Hello spoonie dolls and dish darlings…. Hope all is well with you this evening (or morning if you happen to be in the part of the world where the sun is out and shining).
So about 2 months ago I made an order on Beautilish and was sent a sample of Bioderma for both sensitive skin and combo skin. I decided I wanted to try it out to find out what all the noise was about. So glad I did!!!
Normally I hold off on telling anyone about a new product I’ve used or in this case an old product that is new to me. I also never review a product that I haven’t tried out for a few months at least …. hence the reason I only have 1 product reviewed. (2 if you count my review on the Ikea Alex Desk I got a few weeks ago).
I was sitting at my desk a few weeks back writting out some ideas and lists for things I want to buy to do reviews on and remembered that my makeup had been on all day…
so I started to get up to go wash off my face and the samples fell off my desk …. was that fate interceding? (All signs point to yes… )
So I took to plunge and I gotta say, damn the French sure know their skin care! I am extremely in love with both formulas .
I will be giving this review in comparison to the Garnier Micellar Water (I have been using the Garnier one ever since it was released to the U.S. and have also worked with both formulas of this product as well.
Bioderma comes in 3 formulas (for dry, combo, and sensitive skin) and comes in 3 sizes. (100, 250, & 500 ml) (3.4 , 8.5, & 16.9 oz) and sells for $6.90 to $16.90 through Beautilish . The Garnier version only comes in 2 formulas (all skin types and waterproof) and only comes in 2 sizes (100 & 400 ml) (3.4 and 13.5 oz) and sells for $3.50 (for the smaller one) and $6.25 to $8.99 and can be found at most drug stores, Walmart, Target, and Ulta.
The Bioderma brand has this light almost cucumber like scent to it where as the Garnier brand has ,at least to me, an almost polymer type smell to it…. I really do not enjoy the scent of the Garnier one.
Both brands tote claims that they are a no rinse dirt and makeup remover that gently removes product without stripping the skin of moisture.
With the Garnier cleanser I always had to rinse my face, didn’t matter which one I used I always had this sticky residue left over once the micellar water dried and and always burns my eyes with Bioderma I didn’t have any residue at all. It left my face feeling refreshed. It felt almost like a face tonic spray I use to make with cucumber rose and mint. Very light, softly scented, and so calming and I tested it on my waterline – does not sting at all.
With the Bioderma I only needed 1 large cotton rounds as a posed to the Garnier one where I tend to use an average of 6 large cotton rounds. This is in part due to the fact that I use a full coverage foundation (normally) and it does take a second pass to break through all that coverage.
This is where to comparison ends …Lets talk about the 1 thing that is a CON for the Bioderma brand.
When I use the Garnier cleanser I always use witch hazel as a toner to remove the residual remover so I decided to use the witch hazel as a toner only. When I did this , I did have some makeup still come off … now this could be because it was a small sample sized amount and so I may have needed the cotton pad to be soaked a bit more than I was able to the first time through. Either way I am ok with having to use the witch hazel since I use it as a toner before my moisture routine anyway.
All in all Bioderma is a sold choice. It’s a bit more expensive but so worth every penny. It’s like a heavenly bottle of spa time…. and I can’t wait to finish off my bottle of Gernier so I can start buying Bioderma.
Well thanks for peeking in on this spoonie’s makeup bag, and remember spoonie darlings … reserve a spoon for a bit of lipgloss.