When I got into the world of beauty around three years ago, every single YouTuber raved about this fairly new concept of micellar water. And everyone’s favourite? Bioderma. I feel like this is the first micellar water that everybody talked about and whilst I used it a couple of years ago, I didn’t really get the chance to form a real opinion on it. Well now I think I finally know how I feel about Bioderma so I’m going to share those thoughts today.
In terms of makeup removal, this is fantastic. I don’t feel like I have to scrub at my face to get the majority of my makeup off, even waterproof mascara. Like most micellar waters, Bioderma doesn’t remove everything but it does a pretty good job at getting the first layer off. I still like to cleanse with my Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser and use a toner, but as a starting point this is pretty good.
I personally prefer the Bioderma Hydrabio H2O, which is perfect for sensitive, dehydrated skin. When dehydrated, the skin loses its radiance and becomes more sensitive so rather than stripping the skin, this micellar water adds moisture back into the skin whilst still effectively removing makeup. The other Bioderma micellar water I have tried is the Bioderma Sensibio H2O* which is for sensitive skin. This removes just as well, but I find this strips my skin a little too much. If you have oilier skin than I do then this will be perfect! I will use this up (I have another 100ml one ready for my holiday in a couple of weeks), but in future I’ll reach for the hydrabio water as opposed to the sensibio.
The only thing I won’t use this micellar water for is to remove lipstick. Whilst it is gentler on the eyes than most micellar waters, it seems to have a weird taste. I obviously don’t go around drinking Bioderma but to remove liquid lipstick is a big no-no. The taste definitely hangs around, so I’d rather stick to the Garnier or Simple micellar waters for that job! I definitely think you can tell the difference in this product than cheaper micellar waters, but I don’t want to spend twice as much for double the product. As a holiday option this is wonderful, as for some bizarre reason the Garnier Micellar Water comes in an ‘on the go’ size of 125ml (no good for hand luggage only), and I’ll also repurchase this when I’m feeling spendy, but for everyday use it’s a little out of my budget.
If you want to try a different micellar water then I 100% recommend Bioderma, but it’s more of a treat to me than an everyday luxury.