I have congested skin very very much dehydrated ,dry but clogged cheeks,my forehead is shineer than cheeks.it really dried my face.but it is interesting even my lancome comfort cream cleanser was Less drier.I tried Verite estee lauder oh my got.my face is wonderful but dont know clean enough for my clogs.I rinse it with tonic in morning I cant wash in morning but in evening I wash it with tap water
Just bought it and used it, it feels really nice and gentle on the skin, took off my teint miracle foundation + bodyshop compact powder in a few wipes! Left my skin clean and did not redden it at all!
I like the fact that I can use it as a cleansing wipe for my face on days when I don't wear any makeup and I will always complete the steps by washing my face with a cleanser (just a habit).
Beware of fake dupes of Bioderma, always buy the official authentic version and becareful when you purchase online.
Will update if it causes any changes with my skin
I use this as a makeup remover and as a cleanser. I tend not to wear waterproof eye makeup so haven't had issues there. I completely remove all my makeup in 3 swipes and it's so much easier and less messy than cleanser with water in the sink that I have much better compliance with face washing at night, particularly in the winter when I HATE washing with so just water because it's cold. Anyway, this cleans my skin well without stripping or irritating. Running low so just reordered.
UPDATE 7/23/13: Still using this, but I think I preferred the Avene Micellar Lotion better. That one seemed to remove makeup with fewer wipes and was more soothing. This is much cheaper though, so will probably repurchase.
NC25 Chinese acne prone, waterproof sunscreen and full makeup.
Update 7/13/13: Took this on a 3 day hot and humid camping trip w/out access to running water, where I only wore sunscreen and used this morning and night as my only cleanser (no water). I did not come back to any new breakouts; I had a little congestion but remember, I didn't wash my face for 3 days w/ anything stronger but this. So I consider this pretty effective, considering I am extremely acne prone.
This has replaced my previous favorite Fancl Cleasing Oil (then Boscia then jojoba). When I started using the Bioderma (pink cap), I immediately noticed there was less makeup traces during my toner step (aka Philosophy Miracle Worker pads). WIN!
Doesn't leave face tight or dry, which really surprised me, nor oily at all. In comparison, Caudalie Cleansing Water left me drier and Avene Micellar left me oily. Since it's hard to locate in the US, looks like the best pricing I can find is on frenchcosmeticsforless, including a potenial MUA discount.
So It is very gentle I get it but water is gentle too, and if you pad water long enough on your eyes I think it does the same thing.
I've been using CHANEL eye makeup remover for several years now, before that I tried tons of others from cheap to expensive, they were either too oily or too harsh on the skin or both. I still think Chanel is the best, but for 100ml it is $32 CAD, so I thought I should try this Bioderma I got 500ml for $33 in Murale.
First of all, it took me 15 mins to remove just my eye makeups and I only wear simple shadows with liner and mascara, and it costs me 3 cotton pads where as using Chanel, 1 pad does the job for both eyes and it takes 1 minute. And I think I did use 5 times more product of this to do the job and still it couldn't get to between my lashes to remove my black liner, i use Estée Lauder double wear pencil, I think NARS or Armani pencil can be even harder to remove, it will probably remove your eyeballs before the liner can come off! And boy I lost so many lashes when trying to use this holy juice! I did hold my pad on my eyes for a long time before start wiping.
Anyway! Go try Chanel remover if you haven't yet, it's not any more expensive than this considering how little I use to do the same job. Or just use water, seriously, it's the same thing
I was rather disappointed by this product as I expected this to take off all my face makeup easily, but it really didn't. I wear the Revlon CS and it takes 4 soaked cotton pads to get it all off, which is a lot of product and in Canada, it's $22 for a 250ml bottle which is very expensive. After some deliberation, I continued using my Neutrogena makeup wipes (which was my makeup remover before) but then I would soak one cotton pad with the Bioderma and swipe it all over my face afterwards to remove any traces of foundation left over and also the residue that the wipes leave behind. I also use this in the morning if I am too lazy to wash my face/I am in a hurry as it takes off oil and dirt too. If you use a long-wearing, full coverage foundation like Revlon CS, I would not suggest using this as your makeup remover. Also it is not very good at taking off eye makeup. It is rather pricey and does not live up to its claims, but I have grown to like the product for its cooling, pleasant sensation, to make sure there is truly no makeup left on my face, to cleanse my skin, and it doesn't break me out. I would repurchase, but I use it sparingly as I am a student and cannot afford to be constantly repurchasing this.
With this i ended up making my mind about NOT buying every single thing everybody is raving about! Not because most people likes it, you will!
This bottle cost me $22 dollars.. bloody expensive!! (this is due to where i live.. far far and beyond)
I have teenage skin.. oily with dry patches and very acne prone. This was supposed to be a " HG " product.. it wasnt.
- takes off very little of your eyemakeup.. no way with waterproof mascara
- does remove the makeup from your face but for me at least it required cleanser and about 2 cotton pads with the product.. thats a lot. I wanted an after party kind off remover.. easy and fast
- even using this after cleanser and even as a toner.. no visible results.. same old acne prone skin.
- It did leave my face very soft
- It felt lightweight and very refreshing
Overall, i would buy it again if it wasnt so expensive.. i would probably use it as a toner to make sure after all my skincare routine there wasnt a single drop of foundation.
* I do think this may do wonders on normal skin with very few imperfections*
Great micellar water: it removes make up in one swipe on a cotton pad. It's fragrance free (and I can't detect any scent) and feels very soothing on the skin. However, it's not the best product to remove eye liner and mascara.
I think it's one of the best micellar waters out there, it can get expensive outside France but if you live near France, plan to visit or someone you know, make sure to get a bottle of this!
Since the Sensibio is for sensitive skin/everyone and Sebium is for combination/oily, I went with a big bottle of Sebium and a small bottle of Sensibio (to try out).
Turns out I prefer Sensibio a lot more.
When I used the Sensibio, I would wake up the next morning feeling like my complexion was nicer and softer. I never noticed this with the Sebium. The Sensibio did not irritate my skin and did a great job of removing make-up -- maybe even a little better than the Sebium. The only thing I would say is that these cleansers don't work too well on super waterproof mascara/eye make-up.
The Sebium takes off make-up rather well, but I did find that my skin felt tight and uncomfortable after using this product. Using it on my eyes also left some stinging.
Neither left any residue after use but I've noticed that I seem to break out a bit if I don't wash after using Sebium. I can't just use it alone like with Sensibio.
Overall, even though I have oily skin, I would recommend Sensibio over the Sebium.
By the way, I've noticed there is another "Crealine" that is very similar to this one. It's called Crealine TS H2O. Apparently, the TS stands for "tres seche," which means very dry. I accidentally picked up a bottle of this TS formula because the bottles are very similar. They are pretty much identical except for the TS part on the label. So just be careful when you purchase!
The thing about the TS formula is that it does have oil in it. It doesn't feel too oily, though. Just a little bit. It is more moisturizing, but it feels a bit uncomfortable on my skin. It's fine when it dries, but you don't get that super clean, "no residue" feeling like with the Sensibio. I haven't tried using it by itself (as in, without rinsing after), but one thing that is nice is that this removes makeup better than the Sensibio (perhaps due to the oil).
So after all the hype around this product, I decided to buy a 100ml bottle for a test run...man, I am so glad I didn't get the large bottle. On the positive side, this cleanser is super gentle.and is well priced. However, I only find it adequate as an eye makeup remover when I am NOT wearing waterproof eyeliner and mascara. When I do wear anything waterproof, I feel the need to use Lancome bi-facil to get rid of the remaining mascara or liner residue--and there's always residue. Not a bad product for cleaning off my very simple natural everyday makeup (cream eye shadow, non-waterproof mascara, and a little dark shadow at lash line), but there are better products out there.