I don’t know about you, but there is nothing else I use to remove my makeup than Micellar Water, as a first step. I was quite naughty when I was younger, grabbing face wipes after a night out and falling into my bed. Then there were the years that followed when I would use a cream cleanser to remove my makeup before cleansing.
There’s nothing wrong with cream cleansers, but ever since I started using Micellar Waters, I felt that everything was being removed. Like, oil, dirt, grime and that hard-to-remove long lasting foundation melts away onto my cotton pad.
Perhaps it’s because you can see the sheer amount coming off your face onto the cotton pad because the Micellar Water is clear. I even fold up the cotton pads and use the water to remove eyeliner and mascara from my water line on my eyes.
A brand famous for it’s Micellar Water is Bioderma, and I’ve only just started to try them out. After hearing about the dermatology brand and how kind their products are to the skin, I decided to give their Sebium H20 product a go – a cleansing and make-up removing water that respects the fragility of sensitive skin.
This product gets high ratings and reviews as Sebium H2O is the 1st and only dermatological micellar water perfectly compatible with the skin. They say that its fatty acid esters (the constituent elements of micelles) are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes, and naturally help rebuild the skin’s hydrolipidic film.
It’s kind and caring to all types of sensitive skin, and that’s one of the aspects I fell in love with. I wear a lot of long-lasting, heavy makeup, and no matter how many times I’m swiping that soaked cotton pad across my face, there is no redness or feeling of tightness. I just see more and more makeup being effectively removed.
I love how I can double up the product and use it to remove eye makeup too, again with no irritation. Plus, you don’t have to rinse your face after this. I choose to purely because I still suffer from acne, so I like to give myself a strict skincare regime.
Another product I’ve been using from Bioderma is the Sebium Gel Moussant, a Sébium Gel moussant which gently cleanses and acts as a facial wash.
It is the only cleansing gel that limits the formation of blemishes thanks to the Fluidactiv™ sebo-correcting complex, which biologically regulates sebum quality. As I mentioned before, I suffer from hormonal acne, so I like how this cleanser helps to tackle the problem and keep breakouts at bay.
I know quite a lot about acne fighting ingredients from being a sufferer since I’ve been 14, so I was happy to this tis enriched with purifying agents, like zinc sulfate and copper sulphate. These work to limits sebaceous secretion too, ideal for those with oily skin.
Again, it’s super kind to the skin, with no redness, tightness or over drying after you use it. I don’t find that a face wash out there could ever cure my acne with it being hormonal, however a good cleanser which deep cleans, unclogs pores, fights the spots I do have and prevents redness and drying out it essential for me to be using, morning and night.
I really do see what the hype is around this brand – it’s so lovely to use and a joy for those with super sensitive skin. And the collection is extensive, I literally haven’t even touched the surface!
I can see they do an ABCDerm range for babies which is an extra gentle hygiene range. They also specialise in a Atoderm range, for those with extremely dry skin.
I’m really pleased to have finally tried them out, and so far, my heart is now with the H20 Micellar Water. My new skin saviour making taking my makeup off less of a problem than it used to be!
The range is available at Boots and FeelUnique, amongst many other beauty and health retailers.