Thursday, 26 January 2012

Lil Miss Astonished: Bioderma makeup remover review

One of the perils of wearing makeup is removing it - definitely eye makeup! I have tried many different eye makeup removers, namely: Amie, Simple, Johnson's and Botanics. None of these eye makeup removers haven ANYTHING on Bioderma. I received Bioderma as part of a gift for my birthday. I have been lusting after it for ages, especially after seeing many reviews on blogs and You tube. Even, Lisa Eldridge has recommended it.


What exactly is Bioderma?
  • Bioderma is basically a cleanser which removes your makeup. I use it to remove eye makeup - I haven't tried it on my face yet.
  • Bioderma is especially orientated for sensitive, normal and dry skin 
  • It is soap free
  • It removes water resistant makeup
  • It soothes your skin and prevents feelings of irritation often caused by cleansing

    What are the ingredients?
WATER (AQUA), PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, RHAMNOSE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, DISODIUM EDTA, CETRIMONIUM BROMIDE.
    As you can see, there are NO parabens and NO sodium laureth sulphate - which are bad for your skin and your health. There's also cucumber inside - which is great for your eyes.

     What are your impressions of Bioderma?
    When I first used this, I was astonished (hence the name of the post). Bioderma managed to remove every speck of makeup from my eyes. There was no residue, and I did not suffer from panda eyes the next morning.


    How do you use it?
    I poured Bioderma onto a cotton pad, and held the pad on my eye for 10 seconds. I gently removed any excess eye makeup using the cotton pad, and that's it! Everything was gone! I do not have to tug or pull on my eyes anymore to remove the makeup. This constant tugging and pulling can cause premature ageing. I haven't used it on my face because my skin is extremely sensitive (even though the product is formulated for sensitive skin). I may try it one day...


    Where can you get it from?
    This is definitely the downside of the product. Bioderma is available in France. I don't know anyone in France, but I do have friends who know friends. You can buy it online though (thank god!). I think my friend purchased it from this website.

    Advantages?
    • Fabulous product
    • Makeup artists around the world use it!
    • Great for sensitive skin
    • Massive bottle
    • Relatively cheap - two 500ml bottles cost £15.
    • You get 500ml of product which will last a very long time
    • Technically, it's great for anti-ageing, because you won't be pulling on your eye lids as much
    • NO MORE PANDA EYES!!
    Disadvantages?
    • They don't sell it in the UK. Not good if you need it in an emergency
    • Watch out for shipping prices!
    • The bottle is too big for travel (you can always decant it)
    If you want to find out more about Bioderma products, click here
    Have you tried this product before?

    8 comments:

    1. I have also been after this for ages, ever since Lisa Eldridge raved about it! My friend actually ordered me a bottle from Paris, I have yet to pick it up! Thanks for the review, will make the added effort to pick it up :) xxx

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    2. My sister has this and I unsuccessfully tried to steal it from her!

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    3. I use the same product for sensitive skins (Sensibio) and I am loving it! It's been 2 months since I've started using it and I am actually looking forward to makeup removal at night only because this amazing product is a part of my routine :) I'm currently visiting Turkey and am so lucky that it's very widely available here, literally in every pharmacy. I will definitely be taking back 4-5 bottles with me when I return to U.S.! Can't believe it's not available in UK, that's strange! Such a great product :)

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    4. oooh! This sounds magical! I currently use a simple baby-oil and baby-wipes combinstion andIcan't complain! But i would be sure to get this when next I'm visiting London! xxx

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    5. I will be definitely trying this out- sounds very good! Thanks Roshni x

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      :-)

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    6. LOVE bioderma!!
      http://liana-beauty.blogspot.com

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    7. I have been DYING to try this.... especially since Lisa Eldridge raved about it! Sadly I have to order mine off ebay but thanks to your review this will surely be worth it!

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    8. I have it and it is amazing!

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