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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Clash of the Titans: Bioderma vs Bioderma

Hiya!

After watching a lot of make up artists at London Fashion Week a couple of years ago I saw that almost all had a bottle of Bioderma Micellar water in their kits and if they didn't the models certainly did! This along with a few other golden gems was purchased via Ebay (as this was the only place I could get it at the time) immediately and has been with me ever since.

First of all the range of Bioderma skincare is huge but I will be focusing on it the Micellar solution cleansers and in particular the normal vs one for oily skin types. Here's the range broken down:

1) Sensibio aka Crealine - for sensitive skin
2) Sebium - for oily/acne prone skin
3) Hydrabio - for dehydrated skin
4) Atoderm - for dry and atopic/eczema prone skin
5) Photoderm - for skin in need of advanced sun protection


Now obviously this is a cult product which I'm sure you have read multiple reviews about but I struggled when I first purchased it to get clear information on which would be best for my skin type. Most blogs didn't even mention the full range only the Sensibio so it took some serious emailing and internet resourcing to discover the full potential of the brand. It was then I found my favourite Sebium....
Packaging comparison photos 

What is Micellar solution?? 
I had that thought too! Here's the science bit (taken from google def):
(micelle) an electrically charged particle built up from polymeric molecules or ions and occurring in certain colloidal electrolytic solutions. One of these solutions is Bioderma..... basically a micelle is a microscopic drop of oil, suspended in a sphere of water.

Micellar soultions seem to be extremely gentle when removing dirt, makeup and grime and doesn't strip the skin which can completely leaving it dry and unmanageable. The major plus is that you don't have to wash it off and after a long night out it can really save your skin in a short amount of time. 

The Important stuff (taken from the official website):

Sensibio:
Properties
Fragrance-free formula.
Alcohol-free. No phenoxyethanol.
250 ml bottle.


Ingredients
WATER (AQUA), PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, RHAMNOSE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, DISODIUM EDTA, CETRIMONIUM BROMIDE.

Sebium:
Properties
Fragranced formula.
Non-comedogenic, alcohol-free, no colorant.
Transparent bottle with dispenser cap - 500 ml.


Ingredients
WATER (AQUA), PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES, SODIUM CITRATE , ZINC GLUCONATE, COPPER SULFATE, GINKGO BILOBA EXTRACT, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, RHAMNOSE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CITRIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, CETRIMONIUM BROMIDE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM).


I found after using Sensibio for around three months that it was brilliant on removing my eye makeup but had no affect on the overall quality of my skin and slowly became redundant. I would pop back to it now and again but was in desperate need of something more suited to my oily combination skin. After some serious Googling I read the official description of Sebium and decided to give it a try - this was a smart move on my part! 


She totally agrees with me ;)

I'm 100% sure that Sebium has dramatically helped my skin keep oil at bay for longer throughout the day as when, I have for whatever reason, I have stopped using it my skin has suffered. Of course I use it as part of a grand skincare routine but this is the foundation that it is based on. I'll be honest and say sometime I do combine the two when I have my seriously stubborn eyeliner to get off but this is rare as Sebium never lets me down!



I buy mine from here. :)

Let me know if you guys have tried this and which suits your skin best. 

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