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When Micellar Water was gaining hype in India, all I knew was it is a kind of cleansing water and I used to wonder, why we need cleansing water if we can simply wash our face with a face wash? But believe me, when I actually tried it and included in my skincare routine, I got to know its value and realized how great Micellar Water is. Its been months I am using Bioderma Micellar Water and I am totally happy with my decision of buying it.
Let us move to the details…
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Paraben-Free Micellar Water
Price: Rs.990/- for 250ml
Sensibio H2O is the 1st and only dermatological micellar water perfectly compatible with the skin: its fatty acid esters, the constituent elements of micelles, are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes and naturally help rebuild the skin’s hydrolipidic film.
AQUA/WATER/EAU, PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, RHAMNOSE, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CETRIMONIUM BROMIDE, DISODIUM EDTA. [BI 446]
Instructions for Use
Morning and/or evening – 7 days a week
- Soak a cotton pad with Sensibio H2O.
- Gently cleanse and/or remove make-up from your face and eyes.
- Re-apply until the cotton pad becomes clean.
- Lightly dab your face with a clean cotton towel.
What is Micellar Water?
While looking for Exact meaning in easy words, I landed on HuffingtonPost. They mentioned that micellar water is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. “The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin,” says board-certified dermatologist Hadley King of Skinney Medspa.
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I first tried Garnier Micellar Water because no doubt, Bioderma Sensibio H2O is expensive. I quite liked the Garnier Argan-Oil Infused Micellar Water but it contains PHMB which is said to be a dangerous chemical ingredient that can cause cancer. So, I decided to go for the real and the original, i.e, Bioderma Micellar Water.
Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water is Free from All Harsh Chemicals
This is what I loved the most and this is the only reason why I decided to invest in expensive micellar water. Bioderma Micellar Water is free from parabens, PHMB, alcohol, and all other harsh chemicals. It is hypoallergenic which means it is relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. It does contain cucumber extract and is suitable for sensitive skin.
Packaging: It comes a squeezable see-through bottle with a flip-flop lid. The lid is tight enough to keep the product mess-free and travel-friendly. It comes with a nozzle that dispenses the right amount of product without a mess.
Fragrance: It doesn’t have any strong or dominant fragrance as such. While cleaning my face with this I only smell a mild fragrance that isn’t bothering at all.
It is been months I am using this as cleansing water as well as a makeup remover and it has helped me so much. After waking up in the morning, when I am not in a mood to wash my face with water and face wash and I know I will just take a shower in an hour so, I simply pour this micellar water onto a cotton pad, wipe my face with it and I can literally see all the dirt, oil, and grime on the cotton.
Not only does it cleans, but I actually feel fresh and clean. It gives a kind of fresh feeling which I like. I also use it post face pack and facial shaving. Yes, I do shave my face with eyebrow razors as I have got peach fuzz.
Because this micellar water doesn’t leave any oily or sticky residue behind and doesn’t require any rinse, I wipe my face with this post taking off the face mask so that if there is any residue left, micellar water will take it off. Post-facial shaving, I wipe my face with this micellar water to calm, clean and soothe my skin. 💘
In a lot of YouTube videos and blogs, it is mentioned that it can be used as a toner too because it has toning properties. I, however, do not use this a toner as I only use my Plum Green Tea Toner or Cold Green Teabags as a toner for my sensitive and acne-prone skin. Also, I feel that using Bioderma Micellar Water as a daily toner will be a really costly option.
But, because it has toning properties, it can come handy in case you run out of your toner. 😉 Coming to how well it takes off the makeup, it really a great job and I am impressed. I have been using only this to take off my day-to-day/everyday makeup. It effectively and gently takes off my makeup without giving me any rash or breakouts. Neither it leaves an oily residue behind.
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When it comes to taking off heavy makeup with micellar water, It no doubts does a good job but I personally feel that makeup remover wipes are more effective and efficient in taking of full face of heavy makeup.
Let’s say you are wearing high coverage foundation, concealer, compact or loose powder, contour, blush, highlighter followed by a heavy eye makeup and long-wearing lipstick and if you consider this micellar water to take all that off, it will require a lot of time, a lot of product and a lot of cotton pads whereas a makeup remover wipe will be more efficient for this.
Because it is an expensive product, I am only considering to use this as a makeup remover for my everyday makeup and not for heavy makeup days.
Talking about how well it works on waterproof mascara or matte liquid lipsticks, it doesn’t work on them at all. It is not at all effective on long-wearing matte liquid lipsticks and on waterproof mascaras. For that, I still love my Jaquline Makeup Remover.
The best part, it doesn’t leave any sort of bad smell behind. It doesn’t give me any breakouts or irritation and I am totally happy with this.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water Swatch Test
For the swatch test, I swatched some lipsticks, glittery eyeshadows, highlighter, concealer, and blush and allowed them to try.
Few More Swipes –
After multiple swipes and without any tough rubbing, it effectively removed all the makeup but left a bit of lipstick stain behind as always. 😄
Bioderma Micellar Water is the real, first, and original micellar water free from parabens, PHMB, and all other harsh chemicals. It cleanses my skin well without leaving any oily or sticky residue behind. It leaves my skin feeling fresh. It does a great job of taking off the everyday makeup. For heavy makeup, it requires a lot of product to take that completely off so I prefer makeup remover wipes for heavy makeup days. It doesn’t work on waterproof mascara and on matte liquid lipsticks. It Causes no breakouts or irritation.
- Suitable for All Skin Types especially for Sensitive and Acne-Prone Skin
- NO PHMB
- No Harsh Chemicals
- Cleanses well
- Great Makeup Remover
- No Strong Fragrance
- Doesn’t leave oily/sticky residue behind
- Not effective on waterproof mascara and on matte liquid lipsticks
- Bit Expensive
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