If you were interested in skincare at all, you’d know that certain round-bottled, pink-capped makeup cleanser had been making its rounds long before micellar water was even a thing.
Bioderma’s cult favourite product has been loved by makeup artists and celebrities since the start of time. The innovation, after all, was faultless; light oils were suspended in a water-light cleanser that gently removed make-up, grime, and everything in between, all without stripping the skin from its natural oils or clogging it up. Bioderma’s version made for the perfect first step in a double-cleansing ritual.
The French pharmacy hero, however, is so much more than this beauty classic, and there are tons of other products within its line-up that would do as much good in your skincare regime — especially since they’ve all been created with the input of dermatologists and research centres to be extremely effective, yet fuss-free.
From the gentlest facial cleansers to a mattifying moisturiser that won’t clog your pores, here are all the other Bioderma products you should try out, stat.
The best Bioderma products to try –
Utilising the same micellar technology that the brand has become so recognised for, this ultra-gentle, soap- free, and soothing cleanser removes dirt, make-up and impurities while hydrating and soothing sensitive skin. Instead of sulphates, this is enriched with the gentle surfactant coco glucoside, which mimics the skin structure. Expect lipid-restoring and moisturizing benefits over time with this one.
Dehydrated skin is never a pretty look. To combat tired, thirsty skin, Bioderma has infused its star serum with hydrating actives like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, as well as Aquagenium — a patented blend of niacinamide and apple seed extract that provides a lasting radiance. The non-comedogenic, oil-free formula absorbs into the skin with a velvety smooth finish, and doubles as a great base for makeup.
Those who could do with a little more than the occlusive prowess of Vaseline will find Bioderma’s lip balm a godsend for chapped lips. Although rich in Shea butter, vitamin E, and laminaria extract, this balm is lightweight, absorbs quickly, and doesn’t leave a shine, making it a discreet but nourishing option for those with dry and sensitive lips. Expect a juicy and uplifting raspberry fragrance with this one.
Formulated with caffeine, laminaria, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid, this baby is a dream for reawakening tired eyes as it works to depuff, soothe, and smoothen out crow’s feet and fine lines. The lightweight cream is gentle enough for those with sensitive eyes, and because of its texture makes a great base for under-eye makeup too.
Besides high protection against harmful UVA/B rays, this sunscreen also contains Cellular Bioprotection, an exclusive patent comprising antioxidants and amino acids that protects the skin from free radical damage. The non-comedogenic, fast-absorbing facial suncare applies with a mattifying effect — perfect if you’re adverse to the typically glossy finish that most sunscreens give.
Formulated specially for those with oily or acne-prone skin, this moisturiser manages to hydrate with the help of glycerin and xylitol, while regulating sebum and actively preventing blocked pores with its patented formula. Your won’t have to worry about dealing with a reflective face mid-day either; this lightweight product is mattifying and provides shine control and a smoothening effect for up to eight hours.