|Would buy this product again.||28%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Hazel
Horrible product. I have a NC 15 skin and quite oily. I have used the Peter Thomas Roth Uber Dry sunscreen SPF 30 and that was quite nice, the problem is I have to order it from the US because in Europe it's almost impossible to find.
So I was looking for a non-oily high spf (50) sunscreen.
With this Bioderma one I have everything I don't want. The texture is very light and runny but on the face is extremely greasy, I was shining like disco ball and no rubbing in the world could it make absorb by my skin. I waited 30 min and it still didn't sink in. A very uncomfortable feeling.
On the instructions they say the less product you use the less protection it will give but it is impossible to put a lot on because even a little just sits on top of your skin. So therefor I got burned and when I used the Peter Thomas Roth spf 30 I didnít even get a tan.
Therefor I find this very disappointing it doesnít delivery on any level. The only positive things I can say about it are the packaging (which is very hygienic) and that it wasnít very expensive (10 Ä) and surprisingly it didnít break me out although itís so oily.
I will now try to use it as a body sunscreen because I will never again apply it on my face.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Everything you don't want. It stings my eyes so bad that I had to wash it off. The fluide is definitely not matte but greasy and this is getting worse the longer you have it on. It did not adhere to my skin but sat on top of it so you still could move the grease with your fingers. Oh and it is whitening for sure. As a makeup base it is a disaster. Powder clumps on the greasy ss and it makes you look like you are wearing lots of makeup and feels heavy. As this isn't enough this product is expensive...
I'm living in The Netherlands so not a hot and humid climate and my skin can use a little moisture.
What a waste of money! I also tried the Ultra fluide but although it is just a little less greasy as the fluide it causes the same problems. The spray spf 50 irritated/dried my skin even more probably because of the high alcohol content and has also all those other negative features I mentioned above.
"ll stick to L'oreal Solar Expertise Kids Lotion or Milk or their fluides (almost all dupes of La Roche Posays, same company mostly a "marketing" thing, ). Biore riche aqua essence SPF 50 is another favourite because it feels like nothing on my skin and is nice for hot summer days.
Sorry to be so extremely negative about the Bioderma but their sunscreens are the worst products I ever used!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
My derm had put me on another round of Oratane (oral medicine for acne which controls oil thus causing skin to be on the dry side) and this time, a Retin A cream which would make my skin more sensitive to the sun. I asked for a sunblock that could protect as well as moisturise the dry patches and was given a sample of this.
Previously i have used Japanese brands Biore and Sofina with great results because they have a very thin consistency and no white cast, and have always steered away from European ones because they are thicker and make it look like you have a white mask on your face. Hence this Bioderm is my first European sunscreen. I was skeptical but gave it a shot and i ended up finising the tiny sample tube and travelling a long distance to my derm's office just to buy a full-sized tube.
What this does for me that Biore and Sofina don't is that it has moisturising ingredients in the formula so that you don't have to apply a separate moisturiser before your sunscreen, which may dilute your sunscreen hence making it less effective. My skin feels hydrated throughout the day (at least for 6 hours since i work in an air-conditioned environment all day long) as compared to when i put on my regular Avene moisturiser (which i already deem as a very good product). The best part - it leaves my complexion with this incredible glow which i never had or i've never had from even the most expensive foundation or excercising. It's glow and not greasiness, and i recommend this to women who have dry skin and patches and dull skin or those who don't get enough sleep like me. It really hides my dryness and dullness.
Looking glowy and dewy aside, i found out that this product as very high PPD (38!) as compared to 8-10+ for many other off-the-shelf suncreens like Biore. PPD is the measurement of protection against UVA rays which causes (gasp) premature aging. Not common knowledge, at least for me and my circle of girlfriends, but something every woman oughta know.
Lastly i have very troublesome and acne-prone, whitehead-prone skin but this doesn't clog me up or break me out in any way.
p.s Not recommended for oily women, though!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I really wanted to like this, but unfortunately it did not work for me. The first time I used it my skin felt a little uncomfortable at first, but after the second time I developed irritation around the eyes which took a few weeks to heal. I am not sure what the irritating ingredient was, as I have been using LRP Anthelios Fluide Extreme for several weeks with absolutely no problems, either irritation or breakouts. Although I found the finish more cosmetically elegant than the LRP worn alone, my powder looked a little 'muddy' after a few hours, whereas although I couldn't wear the LRP without powder, it does work well with powder if I blot after several hours and the powder doesn't 'move around' over it or start to look 'muddy'. I will be sticking with my Anthelios.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I sooo desperately wanted this to work for me. I've been relying on Blue Lizard which is terribly thick and greasy (and lower PPD than I'd like). I've been wanting to try this for a good while and decided to order a sample (along with a sample of Avene Emulsion). The very first day I applied this, I started to feel skin irritation. I tried to tell myself it was just my imagination and persisted. That was two days ago and having finished up the product today, I definitely have sensitized skin (around my eyes, especially). I hate, hate, hate that I'm having this issue. I truly hoped that this would be my hg summer sunscreen. It was so nice to wear a more "cosmetically elegant" sunscreen, not to mention one that I felt protected me in the harsh sun. I don't know if it's the tinosorb giving me problems or some other ingredient. I hope it's the latter, as tinosorb's UVA protection can't be beat. Even more disappointing is the fact that this broke me out (especially along my chin area). I've had issues with chemical screens causing serious irritation in the past, so I'm crossing my fingers that I'll find a combo that works. Alas, the search continues.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have acne prone dehydrated(differin & bp) oily skin. I have only been using this for a week but I really like it thus far. No breakout problems and no white cast once it sinks in for a few minutes. I use a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon from the dollar store to get the correct amount of liquid each day. Finding room to get a full 1/4 tsp on my face before starting to massage in is difficult. The first time I applied this I didnít think it would possibly work but this sinks in very quickly and leaves a nice glow after about 5 minutes.
Since it leaves a glow(shine but not grease) someone looking for something with a matte finish would definitely not be happy. If you donít mind I glow I actually think my skin looks better with it on than without.
The package is 40ml so 1.35oz
Itís alcohol denat free, paraben free and doesn't require an oil cleanser
1 MONTH UPDATE: Upgrading from 4 to 5 Stars, No acne problems & ordered a second tube
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Blue
The new 2009 formula was w/o alcohol denat which I liked in theory and PPD 38 instead of 35.
Its texture wasn't as liquidy and, well, fluid, as the PPD 35 formula with alcohol. It left enough of a white cast that my DH said I looked like a clown. I didn't think it was as bad as some others I'd tried some time ago and ruled out, but I could see the whiteness all day and it wasn't all that subtle.
Also, when I was in direct sunlight, like in the car, my face was quite shiny (not alien shiny but definitely more than a healthy glow).
Finally, I got several small zits along my hairline initially which I thought was b/c i didn't wash it off thoroughly enough; then I got a minor zit on my cheek and a medium-red (not flaming but not as docile as the others) zit under my jawbone; for as white as this is (and I'm fair enough that I thought it might be brightening until my DH set me straight that I looked ridiculous) and the zits that continue to pop up, I think this might just not be lightweight enough to let my rosacean skin "breathe" so it's trapping heat in and causing rosacea zits, especially since they have taken a while to heal like my rosacean ones behave.