This product has been on the beauty underground for many years. It's been a sort of industry secret, only to be shared in recent years by makeup artists and skincare experts such as the Pixiwoo sisters (http://www.pixiwoo.com/) and Lisa Eldridge (http://www.lisaeldridge.com/).
Bioderma is a french made brand, and mostly available on the continent. However there are a few retailers who have managed to make it available in the UK.
Why is this product so good?
It's an oil free gentle cleanser. It contains nothing- well obviously not 'nothing' but it skips perfumes, parabens, silicone, mineral oils- basically all the stuff that might irritate your skin. Not only does this makes it suitable for all skin types (young, old, dry, oily etc), it also means that it is unlikely to cause breakouts or reactions. Being oil free also makes it suitable for use with eyelash extensions.
As if that wasn't enough, it doesn't dry your skin or strip the natural oils harshly. This has made it a firm favorite for backstage use at fashion catwalk shows and shoots. Have you ever done your make up, only to remove it and then reapply- multiply this by a few times and generally your skin will feel dry, tight, red and angry! Bioderma gently cleanses skin, removing dirt and makeup, while not making your body think it needs to produce more oil (Yes Clinique, I am talking to you!)
Bioderma doesn't smell weird. It looks like (but does NOT taste like!) water. You can buy it is various sizes, but I like the 500ml size, which at the current rate of use will last me well over 4 months.
I use Bioderma in the evening to remove makeup and dirt pre face wash cleanse (or clarisonic). If I haven't been wearing makeup I pour some onto a cotton wool pad and gently sweep over my neck and face. If I have been wearing makeup then I will use 2-4 cotton rounds and move in small circular motions. If I have been wearing heavy eye makeup then I use Lisa Eldridge's method
I have used several sorts of eye makeup remover and have mostly always woken up with panda eyes in the morning. Bioderma really impressed me I have used it and woken up with mascara residue on my face!
Obviously this is cheaper if you can buy it in France (minus train/plane/boat fare of course). However in the UK you can sometimes purchase it at www.zuneta.com or ebay for around £10-£14. If anyone can recommend other online please link below. It sells out very quickly!
Just in case you are in any doubt, I will be repurchasing Bioderma H20! I also sometimes use an oily eye makeup remover, but that's a new post!
Have you used Bioderma? How do you remove your makeup? Do you have a eye makeup removing routine? Where do you buy Bioderma from?
(P.s. if you buy it in the US can you share your source? I have had a few emails asking me for help in sourcing it and I havent found anywhere yet! Thanks!)
P.p.s. Chanel giveaway closes very soon. Witch skincare giveaway is closed- and to the cheeky people who have subbed, entered and then unsubbed, that is not in good spirit!