Saturday, 8 February 2014

Bioderma: The Micellar Miracle.

So I decided to give in and buy Bioderma a couple of weeks ago. After reading so many reviews and seeing it featured in YouTube videos I was curious to see if it lived up to the hype. I thought it would be hard to get hold of as it's such a popular product but I managed to get it from Escentual and they offered a great service with updates of order status via text message and quick delivery. Bioderma appealed to me because of its gentle properties as I have sensitive skin and the claims that it removes all traces of makeup, this was my main reason for buying it. No matter how much I think I’ve removed all my makeup I still wake up with traces of mascara under my eyes, which leaves me wondering- where does it come from, do I reapply mascara in my sleep as I’m sure I removed it last night! I’ve looked into micellar water and how the micelles work but to be honest it’s all a bit beyond my intelligence to try to explain it but I found a couple of blog posts on it (here and here) if you want to read for yourself as I think its quite interesting (bit of a science geek). I was a bit sceptical about Bioderma before, I was slightly worried that I’d just paid out for some kind of posh water (like in the episode of Only Fools and Horses, with the Peckham spring water) and it wasn’t anything more than that- posh water. I’m glad to say I was completely wrong, Bioderma has completely blown me away, it is the BEST thing I have ever used to remove makeup and so gentle with it. It feels just like water on the skin yet effortlessly removes all makeup without having to rub around the delicate eye area. No more waking up in the morning with traces under my eyes (or I’ve just stopped reapplying in my sleep) my skin feels clean and fresh after using it and it really does remove ALL make up.

To remove my makeup I usually use a facial wipe (oooh! Naughty) to remove the bulk of my make up then I use a flannel and facial wash, after doing this my skin looks clear of makeup- no traces. From the picture below you can see just how much makeup is left on my skin, the cotton wool pads show what was removed by Bioderma AFTER using a makeup wipe and facial wash.

Gross eh? All I could think was how much of this residual makeup has built up over time on my skin- disgusting. So for me Bioderma is an absolute must have in my skincare routine, I wouldn’t dream of not using it now and it’s surprising that even though skin appears free of makeup just how much is left on there. Now I don’t have much to compare Bioderma to as it’s the only micellar water I’ve used but why would I use anything else, this works for me and I love it. Why fix what isn’t broken?

So have you ever used Bioderma? Do you love it as much as me? Have you ever tried any other micellar waters?

Until next time stay beauty-full xx

P.S. If the links don't work please let me know and I'll post the full web address xx


  1. Loved this post, was so easy to read and witty too! I really want to try this now, I use L'oreal Micellar Solution and I thought it was the best thing ever, but after reading your review I'm going to have to try out bioderma to compare the two! Love your blog, just followed:)!

    1. Thankyou so much. It is really is so good, I'm going to get a few other micellar waters to see how it compares but its set the bar very high. xx