Bioderma Créaline h2o

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Bioderma – makeup remover and cleansing solution
available online (£11) and at the much anticipated BeautyMART in Harvey Nichols (£16.50)

Biodema. Once a far off wonder exclusively stocked in French pharmacies and a highly-coveted product amongst beauty experts and skincare junkies alike, it has now landed on English soil and I am well and truly sold on this little french fancy. My lovely friend Fei actually picked me up a bottle of this much acclaimed cleanser a couple of months ago, whilst its presence here in England was still rather elusive, and it has become the creme de la creme of my makeup removal regime ever since. Bioderma is part of the micellar water family, of which there are many options on the market, and have quickly become a staple product of makeup artists and lovers alike due to its effective ability to absorb dirt and makeup. A micelle is a tiny oil molecule suspended in soft water which means these cleansers absorb makeup rather than smear it all over the skin. They are also extremely kind and gentle to the skin.

I was maybe a little sceptical at first at how this cleanser, so seemingly inoffensive, could be so thorough when it comes to removing makeup. The water-like solution is ridiculously gentle yet so effective and pretty much soaks up your makeup without leaving film or a greasy feel to your skin. This cleanser is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic so won’t aggravate the skin or leave you red-faced or puffy-eyed. It is easy to dispense straight onto cotton wool pads and isn’t even fazed by the toughest of waterproof mascaras or the blackest of liners. Inspired by Lisa Eldridge’s makeup removal video, I like to soak two pads in the cleanser and then leave them resting on my eyes for a minute or so before wiping my eye makeup away. I then take one more pad to remove the rest of my face makeup, et voila – the time and effort of makeup removal is dramatically minimised in an instant! Bioderma literally melts your makeup away without needing to scrub and leaves your face feeling so fresh, you don’t even need to rinse your skin afterwards. I am officially in awe of this product and will definitely be stocking up next time I visit Harvey Nicks!

Are you convinced by this cleanser? Will you be giving it a go?

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21 Comments

  1. 9th October 2012 / 5:43 pm

    Haven't tried this yet but I really want to! 🙂 x

    :: LUCYSLUXE ::

  2. 9th October 2012 / 6:10 pm

    I need to get my hands on this, I find taking off mascara such a pain in the backside!

    Beth @ Beth-Bradley.blogspot.co.uk
    X

  3. 9th October 2012 / 6:25 pm

    Still can't believe I haven't tried this:)!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

  4. 9th October 2012 / 7:00 pm

    Hey there

    Not worth the effort – the other brands you can buy in the UK such as Vichy and La Roche-Posay, easily available in Boots are just as good – I did a review of 7 of the different micellar waters – all perform exactly the same. You are just buying the hype. Save your money for some pretty cosmetics.

  5. 9th October 2012 / 7:16 pm

    I really want to try this! 🙂
    xx

  6. 9th October 2012 / 7:30 pm

    I absolutely love Bioderma. I will always have a bottle of this in my bathroom! xx

  7. 9th October 2012 / 8:34 pm

    my favorite cleanser. ♥♥

  8. 9th October 2012 / 8:58 pm

    I really love this for removing eye make up! I've been using the Boots No7 cleansing water for my face make up because I've been too lazy to buy another bottle of this!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  9. 9th October 2012 / 9:46 pm

    SO happy to hear it's finally available in the UK… I shall definitely be stocking up 🙂

  10. 9th October 2012 / 10:06 pm

    definitely going to try this, Ive read so many blogs raving about it! xx

  11. 10th October 2012 / 8:11 am

    Used to use this one a lot when I was living in France. Simple, gentle, not expensive and works well: what more to ask?!

  12. 10th October 2012 / 10:39 am

    I really want to try this, I have heard alot of good things about it.

    Jess x

  13. 10th October 2012 / 11:24 am

    Damn this is FINE stuff. Looking at it you'd think it might be as effective as plain old water, but this stuff is magic and so gentle – I have sensitive skin and especially eyes and this is so soothing to use. :o)

  14. 10th October 2012 / 7:02 pm

    I think you've just convinced me I need to try this. Great post, thank you xx

  15. 10th October 2012 / 7:12 pm

    this is a good send to every single makeup artist haha! <3 it is amazing on everyone

    http://www.MrAJBx3.com

  16. 10th October 2012 / 8:05 pm

    Ahhh I can't imagine my evening routine without this little wonder! X

  17. 10th October 2012 / 8:41 pm

    I cant live without it! I do like to take my eye make up off with a wipe first, then use a cotton pad soaked in this and then double cleanse with my Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser to make sure everything is off! My skin is lovely now! xxx

  18. 11th October 2012 / 10:16 pm

    my favourite makeup remover, it works so well ! xx
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

  19. 12th October 2012 / 8:23 pm

    i really need to try bioderma soon
    x