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on 6/24/2010 2:47:00 PM
More reviews by ashleyanders
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Other, Medium
What it Claims:"Specially formulated for sensitive, normal to dry skins, the Sensibio H2O micelle solution gently cleanses face and eyes. It removes water-resistant make-up. The micelles contained in its formula effectively micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin’s balance (soap-free, physiological pH). Soothing and decongesting active ingredients prevent the feelings of irritation often caused by cleansing." Claims - True or False?1) Gently cleanses: True.2) Removes water-resistant makeup: False.3) Micro-emulsifies impurities: True. 4) Prevents the sensation of irritation: False.Packaging:Comes in a no-frills bottle with a flip-cap and small hole for dispensing the liquid. Flip-cap is secure enough for light traveling (the gym, a friend's) but would not recommend for distant traveling. The bottle itself is made of clear plastic, making it bathroom-friendly and ensures you can see how much is left. One major drawback: the design is not very appropriate for the cleanser itself, as it can cause an excess of product being dispensed. It can also be difficult to get it evenly distributed over your cotton ball/pad unless a lot is used. Recommend decanting into a spray bottle.Consistency and Fragrance:Looks and feels like water, although a tad slicker. No added dyes, clear. Very similar to a toner, and depending on your method of cleansing, I could see this being used as a toner instead of a cleanser, with a light hand. Dries quite quickly, and doesn't leave any noticeable film in terms of its feel. However, when rinsed off, you can clearly feel that there is a film left behind by the cleanser - somewhat slimey, and takes a while to get rid of (and it generally doesn't come off completely). No added fragrance, but there is a subtle, "clean" scent to it, like cleaning solution almost. Not too strong.Bang for your Buck:125ml bottle = $5.00CAD250ml bottle = $22.00CAD500ml bottle = $30.00CADBased on the pricing, I'd recommend looking for the 125ml or 500ml bottle, as the 250ml is basically a rip-off; four times the cost of the smallest bottle for twice the amount, and only 8 bucks cheaper than the largest, doubled bottle? No thank you! The nature of the product also means that quite a bit can end up being used, especially if you use it twice a day. You are supposed to use it as you would a toner, and use a saturated cotton until it comes back clean. I'd say that yo'd be lucky to get about 4-5 months out of the larger bottles with regular use, especially if you use it to help remove your makeup.Final Consensus:If you are in need of a simple, easy and no-frills cleanser, give this product a try. I do not recommend it for makeup removal, but only for gentle cleansing in the morning or on evenings you've gone bare-faced. Ironically, this cleanser was far too irritating and drying for facial use, and I will not repurchase. I did dabble with using it as a brush cleanser, which I liked, but it is not something I will repurchase for that use as it did not work well enough.- Pros: Multiple sizes available, generally cleanses effectively, can remove some light makeup, great for fast cleansing, refreshing, works well for morning cleansing or post-gym cleansing, cleans makeup brushes well enough.- Cons: weird pricing, drying, causes dryness and irritation on the eye area, does not remove most makeup well, contributed to irritation (both a combo of the ingredients and the use of a cotton pad), can leave a film on the skin, possibly bothered my acne, poor packaging choice, requires a lot of product with each use, not always easy to locate find locally. Overall Rating: 3/5Price: 3/5Packaging Quality: 3/5Would you buy this product again: No.
44 out of 47 people found this review helpful.
on 7/30/2012 5:41:00 AM
More reviews by alisonkeir
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I had to write a review, because this was driving me CRAZY. I couldn't figure out why the ingredients listed here were not the same ones on the bottle I borrowed from my mother...FYI, Bioderma "Sensibio H20" and Bioderma "Crealine TS H20" are two completely different products. I don't know why they are listed as the same, but it might account for some of the variance in ratings. They do appear to be packaged identically, so be sure to check carefully to make sure you're ordering the right one.The ingredients for Sensibio H20 are listed above; as you can see, it is oil-free. It's for "Peaux Sensibles," or sensitive skin. This might not take off waterproof eye or other makeup too well, but it's less likely to cause breakouts.The one I have (Crealine H20) seems to remove eye makeup pretty well, and does contain oil. Many people like castor oil, but my face breaks out like crazy when I use it. It's also rated pretty high as far as being comedogenic. Crealine H20 is for "Peaux Sensibles Tres Seches," or sensitive and very dry skin. Anyway, here are the ingredients for that one:Water (Aqua), PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ammonium Lactate, Plantago Major Leaf Extract, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Fructooligosaccharides, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Centrimonium Bromide.As you can see, they are quite different from the ones listed above! Hopefully this will save someone from ordering something that they'll hate, like I almost did....
28 out of 29 people found this review helpful.
14 out of 22 people found this review helpful.
on 7/16/2011 10:51:00 AM
More reviews by calsycat
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Other, Fine
i don't know if anyone has made this point, but in addition to being a good facial cleanser, it works beautifully to clean small ( eg: eyeliner) brushes. just pour a little puddle in your clean palm and swish the bristles around in the liquid. blot dry on a tissue. I clean my brush this way after every use so that it's always clean and good to go.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 12/5/2008 9:22:00 AM
More reviews by Cranberrybabe
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This is definitely my HG cleanser.I prefer not to use gels or foaming cleansers. They all need to be rinsed with water. And tap water horribly dries my dehydrated skin out.Sensibio doesn't cause any breakouts on my acne-prone skin. But I've heard that it can make it too sensitive after a several month because it contains a cleansing ingredient, Cetrimonium Bromide, which is better to be washed away from the skin. To avoid that I just follow with a tonic lotion. My skin feels great, cleansed and calmed down.
on 12/27/2012 4:41:00 AM
More reviews by jlbre5
Hair: Blond, Curly, Other
Combination skin. Nurse, need something that is easy and quick at when i'm tired/in a rush. I use two cotton pads with a small splash of product on each. Bought online for ~$30 for 500mls, can buy cheaper but SUPER expensive in Aus (~$30 for 200mls)Pros: Effective and quick, calming/comfortable on the skin, does not sting/burn/irritate, takes eye makeup off easily, looks like waterCons: Bottle needs a pump to help control amount, wont last more than a couple of months (use it once-twice a day), Lancome Bi-facil better at removing eye makeupVERDICT: HG status. Will buy this everytime, such a great great product and a staple in my skin care regime. Sweet relief! EDIT: I've been using this for about 4-5mnths and I'm only half way through the bottle. I use it with Embryolisse Lait Creme and Natio Toner. Works really well for those nights when I'm quick to bed or tired +++
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 3/17/2012 12:27:00 PM
More reviews by Arosci
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Other, Straight, Medium
My favourite no-rinse cleanser.It cleanses, removes makeup (including Colorstay, though it needs a makeup removing sponge instead of cottonpads), it's free of fragrance (and odorless), irritating ingredients, strong preservatives, anionic surfactants.It doesn't need to be rinsed-out but it can sometimes leave a slight tacky afterfeel so you can rinse it with soft water (or plain water if it's not too hard), or a toner.In France, there are two formulas : Crealine H2O for normal to combination skin, and Crealine TS H2O for dry to very dry skin (TS means "Très Sèche", in English "Very Dry").It's really inexpensive as it's usually sold in packs of 2 x 500 ml (so, one liter) and such a pack costs around 16 € (approximately US$21).The packaging is simple (but I don't like the fact that I cannot remove the cap to put a pump on top of the bottle).Will definitely repurchase (as I've always done for almost ten years).
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 10/23/2009 10:00:00 AM
More reviews by shannycgirl
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Before I profess my undying devotion to this product, I am knocking hard on a piece of wood. I bought this two, I repeat TWO, days ago. My skin is normally blemish-free and dryer in the winter months. I switched to Origins Checks and Balances cleanser and was a bit schizo in buying moisturizers for the past few months (in this time I tried Dr. Hauschka Quince Day Cream, Nuxe, plain old Johnson's Nourishing Lotion which actually worked relatively well, among others). Everything left my skin bumpy, dry and with break-out after break-out. I also became obsessive with my unhappy skin, poking and proding at every cloged pore and blemish (ATTENTION: Do NOT do this).I remembered reading about Crealine a while ago as a highly-rated makeup remover among models (I had no idea it could be used to cleanse and tone as well). On my weekly prowl through the Shoppers aisles I spotted Sensibio H2O and was intrigued and desperate for a miracle cure. I also decided to try a new, albeit similar cleanser to the one I was using and bought Vichy's Purete Thermale Purifying Foaming Cleanser. I'm not happy there are parabens in the Vichy line, but if they are going to help keep my skin clear I'll suck it up and use them begrudgingly [not]. My routine for the past two days has been to wipe away dirt and makeup (which I don't wear on an everyday basis besides concealer if need be) with Sensibio and then wash my face with Vichy and then tone again with Sensibio. Lastly, I apply my moisturizer (from Vichy's new Aqualia line). In two days this routine has made my skin baby bum soft and has minimized my pores, wiped away almost all blackheads and altogether just reinvigorated my skin.Sensibio has fast-tracked to HG status for me, and I will never be found without it again. Buy this product, it will not disappoint! I also will recommend Vichy in this review, they have some truly amazing products.
on 3/17/2014 11:55:00 AM
More reviews by HWL
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse
I love this stuff, though it stings in eyes. I have tried oils and they broke me out terribly and I do t break out much. The rubbing irritated too. Silicone based ones that you shake work but also irritate. This feels like water and it cleans of mu and spf really well. I put a lot on a cottons pad and leave them on my eyes and then gently wipe off the makeup.. I do not use waterproof mascara. Then I get another cotton wipe for the face. It use a lot to get off the foundation and sunscreen. The I dip a quip in some to get the mascara off. When I am done I wash with PC Skin Recovery or Khiel's ultra and everything is off. If there is anything left I wash with Cerave as it's so gentle. I think is wa better than silicone cleaners. I am sure oils and cold cream work but they break me out horribly. They irritate my skin. My skin just hates oils. So this is the best choice for me. I love the bottle as it looks like something in chemistry class. It's clear, no shaking. It costs $30 for a very large bottle. The sensitive one is fragrance free. WATER (AQUA), ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ISOHEXADECANE, NIACINAMIDE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, POLYSORBATE 40, METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, SORBITAN PALMITATE, BHT, BUTYLPARABEN, CARBOMER, CETYL ALCOHOL, CHLORPHENESIN, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), o-PHENYLPHENOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUMNon-comedogenic do go over with a qtip to get of mascar. Also when I use
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 1/21/2013 6:47:00 PM
More reviews by Elisy
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
My skin is oily, dehydrated, very sensitive, clog-prone, with slight rosacea. I have tried so many products over the years. Nothing has ever calmed my skin and reduced my redness like this stuff, I am truly amazed! I have been using it for 3 weeks, morning and night and my skin has really changed. I do not use it to remove mascara, but I do use it to take off all my other makeup (with a cotton pad, no rinsing afterward). Will definitely try other products from this brand.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
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