I have ridiculously sensitive skin, which gets both very oily and dehydrated, and loves to clog up- whenever I visit my dematologist, she says 'yes, you really have very sensitive skin'. I have seborrheic dermatitis around my nose, and blepharitis around my eyes. So pretty much every cleanser known to humankind makes me react in some way. If its an oil-based cleanser, it doesn't make the dehydration worse, but can lead to SD flares and worse blocked pores. If its a detergent cleanser, my skin feels tight and dry, and after a few days it starts flaking.
For me, Crealine H2O is really very good- it gets all grime and makeup off. I could almost get away with just cleansing and not putting a moisturiser on top, which is amazing. However, I have the very slightest tightness after using it, so I do need moisturiser. It does not make my skin unbearably tight, prickly or itchy, and I do not get flushing after use.
I also find it very good for removing eye makeup, on the rare occasions I wear it, and it does not make my blepharitis flare. As others have said, I find you need to hold the soaked cotton for a few seconds on your eye, and then gently wipe.
However, I give this 4 stars because I live in hope of finding a cleanser that cleanses and leaves my completely skin comfortable...
After I've cleansed with this, I use a water spray (either something like Avene, or just some distilled water in a spray container. Then I very gently blot dry, and apply moisturiser (Uriage DS cream, currently).
Edit: I've upgraded this to 5 stars. After using it for around 6 months, it causes no irritation, and removes sebum and all makeup so effectively. At the moment, after cleansing I use a homemade green tea toner (just a very strong green tea, left to steep for an hour or so) and my skin is very happy.
When I bought this, I was really scared that it wouldn't be worth the hype cause it was pretty pricey for a makeup remover. I'm so glad I did, because this stuff is awesome! It removes ALL of your face makeup but isn't drying at all and the cucumber in it makes it feel really soothing as well. For eye makeup, don't tug- just hold the cotton pad over your eye for maybe 20 seconds and after that it'll glide right off. This removed so much makeup that it makes me cringe to think about my old makeup removal routine. Taking a star off for the price but that's it.
I think I've gone through half a dozen bottles of this stuff, if not more. Its a great product. Its super gentle, non-irritating, non-comedogenic and effective. I use it at night to remove my makeup before using my cleanser. It has no odour or colour. It honestly looks just like water, but it really takes all your makeup off without any struggle. It will not remove waterproof mascara. I usually apply an oil cleanser to my eyelashes before I use Bioderma to remove my face makeup. That way, it gives the oil some time to break down the mascara before I go over it with my cotton pad with Bioderma. With this method, I just have to hold the cotton pad over my eye for a few moments before sliding the stubborn mascara off. I repass the cotton pad from under my lashes to get it all off. If it has been an exceptionally late night and I can't be bothered to do a full cleansing routine, I just use Bioderma a second time across my face to make sure its totally clean before going to bed. Its a staple in my vanity. I always stock up when it goes on sale!
My sister picked this up for me while she was in France. This stuff literally removes all of my eye makeup in seconds with no rubbing required. I'm using it sparingly, because its hard to get ahold of. No irritation, no blurry eyesight nothing...but a clean slate.
I saw many reviews raving about this product and I finally bought it on a trip to Paris this summer. The price is so much better than in Canada but since this was my first time trying out the product, I wanted to make sure I like it first so I got the 250ML. BIG MISTAKE! For couple of Euros more, I could have gotten the 500ML which is double the size for fraction of the amount. I love this product so much that I would purchase again here even though it cost more.
I have combination skin, meaning sometimes it could get real dry and at times real oily. For that reason, I think this product works best when my skin is on the oily side because the formula is so sensitive that it takes my oil right off. When my skin becomes dry, however, I find that my other product with oil-base works better because the Bioderma could cause my skin to become even drier.
I love this product so much that I cannot say any bad thing about it except for the price being a bit on the unreasonable side other than in Europe. So I will treasure what the 150ML I have and use it wisely.
I just started using this but I really, really like it. I was using an astringent before that I like because my skin felt fresh but it was just too harsh, especially now that the winter months are making my face more on the dry side. I have combination skin, oily and slightly acne prone but I have recently been suffering from dry skin on my cheeks and around my lips. This stuff removes just as much make up as the astringent did, but I feel fresh and not stripped after. I am also using the sensibo light for an all over moisturizer and the sensibo ar for where I'm very dry. I've used this twice and the improvement is wonderful!Very impressed with it!
OH MY GOSH
Why did it take me THIS long to buy this product? Sometimes you should really listen to the reviews, because they clearly don't lie.
I needed something for sensitive eyes to remove my eye makeup. I have been having reactions to makeup wipes, and woke up with my eyelid swollen a few times.
I just bought this, and it removes makeup like a dream. I barely need to apply any pressure, just let it sit for a minute to saturate the mascara and it comes right off.
Because I don't have to rub my eyes and the formula is very gentle, my eyes are perfectly fine and not irritated after.
The pump on the large bottle is fantastic. I bought this for $33 dollars at Shoppers. It's a pretty large bottle so I can see it lasting quite long.
Such a great product!!
Absolutely perfect! I have never had a solution micellaire product before, but now I understand the hype! It's really soft, doesn't irritate the skin and removes the make up totally! I don't remember feeling so clean with any other cleansing product!!!!!
This product is pure sorcery. Believe all the reviews and just buy it already. It takes every damn thing off without irritating sensitive skin. I double cleanse right after anyway, just to make sure everything is off. Worth the price.
Bioderma Micellaire Water is my favourite on lazy nights! It takes off everything, from makeup, eye makeup, and dirty. It is fragrance free and never irritates my skin. This is a must have product. I love when it comes in the value size with a pump! (limited time offer). Best Micellaire so far, in my opinion.