Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water - worth the hype?


Totally worth the hype. 

I could leave the blog post at that, but I want to try and explain to you why I think it's worth the hype.  For those of you who don't know what's in the photo above, it's none other than the famous Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water.  It's legendary in the beauty world and yet up until a couple of months ago, I hadn't tried it.

I'd found a great micellar water in Garnier's offering and wasn't too pushed in trying to seek out the Bioderma one because I never go to France, I wasn't bothered trying to order it online and then I ran the risk of having a constant battle to find it if I did love it.  Then Bioderma decided to come to Ireland and at the launch, I was given a small bottle of this to try out.

It didn't last too long because I used it every single evening to remove my makeup and each night, I marvelled at how soft my skin felt.  It didn't leave my skin feeling stripped or tight.  But then again, the Garnier one didn't either.  This just made my skin feel like I'd properly cleansed it, not having just removed my makeup.

It's a hard one to explain!  It's just better than any other micellar I've tried.  It's gentle on the skin and doesn't irritate my sensitive eyeballs, but then again, the Garnier micellar is also gentle on my skin and doesn't irritate my eyes.  Bioderma removes my makeup effectively and so does the Garnier one. It's after I remove my makeup where I feel the difference in my skin.  It makes it feel like I've done a proper cleanse.  It feels like it's smoothed out the texture in my skin, or maybe the Garnier one helped highlight any texture issues.

All I can say is try the Bioderma micellar water and let me know how you get on.  I think I could've gone about my life happy with Garnier's micellar water and been none the wiser, but now that I've tried Bioderma's version, I'm hooked.  A couple of weeks ago, I bought two of the 500ml bottles in Lloyd's pharmacy in Santry Omni Centre and that'll do me for a while!  It's spendy though at €16 a bottle, but honestly, if you have the extra few bob, it's worth checking out.  If you're looking for stockists, Bioderma have a list on their Facebook page and always get back to queries quickly.  As far as I know, the brand is in Lloyd's pharmacies, Meagher's pharmacies and Sam McCauley's nationwide and is available online too.

Have you tried this and do you know what I'm trying to explain in this post?!


  1. I want to try this! Not mad about micellars but this may be The One ..

  2. I still haven't fallen in love with this but I do like it although if I soak the pad too much it stings my eyes! Meagherspharmacy.ie sell the whole range online x

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  4. Yes I have and yes I do, but then I haven't got around to trying the Garnier yet! I must do that, though to date this is better than any other micellar I've tried and I've repurchased it for years either via eBay, on hols in France or more recently from Escentual. Even if you're not into micellars it's hands down the best eye makeup remover, unless you're into waterproof mascara.

    Nic x


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