Earlier this summer, Irish beauty fans all over Ireland eagerly welcomed the arrival of cult French skincare brand Bioderma. Available in selected pharmacies across the country, four different ranges are currently available. There’s sensibio for sensitive skin; atoderm for dry skin; sébium for oily skin and photoderm for sun protection.
I’d generally describe my skin type as usually normal, sometimes combination. My T-Zone can be prone to oiliness and I can get occasional dry patches so I always like to try lots of different products to see what suits. After browsing the Bioderma collection available in my local pharmacy, I decided to try the Sébium Foaming Gel. It sounded promising and it looks so appealing too, a gorgeous blue gel in a tall pump bottle.
Non-drying with a soap-free cleansing base, this product is designed to gently cleanse and purify the skin. It is scented which I know some people won’t like but I thought it was quite subtle; I barely even noticed it! I’m a big fan of foamy cleansers and this one lathers really well. My face is left feeling soft and squeaky clean every time.
At €12 for a 200ml bottle, this isn’t exactly a budget buy. There are definitely lots of other very good cleansers out there for half the price…but I really don’t regret getting this! It works well, has a lovely luxurious feel to it and a little goes a long way. I figured I could easily spend nearly a tenner on a nail polish that I’d only wear a few times so I might as well buy this which I’d use every day!
I also picked up an Atoderm moisurising stick for just €3.50. Designed to repair and protect, it feels so moisturising and leaves lips super soft. After this all-round positive experience, I’m looking forward to trying a few more Bioderma products soon. Have you tried any yet? What are your favourites?