I have used one 500 ml bottle of this as my toner on my very very oily skin. Even rubbing alcohol is not drying for me, but this was. I'm using the Sensibio H2O now. You can use the Sensibio also for cleaning eye makeup and as a toner you like to.
I had been using Loreal's a micellar toner for about a year and really liked it but wanted to give Bioderma a try as it so well regarded. Compared to the loreal which feels like water on the skin, I did find this a bit harsher. My skin would tingle and sting slightly on use. My skin is oily on t-zone, but I no longer have acne problems that plagued me for years so maybe this is a tad too strong for me now and I'd be best trying the regular Bioderma. Overall it was an okay toner, but wasn't up too much on my skin.
I had to try this and luckily there was a seller on Amazon who had it in the US. So they didn't have the red cap but since I do have combination skin and am acne prone I would say. Meaning for me if I'm not super careful I will breakout more than my usual one or two hormonal time of the month spots. With this though I haven't had any breakouts. Mind you this stuff is my lazy night cleanser so I'm grateful it's working. First it's very gentle and doesn't dry my skin at all. I found at CVS huge cotton squares and one cleans my whole face. It removes eye makeup no problem for me and I always use primer.
I find if I use this then tone with Thayers rose water toner, Mandelic acid serum, and CeraVe PM and for my lazy nights it works. So I appreciate after a very long day sometimes being able to remove everything and cleanse my skin enough to make it till the am when I wash. It removes mascara no problem and that's a must as I love mascara. Also I have sensitive eyes and this does not irritate them. I would still like to try the red cap but for now I am very satisfied. Also I bought this months ago and still have almost 3/4 of a bottle. So it lasts which I love. I have tried a lot of miclaire waters and I have to say Vichy is still my favorite but this is deserving of 5 lippies as well.
I will keep using both that's for sure as my skin being acne free is very nice! So I like this because it's gentle, lasts, effective, and a good amount of product for the price. I want to try the crealine formula so I will hunt for that next. So I will repurchase either of these without a doubt. I'm almost thinking since this one is working so well, why switch? Definitely Recommended!
I have good skin, and usually don't have problems with toners or creams. So I'm never picky with them. I would say I have combination skin, with barely any acne. Unfortunately this broke my skin out like no product has, especially around the forehead.
My older sister though who has had problems with acne all her life, thinks this is the best toner she's used, so I'm not sure why it worked so well for her but we did get a great deal 2 for $30. Other than breaking me out, it was a good toner, and got all my make up off.
HG. I will never be without this. Removes Colorstay and Doublewear, long-lasting lipstains, eye make up, you name it, in a FLASH. It's so gentle, and perfect for my extremely oily, acne-prone skin. This is magical. I order a pack of 2 big bottles of Amazon and it lasts me almost 6 months each.
After seeing so many positive reviews about Bioderma I decided to splurge and give it a go. I have combination/oily skin so I went with the Sebium over the Sensibio thinking it would help combat the excess oil, but this really stripped my skin and broke me out something rotten. Immediately after applying my skin would feel really tight and horrible. Maybe I'd have better luck with the Sensibio? Definitely wouldn't use this if you have normal/combination skin.
Found a product that thoroughly removes all eye and face makeup without using a ton of product. All I can say is wow! I wear makeup on a daily basis and used baby wipes to clean off. My face would still have makeup residue left. With two cotton pads (not saturated) all my makeup was off. I still wash my face with cleanser...but this makes it so much easier and faster. Awesome stuff!
I started off by purchasing the very small bottle (100ml) after reading many enthusiastic reviews praising this stuff, I have since repurchased larger sizes of this product.
Very soothing, especially during breakouts
Makes my skin feel soft and clean
Pores look refined
My skins ends up much oilier than usual when I use this to cleanse (overcompensating?)
I don’t like the fragrance or the packaging (too clinical).
Its quite expensive to buy.
Need to use quite a lot to remove a full face of makeup – about 4 cotton pads or more! (I usually use some face wipes first then swipe a pad of this stuff over my face).
I have been unable to find this in any stores, only seems to be available online in the UK, which means having to pay postage costs.
My skin likes this stuff as it seems to clear breakouts and make my skin feel soft & clean, the only downside is it seems to make me oilier and it is expensive and hard to find. However, as long as I can find discount deals I will always keep a bottle of this on my vanity table, it’s also a perfect product to cleanse before/after the gym or at the beach.
Please note: This is also listed as a toner on MUA as well as a cleanser- check the label, it is not a toner. It's just micelle solution, basically a non-foaming alcohol-free cleansing water, to remove make-up and grime that has collected on your face throughout the day. So I don't understand complaints about how this is "not a good toner", etc etc. Bioderma does not even make a "toner" in this range. Sorry to sound like a cow, but seriously. . .Rant over.
I bought this because Sensibio H2O was sold out for weeks at my nearby pharmacy. I've been using both for years however I prefer the Sensibio to Sebium only because you can use it around eyes with no problems plus it has no fragrance, but this one is still really good. When I get home from work I use this first before cleansing - wet a cotton pad with it, remove make-up, then follow with a normal cleanser. I use jojoba oil or anything unscented to remove eye make-up (or Sensibio when I have it again!)
It only takes me one pad and few drops of this to fully remove all the make-up on my face. So one big bottle (I normally get a 500mL size) lasts me at least 7 months, sometimes a full year, depends how much I use/how much make-up I need to remove on a daily basis. There are always sales as well. Scent is mild, although may be problematic for some but non-irritating for my skin and similar to all the other Bioderma stuff (the stuff with scent, some is unscented). Love it. . .but again, I find Sensibio does a better all-around job so am giving this 4/5 lippies.
Favourite micellar water so far (I use this or the Vichy normaderm one) its perfect for my combination skin- feels cleansing on the spotty areas (chin, t-zone), yet not too harsh on the drier parts (cheeks etc). It certainly doesn't aggravate my spots or make them worse- feels pretty gentle on the skin. It does a decent enough job at removing make up- but I'd never use this, or any micellar water for that matter, as the sole cleanser- I'd always follow it up with a face wash. All in all a decent product that I'll likely repurchase.
Read a full review on my blog: http://daisydabbles.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/my-top-five-products-from-escentual.html