Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream review, before & after photos

Full disclosure, I didn't know Bioderma did anything other than micellar water.  Now in fairness, I didn't take a huge interest in the brand because we couldn't get it in Ireland and so I just silently coveted the micellar water, never thinking they'd actually launch here.  But sure wouldn't you know they surprised us all and have brought themselves to Irish shores!!  They've a huge range and I'll be making my way through the products once they roll out fully across the country.

Today I wanted to talk to you about the Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream.  Aimed at those with sensitive skin prone to rosacea, it's still a gem of a BB cream even for those who don't suffer with redness.

In a nutshell, it's one of the best BB creams I've tried so far.  Despite not having rosacea, although I do have a red nose sometimes, I've been ploughing through this tube at a grand rate and I can see myself finishing and repurchasing it.

Now, if you have issues with redness with your skin, then listen up.  This has the ROSACTIV patent which helps prevent the dilation of blood vessels and calms redness and with ingredients to help reduce inflammation in the skin, those with a sensitive skin disposition will be hard pressed to find anything wrong with it.  With a grand SPF 30 in it, you'll be protecting your skin from the sun and as sun exposure is one of the main triggers of a flare of rosacea, you'll be well minded.

Now, if you're really pale, then the light shade will be too dark for you.  I need to blend it down my neck but it's completely worth the effort.  It's got quite a thick consistency, but blends really easily.

The photos show clearly how well it covers the redness on my nose and cheeks.  It evens out my complexion beautifully, giving a medium coverage but without looking cakey.  And what's even better is that it gives the softest sheen to the skin, making you look radiant but without any tackiness on the skin's surface.

Blush, bronzer and powder goes on top of it easily and I get a good 7-8 hours before it starts to break down on my oily bits, so pretty standard longevity for me.

This tube will set you back €17.50 and I'd happily shell out my cashola for this!

Check out their Facebook page for more information and if you're looking for stockists, they've got some listed there but feel free to ask them and they'll let you know.


  1. Oh wow! I'm honestly shocked at the coverage of this?! I'll definitely be checking this out :)

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  2. Looks gorgeous on your skin. I'm surprised by the coverage!

  3. The coverage of this is amazing considering it's a BB cream and your skin looks flawless x

    Beauty with charm

  4. Wow, that's impressive coverage! What a difference.

    Bella Noir Beauty

  5. Wow....looks amazing.....your skin looks gorjus! Is it better than the L'Occitane one? X

  6. Danielle BeautyblogJune 18, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    This looks like such a good colour match for you and the coverage has surprised me! The blending was definitely worth it!
    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  7. Karen it's lovely. Looks so young and fresh - I want, I want!
    Siobhan xx

  8. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 19, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    I'm going to take that as I look young and fresh ;P You'll love it Siobhan!

  9. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 19, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    It looks scarily dark when I first apply it to my face, but once I start to work it in, it's grand, I love it!

  10. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 19, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Thanks Tiff! It's different to the L'Occitane one, I might actually do a post comparing some BB creams, thanks for the inspiration! Stay tuned :)

  11. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 19, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    I know! It's a great level of coverage for a BB cream!

  12. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 19, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    I was pleasantly surprised with the level of coverage, right up my street!

  13. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 19, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Thanks Emma, it's fab coverage for a BB cream!

  14. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 19, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Let me know how you get on with it Emily, I love it!

  15. That'd be great! I haven't found one that I love yet.....even the Chanel, which is sitting in my stash radiating a mahooosive guilt trip he he

  16. Oh I really wish cosmetic companies would make more of an effort for us pale faces! If the lightest was a little on the dark side for you Karen, that probably means wouldn't be able to touch it. I really don't want to have to blend down my neck in this sticky weather! Great review and lovely photos as always though x

  17. I have to try this as I do have sensitive skin and mild Rosacea so it's made for me!

  18. It looks great on you Karen! Does it come in more shades? Because as someone else said, if it's dark on you, there's not a hope it would work on me.

  19. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    That's as light as it goes missus, it's such a shame because it's gorgeous on so we'll just have to wait and see if they bring out something lighter for us!

  20. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Ah it'd be a sin not to try it especially if you have both sensitive skin and rosacea!

  21. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 22, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Yeah, it matches my face ok, it's slightly too dark but if I didn't blend down my Snow White neck, we'd have problems! Thanks for the lovely comment :)

  22. Thanks Karen for the recommendation
    I bought this in Blackpool Sam McCauleys the day after you recommended it.
    It really is a lovely product esp for the summer --its light but the coverage is good.

  23. This is fab! I've been meaning to swing by and check this out after I saw the before and after. Want!!! God bless the French.


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