailed review if you want to know more about it. Now, similarly, the brand does have various skin care ranges based on skin types but up until the meetup I had not tried anything else from them. So, I was intrigued by the samples in my goodie bag because they seem promising.
The first thing that caught my eye was the Sebium Pore Refiner because I have huge pore around my nose and cheek area. The Sebium range is for oily skin and enlarged pores are usually a result of excessive oil production which leads to clogged pores. However, it is funny that my pores actually lie on my dry patches so I can only use this product when my skin is not dry and dehydrated. I have tried the Pore Refiner a few times and I could feel my pores tightening. Later in the day, I did even notice a slight difference in the appearance of my pores but as with any skin care item, I can only vouch after long term use.
Next, I found a sample of Atoderm which is the range for very dry and atopic skin, so it sounds ideal for my problem areas. The moisturising cream that I got does feel rich but it also gets absorbed fairly quickly into the skin. So far, I have not noticed much of a difference but I will report back if I like it once I am done with the tube.
I guess Photoderm is relatively a newer range and its products are tailored according to different skin tones and SPF needs. I have a sample of Aquafluide which has a very high SPF of 50+ and I reckon it is a sunscreen but it also looks like a water-based tinted moisturiser though blends completely into the skin. This particular product is for very fair skin but we are recommended high SPF in Pakistan. My skin does need all the sun protection in the world because that’s how all my skin problems started.
Lastly, I got some more samples of Bioderma Sensibio H2O which I already love but the tiny bottles will be handy for travelling. I would be pleased if the newer products work for me in the long run, especially Sebium Pore Refiner and Atoderm Creme, and would happily purchase the full-size versions.